Opportunities this week to enjoy the work of Oxford based Amarita Vargas, both as artist and flamenco dancer performing in the Ashmolean Museum’s Magic Night event on 16th May. As part of Oxfordshire ArtWeeks Amarita is opening her studio at Cuckoo Lane, North Leigh, showing abstract work capturing essence and energy flow in the immediacy of the moment.  “Different instruments dance differently; the brush has both a heel and a tip and can apply strong or light pressure. A piece of charcoal can roll, jump, skip or drag along slowly. Reed pen, fingers or crayon – there is always rhythm, pulse and movement which make up the final composition. The drawings must have aliveness and vibration – they must still ‘sing’ once they are completed…” (more…)

As last year, with Oxford City Artweeks nearly upon us – from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th May 2013 – drawing your attention to works on display by artists involved in the DEC group and others who have attended the Drawing Dance workshops that happen at URC, in case you want to plan your viewing by a trail themed round images of dance: Clare Bassett, Kassandra Isaacson, Susan Moxley, Caroline Meynell, Manja Scott.  Enjoy! (more…)

On the evening of the 4th of May, the Oxford-based DEC Drawing Dance group will be performing for Headington & Marston Artweeks at All Saints Church, Headington offering a unique artistic experience.  Dancers, musicians and visual artists interact in composed and improvised performance using live video projection of painting and drawing in the moment.  In celebration of Artweeks DEC will also be projecting artwork submitted by local children as a stimulus.  Accoustic music group AMV specialize in the inauthentic playing of early music, with witty and tuneful interpretations of songs old and new.  Come along and experience a playful and poetic evening of  cohesion of  music, dance and art. (more…)