STA!’s Festen: the Bitter Taste of a Family Dinner

STA!’s Festen: the Bitter Taste of a Family Dinner A Play Review By REBECCA TOOK A silent, complicit mother. A tight-lipped patriarch. A bawdy brother and a bereaved twin. One daughter’s dead and the other – shock horror – is a socialist. Directed by Jolijn Wendel, and adapted from the script by David Eldridge, Festen […]

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: Accessible to Who?

Positioning Ballet: Accessible to Who? This is part 2 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 In 1964, Britain’s Royal Ballet established ‘Ballet for All’ under the direction of Peter Brinson. Between 1964 and 1979, this […]

Are Puppets Back in Trend? From Babylon to Radio Active

From April 17 to April 22, De Krakeling, Theatre Bellevue and De Brakke Grond received many talented participants in the 9th edition of Pop Arts Festival.