An Amateur Pontificates On… Contemporary Dance

The cover art for the Canopy album 'disconnected words connect the worlds' which is a surreal collage of repeating elements in a computer landscape

Should you be so inclined Virgin Babylon Records have a sale on the go. They are home to world’s end girlfriend…

world's end girlfriend – Les Enfants du Paradis (MUSIC VIDEO) from"SEVEN IDIOTS"

…still the best tune this century. And modern dance is so much better with a tune. Due to Grants we used to do a lot in the olden days at the theatre I worked at. You’d spend two days rigging and forty people would turn up*. They used lot of clever music but not much that tugged at the heart strings.

Didn’t help that too often the dancers would fall back on what I called elephant shapes, particularly when improvising. Coincidentally enough the exception was a Japanese chap with a patch over one eye who started his show Spinal Tap style in a cocoon but rather more successfully.

I am of course twenty years out of date.

*My theory was that this was partly due to ‘Orsham being half way between London and Brighton with a side order of Chichester so folks keen on dancing (you asking?) were used to going to the posher venues there.

At Last! Fm

Screen capture of my lastfm listen count hitting 100000

I noticed I was getting close to 100,000 LastFM scrobbles so thought I should make an effort and hit the mark with the best tune of the century so far, world’s end girlfriend – Les Enfants du Paradis

world's end girlfriend – Les Enfants du Paradis (MUSIC VIDEO) from"SEVEN IDIOTS"