Often it feels like I’m Clinging onto my arts career by my finger tips even after 20+ years. And yet still I feel an enormous sense of joy when I get to enter an arts building to be part of the community of arts leaders. I never knew this life could be possible for me, growing up away from a “cultural hub” with no industry … Continue reading Doing More
Another January Monday, another request to help give someone a leg up into arts. I am very lucky. My 18 year old self does not know that such a person as I can exist. Much less that I’ll get to be her. This very afternoon I have booked three theatre tickets to three shows all of which I know the origin of, all of which … Continue reading On paying it forward, mentoring and January
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR – we need to talk….
Just Jones & is a theatre company touring nationally with our base in South East London. Our shows are built with, by and for our audiences which makes them powerful, immediate, universal, poetic, a bit bonkers, very ambitious, totally collaborative. We create interactive shows about the questions that won’t leave us alone – the big stuff of the 21st century. In playful, provocative ways, we ask our audiences to help us make the show from idea to performance. We’re not experts on climate change, social justice or how to run the world. We are fascinated by what’s going on and we want to share our excitement, confusion and experiences. As we make our shows, we’re always learning about theatre-making, the theme we’re exploring and about your town, city or village.We tour because we believe that theatre is part of a conversation. Every performance in every town adds to the performance and the conversation. Along the way, we invite artists and the public to meet, swap experience and make stuff in workshops, residencies and projects. Currently we’re looking for a Movement Director interested in inclusive practice. Continue reading “Can you get us all moving? Movement Directors only need apply”
The second session I called at #DandD12 yesterday (see prev post for details) I called this session because Tristram Hunt has resigned as an MP to take up the Directorship of the V&A. He is a noted art historian and has made a number TV programmes and led academic programmes. He has said that V&A should reinstate charges. So he himself is not necessarily the … Continue reading An Artist in Parliament?*
Here’s a guest blog I wrote for the Independent Theatre Council membership newsletter but I’m sure they won’t mind if you have a peak too. Continue reading Collaborative Politics and Audience Engagement
I was invited to the Devoted & Disgruntled meeting hosted by the Young Vic to address under-representation of East Asian artists in British Theatre. It was quite a day. Check this out for a moment in theatre history you don’t want to miss – http:/madammiaow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/british-east-asian-artists-at-young-vic.html?m=1 or you can read my own wordy report here: http://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/events/opening-door/reports/mea-culpa-im-a-director-making-a-point-of-working/ This link is broken – I’ll go and find the … Continue reading Opening the Door