An unexpected side effect of glorious summer heat… Over the last weekend some of the acoustic panels on the ceiling of United Reformed Church Hall have fallen off.  The Hall is therefore not safe to use for the time being until the problem is sorted. So all remaining classes and activities of this term have had to be cancelled, and sadly also the planned showing of work in progress on Two old instruments on Saturday 20th July.  Please do pass this information on to any friends and colleagues who may have been planning to come to activities at the Hall over the next week; there will still be work in progress by Oxford dance makers to be seen on Friday 26th July at the Old Fire Station, see the previous post…

Met up last Sunday with Nicholas Minns, who began his blog Writing about dance in the spring.  A space for longer pieces in response to current performances and events, it demonstrates Nicholas’ belief in the importance of the descriptive element of dance writing and criticism, capturing the fleeting and ephemeral and bringing it to life for the benefit of those who could not witness it live.  Observant and thought-provoking reflections from a dance practitioner, it provides a welcome alternative to much all too brief dance criticism; add this link to your list of favourites:

http://writingaboutdance.com

For those of you that saw work in progress on Dancing the Invisible – Late Work at the URC in April, here is Nicholas’ full account of the performance of the developed work at the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford:

http://writingaboutdance.com/2012/05/05/dancing-the-invisible/