Sunday, 17 May 2009

BURST: 51 reasons for living

Friday night I popped down to the BURST festival at Battersea Arts Centre- sadly I missed Solo, but managed to catch 'And the line goes dead' by Timothy X Attak- a conversation on a very unique telephone that can put you in touch with the dead. After that I popped to Peachy Coochy Nights-a projector, 20 images and just 20 seconds per image during which the presenter/Coocheur talks about the image. Subjects ranged from typography to splodges on the pavement. No really- that one was undoubtedly the best thing I've seen for yonks- I'll definitely be going to the Peachy Coochy regular spot on the last Thursday of each month in Artsadmin's Arts bar and cafe. Anyone interested in the future of interactive theatre should head along to Polarbear's character writing for performance masterclass on 30th May, an introduction to creating new writing for performance, focusing on generation of character and naturalistic performance.If you're up for something less experimental, just head to the cafe for one of the live gigs, or the old-fashioned tea dance in the grand hall on 29th May.

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