maeshelle west-davies

Artist, curator and writer: maeshelle west-davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums.

Ukraine: solidarity through the arts

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On Thursday I was really busy, as usual. I knew A Concert for the Whole World would be broadcast live from Ukraine at 5 PM. On top of that, I knew I could watch it later. I debated. This could be heavy. Musicians of the Chernivtsi Regional Philharmonic were playing a concert from a bomb

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SWDC: BATS live, in Widescreen

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60 minutes is not a long time, but BATS manages to evoke love, playfulness, fear, hate, loneliness, and more. It truly is like going to a movie. Not one word is spoken. Yet, plenty is communicated about how we interact with and affect others through choreography, visuals, and music. This is tap, Sebastian Weber style.

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Michiko Saiki’s Voices of Women: on Acceptance and Affirmation

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How to bore an audience: provide one-dimensional characters. So many of us are pigeon-holed and stereotyped. In her multimedia performance, Voices of Women (Stimmen der Frauen), Michiko Saiki examines the multiplicity that is woman. We are not just baby-making machines. We are living, breathing creatures with unique stories to tell. Look into our eyes. Read

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Harry Hachmeister: Von Disko zu Disko

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Art is not instantaneous, nor are openings. It took a little while after restrictions lifted, but now there are vernissages all over town, pretty much every weekend. Excited people arrive early and find lines out the door, some are turned away due to capacity restrictions. Wait, did I say art exhibitions or clubs? Now is

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Glitch AG Looks at why Women Protest

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HIM: “Can you help me?” HER: “I can try.” HIM: “Where’s (mumble)Street?” HER: “I’m sorry. I don’t know.” HIM: “Do you have a boyfriend?” HER: “That’s not really relevant.” HIM: “Do you want to go for a drink?” HER: “No, thank you.” HIM: “Are you a prostitute?” HER: “No.” HIM: “Do you need money?” HER:

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Trajal Harrell strength through vulnerability: euro-scene 2021

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LeipGlo contributor and artist Maeshelle West-Davies shares her experience with Trajal Harrell's dance piece The Köln Concert as well as some insights on the euro-scene festival and its new director Christian Watty.

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