Brazilian Artist At Tate

I was excited to be asked to get involved in this great project with renowned Brazilian Artist Valeska Soares

Swirl – by Valeska Soares at Tate Liverpool “A large mirrored ballroom, illuminated by sparkling chandeliers and activated by the confident and coordinated movement of dancers”.

It has been a months since the project started and has been great fun initially travelling around my home town “Liverpool” with Valeska and Jmy dance partner for the project Mr Keith Jones, lecturing and dancing to promote the Tate’s Biennial exhibition and Valenska’s Instillation SWIRL. now we have 5 months of Keith and my self and some pupils dancing in the fabulous Ballroom Valenska has created with in the Tate and ending with a series of dance workshops. It so exciting meeting Valeska and working in the Tate and it’s has been very interesting watching the instillation being installed. I love working with Keith though 4 hours of Rumba to the “look of love” can make you a little brain dead by the end.

I’m sure fun will be had by all I know i’m loving the experience.

Valeska Soares

Valeska Soares was born in Belo Horizonte Brazil. in 1957,  Having taken a Bachelor of Architecture at Universidade Santa Úrsula, Rio de Janiero, in 1987, she completed a postgraduate diploma in the History of Art and Architecture from the Pontificia Universidade Católica three years later. She presented her first solo exhibition in 1991 at Rio’s Espao Cultural Sérig Porto and was awarded a Coordenao de Aperfeioamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) fellowship from Brazil’s Ministry of Education.

She moved to New York in 1992, and became a Doctor of Arts Candidate at the New York University School of Education and had her first New York solo exhibition at the Information Gallery there, She is now a renowned Artist and has worked all over the world.

British Heritage Magazine USA

We were delighted when we were approached last week last week to feature in an article in British Heritage Magazine USA.

A freelance journalist and partner came down to our sister company’s premises JLC Dance Ltd  were they under took a dance lesson with Jan and Brian Porter and then the four went to the tower were a photo shoot was held

The article should be out sometime early next year

Japanese TV

Tram Journeys in Blackpool
By Fuji TV, the Japanese broadcaster/terrestrial.
The documentary programme aims to feature tram journeys in Blackpool. It also features some attractions that Blackpool city offers.






I was delighted to be asked by Mari Kamada if I could be filmed by the company for their weekly holiday documentary which features a different town/country that have trams each week. Myself and Brian Porter JLC Dancer were filmed walking along the Blackpool Promenade, riding a tram and teaching at JLC Dance Ltd.

As you can see it was a cold evening but lots of fun we had a stroll down the promenade and watched the lights being turn on we also go to be filmed riding on a tram and then later dancing and teaching at the dance studio.

The program will go out on Japanese TV and is likely to be watched by thousands of Japanese Viewers so you never no I might be famous in Japan soon!

Fuji Television Network, Inc. is a Japanese television station based in Odaiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, also known as Fuji TV or CX, based on the station’s call sign “JOCX-DTV”.

Fuji Television Network Inc. was founded on November 18, 1957, and started broadcasting on March 1, 1959. In June of that year, Fuji TV formed a network with Tokai TV, Kansai TV, and KBC Television. In October 1966, a news network of exchanging news with local stations with the name of FNN (Fuji News Network) was formed.

In 1986, Fuji TV changed their corporate logo from the old “Channel 8” logo, to the “Medama” logo used by the Fujisankei Communications Group, and In 1986  Fuji TV worked with Nintendo to create two games which I’m sure you have heard of All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. and Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic for the Famicom, All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. was a retooled version of Super Mario Bros.