Stagecraft, please come back!

Briefly:It seems as though stagecraft is dead. I am so glad I chose to study melodrama, something I knew nothing about, with Philippe Gaulier. Prior to that, learning about presence from Adrian Gillott, who's had such great teachers too, and Kryst...

Opera If You Hate It

The text below is taken from longer article from Opera Britannia reviewing three opera pieces at Grimeborn Opera Festival including Tonseisha - The Man Who Abandoned the World, which I produced and performed in. I like the article because it asks ...

Digging

This review of our recent jaunt at The Arcola makes me extremely happy. Not because it's positive, but because it comes from someone informed and enquiring. I am interested in answering her questions myself and looking forward to starting rehearsi...

Voraciousness

Word of the day. Or rather, the word I fell asleep thinking about. I was also thinking about the people who make the effort, overcoming our inate inertia, to move towards people and things which interest them. I used to box and while I could throw...

Elemental, or Da Vinci’s Finger

I do not like the overly-precious treatment of that magical, held-far-away thing called ART. This ART, I am told, in hushed, reverent tones, is so big, so full of genius, so beyond our understanding. This ART has to be dimly lit and we mustn't dis...

Play the Game

I am - I want - I need - While constantly moving and doing what your body wants to to feel satisfied. Pop the words out. Don't think. Never think.Pleasure, sex, sunshine, kisses, a hug, more, more, me, a steak. What do you really want? I am afraid...

My Body is a Wind Sock

Stacy Makishi, Spirituality and Creativity week 2, Live Art Development Agency, DIY9 We were asked to respond to one of the following provocations: sacred vs profane, natural vs supernatural, natural vs supermarket. I was immediately drawn to the ...

Short film Alice 3

TS Ukpo of vertigoheights is one of my favourite filmmakers to work with. He shot this in an afternoon and crafted a beautiful short through the post-production process. This is what I call the magic of filmmaking. I am always in awe of the incred...

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