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Hockney Meets Van Gogh in Amsterdam

David Hockney Hockney’s works are being displayed for the first time in the Netherlands at the Van Gogh Museum until the May 26. The exhibition ‘Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature’ displays the unquestionable influence that Vincent van Gogh’s work had on Hockney’s aesthetic. By IMELDA LOAKES David Hockney is one of the […]

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Positioning Ballet: Within Wider Cultural Conversations

Positioning Ballet: Within Wider Cultural Conversations This is part 4 of a 4-part series on the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17 By REBECCA TOOK We are all born into a multiplicity of cultures: some fixed, others adopted – so why does ballet reflect relatively little of what […]

Positioning Ballet: Ballet’s Own #MeToo

Positioning Ballet: Ballet’s Own #MeToo This is part 3 of a series inspired by the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17. March 09, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK The ballet world might not like to consider itself a microcosm; preferring instead to see itself as an exemplum of […]

Expensive Socializing: How to Cope When You’re Broke

Expensive Socializing: How to Cope When You’re Broke As a twenty-something, there is nothing quite as unpredictable and fickle as the student account balance. One day you’re making it rain like Donald Trump paying hush money, then two weeks later you’re trying to figure out how to buy a pint with IOUs and monopoly money. […]

Amsterdam Exhibition Examines Femininity in the Modern World

  New Femininity #3, ongoing at Melkweg until March 10, is an exhibition focused on answering the questions of what it means to be a woman and feel feminine in modern society. Its organizer, ‘Curated by GIRLS’, is a platform based in Berlin that gathers international artists focused on the same goal: gender equality. The […]

Positioning Ballet: Behind the Velvet Curtain

Positioning Ballet: Behind the Velvet Curtain This is part 1 of a series inspired by the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17. March 02, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Last weekend, I was invited to attend ‘Positioning Ballet’, a working conference hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, which […]