Obsession at Louis Vuitton Maison, New Bond Street

Obsession at Louis Vuitton Maison, New Bond Street

Collaborations between fashion houses and the art world are nothing new. Unlike some of the commercial tie-ins we witness today, everyone is a winner when these spheres work creatively together.

We Face Forward: Contemporary Art and Music from West Africa

We Face Forward: Contemporary Art and Music from West Africa

We Face Forward is a season of art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces, as part of London 2012 Festival.

HowTheLightGetsIn, The Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay

HowTheLightGetsIn, The Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay

HowTheLightGetsIn, the philosophy and music festival, offers an intellectually rigorous programme of innovative and inspirational debate, alongside live performances from world-class musicians.

Coney: House of Cards

Coney: House of Cards

Tassos Stevens, co-director of London-based theatre organisation Coney, discusses their latest project, House of Cards, and the transformative nature of theatre for today’s audience.

The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne Festival 2012

The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne Festival 2012

Glyndebourne Opera Festival, held in the grounds of the Sussex country house that gives it its name, is steeped in tradition. It was founded by Sir John Christie and his wife, Audrey Mildmay.

Interview with Dancer and Choreographer Noé Soulier

Interview with Dancer and Choreographer Noé Soulier

Noé Soulier’s credentials are impressive and he seems to have a knack for doing two things time. Soulier won first prize at the Danse Élargie with Little Perceptions whilst studying for his BA in Philosophy.

Daniel Linehan: Zombie Aporia, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

Daniel Linehan: Zombie Aporia, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

Zombie means living and dead. Aporia means logical contraction. The title of choreographer and performer Daniel Linehan’s work is a hybrid of two words that have never been joined together.

Simplicity & Nonsense

Simplicity & Nonsense

Acclaimed visual artist, David Shrigley, brings his popular characters to life in Pass the Spoon, a collaboration with Nicholas Bone and David Fennessy.

A Return to Childhood

A Return to Childhood

Puppet theatre is often associated with children’s theatre but can the dark honesty offered by inanimate objects connect with an adult audience?

Expression through Dance

Expression through Dance

The Pompidou Centre stages a new exhibition detailing the place of dance in art history and its influence on visual arts.

Crunch: The Art and Music Festival, Hay-on-Wye

Crunch: The Art and Music Festival, Hay-on-Wye

The 4th edition of Crunch: the Art and Music Festival at Hay promises to be an extravaganza of contemporary art, talks and debates, new music, comedy and cabaret. Entitled Awake in the Universe.

onedotzero presents adventures in motion festival, BFI Southbank

onedotzero presents adventures in motion festival, BFI Southbank

onedotzero isn’t just one of the leading authorities in digital arts, they are one of our favourites, so when we heard that their adventures in motion festival was to return to BFI, we were more than excited.

Unidentified Discontent

Unidentified Discontent

In October 2011, Edward Bond’s seminal play Saved returned to London for the first time since 1984, provoking questions about the nature of violence in our society.

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts presents Re-Triptych as part of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival, bringing the sentiments of Asia to the West.

Relinquishing Control

Relinquishing Control

Acclaimed American director, Robert Wilson, presents The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic in a new interpretation of the artist’s life and work.

The Crucible: York Theatre Royal, Finishes Saturday 28 May – Don’t Miss It

The Crucible: York Theatre Royal, Finishes Saturday 28 May – Don’t Miss It

Review by Grace Henderson Exposed, enclosed, surrounded – in Arthur Miller’s classic but timelessly terrifying drama The Crucible, no protagonist escapes these feelings. Set in…

The Interaction between Classical Music, Theatre and Film: Michel van der Aa, Barbican, London

Review by Nathan Breeze Touring six major European culture halls, Liebestod was a cross-genre performance by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta exploring the interaction between Classical Music…

An Intimate Performance

An Intimate Performance

Battersea Arts Centre brings people closer to theatre with the One-on-One Festival, exploring the relationships between audience and performer.

Improvised Theatre

Improvised Theatre

Improvisational theatre and performance has experienced widespread popularity on TV and radio, but to what extent do props and visuals inform performance?

