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Posts Tagged ‘dance’

An interview with Claire Powell: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet the multi talented graphic designer, illustrator and award winning animator Claire Powell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Artist Claire Powell describes how coming late to illustration has been no bad thing, why dance inspired her colouring book artwork, how to make an award winning animation in your spare time and the joy of fart machines. Love meeting my featured colouring book artists!

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Your artwork is about the freedom of dance, can you tell us more about it?
Well I knew almost immediately I wanted to feature a variety of characters in my artwork and I chose dance because I felt I could create a feeling of happiness and movement which would be fun to colour. I wanted to capture the feeling of being lost in the moment, which is how I feel when I’m illustrating and that’s how people feel when they dance to good music... or colour in! Each character is dancing in their unique way, lost in the music. The composition intentionally starts small and grows across the page – a crescendo of movement. Hopefully this piece makes people smile, maybe they’ll have a favourite character, or identify with a dance move - one… read more

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My favourite finds from the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2014

The Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winner for 2014 has been announced, but there were many more brilliant tunes submitted. Here are my favourites which did not quite make my final top three.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ellie Ford by Daria Hlazatova. A few weeks ago the final showdown between 8 finalists was held at Pilton Working Men’s Club, with the ultimate winner of the 2014 Glastonbury […]

An interview with singer songwriter Phildel

Phildel collaborates with ethical designer Henrietta Ludgate to create a choreographed Maypole dance set to her music that will be performed at her upcoming Bush Hall gig.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Phildel by Laura Hickman. Singer songwriter Phildel celebrates the imminent launch of her debut album The Disappearance of a Girl with the launch of a special remix of her song […]

Dance Review: 2FacedDance presents In The Dust at The Place, London

The best in contemporary dance from three hot new choreographers; Tom Dale, Freddie Opuku-Addaie and Tamsin Fitzgerald. Performed by the 2FacedDance troupe at The Place on November 1st 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

2FacedDance by Katrina Conquista. It’s only in the past few years that I have acquired an interest in contemporary dance, a fact I put down to my boyfriend’s refined cultural […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Paulina Plizga

Eco designer extraordinaire Paulina Plizga showed Flesh & Bone on Friday 28th October 2011 as part of the Off Out Of Schedule. Inspired by the darker side of dance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Plizga S/S 2012 by Cruz. For her S/S 2012 collection Paulina Plizga was inspired by dance, so leading the Flesh & Bone collection down the catwalk was contemporary dancer […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Martyna Czerwinska

The elegance of formal dance was a major inspiration at Martyna Czerwinska's show on Friday 28th October 2011. That and patchwork.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martyna Czerwinska S/S 2012 by Cruz. Martyna Czerwinska was first to show on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk on Friday morning bright and early. Her show was set to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Tata Naka

Georgian twins Tata Naka presented their new collection in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House on Tuesday 21st September 2011. Inspired by Pina Bausch, East Coast 50s style and featuring bright resort prints, this was as much fun as ever.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Taka Nata S/S 2012 by Alison Day. Turning up to the Tata Naka presentation I had very little idea of what to expect but I had been most intrigued by […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson (featuring Pierson Lawlor)

Jayne Pierson and The Royal Ballet dancers wowed the crowd at the haunting LSO venue on Old Street on Sunday 18 September with a unique S/S 2012 show…

Written by Matt Bramford

Jayne Pierson S/S 2012, illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins Oof, I love a new fashion week site. I took a Boris from the action at Somerset House all the way […]

More Soup and Tart at the Barbican: a review

Featuring the likes of lobster lover Edwina Ashton, furry dancing from Marcia Faquhar, acrobatic clowning from Frauke Requardt, plate slinging from the aptly named Holly Slingsby and Martin Creed, Simon Bookish and Ryan Styles... this was certainly a night to remember (in parts).

