wed 20/01/2021

ismene brown

ismene.brown's picture
Bio
Ismene designed and launched the original version of The Arts Desk, and was the Site Coordinator and a board director for three years, as well as its dance editor. She has been dance critic for the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator, and is presently doing doctoral research in Soviet cultural history at Oxford University. A trained musician, she has also written for TAD on classical music, theatre, TV and film.

Articles By Ismene Brown

latest in today

Olivia Sudjic: Asylum Road review - trauma, barely suppresse...

In Asylum Road, Olivia Sudjic's third book, everything is purposeful, each loaded gun introduced just waiting to go off. It has something...

Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain, BBC Two revi...

What a television programme gets called is not always the choice of the people making it, but it certainly is the choice of its broadcaster. In...

76 Days review - disturbing record of the initial outbreak o...

It is probable that no other document gets closer to the direct experience of frontline workers and victims of...

Raven Leilani: Luster - portrait of the artist as a black mi...

One of the finer episodes in Raven Leilani’s startling debut (...

Blu-ray: Liberté

Catalan director Albert Serra’s interest in late...

Apartment House, Wigmore Hall online review - introspective...

Another year, another lockdown. Though I have little...

Album: Passenger – Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted

The tears of a clown is a familiar enough metaphor – a cliché, perhaps – and as an image it adorns the sleeve of the latest album by...

Reissue CDs Weekly: John Mayall - The First Generation

The First Generation 1965–1974 is a 35-CD box set dedicated to the...