Tag Archives | Arts Council England

BREVIEW: Playback @ mac – running until 24.01.18

Words by Ashleigh Goodwin / Pics by Ed King Stepping into Playback almost feels like the beginning of a Black Mirror episode; the silence is palpable in the dimly-lit space, as people sit before screens, each person plugged into the monitors, staring intently ahead. The calm and quiet is a welcome distraction from the packed […]

Continue Reading
resize-for-web-2

BPREVIEW: Playback @ mac 07-24.01.18

Words by Ashleigh Goodwin It often feels like there is a momentary hush over the city as we pick ourselves up off 2017’s floor and stumble into 2018. We could spend this transitional time recovering from the short-lived break, however mac is offering an alternative – welcoming in the New Year with Playback, ‘an interactive exhibition […]

Continue Reading
DSC_2267_-_Version_2

BREVIEW: 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline @ 48 Signal Squadron Army Reserve Centre 14.10.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production pics by Tim Cross “You’re dead!”– this eerie and flinchingly realistic command comes from the drill sergeant (Reece Causton) during the opening section of Rosie Kay Dance Company’s 5 Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline. For a minute or two I found these alienating shouts disturbing and disorientating – […]

Continue Reading
DSC_2267_-_Version_2

BPREVIEW: 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline @ 48 Signal Squadron Army Reserve Centre 13-14.10.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production pics by Tim Cross On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October, Rosie Kay Dance Company will bring their acclaimed 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline back to Birmingham for two performances. 5 Soldiers has been previously performed at the REP – but this time, interestingly, the show will […]

Continue Reading