Introducing... Broken Rose


Impatience is a virtue. It always gets things done quicker; getting them done better is not the issue, at least you’re flying along by the seat of your pants in a slipstream somewhere, and probably having a delightful time doing it.

So that’s me. Miss Impatient. I’m the kind of girl who’s already reaching for the button on her jeans before she’s closed the cubicle door because I’m having far too much fun bumbling along to waste extra seconds in the loo.

And that’s Broken Rose; performance that wants to show off now, and not later when it could be more practiced. No. That would ruin the aesthetic. We’re here to teach something primal. Here to tell a story of love, hatred, and someone who never made it by others’ standards, but by some other warped one, one day you’ll see their name in ‘effing lights.

Just Another Rockstar

Broken Rose

With thanks to Original Fuse Designs.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Follow our Artistic Director on Twitter

Hi there Rockstars,

You can now follow our Artistic Director, Gemma Connell, on twitter. Her username is "CelticCali". Follow her for her Celtic Californian view on life.

Don't forget to follow "BrokenRoseArts" aswell!

Just Another Rockstar.
Broken Rose.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

TRAILER - The Bobbie and Bernie Show

The Bobbie and Bernie Show trailer is finally here! Check it out below, and stay tuned for more updates. Episodes will arrive once we've got Bobbie's strings fixed!

Just Another Rockstar.
Broken Rose.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Introducing... Bobbie and Bernie

Bobbie and Bernie are Broken Rose's newest editions, and will be bringing the Bobbie and Bernie Show to the Broken Rose YouTube channel very soon. Bobbie is the perfect gentleman. Bernie tends to flash her pants when she dances. In fact, I think she's designed that way...

Stay tuned for more news!

Just Another Rockstar.

Broken Rose.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Celtic Californian and her Broken Rose

Hi there Rockstars,

We have a new networking site for you. Artistic Director, Gemma Connell has put together information on all of her projects, including Broken Rose performing arts, on a new social networking site called "A Celtic Californian and her Broken Rose", which can be found at

On this site, you are able to interact with the material, rather than just read news updates. You can sign the guestbook, and give us your thoughts on Broken Rose or Celtic Californian. You can also be a part of the "Your Story" series without the need for a video camera! We've provided a wiki which allows you to write an article about your organisation and have it published on that social network. We will then promote these articles through our other social media networks, as we do with the videos.

ADD YOUR ARTICLES TO THE "YOUR STORY ARTICLES" SECTION OF THE "YOUR STORY SERIES" PAGE (Go to the social network, click on "Your Story" series, then click on the Wiki Navigation drop down menu and go to "Your Story" Articles).

Always looking to give you guys opportunities :)

You can also upload your own fan photos of Broken Rose and take part in the many forums that are now live on the site, so get over there!


Just Another Rockstar.
Broken Rose.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Tongue-in-Cheek Dance Parade Footage now live!

Footage from the Tongue-in-Cheek Eccentrics dance parade which took place in June 2009, as part of Warwick Student Arts Festival, at Warwick University, is now live on our YouTube channel.

The parade moved between two different stages and involved the swapping of music and costumes between dance styles. This footage is that which was choreographed by Gemma Connell, now the artistic Director of Broken Rose, who used this project as inspiration for her performing arts company.

The parade took just over a year to organise, and experienced many technical difficulties along the way, but it generated the second largest audience of the entire week-long festival, pretty impressive for 11 o'clock in the morning! As it was such a huge success, Gemma used the parade as a prototype for what would eventually become Broken Rose.

For more Broken Rose and Tongue-in Cheek footage, check out the Broken Rose channell -

Huge thanks go to Samilia E for filming and editing this for us.

Just Another Rockstar.
Broken Rose.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Broken Rose's AFI - "Prelude 12/21"- The Making of the Video

Myself and Miss Francesca Hughes of Original Fuse Designs arrived at the Carrs skate park in Wilmslow at 8:45am on Bank holiday monday - yes we are insane! And we filmed the video that you guys have been waiting for.

It's currently in the editing stages, but to keep your Broken Rose mojo ticking whilst Fran works her magic, here's a short "Making of the Video" to give you an idea of what is yet to come. Enjoy.

Just Another Rockstar.
Broken Rose.