Posts Tagged dance

Ballet in Small Spaces in Visible Music at The North Wall 29th April

Alerting you to forthcoming performances by Ballet in Small Spaces, including one locally at The North Wall on Tuesday 29th April:

Susie Crow and Jonathan Rees in Two old instruments at Barzier's Park

Susie Crow and Jonathan Rees in Two old instruments at Barzier’s Park

Visible Music

Two old instruments by Ballet in Small Spaces

Dances, Oracles, Mysteries by Barefoot Opera

Share an intimate evening of music and dance collaboration with top performers conjuring forgotten pasts into present life through unusual repertoire.

The salon piece of 18th century composer and viola da gamba virtuoso Carl Friedrich Abel range in character from exuberant and playful to wistful and melancholic. They are the inspiration for Two old instruments in which Jonathan Rees and Susie Crow reflect on history and memory.

Dances, Oracles, Mysteries features the piano duo Mariko Brown and Julian Jacobson, singer Jenny Miller and dancers Chiara Vinci and Francesco Mangiacasale in evocative response to Debussy’s piano pieces, songs, and the composer’s little know ballet K’hamma, blurring the boundaries between performing disciplines to create a subtle but exhilarating narrative.

Performances:

Friday 25th April 7.30pm Bristol Music Club, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton BS8 1LP

Sunday 27th April 7.30pm St Leonard’s Church Shoreditch, Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN

Book tickets for these performances through WeGotTickets.com here and here

Prices £13, £11 concessions plus 10% booking fee; or £15 on the door.

Tuesday 29th April 8.00pm The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN

Book tickets for this performance here or call the box office on 01865 319450

Prices £13, £11 concessions plus £1 booking fee

http://balletinsmallspaces.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/two-old-instruments-videos-by-chris-atkins/

 

Advertisements

Leave a Comment

Luminous Shadows at the Old Fire Station: Thursday 23rd May 2013

An opportunity to see the DEC group in performance in Luminous Shadows at the Old Fire Station next week on Thursday 23rd May.  Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the magical interaction of dance, music and drawing with video projection – book your seat now!  The DEC artists are Ana Barbour and Susie Crow (dance), Malcolm Atkins and Bruno Guastalla (music), and Clare Bassett, Kassandra Isaacson and Susan Moxley.  The DEC group will also be hosting another Drawing Dance workshop on Monday 3rd June at URC.
Full details here:
http://oxforddancewriters.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/luminous-shadows-dec-drawing-dance-in-performance-at-old-fire-station-23rd-may-2013/
And more information about DEC activities here:
http://decprojectoxford.wordpress.com
Enjoy!
Susie

Leave a Comment

Dancing Events Galore

Wanting to alert you to dance events happening over the next month in Oxford.

Oxford Dance Writers

Oxford Dance Writers

Opening Tuesday 19th February, English National Ballet bring their much praised production of The Sleeping Beauty to the New Theatre:
http://oxforddancewriters.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/the-sleeping-beauty-english-national-ballet-at-the-new-theatre-19th-23rd-february/

On Wednesday 20th the centenary of the first performance of The Rite of Spring is celebrated in an event at St Hilda’s with guests Dame Monica Mason and dance historian and curator Jane Pritchard:
http://oxforddancewriters.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/the-rite-of-spring-a-centenary-celebration-of-the-music-and-the-ballet-20th-february-2013/

Full of foot tapping musical numbers and outrageous costuming, Priscilla Queen of the Desert opens at the New Theatre on 25th February:
http://oxforddancewriters.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/priscilla-queen-of-the-desert-at-the-new-theatre-oxford-25th-february-to-2nd-march/

And this year’s edition of Dancin’ Oxford 1st-10th March offers a full and varied programme of local and guest performers on stage and in the streets as well as another Dance and Academia Symposium, Dance, Identity and the Body; full programme here:
http://oxforddancewriters.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/dancin-oxford-brings-dance-to-the-streets-of-oxford-1st-11th-march-2013/

http://oxforddancewriters.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/dance-body-and-identity-dance-and-academia-symposium-at-old-fire-station-9th-march-2013/

Oxford Dance Writers is planning to cover as many of these events as possible with a team of local writers…

Enjoy!

