The Magic of Hollywood – Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis
The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham
Thursday March 29, 7.30pm
This new show by Strictly Come Dancing’s Pasha Kovalev is packed with sequins, glitz and glamour as Pasha and his dancers perform Oscar-worthy performances set to a Hollywood theme. Tickets for a meet & greet with Pasha at 6.30pm are £20.
Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.
Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival
St Catherine’s College, 59 Priory Road, and Langley Primary School and Sports Hall, 7 Chailey Close, both Eastbourne
Friday-Monday May 4-7
During three days and nights of dancing on the sunshine coast, the line-up of performers and events includes the Playford Ball where the English country dance from the late 17th and early 18th century will be performed, US musicians Persons of Quality where 18th century England meets 21st century California, dance performer and teacher Kalia Kliban, who specialises in morris, American clogging and English country dance, New England caller Lisa Greenleaf, Loughborough caller and dancer Lynne Render, period costume dancer Brian Stanton, folk dancer Dalila Heath, the Gog Magog Molly Dancers, who perform traditional molly dancing from the fens of East Anglia, Breton dancers Hervé Dréan and Rachel Goodwin, Irish set dancer Maggie Daniel, dance teachers Jill Bransby and Maggie O’Regan and more.
Brighton Festival 2018
Various venues, Brighton and Hove
Saturday Sunday May 5-27
Brighton-based visual artist David Shrigley (pictured) is the guest director at this year’s Brighton Festival, following in the footsteps of arts luminaries including Kate Tempest, Laurie Anderson, Ali Smith, Hofesh Shecter and Michael Rosen. His offbeat take is reflected in an eclectic programme spanning music, theatre, dance, visual art, film, literature and debate, from Brighton Festival commission Problem in Brighton, a brand new alt rock/pop pantomime, written and directed by David Shrigley himself to a live durational reading of Camus’s seminal The Myth of Sisyphus, and performances from genderqueer rock‘n’roll hero Ezra Furman and cult-favourite Amanda Palmer. Alongside Life Model II, a follow-up to the artist’s Turner Prize-nominated installation of the same name, which invites visitors to take part in a life drawing class with a sculpture of a nine-foot-tall woman as the ‘model’, there is an illustrated talk billed as ‘containing numerous rambling anecdotes… not in the slightest bit boring’, and a screening of a documentary about his work. Other events close to the artist’s heart include an exclusive collaboration between orchestral collective Stargaze and one of his favourite bands, Deerhoof; an exhibition by San-Francisco-based artist and trucker Brett Goodroad (picture below); and a double bill from his friend Malcolm Middleton, one half of Arab Strap, and Scottish musician Iain Shaw, whose quirky folk song-smithery has turned Shrigley’s poems into incisive songs on albums like Awesome and Listening to Slayer. Picture of David Shrigley: Victor Frankowski. Picture below: John Janca.
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