Written by Amelia Gregory

More Soup and Tart by Ben Jensen. It was always going to be a tall order to recreate the seminal work of underground performance artists, but the Barbican programmers clearly […]

Du Goudron et des Plumes: Barbican London International Mime Festival 2011 Review

Du Goudron et des Plumes is produced by Lyon based Companie MPTA in collaboration with circus maestro Mathurin Bolze. It runs from 26th - 29th January 2011 at the Barbican as part of the Bite programme and the Mime Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Du Goudron et des Plumes by Gemma Smith. Du Goudron et des Plumes by Compagnie MPTA with Mathurin Bolze started with a swinging platform lowered slowly over the heads of […]

Austra gig at The Windmill by Laura Godfrey

Austra, Viv Albertine & Daughter at the Windmill: music review

Canadian synth-wavers Austra share the bill with punk veteran Viv Albertine and up-and-coming folkstrel Daughter at the Windmill on Monday 17th January 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Austra by Anko It may have been a typically miserable Monday night in January, but we were safe from the elements within the hallowed hall that is the Windmill in […]

Sunrise Off Grid 2010: Festival Review

The Sunrise Off Grid festival took place in late August - here's our review of this very special kind of festival.

Written by Tiger Lily Raphael

Having been to each and every Sunrise festival since it started in 2006 I became one of the Sunrise Off Grid organising team this year. It’s only the second time […]

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Northumbria’s Naomi New

In the latest in our series of post-Graduate Fashion Week interviews, Matt Bramford chats to one of his favourites, Naomi New, about Elvis, Gaga, Mad Max and what the future has in store for this young, fresh 'n' new designer…

Written by Matt Bramford

Naomi New was undoubtedly one of the highlights at Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her incredible costumes dazzled the press and had me bouncing up and down on my seat at […]

Fashion in Motion at the V&A: Osman Yousefzada

In the latest in the series of Fashion in Motion events, the V&A presents Osman Yousefzada, with glamour, body-con and contemporary dance!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Eugenia Tsimiklis In my honest opinion, the V&A is the single most wonderful museum in the world. Where else can you pass by Medieval sculpture, breeze by centuries-old […]

A review of Companie XY: Le Grand C at CircusFest, Roundhouse, April 2010

A review of Le Grand C, a performance by the French circus troupe Companie XY: acrobatics who build astonishing human skyscrapers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I listed the Companie XY performance Le Grand C as part of CircusFest at the Roundhouse mainly because the PR asked nicely and there appeared to be some good deals […]

Caribou – Swim – Album Review

A masterpiece of electronic engineering, Caribou's latest album is a change in direction that will galvanise bedroom producers across the world

Written by Ian Steadman

When it comes to talking about music constructed of non-organic noises (sampled, synthesised) then I have to admit that I am at something of a loss. Badum. Kaching. Ting ting […]

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – Here Lies Love – Album Review

A tribute to the parasol-twirling, shoe-hoarding former first lady of the Philippines, set to 1970s and 80s disco.

Written by Kat Phan

There are certain musicians who do what they like. These are the frontline soldiers of the music scene, venturing into the unknown; fearless of the landmines that could blow their […]

:Kinema: – Interview

Talking to an indie-dance band from the south coast, who peddle an exciting brand of pop that matches brain to boogie

Written by Ian Steadman

Hailing from Brighton, :Kinema: (yes, those colons are an intentional and integral part of the band’s name) haven’t been around for long but have already managed to put out a […]

Clayton Strange – Interview

Danceable South Coast post-punks are setting out on tour, so we decide to ask them why they're worth checking out.

Written by Laura Nineham

Four-piece Clayton Strange have already been heralded as “Portsmouth’s most promising local band at the moment” by the local press, and they’re gaining popularity across the South Coast. I managed […]

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Arts listings October 5-11

All around London Town and in your mind

Written by Satu Fox

Turner Prize Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright are the lucky shortlisted ones on the Turner Prize’s notepad this year and it’s been noted that the Prize […]