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By Lucia Schweigert, Jun 14 2018 08:23PM

Last week Inês Neto dos Santos filmed my Flamenco show on the beautiful stage of the Jazz Club at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington.


At the end of a long shoot, we found time to take a few pictures, too. The video files have been sent off to the editor Cecilia Berghall and I can't wait for the finished videos.


By Lucia Schweigert, May 31 2018 06:54PM

I'm in the studio again and trying something new and different - wedding entertainment with fan veils! Last year I started learning to dance with fan veils and I really enjoyed it, but I didn't know how to incorporate it into my practice. Now, I'm beginning to have really fun creative ideas and so I'm trying things out in the studio. I think my choreography will be a beautiful and really flexible idea for wedding entertainment.


The photo is a still shot from filming my rehearsal. While the quality isn't all that, I think it still shows the movement and colours nicely.


By Lucia Schweigert, Apr 26 2018 09:38PM

Yesterday we hosted another Kaleidoscopic Arts work in progress sharing at Centre 151 and I facilitated the feedback session after the performances.


Lily Horgan and Charlie Dunne (Meta4) showed 'Swiss army knife' and Katy Jane Higgins (TOBY) showed 'Episodic86'.


At our work in progress sharings choreographers present work they are currently developing to each other as well as their invitees and other interested contributors. The sharing is followed by feedback to inform the development of a new work or continuation of an existing work. With financial support by Kaleidoscopic Arts and in-kind support towards space hire thanks to the on-going support by Centre 151, the choreographers' financial contribution is kept to a minimum.


Centre 151 supports artists in many ways. Check them out, if you don't know them already: http://www.centre151.com/


I enjoyed the works and even more the constructive discussion afterwards. It's very exciting to partake in others' creative process, to get an insight and to have the opportunity to contribute one's own thoughts.


If you'd like to share work and receive feedback, you can register on http://www.kaleidoscopic-arts.co.uk/register-for-wip-sharing


By Lucia Schweigert, Apr 18 2018 08:56PM

Last week I had the huge pleasure to experience "Mesa + Helen Cox" by Inês Neto dos Santos & Helen Cox. "Mesa" is a project conceived by Inês Neto dos Santos and "challenges our encounters with art and creates platforms for creative conversation".


What I most enjoyed were the immense beauty of the whole evening. The design, the dance, the food. Everything came together to create such a gorgeous aesthetic experience. It was fulfilling and healing, and also simply incredibly yummy.


You can find out more about the project on Inês website and more about Helen's work on her website.


By Lucia Schweigert, Apr 11 2018 09:38PM

I have learnt dancing with fan veils since last year and am really enjoying the freedom and breadth it gives a dance.

It's a beautiful feeling and looks great. Traditionally used in belly dance, I use it for contemporary and lyrical dances.

Fan veils come in many different colours, my favourite ones right now are these multi-colour ones.

This picture was taken on the banks of the river Thames in Greenwich with a view of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs in London.


By Lucia Schweigert, Feb 23 2018 09:50AM

The Independent Dance Management Network is an organisation for arts managers, artists, administrators, producers, promoters, programmers, consultants and agents working across the subsidised and commercial arts sectors in the UK.


Konstantina and I both joined in our capacity as producers of Kaleidoscopic Arts and as self-producing dance artists. I am already enjoying the benefits of this membership and have taken part in two useful, informative and engaging workshops. Join up and have a look, which events and benefits will support your career: https://www.idmn.co.uk/activity/training.html


By Lucia Schweigert, Feb 15 2018 07:37PM

Where has time gone?


In autumn last year I worked with Ensemble Perpetuo again. Is there a greater pleasure than performing and even rehearsing with live music? I was also very happy to continue developing "Grief".


Following a residency at ArtsDepot in North Finchley we shared our work in progress at Room Festival.


Photo: © Ensemble Perpetuo - rehearsing with violinist Fenella Humphreys