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The Featherstonehaughs, The Place

The Featherstonehaughs, The Place

Rewriting her Egon Schiele dancepiece 12 years on, Lea Anderson has killed it

'Egon Schiele' 12 years on: 'The attitude has altered. What was pathetic then, exploratory, has been turned into an exhibition.'Lea Anderson

It’s a reasonable argument, I'd say, that it is only worth going out to see dance, or anything else, if it’s probably going to be better than telly or conversation with friends. And only if it’s also worth spending a couple of hours travel by train, say £30 to £40, tickets all told, plus a drink on the town. Something for the Arts Council to take on board when considering who to lash out £364,044 taxpayers’ annual subsidy on, no? Or too base a criterion?

It’s a reasonable argument, I'd say, that it is only worth going out to see dance, or anything else, if it’s probably going to be better than telly or conversation with friends. And only if it’s also worth spending a couple of hours travel by train, say £30 to £40, tickets all told, plus a drink on the town. Something for the Arts Council to take on board when considering who to lash out £364,044 taxpayers’ annual subsidy on, no? Or too base a criterion?

Post Rhydian, Jedward and Twilight those shock hairdos and robotic moves now take on more banal associations

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