It makes a lot of mess, but the random activity is oddly blank. Bausch dancers are often manic, sometimes funny or arch; here they look almost bored. The pace slows.One man keeps going to a wardrobe at the side of the stage, dressing up in drag or producing odd props. He cuts slices from a steak tied to his arm, then cooks them on a hot iron. The same man dons a crown of cigarettes, and lifts a candle in a Statue of Liberty pose, casting predatory glances at the front row. It's not unsettling: the weirdness looks routine.Then he announces an interval.
The lights go up, but his colleagues go on twitching, running around, parading across the stage. The audience sits dutifully watching, even as the lights go up.There are some funny moments A woman walks on, clutching a packet of dried spaghetti This is her spaghetti, she explains, she won't share it. She plucks out single pieces of pasta, exclaiming: "This is mine! And this! And this!" with ferocious gusto. Another woman takes photographs as her partner flips her in a cartwheel.As in Nelken , seen at Sadler's Wells last week, the women of Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal teeter about in fetish heels, changing in and out of evening dress. Clambering over the rubble, they have to walk in a half crouch, knees bent and feet turned awkwardly out.Bausch often gives her dancers plenty to contend with, but it's surprising how unexpressive this set becomes Falling, the bricks are astonishing Once they had landed, I lost interest.. For most 13-year-olds, writing a novel when they were 10 and getting it published is a big achievement.
But Emma Maree Urquhart is now mulling over the possibility of a Hollywood movie deal. Comparisons with J K Rowling are already being made."We are already in discussions about producing a movie, a television series, an audio book, a game and even translating the story into almost every major language of the world."I am confident that more than one million copies of the book will be sold worldwide before the end of the year."Emma Maree began writing at 10, starting with short stories and quickly moving on to the longer form. Once she had started, she completed her debut novel in less than a year, writing longhand and transferring the results onto a computer. Last year the ambitious novelist sent off copiesto several publishers, but it was Aultbea that recognised the potential."She is a genius," said Mr Faulkner. "The book is very hard to put down and is not obviously written by child."Emma Maree has already started work on the second book with the same cast of characters."This is not a one-off book," said Mr Faulkner. "She is most definitely just at the start of a very long and promising career.".