Raw Tonk Festival Salford review in Wire



Fat Out Festival this weekend in Salford



Really excited about a couple of plays on the Sunday of this great looking festival. I’ll be jamming for an hour form 8pm with others as part of the Gizeh Records epic continuous 50 human 5 hour session on the floor and then at 11pm I’ll be performing on the Tombed Visions stage in trio with Andrew Cheetham and Colin Webster in a new combination we are really excited about.

Ad Hoc Dance autumn 2011

Pleased to announce that AD HOC dance are using the drawings I made as scores for music I made for them as the basis for a new performance this coming autumn. more details below. You can see the original scores here.


This 11 week course will be led by Ruth Tyson-Jones and will include contemporary dance technique and creative movement. The starting point for this course, will be a series of drawings created by musician, David Birchall. David created a sound score for an Ad Hoc Dance work back in 2009. He notated his music in a unique visual way. Two years on, these scored drawings will be re-interpreted through movement. The Ad Hoc participants will be led through some carefully crafted creative exercises. Their individual creative responses to the tasks, the resulting movement, will then be shaped in to a group choreography for performance on November 28th at The Lowry.

Mondays 6.15pm – 9.15pm

The Studio, The Lowry, Salford Quays

Dates: September 12, 19, 26. October 3, 10, 17 ( no session during half term on 24th October) and 31 and November 7, 14, 21 and 28

Cost for 11 weeks = £82.50 / £77 ( concs)

Loose fitting clothing required and bare feet

No experience necessary – open to all 18 plus years

Book via the Lowry website or call The Lowry box office on 08432086000

Ad Hoc Dance is The Lowry’s in-house adult contemporary community dance company

Ruth Tyson-Jones has been a professional contemporary dancer and choreographer for over 20 years. She has danced and choreographed for companies in United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Canada and U.S.A. She presently runs her own company, Axial Dance based in Manchester, and works extensively in theatre. She has a particular interest in placing dance in unconventional venues (in the form of Sited and Site Specific

work), bringing dance to those who may not ordinarily experience it, e.g. in a town square, and other public places.

Rhys Chatham G3 @ Islington Mill

Rhys Chatham (guitar) Ed Troupe (bass) Andrew Cheetham (drums) Nick Mitchell (guitar) Tom Settle (guitar)  Jon Collin (guitar) Rick Tomlinson (guitar)  Adam Denton (guitar) Dave Birchall (guitar) Cian Nugent (guitar) Alan Doherty (guitar)