Cirkopolis

Last night the circus came to Birmingham, Cirque Éloize brought the captivating contemporary circus performance Cirkopolis to the stage. For the first Circus production that I’ve ever seen, I preempted the impressive acrobatics but I did not expect it to be so beautifully moving. Whilst Cirque Éloize exudes European humour and typical silly circus moments, the simplicity…

21 years / 21 works

21 years/21 works is a celebration of Charlotte Vincent’s work, a highly talented choreographer and artistic director. Charlotte created Vincent Dance Theatre back in 1994 and what intrigued me the most about her work is that all her pieces are inspired by feminism. As a feminist practitioner she powerfully explores the demand for gender equality through movement….

The Opposite of Loneliness

“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life.”- Marina Keegan Marina Keegan was a 22 year old Yale graduate with an inexplicable talent for writing. Whilst studying at college she had an article published in the New York Times, a play…

Top Hat

Last night I took a step back in time to the glitz and glamour of the 1930’s and experienced the magical musical Top Hat, based on the classic film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. The authenticity of the musical’s music, by the ever so talented Irving Berlin, really created the nostalgia and ambiance of 1930’s Broadway. As the gold…

Monday Inspiration

“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of…

International Women’s Day

Tomorrow is International Women’s day, a global day across the whole world that celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. In honor of this day I wanted to reflect upon the most significant feminist campaigns over the last few years. It was only in the past few years that I came to terms with the…

Review: Dreaming In Code

Last night I watched Dreaming In Code, by 2faceddance at the Patrick Centre in the Hippodrome. Tamsin Fitzgerald & Eddie Kay from Frantic Assembly, both award winning choreographers, presented a creative collision of both theatre and contemporary dance. This is something I’d never usually go and see, so when I was asked to come along…

Birmingham Hippodrome First Night

As an official blogger for The Birmingham Hippodrome, I wanted to remind you of the fantastic theatre deals available in Birmingham for young people. At The Birmingham Hippodrome there is a scheme available for anyone aged between 16 and 23. It’s free to sign up, all you need to do is print the application form…