Snap to the future with tips from Culture Geek, a conference on digital transformation in the arts. Rebekah Ellerby looks into the future of digital marketing for theatre on a budget.
Basically what I want to get across is how daunting some theatre spaces can be when you’re on your own. And how that must multiply if you’re a theatre newbie – or even if you’ve just never been to that particular theatre before. Plus a top tip to say things to people who are by them self at a show.
The National Centre for Circus Arts recently caught up with James Yeatman of Complicite and co-founder of Kandinsky who has been giving workshops to their Higher Education students on performance ‘devising’ techniques.
Hamilton and Norris discuss theatre, and particularly touring, as “a way of connecting communities and sharing stories we’re passionate about.”
If art is about beauty, spectacle, aesthetic experience, and somehow grasping towards a better world, then climate change is its antithesis, a steady and incremental destruction, unspectacular in its production of untold catastrophe and remorseless in its disproportionate targeting of the poor. A climate writer, Rob Nixon, calls this ‘slow violence’. That sounds about right.
There are a few awesome theatre bloggers and writers out there who feel perfectly happy to chat about what the national critics or other theatre reviewers have written. In general, it seems to happen a lot more when there is a big division in opinion. However, the discussion tends to occur in features or commentary about the review rather than in the original reviews themselves. So is there a ‘right’ place for internal discussion about reviewing?
It’s time the arts divest from dirty oil. Maybe internal pressure could be the driving force for change.
What degree of honesty and criticism is right when reviewing child actors and community theatre?
This is where I steal other people’s memes and make a listicle. A compilation of theatre problems, wins, inspo and funny stuff. Enjoy.
We need a way for the cheap tickets to be available to those who need them, without them having to spend ahead or plan ahead. We need a way to enable the spontaneity of theatre-going that comes with precarious lives.