Final piece: Flocking Patterns - a sombre ballet about migration by Crystal Pite. Amazing choreography that evokes flocks of birds and masses of people alternately and simultaneously, but... Migration considered as misery with no thought to context (authority, nationalism, borders of violence) is just a cheap emotional punch in the end. “Refugees embody the collapse of order” says the choreographer, and I think they mean well but it’s a very dangerous sentiment.

(I’m having the world’s worst attack of hay fever this evening. Not ideal for appreciating ballet, but I’m trying my best.)

(Actual classical theatre was probably more like a musical spectacular with songs and fancy constumes and stage effects, of course, but that’s another thing.)

Second piece: Medusa - a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. I liked this a lot - a very romantic take on the story, with dance to match, offset by the kind of severe design and evocation of ritual that people like to use to evoke classical theatre these days.

First piece: Within the Golden Hour - an abstract piece by Christoper Wheeldon. Modern, but graceful and pretty rather than challenging - though I don’t mean that as criticism.

Ballet tonight - a mixed programme of three pieces at the Royal Opera House.

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Tfw there’s good news in Austria and bad news in Australia, and “CW: auspol” becomes a lottery.

Actually, never mind. I have more mutuals on than I thought. Still getting a bit tired of the culture though.

Increasingly tempted to mute the whole of

There is a Carly Rae Jepsen tabletop RPG

Honestly, you'd think both SOAS and the lecturer would know better.

Loud protest outside as it turns out one of our Law lecturers is also a euro election candidate for the German far right.

An article on an emergent labor action among Lyft/Uber drivers:

After 3 years of pay cuts, these drivers say now they have to fight back, by turning off their apps at certain times, drivers are able to artificially manipulate the Uber and Lyft apps into higher fares.

“All the airplanes we know when they land. So five minutes before, we turn all our apps off all of us at the same time. All of us we turn our apps off. They surge, $10, $12, sometimes $19. Then we turn our app on. Everyone will get the surge,” one driver says.

(It’s fine, in my opinion. Prettier than plain CWs but not enough to be distracting or expose you to unwanted content.)

Incidentally, Amaroq has been using the blurred gradient thing for image CWs for a while now, so if you’ve got anything that runs iOS you can get a better idea of what it looks like.

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