For the Stage, I wrote about the Electric Dreams online festival. I spoke to the festival’s producers, Mark Atkin and Tom Millen, as well as a few of the artists taking part. One of the most exciting collection of online shows I’ve seen through lockdown.
I spoke to Germaine Acogny, founder of École des Sables, and Suzanne Walker, Executive Producer of Sadler’s Wells, about their last-minute film production of Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring. They filmed it after the sun went down on the beach in Senegal, on the last night before lockdown. It’s an incredible film, and it was a pleasure to write this.
Making theatre during the pandemic is tough and strange, and companies are tackling the various issues from multiple directions. Oxford-based Creation Theatre have been creating interactive shows on Zoom. For The Stage, I talked to Chief Executive Lucy Askew and Director Zoe Seaton about their new AI-based production of Alice in Wonderland.