Writings

The Curse of The Serious Artist

March 19th, 2021 by

Toxic or what? Tom Brennan – director, writer and co-founder of The Wardrobe Ensemble – muses on fragile masculinity in art-making  When I was a teenager, I was, quite frankly, a brilliant actor. And I bloody knew it. I was excellent in the way that teenage boys are excellent at acting. I was brooding and […]

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A Collaboration with Time

March 15th, 2021 by

Does time bend longer around a hand holding itself than a hand holding a stick? American artist and musician Katy Pinke has had plenty of time over the past year to reflect on – time ‘There!  Out it boomed. First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air.’  Virginia Woolf, […]

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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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