Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Connect & Create Music Choices week 5

Playlist for Week 5

Short chat from Jo on ...https://vimeo.com/412904278

Music choices...

Sona Jobarteh - GAMBIA...


Miriam Makeba - The Click Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ode6imhNKQ ....an old favourite

African Drums Burundi Warriors Of the Drum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZxEI9E9aP0 ....old one

Los Lobos - La Bamba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ_GFkvfBHc...social fun one

Astor Piazzolla-Tango Zero Hour 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJWD8zzZoo....refound this music we used in a very early show, it was danced with a lifesize soft puppet! try using an old sweater, mop/broom/chair as focuses/props have fun!!

Bird Guhl · Antony & The Johnsons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZO7J11-XVw..l we love this so much we have used it twice in shows! thanks Lisa for introducing it to us.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhZVKYV8kGw..other people like to use it to!!)

René AUBRY: Seduction


BARBER Adagio for Strings



Dead Can Dance - The Carnival Is Over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPDLJ1UU2Uk..this just popped up and is an old favourite, at the end of Midnight Feast, we showed new work....Zoe Wilton with Shelly O'Berg and Rory Mcdermott with Katherine Sheer, it was a real progression for us all, thank you to them all, music suggested by Rory. On a good day Rory might jump over Katherine, then she ran and jumped into his arms and he swung her round.

Paul Robeson - Congo Lullaby


Check out new video from Lou

Friday 2-3pm Art.... topic Portrait/s

Tune in to the Hijinx Online Theatre & Film festival from the 24 April – 22 May on Facebook www.facebook.com/hijinxtheatre. 
For live Q&As and workshops, more details and links to screening rooms can also be found on Facebook.

All dancers - please remember to film yourself dancing to Darcy's piano music as soon as possible.
Debs has danced this evening in a red dress on a balcony in the evening light!...sharing it soon, i just have to learn more on imovie!

Keep safe.
Jo L  trying on her new reversible mask!

Mary is making us masks!

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Eddie's new playlist choice

Eddie’s new playlist choice
for Song to dance to for Shallal what is all about 
the new life being  positive and to Relate to how i'm feeling

for my first choice  on the list

I like think this song is very positive

by David Bowie this is Lets dance  

it tells people to have a dance together

second choice

make it a better place for every one

think about the people who are out there

it  by Michael Jackson

and this is Heal the world

third choice

and now her feeling

it a good feeling

fourth choice

when you have the energy to dance

this is Don't feel like dancing by Scissor Sisters

fifth choice

and now back to another feeling

but sort of positive at the some time

 it is the opposite of being sad
this is Happy by Pharrell  Williams

and now back to another positive choice

we all would like our routines back 

this is Back to life by Soul || Soul

Many thanks to Eddie for this really thoughtful list.
I love his song he's working on

a really important thing for us all to have time to consider and reconsider.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Connect & Create Music Choices week 4

Happy Easter 
- i've had a good break and it's good to be back -
hope to be in touch soon, meanwhile keep dancing
and i've recorded a new chat through a session which will be available as soon as i can upload it - still trying to find the quickest route!  https://vimeo.com/410406075
Keep well and creative!

Playlist week 4
this time music found mainly scrabbling around youtube!  in the early hours, there's not enough hours in the day to listen to the wonderful music out there!

WARM UP .....choices

Deux Arabesques - Debussy (harp) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTe3C_RoDo
Claire de la lune - Debussy    (piano) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBl2ClXzt3U
Reflection - George Winston    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Ijui6gFoQ
Colours / dance - George Winston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRf8Wi2VXfc

Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel - George Winston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wAGacczNho


L'Indifference - Cafe Accordion Orchestra


Zaratustra trio - Carrusel Trip


Trio Luzko - Shiri Freilach..probably my favourite?



Steve Reich Drumming - Portland Percussion Group...long - try a bit..


"Dance of the Drums" by Gene Koshinski....excited to find this composer


"As One" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99N5ceqyirY


"And So The Wind Blew..." by Gene Koshinski...too long 22mins.... try a little!



Third Coast Percussion | "Madeira River" by Philip Glass



Bird Song- Alex Heffes - you know this one!


Nick Williams a local artist (whose family have supported Shallal ) had a film made by his son Harry as his exhibition in London was cancelled
he introduces his paintings....https://youtu.be/T2M-0AHPuZg

"This is a very interesting/ useful resource:-
Hope you folks are well..."

Luke's choice
Destiny - ost - the great unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fkoeg9vymw

Friday, 10 April 2020

Connect & Create ...Music Choices Week 3 - Easter holidays

Playlist week 3/Easter holidays..

Easy like Sunday morning - The Commodores     https://www.youtube.com/watch?

