A C U P O F T E A ☕
Morning all! Where did the sun ☀ go?! It's seriously foggy out, so go careful if you're out and about this morning.
I'm on slow time today as I am completely knackered. I can guarantee much tea is going to be consumed, though sadly not from a turquoise teapot of dreams, whilst waiting for a leisurely breakfast @mbkstroud 🙁
I have a jam packed day at work to get through, but I'm off to Oxford this evening to see @greasemusicaluk - one of my favourites! I've actually performed in two productions of Grease, as well as choreographing and producing the show whilst at uni, and my hen weekend had a Grease theme, so it's safe to say I'll be singing along! 🎶
I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday 😘
#Malthouse#DanceMassive Nicola Gunn: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster. Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, c.1560, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (or a close copy made soon after a painting by him). See also W.H.Auden's poem 'Musée de Beaux-Arts' which sees this painting in relation to everyday morality. The painting is Gunn's 'artist's statement' for her theatre programme.
#Malthouse#DanceMassive#AsiaTopa Anti-Gravity. Anouk van Dijk, with Singaporean Ho Tzu Nyen, creates an austere world of individual atmospherics, then a sudden change and a communal bacchanal erupts. Although I still don't 'get' van Dijk's "Countertechnique" choreography, she has an eye for spectacle and her ultra-committed dancers are amazing. This work seems to show a warming, and much of the second half was purely enjoyable :) I chatted to a dancer's mum afterwards & she agreed ;-) The weather balloon did unfortunately remind me of Woody Allen, though…
#Malthouse#DanceMassive Nicola Gunn: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster. Yet another one-woman show from this mid- to late-early thirties artiste… Gunn uses disarming conversational narrative, deceptive choreography (not just made up!) and her considerable personal charm, to lead the viewer on a wild-duck chase through highways and dead-ends, all the while in a fidgety pursuit of everyday morality.
These steep tanks hold 10 tons of barley and water – an 8,000 gallon capacity. They are 10 feet in diameter and 20’ tall Mueller tanks, made in Springfield, MO. We have been hard at work, delicately maneuvering the tanks into place and drilling anchor holes for these vessels.
Barley will be delivered from Sacramento Valley, and other California farms, directly to our malthouse. The barley is steeped in water inside these tanks. After soaking, the grain is spread on the malthouse floor to germinate for 3-7 days (floor-malting). Then it gets dried in a kiln over a 24-hour period. Finally, you get the soul of beer, Malt! Our steep tanks are open top, for easy access and filling. In contrast, fermentation tanks are usually closed on top.
B R U N C H 🍽
Oh my days... 😍 @adamlewisloves and I just enjoyed a really lovely chilled brunch with @mamabearofone and her little family. Such fab company and such good food.
But down to business... which is always about me getting fed! This is sourdough eggy bread with crispy bacon and avocado @mbkstroud and it was everything I wanted. I often leave streaky bacon when I eat out, particularly because it's usually anaemic and not crispy enough, but no such concerns here. It was perfect!
If you want to see what @adamlewisloves enjoyed, flip over to his account - it was equally yummy.