Rain of Life

A composer friend of mine Valery Niazon wrote a piece of music for his Mum who recently passed away and for his dad who had died earlier.

Two choreographers and dancers set his composition “Rain Of Life”, to dance.

It was recently performed at the fringe festival.

With the permission of the composer and dancers I embed the film here. I found it very moving so I am sharing it. 

Stay well.

Time and Space the Speed of Light

Ibiza, Spain

The winter solstice occurred in the Northern hemisphere yesterday.

Crowds gathered at ‘Time and Space the Speed of Light’ on Cala Llentia, Ibiza, Spain. They were there to dance and celebrate in the rays of the setting sun and to witness the alignment of the shadows on the gold topped central column.

This major stone structure is the 51st land art structure in the ‘Rhythms of Life’ land art project. A series of connected stone drawings on the earth which span the globe and are visible from space.

Watch a brief film about the making of ‘Time and Space the Speed of Light’

WA Museum

smoke cleansing ceremony

In 2020 together with APP (Aboriginal Productions and Promotions) CM Film Productions produced videos that screen in. The spectacular new WA Museum in the Perth Cultural Centre Boola Bardip.  

Smoking ceremony (York 2021)

An Aboriginal name  Boola Bardip means ‘many stories’ in Noongar language.

The name recognises that the museum sits on Whadjuk Noongar land, and honours the cultural heritage of Australia’s First Peoples.  

The Sweet Art of Janice Wong

Internationally renowned dessert queen and artist Janice Wong takes us on a journey of inspiration through Asia to create some of the most incredible edible art pieces in the world.

The Sweet Art of Janice Wong is in pre-production. 

Revisiting “The Rich Tradition”

In 1985, Elisabeth Luard published European Peasant Cookery: the Rich Tradition to great acclaim. It rapidly became a go-to book for cooks, food lovers and critics, and was followed in the early 1990s by a television series, titled The Rich Tradition, based on the book, directed by Carmelo Musca of CM Film Productions.

Talking of Food is pleased to stream the series to coincide with the publishing of a revised, expanded and updated edition of European Peasant Cookery.

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