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23 March 2023

This is BirdGang


The launch of Croydon’s London Borough of Culture is just over a week away, so we are continuing our chats with creative organisations involved with the programme. Here we catch up with Kendra Horsburgh, who is the Managing Direct...

14 March 2023

Croydon Officially Launches As Borough Of Culture 2023


Croydon has launched its year as Borough of Culture 2023 — at an event at Boxpark this morning (14 March) — to the strains of a segment from 'Oratorio of Hope', a new commission performed by the London Mozart Players.

31 October 2022

One Dance UK awards 2022: winners in


Chief executive officer of One Dance UK, Andrew Hurst, said: “We are delighted to recognise the hard work and talent of people making a difference to the dance sector. These awards acknowledge some of the many areas of work that p...

18 September 2022

Vache Baroque Festival 2022 Review: La Descente d’Orphée Aux...


The heart of the presentation relied on strong contrasts, not just in their colouring, but also in the costuming and movement of the singers, and the dancing of the BirdGang Ltd Dancers, choreographed by Simeon Qsyea. Act one, at...

2 September 2022

Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux Enfers charms at the...


The myth of Orpheus and Euridice is dramatically and symbolically tailor-made for opera, so it’s no wonder that so many composers have been inspired by Ovid’s tale, with its fatal snakebite, journey to the Underworld, and musician...

17 August 2022

A Different way to Dance - Hatchwork, by Birdgang Ltd


Art is subjective, whatever the discipline; the art, the subjectivity influenced by feelings, desires, morals, personal experience, opinions, all borne from a perceptive interpretation of the world.

16 August 2022

Avant-garde movement meets traditional Baroque dance with Bi...


The Vache Baroque Festival is back for its third summer offering, having launched during the pandemic to bring world-class Baroque music to The Chilterns AONB. Following collaboration in 2020, hip hop dance theatre and UK creative...

1 May 2022

The Vache Baroque Festival 2022: in conversation with co-fou...


The myth of Orpheus and the story of opera are inextricable. Gifted the first musical instrument, the lyre, by his father, Apollo, Orpheus and his art represent man’s need to create: to control the physical world through song, uni...

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