Costume of Dreams. Explore imaginary worlds through costume, installation and photography read the blurb. How could I resist? I don’t need much of an excuse to dress up as someone else for the day. The someone else in this case was drawn from the notion of ‘alternative self’. This might mean someone who you aspire to be, an aspect of your personality, a body part that you wished to transform and/or celebrate, or something from your inner world, a you from your dreams. Continue reading
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Transported from the set of Space 1999 or UFO the bobbed wigs and shimmery neck pieces, gave the The Others a mysterious sci-fi dream quality. Filing on to the Fruit stage to the euphoric sounds of ‘Hong Kong’ by Mauro Picotto, the movement is punctuated by poses held like silhouettes, morphing into something more fluid and rhythmic. Continue reading
Danza! is back 26th November for its fifth year, bringing small-scale dance performance to the intimate and laid-back setting of Hull’s Fruit Space.
Danza! was set up in 2011 by dance artist and choreographer Jo Ashbridge in order to provide an alternative to the large-scale dance productions at the city’s Hull Truck Theatre.
It has grown each year in terms of size, quality and engagement, and always incorporates a participatory element for local dancers in the form of a choreography project led by Jo herself. This year that will be inspired by a summer project held by Hull Dance, who also support the event as part of their wider programme of activities, that saw world renowned choreographer Lea Anderson create a piece locally for performance at the Freedom Festival. Continue reading
Back in 2013 I said they were yet to compose their opus, but early contenders for festival pick of the day Dead Hormones, won over the early crowds with their midday slot on the Alternative stage. Reaching out with dynamic melodies and a magnetism that pulls you helplessly in The Dead Hormones remain under the radar somewhat. The new EP expected later this year, will surely help cement their deserved place in Hull’s pulsating music scene.
An ape sporting a bowler hat, regards his surroundings and then invites you sit awhile; perhaps pose for a #monkeyhouse selfie.
Friday 3rd July saw the launch of new exhibition ‘Welcome Back To The Monkey House‘ by the artist and image maker Anna Bean. During the preview night there was a noticeable warmth, for both art and artist, from the fifty or more gathered inside KAG (Kingston Art Gallery) on Humber Street. Continue reading
Hull artist Anna Bean (Bluebeany, Hu5 Collective, Hull Truck, Adelphi #30, Danza! Ferens etc) kindly used my own words, to introduce the talk about her creative practice. I’ll do the same and include a link to the footage filmed at the monthly event. Listen to Anna Bean at Nourishment #2. Continue reading