Whatever it is that makes you move – do it and don’t hold back! … More Care to dance?
Re-invention – it’s a terrible word. In fact, I hate it. It’s up there with ‘networking’ and ‘synergy’. But worse. More often than not, it dances along with its buddy: process. ‘The process of reinvention’ – which to me sounds like nails against the blackboard. … More Re-invention
It’s carnival time in Freiburg – and it’s quite something. The kids are let off school for a week, half the population is dressed up in colourfully gawkish medieval robes, there’s face-paint everywhere, and age is absolutely no barrier to participation. … More Saturday reflections
It doesn’t really matter if your language gets changed on you, or if rhythm is flipped around – I think we’re pretty well programmed to keep a level of comfort. … More A piece of cake
Bliss is an under-appreciated and seminal work in Australian literature. It’s a perfect book for anyone grappling with a funk and looking for a way to laugh about it all. … More Bliss
It’s easy to over-do-it in January. With all the excitement of the New Year and those funny little resolutions. … More Gut Gemacht oder Viel Gluck?
It was just a matter of riding each solo, each melody and just letting the music carry you. Even if you got dumped by a wave every now and then. … More Scattered and Swinging
‘Sinatra-Bassie: an historical musical first’ breaks so much ground without necessarily realising its convention shattering approach. It’s a joy to listen to and captures so much of what makes swing fun: its playful pleasure. … More Blue Eyes and The Count
If the aim of the performance was to create a space for the listener to create their own images against a wistful musical backdrop – then this was achieved brilliantly. … More Lieder, Bilder, Reflexionen
As an outsider in Germany, my poor German feels like I’m chopping wood badly and with blisters. Big swings and a lot of exertion just to make a small point. … More Lost in translation