Still from UK choreographer Russell Maliphant's show 'Still Current'. Photo: Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
Following yesterday's sold-out performance of UK choreographer Russell Maliphant's 'Still Current' in Ramallah, the British Council's Suha Khuffash explains what dance, and especially contemporary dance, means to Palestinians.
Still from 'The Golden Age of the Russian avant-garde' exhibition. Copyright: Central Exhibition Hall, Manege, Moscow
Have you ever imagined a painting coming to life? From 14 April, art fans in Russia will be able to do just that, when Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke's 'The Golden Age of the Russian Avant-Garde' opens at the Moscow Manege exhibition venue, supported by British Council Russia. The exhibition animates art from Russia's influential avant-garde movement, as the British
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure (cropped, 1976), © The Henry Moore Foundation, Courtesy British Council Collection.
Imprisoned for eight years by Albania's Communist regime for his 'modernist tendencies', artist, architect and writer Maks Velo recalls the time he first saw Henry Moore's work, and explains why it still makes a profound impression on him today. 'The Printmaker', an exhibition of 86 works by Henry Moore, is at the Kosovo National Gallery until 20 April.
'I tried to find a metaphorical name for the magazine, which would mean moving towards a positive future.' Dhow off the Jumiera Palm, Dubai (image courtesy Nico Crisafulli under Creative Commons license)
Have you ever dreamed of running your own creative business? If so, Iman Ben Chaibah, a member of the British Council's Young Creative Entrepreneur network, has tips on how to do it. She explains how she successfully set up Sail, an online magazine written by young Emiratis in English.
Myeong-dong in Seoul today, where penniless Korean poets used to meet after the war. Photo by marcia taylor under Creative Commons licence.
If you're curious about Korean poetry, understanding the country's rich and turbulent history is a great place to start. Scholar and translator Brother Anthony of Taizé (An Sonjae) explains. The Korea Cultural Programme is at the London Book Fair this coming April.