Monthly Archives: June 2015

GOlive is a dance and performance festival curated by the arts journalist Donald Hutera (The Times, etc) and produced by George Sallis, founder of the Giant Olive Theatre. It launched in autumn 2013 as an eclectic, intimate and playfully unpredictable platform for dance-based and other work by performing artists of all stripes. GOlive’s base has been the Lion and Unicorn pub theatre in Kentish Town, which is also where the latest and laboratorial edition is in progress until June 18.

Hutera is hosting each evening during a nine-night season where the spotlight will be on dance and movement with special emphasis on the work of women spanning the generations.  Under the name of BIG Ballets, long standing colleague Jennifer Jackson and I are delighted to be performing once again at GOlive on Thursday 18th June in inflect, unravel – a dance and music collaboration exploring Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello with violinist Jenna Sherry and cellist Jonathan Rees (viola da gamba player from Two old instruments).

Jenna Sherry  and Jennifer Jackson rehearsing inflect, unravel at Ivy Arts Centre Guildford

Jenna Sherry and Jennifer Jackson rehearsing inflect, unravel at Ivy Arts Centre Guildford

You can find out more about the Festival programme and how to book here

Read Rebecca JS Nice’s review of Jennifer’s and my previous appearance at GOIive in 2013 here

And read Nicholas Minns’ review of Late Work here

We all look forward to seeing you there!


Delighted to notify you that Roosa Leimu-Brown returns to teach another of her lovely contemporary classes, full of dancing movement and exhilarating combinations, for Monday 8th June Collective Contemporary Class, 10.00-11.30am at URC.  If you have not been to one of her classes before, you can find out about Roosa here.  And as always follow updates about the Collective Contemporary Class series on the CCC Facebook page here.

But sad to have also to notify you that there will be no Monday ballet classes on 8th June; I am away on a course this week and have been unable to organise coverage.  Apologies.  However, delighted to report that Ségolène Tarte will be teaching advanced ballet class on Thursday 11th June morning 10.00-11.30am; and also on Friday 12th evening for Oxford Academy of Dance at URC as follows:

5.30-7.00pm  Intermediate

7.00-8.15pm  Intermediate/Advanced

You can find out more about Ségolène’s experience and stylish thought-provoking classes here.  Lesley Tunstall has left Oxford, so Ségolène and I will be covering these Friday classes for the rest of this term.  Drop-in cost per Friday class is £10.  We look forward to seeing some of you there!

I will be back teaching as normal on Saturday 13th June.