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A Poetic Response to Theo Clinkard

We are excited to have a regular reviewer for the autumn season of ‘Thursday Night is Dance Night’. Dave Young is a creative artist, poet, composer and performer, he is pleased to be invited back to PDSW to do poetic reviews for this seasons Dance performances, following a good reception to his poetic responses at the Integrated Dance Summit in May. Here he reviews Theo Clinkard’s ‘Of land and Tongue’ and ‘Chalk’

Pavilion Dance South West-Thursday night is Dance Night

‘Chalk’ & ‘Of Land and Tongue’ By Theo Clinkard


A man stands on a Cliff top. White.

He goes in a Cave. Falling. Raining Rocks.

Cliffs, chalk, high bones and sea.

Music was made by vegetables.

Things happening live but they carried on after, setting the scenes of performance in an interesting


Wow. A park full of untranslatable things.

Happenings in a world of delightful land.

But it starts to rain on a girl, a woman in a misty frost scene and alone.

A night Club.

Dark, dancing in clumps of people who are on phones.

The British Ignorance,

Language and forgotten words.

A lovely world you have made without the translation because,

It’s not there.


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