Writings

The Two-Metre Rule

February 22nd, 2021 by

Can immersive theatre get too close? Maddie Haynes reflects on intimacy and the artist’s duty of care towards the audience  ‘You look like you’d be into something different.’ It’s the middle of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, and two men in dark suits named Harold and Arthur hand me a flyer. They tell me that, to […]

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Can Art Save our Planet?

February 12th, 2021 by

Well, can it? Then how? Where do we start? Yael Karavan asks the questions and tries to find some answers  As far back as I can remember, from a very young age, I’ve been involved with the performing arts; exploring ways to break the mundane reality into an unexpected, absurd, surreal and poetic visual realm. […]

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Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Live Free

February 4th, 2021 by

Isaac Ouro-Gnao reflects on the the work of Vicki Igbokwe of Uchenna Dance, a pioneer in UK hip hop theatre  Think about hip hop theatre in the UK and you will veer towards names like Jonzi D, Benji Reid, Robert Hylton, and Kwesi Johnson. I won’t ask the tired question or point to the obvious. […]

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Right Up Your Street

January 29th, 2021 by

Paschale Straiton reflects on current times and sees an opportunity to rethink the role of the artist in our communities A few times this past year I’ve experienced a new twist to the psychological condition inherent in being a performer: that strange slippage between being ‘off’ and ‘on’, between the private, domestic me and the public, […]

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Almost There

January 18th, 2021 by

Celebrating the launch of his newly commissioned short film for London International Mime Festival 2021, Dorothy Max Prior meets performer, choreographer and theatre director Andrew Dawson, an artist whose eclectic career has taken him across the world – and even to the moon and back ‘Our human essence lies not in arrival but in being […]

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