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David Bowie Is

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23 March - 28 July , V&A, London

 

Not yet, but David Bowie Is at the V&A in March, for the first international retrospective of his extraordinary career. The exhibition David Bowie Is, will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades. Read more...

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FRESH 2012: A night with UK’s best youth and pro dance

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01 Dec, The Place, London

 

It’s Fresh, The Place’s one night event featuring some of the UK’s best youth and professional dance companies for a dynamic evening of contemporary dance. Fresh provides young dancers with the rare opportunity to engage with other dance lovers and professionals, in a fun and supported environment. Read more...

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Fifth Wall: A dancing iPad app

Fifth Wall: A dancing iPad app | THIS IS THE MACHINE. | Scoop.it

It’s been a while since Fifth Wall was launched, an interactive iPad app designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram, for 2wice Arts Foundation in New York. Read more...

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Unknown Pleasures: More than an album cover

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Over 30 years ago, designer Peter Saville crafted the album cover for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures. It is remarkable how this album cover became a timeless cult icon, widely recognised. As many know, Saville lifted the image from a science book depicting the very first reading of a pulsar from 1967. Read more...

 

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Custom made latex sheeting

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German latex manufacture BodyCult has always been praised for their custom made latex sheeting with unique patterns and decorative textures. Custom made latex sheeting is something that only a handful of latex manufactures offer …. until now!


While the BodyCult team is taking a well deserved break from the fashion scene, they are now offering their skills as experienced latex sheet makers though the new latex sheeting store – Latexmanufactur.de


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Meow Meow, Little Match Girl

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13-30 Dec 2012, Southbank Centre, London

“The cat is back, and you won’t believe where she’s been.

Having starred in Kneehigh Theatre’s West End hit ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’, international cabaret sensation Meow Meow takes up residency at Southbank Centre, with a sizzling show that will defrost even the coldest of hearts.

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Magali Charrier: How my hands got to know my feet

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7 May-23 June, The Place, London ||  Magali Charrier works with a range of media, creating a unique fusion of animation and dance film. “How my hands got to know my feet” is an exhibition of her new works, hosted by The Place...

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Iris Van Herpen interview at Don't Panic

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Iris Van Herpen is changing the face of fashion with dresses for the likes of Bjork and Lady Gaga that defy runway rules, fusing architecture, sculpture, fashion and technology.
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Drag Show Workshop 17-22 Apr 2012, Thessaloniki Greece

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Drag Show Workshop 17 - 22 April 2012, 19:00 - 22:00, Aniline Studio, Thessaloniki Greece || If you don’t know X-Vanda, you should. Alexandros Gountinakis from Aniline Dancetheatre (aka X-Vanda) will be teaching this workshop and will show you how it’s done!...

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Workshop: Klein Technique™ at Movingeast, London

Workshop: Klein Technique™ at Movingeast, London | THIS IS THE MACHINE. | Scoop.it

9-13 April 2012, £180 || Susan Klein has been teaching dancers to use their bodies correctly thus decreasing their possibility of injury and increasing their capacity and longevity as dancers... Click the image for more info at movingeast website or visit http://kleintechnique.com

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Unnamed Soundsculpture

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Unnamed Soundsculpture “Produced by onformative and chopchop the “unnamed soundsculpture” is a project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer. For the piece the artists asked a dancer to interpret a musical...
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WhyteLabel Launch

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"OneSense" On Exhibit, May 17-21, Milan
[...] One Sense not only obscures environmental sight and sound from encroaching on the wearer, but utilises the color red and a display of spikes, drawn from nature’s
symbols for warning and defence, to alert others not to intrude.[...]

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Pet Shop Boys & Javier De Frutos: The Most Incredible Thing

Pet Shop Boys & Javier De Frutos: The Most Incredible Thing | THIS IS THE MACHINE. | Scoop.it

25 March - 7 April, Sadler’s Wells, London -  “Following its sell-out success in 2011, pop legends Pet Shop Boys and maverick choreographer Javier De Frutos bring their Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning contemporary ballet, The Most Incredible Thing, back to the main stage. This modern fairytale...

