Well....amongst my hobby's, I have one that is rather unusual. I'm part of a team which maintains theatre pipe organs...The Mighty Wurlitzer.For quite some time I've been helping out with looking after the very last Wurlitzer organ to come to the UK. The "old girl" as we call her, is still in it's original home and the specification as original as the day it was installed in 1939.The Blackpool Opera House Wurlitzer was specified by Horace Finch - then organist of the Empress Ballroom, playing... continue reading
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This past week the new Star Wars Movie, Star Wars Episode 7, The Force Awakens opened in movie theaters across the country.In Washington DC it opened at the Uptown Theatre on Thursday December 17, 2015 to a huge crowd of people waiting in a three hour line to get in.The Uptown Theatre is one of Washington DC's oldest and best movie theaters with Art Deco architecture anda large screen. People had pre purchased their tickets and waited in line for the best seats.I arrived there at night... continue reading
Being an outdoor person I have climbed mountains, crossed rivers and hung from trees to try to get the perfect angle on just about anything.More recently however I was invited to a series of indoor events as the pro on site.One of these stands out above the rest as the audience of some 1200 strong was asked not to take their own photos but rely on 'the pro' to put them online.Many of the guests asked the same question - how do you get such well lit shots in such a dark environment?... continue reading
With a midnight deadline (tonight!) I am rustling together the 50 words for a Fringe brochure listing, that will best describe my show (a drama set in Famagusta, Cyprus examining divisions when two ex pat brits cannot cross to the South after being part of an anti fracking protest).In brackets there I have already used 26 words and not even told you where you can see it!Once I had found the right artist, it took two days to create the image to describe the showbut finding the right words to... continue reading
20 year anniversary edition of the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu has proposed to continue the tradition of cultural offerings at the next level.International Theatre Festival in Sibiu became one of the most important festivals in Europe, their scope and content. This year was the twentieth edition. This anniversary was a chance to feel the force of European culture and its ability to bring us together under common values based on freedom, peace and democracy. The richness and variety... continue reading
Two DT photos have recently been used in the programme brochure for a quite brilliant production called "The Heart Of Robin Hood" by the Royal Shakespeare Company in their new theatre at Stratford on Avon.This first is this one by FechetmThe second is an image of an archer by Martin Hartinik (Svjatogor), but I couldn't find it in his portfolio.You can find out more about the RSChere continue reading
Did a search for commedia dell' arte, an ancient italian theatrical- you can read more about it , by the way it is still kept alive by great artists such as Dario Fo.I had expected to get thousands of images of masks and performers, and the charachters harlequin, pantalone, brighella and so on...But no.....my search resulted in 8 photos, wow I think I discovered a niche...:)I immediately made an illustration with one of the charachters, and hopefully more will follow, since this one was... continue reading
I very much love ballet. In the childhood I was engaged in dances. It is the big work. I respect with dancers. They work for the sake of one instant of beauty. Iwould like to prolong this instantFigures of dancers. Vector drawing. continue reading
The National Centre for the Performing Arts,formerly known as National Grand Theatre ,and colloquially described as The Egg,is an opera house in Beijing,China.The Centre,an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake,seats 6,500 people in three halls and is 200,000 m2 in size.The egg-shaped futuristic National Center for the Performing Arts of China was officially opened at Dec 23st.2007, site to the west of Tiananmen Square and the Great Hall of the People,and near the... continue reading
The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is an opera house and opera company too. It is located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo (Sicily), and It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. It was built by the architect Giovanni Battista Filippo Basile, and after his death 1891, by his son Ernesto Basile. The Teatro Massimo was designed in the high neoclassic style and it is the largest theatre in Italy and the third largest opera house in Europe. continue reading
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