First off I would like to wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year. The holidays seem to have flown by and I'm not quite sure where they went. I haven't had much inspiration to write as I haven't had much dance in my life this holidays. But there were two key dance events I want to share with you...

The first was Joss Carter, a NSCD third year student, perform in Ballet Boyz 'The Rite of Spring' which aired on BBC1 over the holidays. The program itself was quite interesting, the concept and process was good to see, although the end piece was not so great. But what was important for me was seeing fellow NSCD students achieving things. I felt a sense of pride as a year group, and it was an exciting reminder of the not too distant future that lies ahead for all of us.

Secondly, as I came to blog about Joss' performance I hit my bookmark for the article19 website, rather than my bookmark to the blog control panel. This slip of the curser resulted in me watching a whole morning's worth of videos on article19, as well as taking a brief dip into the Siobhan Davies' archive (I am intending to return to that as I was pretty much videoed out by that point). On top of that I remembered that there is a whole William Forsythe web world I intended to explore and never got round to.....

I'm glad I made the slip and watched the videos, because it reminded me that there are so many resources out there that there is no excuse not to see dance. Obviously, nothing can beat seeing live works, but we're not living in an ideal world - money, time and the availability of dance in different areas often restricts what people can see, but as students of the technological age we are blessed with access to a lot of dance via the internet.

One of my new year's resolutions is to have more productive internet usage, less facebook, more dance videos.