Devizes Melting Pot
“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus
- Name: Moonbootica
- Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Remembrance Sunday Blogging
MacMillan’s immediate source of inspiration for a First World War ballet was Vera Brittain’s autobiographical Testament of Youth. A poem from it, ‘The War Generation: Ave’ is quoted in the programme book whenever Gloria is performed. The ballet can also be seen as a testament to MacMillan’s Scottish father, who had been gassed in the First World War and who suffered the after-effects for the rest of his life. He never spoke of his experience in the trenches. He died of pneumonia when Kenneth was 17.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Midweek Ballet Blogging
Former Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet. When she was 20 years old she was picked by the great choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillian to star as 'The Chosen One' in his version of 'The Rite of Spring', in a wonderful example of coming full circle, she is coaching 20 year old Royal Ballet Artist Claudia Dean who has been selected to star as 'The Chosen One' in a revival of it this season.
A wonderful video clip from the Royal Opera House about it below
And a clip about Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'
*Update* The Royal Ballet uploaded a video clip of an interview with Monica Mason and Deborah MacMillian