It’s been a while since I’ve written anything really, for which I sincerely apologize to you my readers. I feel obliged in a way to share with you, what have I been up to.
If you have read my bio, then you know that I do have a day time job, which recently is becoming more than just 8h in the office kind of job. The number of hours has risen to sometimes 12h. In my defense, I try to keep up with afterwork interests, but it proves to be a bit challenging, so I have left my blogging for better days (a shame really, but hey, I’m only a human).
Speaking about afterwork activities, there are however several things I have managed to do/see. One of them is the amazing 3D creation called Gravity. It took them 5 years to make a movie and some point there were 120 people working on ONE frame. I mean, fair play to sponsors, who agreed to wait for their investment to start returning money. For those of you who haven’t seen it, do go. See it in iMAX, it’s so worth it! True, there is not much action going on, but human emotions just suck you in (no, it’s not a chick flick). So for those, who haven’t seen it yet, don’t be lazy, you are not going to regret it.
I might not be as organized when it comes to keeping in touch with people, but I do try my best. The friend of mine, a blogger Susan who is behind vibrantireland.com was in town. We don’t get to see each other often, so going to one of the Project Arts Centre’s guest artists seemed like a great excuse to meet up. I do like Project Arts Centre. However, they have misleadingly listed ABeCedarium Bestiarium as a dance performance. Well, it’s not. I have seen strange performances before, but so far this is on the top of my list for being just weird. The piece consisted from 13 solo performances written by Antonia’s artist friends exploring extinct animal species. Each piece performed and reflected different moods and personalities. It felt like Antonia managed to portrait her friends while applying their character specifics to the particular animal. There were birds, belly flops, clothes change as well undressing, tiger, horses and sirens. Some solos were rather educational, while others entertaining with a twist of humor, not sure if intended though. We were moving on the stage together with Antonia during the course of the performance. Every time individual piece was over, she checked her notes, gave us a polite smile as an indication that it’s over, and walked across to the next spot on the stage, where all necessary artistic utensils if you like, were set. One aspect performance did not lack was a variety. In everything – styles, moods, characters, execution. Would I go to see it again? No. Would I suggest to my friends? I don’t think so, unless they need a topic to talk about while having pints after. I am sure there was loads of effort put into the performance and I must compliment sound design as well as visual effects. Just not my cup of tea, I am afraid. It was also interesting to watch audience reaction – I wasn’t alone. In any case, it was a lovely excuse to meet a friend.
That’s me and my past month or 2. I am now on holiday back at my parents house, hiding from civilization. Nevertheless I have managed to anger some of my colleagues, because I refused to work 3rd day in a row while being on holidays. My own fault I guess, shouldn’t have worked previous 2.
I am heading to Moscow on Monday, hence there won’t be any reviews for a while. However I am planning to go to see Wicked in Board Gais Energy Theatre around mid December, so do expect a post on that.
For now though, I am off to watch telly and eat Fererros, because it’s snowing outside and I don’t have a warm enough coat to go for a walk. Because I am on holidays. Yay!