Dear readers, today I went back in time. Birmingham, 1839, to be exact. Admittedly, if the TARDIS showed up outside my bedroom window that's not the first place I would have chosen, but that's the exact time and location Mat Collishaw has recreated for a virtual reality exhibition in Somerset House. Stylish, no? Using the latest … Continue reading Thresholds and Time Travel
This is less of an academic blog entry and more of a thought-dump of themes and feelings I've collected during my last week of documenting dance research. Or; "Adelaide procrastinates on writing her essay by writing about her essay." Do you ever read something while you're researching that seems to reach out through the computer screen and grab … Continue reading late-night notes on dance and shakespeare
(Very) quick update: I went on a trip! Specifically, I went to visit the V&A Theatre and Performance collection, which is housed in the beautiful and slightly-hard-to-find Blythe House. (Protip: it is not at the V&A museum in South Kensington. I learned that the hard way.) Once I'd registered and settled into the reading room, … Continue reading Documenting Dance: Reading Week
At several points throughout history, someone has sat down to watch a ballet; a long and complex performance with multiple dancers and changes of music and style, and at the end of it, said: “somehow, I have to write that down.”
"So what does ballet have to do with library science?"