daniel balanescu / the art of dissimulation

Last of the Yiddish Poets: Ray Keenoy


Short pieces set in Spain, Italy, Ireland, Greece, the East End and Hungary are like love letters pasted onto the wall of European history. Along with the familiar Northern attraction to the sensuality and sunshine of the Mediterranean world his unusual (mixed Irish and Jewish) immigrant background has pushed him to question rather than romantically overlook the history of Europe’s seething populations and the struggles that have created a ruin in Ireland or an impoverished village in Spain.

60pp, C format paperback, card wrapper.
Illustrations by Daniel Balanescu.

What the Wind told the Tree Tops – Pegasus Theatre -13 May 2017

Against The Odds – Oxford Youth Dance Company

“On the island of Chios ,thousands of refugees wait for their official papers before boarding the ship to Athens .They live in makeshifts camps in the old castle on the harbour  and at the centre of the island. What are their stories ? Can they retain a sense of beauty ? A sense of self and identity? ”

Costumes and textiles  Daniel Balanescu

Choreography by the dancers with assistance from Cecilia Macfarlane and Joelle Pappas

Conceived and Directed by Joelle Pappas