A recent article questioning Richard E Grant’s near apocalyptic public display of happiness at his Oscar nomination got me thinking about the great Mark Bramble who the world sadly lost this week.
I will remember 2018 for many things, primarily as the year of courage. No, not shown by me but by all the brilliant children I have worked with over the past year on Joseph and Nativity! The Musical among other projects.
It struck me a few weeks ago, when teaching a group of students, just how overly aware young people are now compared to the distant years of my youth.
If it really is true that only one in 10 gets a job then why not make it your goal and mission to be that special one? If your heart, mind and manner is set on a successful career there is nothing to hold you back.
I haven’t felt the calling to scribble my thoughts down of late. However, the recent passing of one of the world’s greatest dance makers Gillian Lynne has moved to do just that.
When a show comes to an end – as Half A Sixpence did this weekend in the West End – it is often a challenging time.
Recently many of us mourned the passing of an inspiring dance teacher in Somerset by the name of Joy Tinney. Her christian named pretty much summed her and her teaching methods up perfectly. She encouraged students of all abilities to create, to strive to be better and most importantly to discover the Joy of dance….
In the same rehearsal venue as us are the kids of School Of Rock – a show that is high on my list to see. Every morning at 10 and every evening at 6 you see the real heroes, no not the kids but the parents waiting for their loved ones.
I recently had a delightfully reminiscent few hours with an old hoofer chum about our dancing years. Ah, those glory days long before the bones started to creak, hair recedes and magazines landed on my doorstep for middle aged must-haves.
Whilst sipping my free coffee (thank you Waitrose), I got to thinking about my idols and how they inspired and motivated me and just what it feels like to actually meet one of them – though in my case not in a supermarket!