Category Archive: Dancing a Message

Rehearsal at City Hall for the #1billionrising flashmob

Another day of rest for me, so more OBR flashmob rehearsals for you. This time it’s the rehearsals we did at City Hall when it was still a secret venue. A good number… Continue reading

The last rehearsal for the #1billionrising flashmobs

I’ve taken most of today off work, I’m hoping it’ll help me recover from the nasty cold that has developed. So, rather than process new images of the flashmob at City Hall, what… Continue reading

One Billion Rising: VDay flashmobs #1billionrising

Today was hard. I had to get up at 6am to get everything done, which I only just managed, am fighting some kind of virus (have been for days) and felt really really… Continue reading

One Billion Rising! Join Us!

Violence in any form is unacceptable. That against women can take many forms. From the insidious to the horribly blatant, it’s with us daily. It happens here in the UK as well as… Continue reading

One Billion Rising – Flashmob in 7 days

One Billion Rising (OBR) is looking for people of all ages and abilities to take part in a dance flashmob on Valentine‚Äôs Day. I’ll be writing about it and the initiative (brainchild of… Continue reading

Ineluctable

Both images: Tomorrow’s Men at Canary Wharf Time for a change. Every Monday I’m going to pick images that I think reflect an interesting sounding word, some of which I hope that you… Continue reading

Enticing Bharatanatyam

Anusha Subramanyam dances the story of her the heroine’s work to persuade her reluctant friend to represent her case to Muruga (The Lord of the Hills) in the hope he will come to… Continue reading

In ‘Memory’ Bharatanatyam is the vehicle for a strong message

This was easily my favourite piece from the Akademi Community Performance for Arts in Parliament because it was so moving. Bisakha Sarker of the company Chaturangan danced two near-identical scenarios. In the first… Continue reading