so a full weekend!
private view of pre-cutslicedoranges at Light Eye Mind, London a show curated by Sid and Jim http://www.sidandjim.com/ - which was full of serious, enthusiastic and highly professional young people's work, it was also fun and thought provoking https://www.facebook.com/events/508392049499893/?active_tab=about then onto Leeds to see Bish Bash Bosh https://yorkshiredance.com/whats-on/event/bish-bash-bosh/ an evening of scratch dance at Yorkshire Dance - which was totally ace - some really interesting work that explored new possibilities offered if you think about dance and......... hybrid and interdisciplinary are the keys to new ideas. Marguerite Galizia – Fold - https://margueritegalizia.com/2017/08/15/fold-working-title-2017-present/ and Lewys Holt http://houseofverse.co.uk/project/lewys-holt defiantly stretching this with some solid collaboration between Aidan/Clerk37 https://soundcloud.com/clerk37 and Maria Popova with Interlocution thrown into the mix - Leeds Light Night saw Leeds lit up - sometimes challenging and sometimes dull and worthy, sometimes fun - a DJ in a portaloo is a winner. The Tetley https://thetetley.org/visit-the-tetley/ had a really respectful and thoughtful show about the history of the Leeds West Indian Carnival - some excellent objects telling the story, Leeds Royal Armouries was very odd - a disturbingly, gloriously strange way - https://royalarmouries.org/visit-us/leeds basically the whole building is a celebration of the ingenuity of the human spirit to create wonderfully designed objects whose main purpose is killing. This politically challenging aspect is barely mentioned - but there is a free boat ride from the train station/city centre which is great fun and you get to see a 'post industrial landscape' from the past! Henry Moore has a stunning show combining an investigation of process and use of everyday materials. jiro takamatsu - the temperature of sculpture was very good with lots to talk about with students - especially the role of the sketchbook/journal - https://www.henry-moore.org/visit/henry-moore-institute Then onto Ipswich to Dance East to see the fabulous Joss Arnold - it really is a must see, catch it on tour if you can, the evening has 3 pieces: all containing the signature strenuous power of the choreographers interest but V has some great specific moves with total control of lighting and the final dance, RUSH was so explosive with a tremendous soundtrack. https://www.danceeast.co.uk/performances/joss-arnott-triple-bill/ Finally it was flipside http://www.flipsideuk.org/ at Snape to listen to Ali Smith, Alvaro Enrigue and Maureen Freely which was just wonderful - talking about the space between translation, interpretation and exploring what is original. So thoughtful again if you get the chance go listen to these people - Smith was so 'telling it like it is' but backed up with intelligent thought, Freely was a wall of rigorous wall and Enrigue was so funny that I went out of the hall and bought his book!
I just need a weekend now to get reflect on all this!