We're in full promotional sway, including the lady in charge of our press releases asking for high res copies of the cartoons to send out in in her press packs. My work may soon end up in the local papers...
Tickets for all the Nottingham based shows that these cartoons are building towards (really, we're a lot more professional than these make out we are!) are now on sale, and as one of the performances is a special show taking place in an arts venue - you'd better grab a ticket fast.
Get yours here.
For a dance with costumes full of fruit and flowers, this routine oozes so much cheese you could serve it all as the last course of a formal dinner. Flirty, silly, camp and gleeful, we're loving it even if the lyrics, by admission of the translator, make only the smallest sense (something about how she loves the particular rhythms of the drums where she lives, and misses hearing them) Achica chica boom chic!
This part of the routine is forever accompanied in my head with "UNH, UNH! Lalala" for eack flick and shimmy of the shoulders - regardless of what the music sounds like, this is the noise the moves 'make'.
There was a perhaps unfair assumption that the newest dancer to the troupe, due to inexperience (never danced before, no familiarity with the dance styles) would give us a few cheap laughs as his stick flew across the room. However, a bit of an inner Jedi ninja was unleashed, as for some reason, he's already been there, done that, can do it better than we can...
It may seem odd to find these on a website devoted to museums, galleries and heritage, but as well as visiting sites such as those, my spare time is taken up with dance . The Nottingham Dance Collective encompasses all dance from traditional Egyptian to modern street dance. For Around the World in 80 Days, I was asked to record some of those odd little moments that cropped up in the show.