July 2012

Monday 13 to Saturday 18 August at the Burton Taylor Studio

Looking to do something a little bit different?
All you need is £3 and 15 minutes…
Everyday Moments: Late night, with headphones, in a completely, utterly dark room is a unique experience by Hofesh Shechter.
Created to be listened to alone, you’ll take headphones into the darkness of the empty Burton Taylor Studio. With his own words and some irresistible music, Hofesh invites you to move around the space. With no-one watching, you are free to dance without inhibition… (more…)

Local dance artist Paulette Mae (you may have seen her work in progress at URC, and more fully developed at the Old Fire Station during this year’s Dancin’ Oxford) is working on a new piece and would appreciate responses to an image posted in a blog as contributions to the creative process – see below for details… (more…)

The Caucus Race
wonderfully wacky, marvellously madcap…
Sunday 8th July, 2.00pm – 5.30pm

Part of Big Dance and the London 2012 Festival.
Produced by Story Museum, Oxford & Big Dance South East, in association with Cirque Bijou

The day before the Olympic torch passes through the city, we’ll be turning convention on its head with our own eccentric forerunner to the Games. The Caucus Race will be the highlight of Alice 150th anniversary celebrations in Oxford. (more…)

Dance Books is delighted to announce publication of the book ‘Ninette de Valois: Adventurous Traditionalist’ edited by Richard Cave and Libby Worth, an expanded record of the Conference held at the Royal Ballet School in 2011.  Susie Crow of Oxford Dance Writers is a contributor to this volume, having collaborated with Jennifer Jackson on a paper for last year’s conference entitled “Ninette de Valois: Crafting a collaboration of ‘talents'”… (more…)