Melt Down - Dance Umbrella 2012 Back doing this again but not under a tree. Rather, in the throng of King's Cross and surrounds from 3:30pm on Sun 7th, Sat 13th & Sun 14th October - each event lasts around 15 minutes and it's FREE. Just come along.
Whim or calling? I didn't know so much about the Feldenkrais method of somatic education but it kept cropping up in my life, indirectly over many years, and more directly over recent ones. My friend Kristin Fredricksson is a practitioner and variously it appeared in texts I was asking my students to reference. I have [...]
After the dance is over! My friend Regan Hutchins came to visit from Dublin. Here's the piece he made on Square Dances for RTE Ireland's Culture File programme. It was broadcast on Friday 28th October 2011. RTE Ireland's Culture File Programme on Rosemary Lee's Square Dances. Cover Image Illustration by Sally Mackey https://www.robertvesty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Square-Dance.mp3
Even when a character behaves by contradictions that’s only because nobody can be identically the same at two unidentical moments. Changes in his exterior continually lead to an inner reshuffling. The continuity of the ego is a myth. A man is an atom that perpetually breaks up and forms anew. We have to show things [...]
After performing in Rosemary Lee's Common Dance (2009), I'm really pleased to be taking part in her latest Dance Umbrella commission - Square Dances. There are four dances performed by four distinct groups (men, women, children & dance students from The Place) in four distinct places - squares in and around the Bloomsbury area of [...]
I'm with Kristin Fredricksson this week in Edinburgh, walking the streets talking to older people and asking them if they'd like to take part in Senior Moments at Forest Fringe at 6pm on Friday 20th August. Go to the Senior Moments blog for full details.
Booking for Rhinoceros is now open. Book tickets here Rhinoceros By Eugene Ionesco Adapted by Martin Mooney (Theatre Kabosh) Directed by Rob Vesty Ground breaking news! CNN style reporters have come to cover the development of some extraordinary events taking place in a small French town. One by one, people are turning into rhinoceroses. Ooh [...]
I'm working with Dog Kennel Hill Project this weekend. Their 'People Working' is a peformance tour around The Place's building. The Place is celebrating its 40th birthday and this tour runs 5 times over the weekend, taking an audience of 10 through the basements, offices, cupboards and rooms of the building. In each performers 'work'. [...]
Kristin Fredricksson of Beady Eye and I have been working together on a project which remains in development. The initial idea sprang from stories from older people, before migrating to a preoccupation with archiving movement. Once invited to scratch a performance at Margate's Theatre Royal, Kristin and I decided we would concentrate on using older [...]