Susie

Leave a Comment

Draft Oxford Cultural Strategy

A post from Susie:

Hello All

Dance in Oxford

Just to let you know that following enquiries about trying to respond to this online, Oxford City Council’s Draft Culture Strategy consultation has now been extended till next Wednesday 20th June.  So a further opportunity for those interested in the arts to comment on the city’s Draft Culture Strategy for the next few years – please pass on to others who may feel moved to contribute! http://consultation.oxford.gov.uk/consult.ti/draftculturestrategy2012/consultationHome

There are also some interesting posts on the Huffington Post about whether arts should be supported:
Arts and Economic Prosperity IV’ Proves that the Arts Industry is Resilient, even in  a Down Economy

Oxford councillors and politicians should read this and ponder…

All best,

Susie

See: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decAC/ArtsandCulture.htm

Leave a Comment

Performing Arts Facilities for Oxford

Susie has had a letter published in the Oxford Times about the need for more professional performing arts facilities in Oxford, and has written in more detail about it on Oxford Dance Writers.  With discussion about development of the Westgate area ongoing, she would like to start a public debate about this, so please do go and have a look at both. Susie would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions  that you would like to put forward. See: http://oxforddancewriters.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/performing-arts-facilities-for-oxford/

Image

Oxford Dance Writers

Comments (1)

Oxfordshire Art Weeks – Event Tips from Susie

With Oxford City Artweeks nearly upon us – from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th May – thought that you might like to know about works on display by artists involved in the DEC group and Drawing Dance workshops that happen at URC, in case you wanted to plan your own trail themed round images of dance.  Not forgetting Saturday class attender Tess Blenkinsop who is once again exhibiting her lovely jewelry…Here are some of the artists listed in the ArtWeeks Guide with their site numbers:

Sponsorship of Art Weeks

272     Kassandra Isaacson:  Drawing Dance and other related images
325 Banbury Road, OX2 7JH
k.isaacson@btinternet.com
16-20 May 2-6pm (Thursday 2-8pm)

279        Caroline Meynell:  Painting in oil and acrylic, alongside drawing, sculpture and wood engraving
St. Michael and All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road, OX2 7ES
http://www.carolinemeynell.co.uk
12-19 May 12-6pm

291        Susan Moxley:  Recent work including painting, print, mixed media and jewelry
43 Oakthorpe Road, OX2 7BD
http://www.susanmoxley.com
12-20 May 12-6pm

293        Tess Blenkinsop:  Silver and seaglass jewelry, photography and sculptural birdbaths
The Garden Studio, Oakthorpe Place (off Oakthorpe Raod), OX2 7BB
http://www.tessblenkinsop.co.uk
12-20 May 12-6pm

304        Clare Bassett:  Lithographic prints and new brush and ink drawings of dancing figures
84 Kingston Road, OX2 6RJ
http://www.clarebasset.com
12-13, 18-20 May 12-6pm

And why not start off by visiting the Summertown United Reformed Church Summer Fair on Saturday 12th May 10.00am-4.00pm.  This welcoming event will include arts and craft stalls as well as books, cakes and provisions, children’s activities, competitions, gifts, plants  and refreshments; and an organ recital in the Church 2.30-3.30pm.  Proceeds will go to repairing the front of the church and adapting the building for greater community use, so please do come, your support for this much-loved Summertown facility will be greatly appreciated.

For another musical interlude in your artistic explorations, watch out for the wonderful Exuberant Quartet (players from last year’s Ballet in Small Spaces tour) playing in St Michael and All Angels on Saturday 12th May at 1.00pm… As well as their concert in the evening at the Jacqueline du Pre at 8.00pm.

Enjoy!
Susie

Also see the Exhuberant Trust

Comments (1)