Say a little prayer for me - Aretha Franklin           https://www.youtube.com/watch?
moving around more

Eddie's blog post before this has some fun Easter inspired tracks
At The Hop - Danny and the Juniors https://www.youtube.com/watch

Delicate jumps - Rene Aubry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V
devleoping your attention and movement

Once Again - Hang Massive https://www.youtube.com/watch
working deeper/longer

An Ending, a Beginning. - Dustin O'Halloran
often used to relax /cool down to...can do now or near the end

Extras to revisit if you wish
...from previous music lists...
Night Run - Rene Aubry .........middle of room and moving/running? to the edge and back 
or from chair to wall

Spring - Ludovico Einaudi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYEooPeyz5M

Water falls - Rene Aubry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-ERAnmpAnc

Dancing in the Evening Skies - Darcy Hodgkinson - attached to email, we may work on this more

Noble Joseph one of my favourite tunes ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?  
to rest and relax to
(only sung once a year...I was going to to make a short video and attempt to sing this for you but phone died!)


from Peter
a recommendation....a music scape
from his old friend ...Ovidio Salazar filmmaker http://matmedia.org
“Although our work takes elements and inspiration from many disparate sources we have never viewed it as deconstruction. We are looking for the thread that connects every manifestation of beauty, however fragile, transitory and seemingly accidental. ”

from Demelza
Think and Make/ Make a Spring thing

Dance Syndrome have a wide range of sessions on line

image from Justin to develop any way you wish...

Hi - I drowned my mobile phone so am even more on Holiday then i planned to be! Hope to be up and running in a week or so, contact me on landline or email if needed!

Barbara has put in a really interesting bid to work with us to Arts Council and BBC, if successful we will be in touch, it's to do in this time of shutdown and will involve most people who want to be included at some level :).
Lou is also putting in a bid for developing Shallal Studio film outreach and connections,
so thank you to them both for continuing to be so busy and inspired for Shallal and the combined creativity!

I'm collating all the many and manifold ways we are keeping in touch! and am so impressed by all the group facilitators and associate artists are doing...
we have such a wonderful diverse range of talents and approaches and this time really enables them to shine and be seen and appreciated.

 Connect & Create FB page: https://www.facebook.com/shallalconnectcreate/

Hope you are keeping well through these times and wishing you Joy this Easter!

One of my favourite flash mob type youtube videos ....for next Sunday!

Monday, 6 April 2020

Eddie, Demelza and Zoe sharing

Big Thank you Eddie, Demelza & Zoe for sharing these.....

EDDIE’s play list 
a Song to dance to for Shallal at Easter 

first song to dance to on my list
is Run rabbit run

and now to  second song
more related to the season of Spring
good one to dance fast to
this is Vivaldi Spring

and now to the third song
more related to the Easter rabbit
good one to dance fast to
this is Florence and the machine,  Rabbit Heart  Raise it up
and now to the fourth  song
a remix of her from 2000
this is 
Sweet like chocolate

here is another song
what would be good to dance to as well 

Danny and the Juniors- At The Hop


St Ives Lobster pots


"He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" by Laurie London

Silent Walks...
contact Demelza if you would like a film shared with you!

."........ on my walks i have been doing some filming of " silent walks" between 5- 10 mins for some other folk that are housebound.

It is like going on a virtual walk, i hold the camera as if you are walking with me, sometimes resting on particularly beautiful scenes, views, colours, textures and sounds, and light changes.

I have done a morning and a night walk, and others sometimes with commentary for the people i am doing it for, or just the beauty of silence and the natural sounds around, particularly the wind the past few days here in St Ives!!!

As St Ives and surrounds are especially beautiful it allows the receiver to enjoy the walk... That's if they have the technology on to view! 
Maybe appropriate for one of the pages for people to access and then if they want transfer their experience of what they like through art or song or a dance." 


For the I phone Photography 

Core Skills 
Handing Cameras 

Your. First Pictures 
Picture Composition 
Focusing and  Depth of field 
Image Orientation 
Imagine Proportions 
Panorama photography- Letter crop 
Vertical Cropping 
Composition and Zooms - Light medium and dark 
Movement Blur Dance 
Funky zoom 
focussing and faster 
Extreme Lenses with wide angles 
Long telephoto 
Quick Fix optical problems 
Influence Perspective using zooms efficivel 
Changing  Viewpoints 
Colour Composition 
Adjacent Colours 
Colours Contrast 

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Demelzas suggestions Songs and Eye /glasses ....& Art activity link - Lou

                        Sing a long and create a funny face! 
                                      new art video

Demelza sent in these links to: songs we have sung and a suggestion for making eyes!

"I thought folk could create their own eyes or glasses, with bits and bobs around the house, lids/paper/string etc"..send in any photos! for our new FB Connect & Create...

Haul Away Joe

South Australia 

Cornwall My Home

I’ve stood on Cape Cornwall in the sun’s evening glow,
On Chywoone Hill at Newlyn to watch the fishing fleets go,
Watched the sheave wheels at Geevor as they spun around,
And heard the men singing as they go underground,
And no one will ever move me from this land,
Until the Lord calls me to sit at his hand,
For this is my Eden, and I’m not alone,
For this is my Cornwall and this is my home,
I’ve left childish footsteps in the soft Sennen sand,
I’ve chased the maids there, all giggly and tanned,
I’ve stood on the cliff top in a westerly blow,
And heard the wave thunder on the rocks far below,
First thing in the morning, on Chapel Carn Brea,
To gaze at the Scillies in the blue far away,
For this is my Cornwall, and I’ll tell you why,
Because I was born here and here I shall die.

New Art Videos
Thank you - Lou