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Dance audiences – everyone prepared to be surprised

In Dance, Features, Inspiring people, Opinion by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

Any medium scale regional theatre programmer with an interest in finding a local audience for modern dance would have been green with envy if they had joined me and hundreds of others to see new pieces by Ghislaine Doté, Alesandra Seutin and Andrea Queens in London this weekend. It was a packed attentive audience from 4 to 80 years old, families, culturally diverse, and I suspect, representative of the community mix of the area, watching new contemporary work by unfamiliar choreographers. The secret…

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A day in the life of Edinburgh’s busiest TSM (do you know what a TSM is?!)

In Edinburgh Festival, Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, Musicals, Opinion, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

As part of my recent Festival Highlights Challenge, I had the pleasure of meeting – and, for 24 hours, effectively stalking – Sarah Quinney at the Edinburgh Fringe. Sarah is a Technical Stage Manager for Festival Highlights, one of the Fringe’s most prolific and consistent theatre producers. Every day from 30 July to 25 August […]