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Jasmine Gardosi – Bodies, taboos, and what poetry can do

Jasmine Gardosi – Bodies, taboos, and what poetry can do

September’s Poet of the Month, Jasmine Gardosi, talks to Apples and Snakes about writing, taboos, and dance classes…

Donata Kukyte Photography | Autin Dance Theatre

I have an obsession with taboo. At least, poking holes in it to see what comes out. For those who aren’t 100% sure on what taboos are, these are the subjects, words or phrases that we avoid or find difficult to talk about due to social customs, codes or for silly reasons that have somehow stuck. Menstruation is one example. Mental health can be …

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Public Address Artist Commission – Jasmine Gardosi

Public Address Artist Commission – Jasmine Gardosi

Following the success of Public Address: The Soapbox Tour, we caught up with each of the ensemble artists to hear about their experiences of being involved in the project, and where they see their work heading next. Listen to Jasmine Gardosi’s Public Address commission, recorded live at Bloomsbury Festival…

Photo credit: Suzi Corker www.suzicorker.com

‘Public Address has been a unique chance to work and form bonds with other poets from all over the UK. I’ve also loved the opportunity to push myself artistically and do things vocally I never thought

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Looking Back – Public Address: The Soapbox Tour

Looking Back – Public Address: The Soapbox Tour

This autumn, Apples and Snakes invited a group of exciting and innovative spoken word artists from across the UK to be part of a uniquely theatrical spoken word show – Public Address: The Soapbox Tour.

‘I always forget how inspiring and moving spoken word can be!’ – Audience member

Photo credit: Suzi Corker | www.suzicorker.com

Working alongside renowned writer and director Hannah Silva, whose innovative work incorporates elements of live art and soundscape, the four-strong Public Address ensemble set about exploring the theme of ‘soapbox’ within their writing, and …

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Jasmine Gardosi – Don’t Get Comfortable

Jasmine Gardosi – Don’t Get Comfortable

As Public Address heads towards its third stop on the Soapbox Tour, ensemble artist Jasmine Gardosi talks about the necessity of stepping out of your comfort zone…

This Public Address Tour is a show full of poets making themselves uncomfortable – in the good sort of way.

Photo credit: Suzi Corker www.suzicorker.com

We have Helen Seymour who literally can’t seem to get comfortable on any of her on-stage seats. We have Justin Coe pushing himself beyond his usual territory of children’s audiences. We have AJ McKenna performing through a mouthful …

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Hannah Silva – Writing as Performance

Hannah Silva – Writing as Performance

Hannah Silva is an awarding winning poet, performer, and playwright known for her innovative explorations of language and voice in performance. As Apples and Snakes’ Poet of the Month for September and Artistic Director of Public Address: The Soapbox Tour, Hannah talks to us about the art of writing as performance.

I like to think of performing poetry as writing the poem right there in the moment of performance, discovering it with an audience, giving it breath and meaning. In performance the important thing is to do the writing …

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