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