Celtic Californian

A proud Mancunian Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director and Performing Arts Producer who's heart is calling to her from San Fransisco.

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Feel free to contact me at celticalifornianblogger@gmail.com



Saturday, 2 February 2013

New times

Please note that this blog is now innactive. To go to my current blogs, please follow the links below:

Fiery Rockets
Life on both sides of the curtain...

Show tours, tattoos, backstage stuffs, vlogs, alternative fashion/style, my take on the world and all things performance.

www.fieryrockets.blogspot.com


The 378
Life is a journey, but it seems that everyone is constantly looking for the guidebook. Trouble is, there isn't one; there's just millions of different stories of how others muddle their way through and end up some place happy. The 378 is a story of the life, love and dirty laundry of a girl filled with ambition and fear in equal amounts. This is my take on sex, relationships, (and yes, they are two different things!) ambition, dreams, bad times and equal rights.

www.the378.blogspot.com


The Human ConditionI have a deep love for all things HUMAN. Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ancient History, Forensics, Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, Sociology and their influence on the modern world has fascinated me from a very young age. Having wished many times that I could go back to university and do degrees in all of the above, this blog provides me with an outlet for my beloved nerdyness, and I'd like to bring you along with me.

www.thehumancondition2012.blogspot.com
 

Friday, 6 July 2012

"The Moment When..." - Warrington



A short vlog documenting the tech rehearsals and show of the second installment of Cheshire Dance and Walk The Plank's "The Moment When...", a flagship project of the North West Cultural Olympiad 2012.

I am currently serving as groups coordinator on this project.

An accompanying blog will follow soon at www.fieryrockets.blogspot.com

Monday, 18 June 2012

Festivals and Poetry

Two new Fiery Rockets Videos now live!



"The Edge" - a piece of spoken word based on a true story, by myself, Gemma Connell.

Photos by Francesca Hughes of The Big Walrus (www.bigwalrus.co.uk) and Music From Rainy Skies Magazine (www.musicfromrainyskiesmagazine.com)

An accompanying blog will follow at www.fieryrockets.blogspot.com



I reviewed the Manchester stop of the Dot-to-Dot Festival for Music From Rainy Skies (www.musicfromrainyskiesmagazine.com). Here's some footage from the bands we saw:

Patterns
Turbowolf
Wonder Villains
2:54
A Plastic Rose
Pure Love
Dog is Dead
The Drums

An accompanying blog will follow at www.fieryrockets.blogspot.com

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Life on both sides of the curtain...

Three new Fiery Rockets videos now live!



A new poem, entitled "Second Frame" by myself, Gemma Connell.



The second stop in my Tour Diaries series - I talk through the Chester performance of Cheshire Dance and Walk The Plank's "The Moment When..." - a community dance and pyrotechnics spectacular that formed the finale of the Olympic Torch Celebrations in Chester on Tuesday 29th May, 2012.

My role in this project is that of Groups Coordinator - coordinating and recruiting over 10,000 dancers to be part of the project as a whole. I also served as a Stage Manager during the performance.




I reviewed BEACHED Festival in Manchester for Music from Rainy Skies (www.musicfromfrainyskiesmagazine.com) and here's a little showcase of the bands we saw that day.

They Royals
Sam Haine and The Blood Flames
Little Volcanoes
Bluebird Kid Clark
Hey Sholay
The Minx
John Ainsworth
Seeing Hester
Kid British
The Jessie Rose Trip
The Whip
The Futureheads

Accompanying blogs will follow soon at www.fieryrockets.blogspot.com

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

In the studio...



A short piece of improvisation playing around with mirrors and reflections in the studio. An accompanying blog will follow at www.fieryrockets.blogspot.com



A contemporary dance performed to an Untitled poem of mine. An accompanying blog will follow soon at www.fieryrockets.blogspot.com