Inconvenient Spoof

Inconvenient Spoof

A new theatre company challenges the idea of a cultural hierarchy and aspires to make work that is intelligent and provocative without being exclusive.

The Thrill of It All

The Thrill of It All

Forced Entertainment’s reconciles the conflict between performer and performance, using movement and sound to reveal the rusted mechanics of theatre.

The Games of Nonchalance

The Games of Nonchalance

Theatre production companies take on the role of game designers as a growing immersion in multimedia alters expectations of entertainment.

For Mountain, Sand and Sea

For Mountain, Sand and Sea

Marc Rees transforms a Welsh town into a stage, unveiling and exploring the charms and stories of this seaside community through a creative trajectory.

Video Art At Its Best: Johanna Billing at Modern Art Oxford

Video Art At Its Best: Johanna Billing at Modern Art Oxford

Swedish artist, Johanna Billing’s videos reflect routine, rehearsal and ritual with an emphasis on the fragility of individual performance and the power of collective experience…

Musical Journeys: from Pop to Opera

Musical Journeys: from Pop to Opera

Rufus Wainwright’s first opera Prima Donna moved to London in 2010 to begin its international tour at Sadler’s Wells.

Simon Curtis

Simon Curtis

BAFTA nominated Simon Curtis is a producer and director, whose extensive career spans theatre, film and television.

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

The world famous Danza Contemporanea de Cuba celebrates its 50th anniversary with its first ever UK tour, bringing the passions of Cuban dance to eight venues.

Love & Loss in Palestine

Love & Loss in Palestine

Amir Nizar Zuabi’s new play explores what it means to live through a historical event, emphasising the importance of the personal over the political.

Wunderbar Festival 2009

Wunderbar Festival 2009

A new concept is afoot – performance art in people’s homes? What’s this all about? Wunderbar Festival 2009 is hosting 12 incredible experiences in 12…

Innovation & Collaboration for 21st Century Ballet

Innovation & Collaboration for 21st Century Ballet

Evoking the ethos of the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev, Sadler’s Wells contextualises today’s artists, designers and composers, within the sphere of modern performance.

Immersive Theatre Now

Immersive Theatre Now

A radical restructuring of Federico García Lorca from Metta Theatre, tackles our preoccupation with knife-crime and highlights the writer’s relevance today.

Morality in a Fledgling Democracy

Morality in a Fledgling Democracy

Western democracy has long been considered the blueprint of the ‘civilised world’, but a new play at the National Theatre questions this dominance.

Challenging Elitism

Challenging Elitism

Spill Festival welcomes new audiences and practicioners to performance and live events around London, with subversive political messages, humour, and more.

Personalising the political

Personalising the political

Collapsing ideologies are collaboratively explored in European theatre – Mark Ravenhill and Ramin Gray’s production of Over There personalises the political.

The Hounding of David Oluwale

The Hounding of David Oluwale

The Hounding of David Oluwale is the emotional new play from Eclipse Theatre, investigating the life, tragic death and search for justice for David Oluwale.

Theatre against genocide

Theatre against genocide

Mashirika theatre company is helping Rwandan communities to unite and international audiences to understand the 1994 genocide through Africa’s Hope.

Experimental Theatre: Provoking Ideas

Experimental Theatre: Provoking Ideas

Forced Entertainment is a dynamic ensemble of six artists based in Sheffield, who create original work that challenges and subverts notions of urban life.

Modern History: Theatre That Tackles a 60 Year Conflict

Modern History: Theatre That Tackles a 60 Year Conflict

Al-Harah, in their recent production, Born in Bethlehem, explore the shocking reality of Palestinian life today sixty years after the formation of Israel.

Performing Against Censorship and Control, and for the Freedom of Speech

Performing Against Censorship and Control, and for the Freedom of Speech

Imagine if your latest performance could subject you to violence and oppression from the state? This is the reality for all involved with the Belarus Free Theatre.

deciBel 2007

deciBel 2007

Of the initiatives leading the drive for greater representation of British artists of ethnic origin, deciBel, a showcase event in Birmingham, was the most prominent.