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Iris Van Herpen: The master of 3D print fashion

Iris Van Herpen: The master of 3D print fashion | THIS IS THE MACHINE. | Scoop.it

No need to say much about who Iris Van Herpen is. Some of you know her as one of Bjork’s favourite fashion designer. Her brilliance and contribution in fashion is already widely known. Read more...

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Random International: Rain Room

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04 Oct 2012 - 03 Mar 2013, Barbican, London

 

Random International invites you to experience the Rain Room, the latest installation by digital-based contemporary art studio rAndom International. The Curve has been transformed into a 100square metre field of falling water which responds to presence and movement. The visitors can simply watch the spectacle or experience how it might feel to control the rain. Read more...

 

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SIMULACRUM: A contemporary Ritual

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23 Nov, Apiary Studios, Hackney, London

 

An audiovisual interactive performance which uses contemporary mediums as gnostic tools in the exploration of ancient shamanic rituals. Read more...

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THIS IS THE MACHINE. With a NEW website!

THIS IS THE MACHINE. With a NEW website! | THIS IS THE MACHINE. | Scoop.it

If you haven't seen it yet, the new website includes better navigation, as well as an events calendar among other features.

 

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Tomás Saraceno: On Space Time Foam

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26 Oct 2012 - 03 Feb 2013 at HangarBicocca, Milan

 

For those that are in Milan these days, it is worth visiting HangarBicocca for a unique interactive experience. Curated by Andrea Lissoni, Tomás Saraceno’s On Space Time Foam is a floating structure, composed of three levels of clear film suspended 24 metres in the air, which can be accessed by the public.

 

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Richard Alston Dance Company: At Home

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Richard Alston Dance Company’s Autumn tour 2012 sees the company’s 10 dancers taking the stage for 16 performances throughout UK, and in the US. The tour opens in London at The Place, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, (Wed 3 – Sat 6 October), for the annual At Home season, and ends in New Jersey, at Montclair State University, (Thu 13 – Sun 16 December), as part of the internationally renowned Peak Performances series. [...] 

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Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow

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23-29 April, Roundhouse, London || CircusFest 2012 is still on at Roundhouse in London. Five weeks of the best contemporary circus from around the globe, including Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow, which will take you to an immersive carnival experience of the golden era of circus...

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Narya Duo

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Anne-Marie is a young circus performer with a career in gymnastics and passion for hand to hand. She completed her training at the Circus School of Quebec, where she met her hand to hand partner, Diego Rodarte....

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Aniline Dancetheatre: Party Italiano

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31 March - 8 April, Aniline studio, Thessaloniki Greece || Italy 1960. Cinecitta is in bloom. Its black ‘n’ white shine charms all over the world. What is true and...

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Rei, I Don't Exist @ SHOWStudio

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[...]Artist Rei Nadal offers a unique take on 'Fashion Fetish' by curating the SHOWstudio Tumblr for a one-week period from 2-8 April 2012 inclusive. Her work[...]

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Ron Athey,The Independent

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[...] It is this talent for finding the borderline between horror and desire, harnessing the fear/curiosity paradox and our innate morbidity, which characterises Athey’s art. It is an ability borne out of the contrast in his own life. [...]

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Spring Loaded 2012 - 17 April - 23 June, The Place

Spring Loaded 2012 - 17 April - 23 June, The Place | THIS IS THE MACHINE. | Scoop.it

24 performances, 16 premieres and 10 new works. Get ready for Spring Loaded 2012, supported by The Place. The full listings include Robert Clark/Darren Ellis, Reel Lives with Jonzi D, Sofia Dias & Vitor Roriz, James Wilton, Goddard Nixon, Jose Agudo, Smith Dancetheatre, Gabriele Reuter, Giuliana Majo, Gecko, Made By Katie Green...

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