Review: P.G. Wodehouse Volume One, narrated by Stephen Fry

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What an excellent narrator for the Jeeves Collection is Stephen Fry. He makes the quintessential Berty Wooster seem easy, carrying exactly the intonation, humour, pace and Wooster-ish-ness that I imagined when I first… Continue reading

Work out, dance out: ballet meets fitness

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During the third lockdown in the UK I made use of the vast offer of online dance classes and tried a taster class of Ballet Fusion – a mix of ballet technique and fitness.

Achievements Unlocked

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I wasn’t going to share this until 2021, but was inspired to do so on Friday. I’ll tell you why, but need to put it in context first. I don’t remember when I… Continue reading

The Dying Swan: A profound workshop. I didn’t realise what I was getting myself into.

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I feel like I have to write what I experienced in a ballet class. I practiced Swan Lake and didn’t know what emotions it would trigger.

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer

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Any exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery takes me at least three visits to appreciate fully. With its consistent yet quirky curation, multi-screen medley with each screen integral to the other, and every… Continue reading

Stories from the West End

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After 6 months of lockdown, Mampara Dance Company came back together on stage at The Sainsbury Theatre to perform CATS. The rehearsals and the performance

Back to studio: An interview about dance before, during and after lockdown

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Natalie Hunt, founder of Mamparadance, talks in an interview about teaching during lockdown and the return to studio classes in September 2020.

#BAMEOVER

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We support and agree with the following statement by Inc Arts: “Throughout August more than 1,000 people took Inc Arts’ #BAMEOver survey, and on 4th September 2020 over 250 people came together to… Continue reading

Statement Of Solidarity #BlackLivesMatter

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At DanceGRiST we stand in solidarity with our black friends, colleagues, creatives, artists, communities and contributors. DanceGRiST, our culture, our society and the world would not be the same without you. Your voices,… Continue reading

Escape Act by Alexandra Bachzetsis, a brief review

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Escape Act by Alexandra Bachzetsis was a movement-based deconstruction of conventional heteronormative behaviours. It was the kind of work I would expect to see in WoWmen! 2020 (a festival about gender, art and… Continue reading