BELLYFLOP as the official magazine for the Dance Umbrella festival 5th – 14th October 2012, presented in the Platform Theatre at the Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design in King’s Cross. BELLYFLOP is reviewing, musing, interviewing and blogging about everything that goes on under the brolly AND making a return to our ‘double reviews’ – two different BELLYFLOPPERS review each show in an effort to break the false weight and definitiveness of the lone critic.
ALICE MACKENZIE There is something about bodies from the past. Something subtly but recognisably different in the posture, in the proportions, the muscle tone maybe. Read more >
ALICE MACKENZIE This summer straybird curated the What Matters festival at Siobhan Davies Studios. I remember admiring the bravery of the title and then being Read more >
JULIE SOLOVYEVA A performance usually begins with an entrance, perhaps your own, perhaps that of the performer. One enters a theatre. One enters a stage. Read more >
Both pieces set off at a canter. I wonder how old those notebooks are.
I do not know the purpose of a review here. On stage are two men I respect and admire. They know what they are doing, and they don’t know what they are doing. They are working on it.
Burrows and Fargion have an audience with huge expectations and preconceptions. It is the cross they must bear for being wonderful.
Boys love to play cowboys and so do men. And watching that is amusing.
Due to stormy weather in Bassano, a town in Italy, and the general difficulties of skyping between three different countries I end up interviewing Jolika Read more >