Little Vikings Are Never Lost
The Hair on My Head is Dead
I've spent most of this festival mostly disliking the pieces I've been drawing - at first - and then once I 'get it', when it suddenly becomes clear what it's about, the dawn of realisation settles on my face like a fresh whiff of peppermint and the click in my mind is quite audible I'm sure - 'Ah!' she thinks - I understand! How wonderful! My uncomfort has turned into pleased-as-punchness! But I reckon that's what Arches Live, and indeed what the whole of the Arches is about - about turning around that darkened corner and discovering light, something new, something challenging but enlightening. The shows I saw tonight which did this were I Samba and Trilogy: Part 3 in particular. Really quite beautiful, and a privalege to catch. It was actually a truly emotional night in so many ways. Death, torture, rebirth, opression, laughter, joy, song, liberation, harmony, nature, life: quite a rollercoaster for just one night. Extremely well done to Nic for inspiring so many gals to get up on stage and be free for a song. If you were there, you'll know what I'm talking about!