Mary Oliver – morning poetry writing

Listen to this wonderfully calm and thoughtful interview with the Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Mary Oliver (NPR recording 2013).

In under 7 minutes, she conveys the fresh tang of her words, by reading her poem “I happen to be standing”, written during her usual early morning attentiveness to nature and poetry writing time of choice.  Then goes on to give some thoughts on the practice of writing poetry and her concern with the natural world:

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Fashion, Art, dance, music

Here at ,& we are all about the arts mixed, and the arts mixed with life – hence our tagline “,& the continuing conversation between life and Art”. So we love this. Tracie Cheng‘s drawings on flowing fabrics, dance across a field in fashion by Arret Studio, Shanghai. Video by Derryck Menere. Subtle, beautiful, moving.   Creative Takeaway Do you write words or paint or … Continue reading Fashion, Art, dance, music

“Dance is like thought”

Helen Keller, the famous blind/deaf writer, visits Martha Graham‘s dance studio rehearsal and responds. Although without hearing and unable to see, she responds with joy to a singer (holding her hand to the singer’s throat and cheek), drums and the sensation of the floor moving under her feet and the whoosh of the dancers circling her.   fuller story at Continue reading “Dance is like thought”

Dance and Visual Art – London

This weekend coming (10-12th November), the National Gallery, London will have dancers from Siobhan Davies Dance, led by Lucy Suggate.  The dance artists will be resident in the Gallery, researching how performance, choreography and movement can enhance understanding and engagement in visual art. A free event. Over the course of the weekend, you’ll be able to drop in to see the artists at work and sharing ideas at the … Continue reading Dance and Visual Art – London