Rites of Passage – LIMF 2019

February 1st, 2019 by

Two of the UK’s top ensemble physical theatre companies, Gecko and Theatre Re, presented shows at this year’s London International Mime Festival.  Ciaran Hammond was there to bear witness… A man is spat out of a helter-skelter slide into a pile of teddy bears, in a small crescent-shaped room; beginning a surrealistic life’s journey. Various other […]

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January 5th, 2019 by

Is it a film? Is it a live performance? Neither and both: it’s Blast Theory’s Bloodyminded, ‘the UK’s first live interactive feature film’. Aislinn Kelly ruminates on the interplay between the live streaming of a single-shot film and audience interactivity; and reflects on how the commemoration of WWI conscientious objectors plays out in this 14–18 […]

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November 22nd, 2018 by

It’s hopefully au revoir not adieu…  Ciaran Hammond reflects on the Voila Europe festival Now in its 7th year Voila Europe! is an annual theatre festival focusing on cross-border European work, which showcases work featuring a variety of different practices. Originally established with a focus on French-English bilingual performance, last year (2017) the festival expanded […]

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Vessel: The Radiance of Survival

November 20th, 2018 by

Dorothy Max Prior sees vessel, the new production by Total Theatre Award winner Sue MacLaine, and talks to the writer about the personal and the political, about power and  privilege – and about whose voices get heard and whose silenced Let’s talk about what defines my reality Four women, each sat on a chair, each […]

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Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang: Chalkroom

November 13th, 2018 by

‘Finally an artform where you can fly, just like in your dreams.’ – Laurie Anderson.  Dorothy Max Prior and Aislinn Kelly journey through Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang’s virtual reality installation Chalkroom Do oceans have walls? I’m flying, on ‘slow fly’. If this is slow, how fast might ‘fast’ be? I haven’t come across an ocean […]

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