The way we talk to our bodies – either in self deprecating comments or the really harsh stuff you say to yourself in your head – is just not the one, is it? Like most other people I am not … Continue reading Changing the conversation with my body
Edinburgh is a city full of character and, in August, full of characters. The mixing pot of locals, and international, and tourists all vying for a taste of the city’s history, promise and probably some whisky. It blows me away … Continue reading August in Edinburgh
It’s Pride Month, I participated in the the Pride march in Edinburgh last weekend, and so naturally I’ve been thinking a lot about LGBTQ+ rights. Couple that with the insane nonsense about Straight Pride and we’ve got a lot of … Continue reading I’m proud to be an LGBTQ+ ally
This is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. It all started when I was in Paris two years ago and looking at some of the most beautiful buildings that I have ever seen. I’m always drawn … Continue reading Why are there no new landmarks?
Disclaimer: I don’t know which theatre this photo is from but © Mark McQuade/Flickr I have worked in a few theatres now across Scotland; backstage as a dresser, upstairs in marketing and, most importantly for this post, front of house as … Continue reading Badly behaved theatre audiences
I have been to the cinema three times in two weeks which is quite a lot for me. Each film was very different but all great in their own ways. Firstly I had the comedy of satirical thriller A Simple Favour, … Continue reading I’ve seen some good films recently…
In my marketing lecturer the other day we were shown this quote and it got my mind racing because it’s so true. That plus the new Stacey Dooley documentary plus my observations at work and in the world have got … Continue reading Society is a bit screwed up, huh?
I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot lately, and what started as a wee twitter rant kept playing in my mind and I realised that I’ve got something to say! I know that I am young and there’s so … Continue reading The trouble with subjective competition
The reason why modern ballet is great because it incorporates all different styles of dance – it allows for more compelling choreography that can hint towards comedy and makes for a more accessible show for a ballet novice, which is … Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes (New Adventures) | Ballet Review ★★★★★
Recently I had a discussion with one of my university business lecturers about how he can appreciate dancing but what most impresses him is how the choreographer can actually come up with the moves in the first place. He said … Continue reading Choreography: the magical process