Immersive art: A review of Absent by dreamthinkspeak

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Absent, the latest site-specific offering from avant garde London theatre company dreamthinkspeak is not theatre at all. It is a sprawling art installation set in the depths of Shoreditch Town Hall, exploring space, nostalgia, the passage of time and the decay of beauty. Those attending with the expectation of seeing a play complete with narrative and ...

Alice Underground: Down the Rabbithole and into Wonderland

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[Grace Carter as Alice - image source] In order to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the subterranean Vaults at Waterloo have been beautifully transformed into a sprawling underland... wonderworld... wonderground. No, no, that's all wrong, I'm certain! I must have been changed for Mabel! Produced by Les Enfants Terribles/Emma Brunjes ...

Help Fund Irreverent Dance: Europe’s First Gender-Neutral Body-Positive Dance Studio

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Last July, I had the good fortune to attend a Contact Improvisation workshop organised by London-based dance community, Irreverent Dance. Any reservations I may have had about how my body and its abilities would be received by my new peers were immediately quelled as soon as I walked into the studio. I was surrounded by a group ...

“Be me a little”: A review of ‘Let The Right One In’ at the Apollo

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[Martin Quinn as Oskar and Rebecca Benson as Eli in Let The Right One In. Image Source] I went into this show with no expectations whatsoever. I've never read the bestselling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, nor have I seen the Swedish and American film adaptations. All I knew was that the story somehow involved vampires. Never having liked horror ...

So long, 2013; hello, 2014

[Ta' Xbiex, Malta; August 2013] Dear 2013: You were quite rubbish and I'll be really happy to bid you farewell tonight. From frustrated unemployment to medical emergencies, you really hammered in those nails nice and hard. You've brought sadness, death, misplacement and a whole bunch of wtf. But sitting around wallowing in emotional debris has never helped ...