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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Long Live LIMF!

January 14th, 2021 by

It’s January, and we know what that means – the London International Mime Festival is back with another wonderful array of ‘image-rich performance for an adventurous and curious audience’. Dorothy Max Prior reflects on the 2021 programme London International Mime Festival is the longest established international theatre festival in the country. Founder and co-director Joseph […]

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Total Theatre in the Age of Covid – Part Three

January 11th, 2021 by

Dorothy Max Prior chronicles the year that turned out to be – well, different to expected. Part three takes us from September to December 2020 It feels like things are on the up, with theatres and galleries opening up, artists once again meeting in real space to work together – but the news is getting […]

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