Hailed as a theatrical masterpiece, Slava’s Snow Show has been winning audiences across the globe for twenty-five years now. It’s creator, Slava Polunin, created the show with the aim of transporting adults back to their childhood dreams, saying, he wanted “a theatre on the edge between art and life, tragedy and comedy, absurdity and innocence… eluding all definition and uniformity”. I think we can safely agree that he has absolutely achieved his dream.Read More
La La Land is brought to life as it returns to the big screen in theatres around the UK, accompanied by a live orchestra.
As I sat perched above the sixty-piece orchestra, looking out over a brightly coloured sea of fanatics, all waiting with baited breath, I couldn’t help but cast my mind back to my feelings when I watched the opening sequence of La La Land for the very first time.
The Artist Spotlight is a series of interviews and fly-on-the-wall films which explore the creative processes of artists and creatives living and working in Scotland.
David Lemm is an artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh. This interview took place in his studio – see the short film below for a taster.
The explosive all-singing, all-dancing meet-cute in the opening scenes of La La Land were almost enough to put me off – almost. Not one for musicals, I opted to go and see this one because it comes from Damien Chazelle – surely the most talented new film director out there. That’s perhaps a bold statement. But just take a look at the phenomenal success of Whiplash in 2014, which he both wrote and directed. It’s my favourite film to date; so I knew I couldn’t miss this second offering from Chazelle. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have always impressed so my hopes were high.Read More
Having been totally blown away by the Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker back in 2014, I was unsure what to expect from this year’s Hansel and Gretel. I had high hopes for another stunning performance, and the Scottish ballet company certainly brought it home in this depiction of the renowned German fairy-tale from the brothers Grimm.Read More
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