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Viv says:

will lookgood though!

4th Dec 2006, 12:24

thats gonna look cool! does it have lights in the end? or is that just me! thats what they look like!

4th Dec 2006, 13:12

OJ says:

They are lights, yes. Can't quite picture what they're going to look like though.

4th Dec 2006, 13:18

maybe each end will light up and it couild be like an up lighter along the spine? looking forward to seeing what i will look like now!

4th Dec 2006, 13:24

OJ says:

Yeah me too. The time it has taken to redevelop this major throughfare and the mess pedestrians have had to pick through has coloured my appreciation of it. But it should be quite impressive.

4th Dec 2006, 13:25

nige says:

be good to see it when completed.

how was your performance on Saturday night, btw OJ?

4th Dec 2006, 13:45

OJ says:

Mmmm, performance on Saturday was mixed Nige.

Absolutely brilliantly talented physical performers from Slovakia, but the piece itself was difficult to follow because it was structured around (subverted??) Slovak folk songs which are a bit inaccessible to English speakers. So it came over as a bunch of very brilliantly done tableaus rather than a coherent narrative about an emigrant worker, which was how it was tantalisingly billed.

It was called Sclavi btw.

Great accordian playing stompalong Slavic singing in the bar at Riverside studios afterwards tho...

4th Dec 2006, 13:51

nige says:

that's a shame. RS looks a great space, mind; i can't say that i've been there before.

4th Dec 2006, 14:02

OJ says:

Don't get me wrong. It was still very, very well done. Eastern Europe does physical performance in a way very few UK companies can match (if at all). Just didn't quite live up to the utter brilliance of some of the other stuff I've seen...and arguably this review:
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/critic/review/0,,1843169,00.html

4th Dec 2006, 14:04

nige says:

hehe. i read that review after your last comment. i put a great deal of credence in their reviewers. interesting what they had to say.

4th Dec 2006, 14:23

Sprocket says:

Def wanna see this when it's all lit up.

4th Dec 2006, 16:32

hildegard says:

Wonder how much social housing the budget for that thing could have provided...
Am sick to back teeth of vacuous municipal conversation pieces & branding exercises.

4th Dec 2006, 17:04

crickson says:

I'll support art in public places so long as it's actually good.

4th Dec 2006, 17:17

hildegard says:

No philistine myself, but think priorities in Sheff have been way off for a long time. Roughly since Blunkett was in charge & lumbered the city with that huge bill for the Student Games, straight after the local economy had lost both coal & steel industries...

4th Dec 2006, 17:27

Dhamaka says:

5th Dec 2006, 09:56