Learning from ‘the gaze of the other’

Four years ago when I visited Saitama Arts Theatre on the outskirts of Tokyo as part of a delegation of UK artists we had the opportunity of meeting with older performers from the GOLD theatre company including Kiyoshi Takahashi. He told the story of how, after joining the company had found himself in hospital for… Continue reading Learning from ‘the gaze of the other’

AGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: 21st Century Tea Dance: The Festival Edition

This morning a tantalising preview of a report on the role of the arts in supporting global health drops into my twitter feed; work that has been undertaken by Daisy Fancourt with the World Health Organisation European Region. It’s going to be published in November and covers findings from 3000 studies.  The taster pages contain… Continue reading AGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: 21st Century Tea Dance: The Festival Edition

My Aunt was always doing wild things

  The following is the manuscript of an article that I recently wrote, published by Taylor & Francis in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, Volume 9 Issue 3, on [October 2018], available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19443927.2018.1500939    It is about some of the ideas that have underpinned the past and current work of Entelechy Arts as the… Continue reading My Aunt was always doing wild things

Conversations between passing strangers

A week ago today eight older performers from Entelechy Arts performed their street art work ‘Bed’ in and around the terraces of Southbank Centre London as part of the (B)old Festival celebrating the work of older artists. Last year the Gulbenkian Foundation published their Phase 1 report of their inquiry into the civic role of… Continue reading Conversations between passing strangers