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Choreopoet, Performer - of song, music,poetry playwright,director,publisher, composer,multi-media artist, journalist, blogger, creative visionary arts, cultural activist, sojourner, urban griot,chamelon dreamer

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Mixed Messages but Creative Designer Gives Top Buzz

So somewhere those ooooooh's is are still being sounded somewhere about the new commission... but recent times have also featured confusing mixed messages from another key arts venue. Must therefore seek to clarify matters with them further ... However this has lead to sharpened up and more precise communication of information. So here is always hoping....I have noted the amount of information,the different types and quantities to different people at different times. Is well nothing short of l - staggering !! I have lost count of the number of e mails, documents, power points, the amount of phone calls, meetings conversations etc. etc. It is all very much worth it though and it all does yield results in the end . A brilliant creative designer/fiction writer has come on board, who not only gets it all in one fell swoop (too my utter delight ) . But also brings fabulous goodies to the table - like art work design, advertising marketing support (sooo needed later on), clubbing experience and to top it all literary input ! You have enjoy some of all this stuff or otherwise - why do it ? We just need a Finance person and our Project Advisory Board (*two other new members Education professional & ex local Councillor) is looking the business. For a new re- vamped Dare to Diva arts organisation. Ululations aplenty !


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

OOOOOhhhhhh - Joy Joy Joy !!!!!!!!

There is no other word for it I have been going round in the last 24hours going ooooooooh in a high pitched voice , sounding like one of those little digital things that make a similar sound- that used to heard in Bashment (Jamaican Dance Hall) Dances as a sign of enjoyment and pleasure to the DJ's... more recently seen in the latest Pina Bausch Wim Wenders Film - a dancer mounting then descending balanced on single chairs, letting out huge ecstatic oooooohs !!!!!!!

Why ? because yesterday was a simply a huge massive tremendous awe inspiring fantastically brilliant BREAKTHROUGH kind a day all artists would hope for !!!!!

After the good advice , all the project work to date, all the information gathered, presented and pitched etc. The project successfully- will now receive a commission at a local Digital Media Centre for a Creative Residency to produce a pilot digital performance platform Summer 2011 a
A well as produce an innovative installation piece for 2012 at the Digital Media Centre . This will undoubtedly will change everything. Ooooooh !!!!! this boosts the project work massively Then to top it all, I had the most excellent letter of support from a local University English Academic, with regard to the project and more specifically my creative writing, placing it within an East Midlands tradition of writing GREAT !!!! All from day one SUPERB !!!!!!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Nothing Can Stop This Now

Someone said about this project at this juncture 'nothing can stop this now. I sat at home the other night and likened it to a snowball gathering pace and taking unto itself all manner of things, to make it bigger stronger and more robust ! There is something different more confidence , definitely - like as if you can smell it all done ... really well ! The list is endless as to what has been learned so far, the transliterate arts must offer themselves hither and thither being an artist is somewhat like a call girl, as one high profile arty commentator remarked 'one chooses to be an artist , its not a job' I see ) being fully competent in all manner of digital paraphanalia, have good writing skills, get independent assessments of you and your work. Important working collaboratively, keep focused ,do not lose sight or let anyone take over completely your overarching vision. For them to tun into something it is not and can never be. An abundant artistic creative talent , limitless energy , faith, self belief in the face of utter fear despondency (especially other peoples) i.e Jobs (the bible) constitution. Always spend time with very creative people, to rub together and make big sparks for each other. I am not at the end but .... we are rolling right now..