Old Man Exploring

Friday 27 November, 2015

Jingjiu - Peking Opera

I was privileged to see China National Peking Opera Company perform ‘Warrior Women of Yang’. The story is set in the Song dynasty (around 1000AD) when there were repeated attacks on the Chinese Empire from outside. With the male leaders of the Yang family dead, the women, led by a shrewd matriarch, take on the leadership to defeat the enemy.

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Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Rooster

I encountered Christopher Bruce’s “Rooster” through a group of 15-year old students who had been given part of the piece to study, adapt and perform as coursework for a dance exam.

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Thursday 13 August, 2015

Fruitful

I like to walk, especially in the evening and often wander, aimlessly, in the not particularly special places around my home. In recent days, I have encountered the end of summer or the beginning of autumn.

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Friday 7 August, 2015

The Bishop's Purlieu

We ate too much barbecue on a July afternoon so set off for a walk across the New Forest in Hampshire, England. Every visit to the Forest is an exploration.

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Monday 29 June, 2015

Baker Street

I was in a hurry, at 11am on a Wednesday morning in summer. I was going somewhere, focused on what lay ahead, when I discovered a tiny, unexpected haven of peace.

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Friday 26 June, 2015

Twins & War — an interview

Choreographer Renato Paroni de Castro speaks fast: “I think so much. I think five phrases and speak one”. Images, self-deprecating humour and profound ideas mix in a vivid stream.

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Wednesday 31 January, 2018

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