Let the music move you – The Body Festival and The BDO

BodyFestivalChristchurch is a-shimmying and and a-shaking to The Body Festival. There are performances, workshops and all sorts of dancey fun to be had.

The workshops are a brilliant way to dip your toe in the world of dance. Last time I tried Bollywood. It’s fun to spend the afternoon dancing in the foyer of the Christchurch Art Gallery. This time, maybe my New Year’s resolution of having a bash at the flamenco could be ticked off the list.

In other music news: Muse is to headline Big Day Out – What can I say but Hooray!  Their new album Resistance is proving popular amongst library users (it sounds very Queen-tastic) and this news will probably create a  flurry of interest in their back catalogue.  Matt Bellamy, Muse’s singer/guitarist/pianist, wields his instruments like weapons of war and will fair burn up the stage. Muse is one of the few bands who deign to include Christchurch in their tours so good on them.

Other visitors and locals in the lineup: Kasabian, The Mars Volta, Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal, PNC, Kora, Dimmer and Gin Wigmore. See the Big Day Out 2010.