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Monday, May 14, 2018

Crave review at Barbican Pit, London – ‘illuminating moments’ by Anna Winter

An alumnus of Merce Cunningham and Michael Clark’s companies, Julie Cunningham launched her choreographic career in 2017 with To Be Me, a

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Soap review at Underbelly, London – ‘frothy fun’ by Anna Winter

The central idea of Soap – acrobats performing in and around bathtubs containing actual water – sounds like a cross between a

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SHOW review at Lyric Hammersmith, London – ‘atmospheric and superbly danced’ by Anna Winter

The clowns in Hofesh Shechter’s Show aren’t just creepy, they’re homicidal. By turns gambolling fools, sage advisors and blank-faced killers, this octet

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Friday, May 4, 2018

A Gym Thing review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘an accomplished debut play’ by Anna Winter

At what point does a regime of self-improvement shade into self-destruction? How easily can a quest for bulging biceps descend into delusional

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Tap Pack review at Peacock Theatre, London – ‘inspired tapping’ by Anna Winter

Australian quintet The Tap Pack produce a slick two hours of hoofing and honied vocals, interspersing their impressive dance routines with renditions

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: Fourteen Days at Sadler’s Wells by Anna Winter

Hydraulic elegance: Anna Winter reviews Balletboyz and their programme of four works created in fourteen days. The post Review: Fourteen Days at Sadler’s Wells appeared first on Exeunt…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Review: Yablochkov Candle at Jacksons Lane by Anna Winter

Collective sphincters being clenched: Aino Venna and Ilona Jantti's cabaret circus doesn't have quite the desired effect. The post Review: Yablochkov Candle at Jacksons Lane appeared first o…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud: DFS review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘exhilarating and accessible’ by Anna Winter

Jamaican dancehall and Georgian polyphonic chanting – it seems like an odd pairing for a main stage production, but Cecilia Bengolea and

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Spiked review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘schematic writing’ by Anna Winter

Three very different mothers converge in a hospital waiting room, anxious for updates, after a class of Year 10 pupils are mysteriously

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Friday, April 20, 2018

The Bekkrell Effect review at Roundhouse, London – ‘gently comedic and a bit confounding’ by Anna Winter

A circus inspired by nuclear physics? It’s hard not to think of the world’s premier political megalomaniacs and their social media sabre-rattling.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time review at Barbican, London – ‘A superb, fascinating project’ by Anna Winter

In November, Britain’s ballet companies commemorated the 25th anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan’s death with a varied programme of his one act works.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Cowpuncher review at Southbank Centre – ‘Inspired Wild West re-imagining hampered by longeurs’ by Anna Winter

Cowpuncher is a collaborative project with pulling power. In addition to costumes by Vivienne Westwood’s partner Andreas Kronthaler, it’s scored by celebrated

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams review at Underbelly London – ‘awe-inspiring’ by Anna Winter

Circus Abyssinia’s Ethiopian Dreams offers an hour of ebullient escapism. At its best – in a nonchalant, rhythmically dynamic juggling routine, for

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine review at Roundhouse, London – ‘irresistible charm’ by Anna Winter

Despite the name, Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine gets off to a slightly saggy start. On a set made up of metal climbing

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

BalletLorent: Rumpelstiltskin review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘energetically danced’  by Anna Winter

BalletLorent’s reimagining of Rumpelstiltskin expertly weaves together elements of light and dark, love and dysfunction. In Carol Ann Duffy’s new version of

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Royal Ballet stage managers: The duo who keep the dancers on their toes by Anna Winter

A ballet’s stage manager must be up for anything, from cueing the score to handling ponies. Johanna Adams-Farley and Sarah Woodward, who

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Richard Alston Dance Company review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘a rewarding celebration’ by Anna Winter

It’s been 50 years since contemporary dance doyen Richard Alston made his first work. Mid Century Modern is a fine celebration of

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Votes for Women review at New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme – ‘resonant and thoughtful’ by Anna Winter

Kentucky-born actor, writer and activist Elizabeth Robins’ play Votes for Women, first staged at the Royal Court in 1907, is animated by

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Maliphantworks2 review at the Print Room, London – ‘gorgeously evocative’ by Anna Winter

For the first time in 15 years, choreographer Russell Maliphant is back onstage duetting with his collaborator and partner Dana Fouras. The

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Tango After Dark review at Peacock Theatre, London – ‘technically impressive’ by Anna Winter

In the week of the Beast from the East, the prospect of some Buenos Aires heat, courtesy of German Cornejo’s Tango After

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Review: Gala Flamenca La Chana at Sadler’s Wells by Anna Winter

Proudly matriarchal: Flamenco legend Antonia Santiago Amador makes a rare, glorious appearance. The post Review: Gala Flamenca La Chana at Sadler’s Wells appeared first on Exeunt Magaz…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth review at Wilton’s Music Hall, London – ‘dark, smart dance-theatre’ by Anna Winter

Mark Bruce really puts the murk in Macbeth. It’s an unremittingly dark piece of dance-theatre for which Wilton’s Music Hall, with its

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Russian Ballet Icons review at London Coliseum – ‘disappointing gala performance’ by Anna Winter

Celebrating the 200th birthday of Imperial ballet master and choreographer Marius Petipa, there was a wealth of dance talent on display on

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Tales from Star City review at Tabard Theatre, London – ‘bold ambitions’ by Anna Winter

Tales from Star City, written and directed by Dan Dawes, is an earnest one-woman play with bold ambitions. Spanning three decades, it

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Isabel Bayon: Dju-Dju review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘avant-garde flamenco’ by Anna Winter

Black cats, yellow hats and salt – the superstitions that swirl around flamenco culture form the core of Isabel Bayon’s enjoyably bizarre

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Juliet and Romeo review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘expertly crafted’ by Anna Winter

The most famous teenage lovers in Western literature didn’t actually die. At least, not in Lost Dog’s outstanding Juliet and Romeo, a

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hip-hop dance training: where to start popping, locking and waacking? by Anna Winter

With no hip-hop dance-graded syllabus available, where’s best to learn house and krump? Anna Winter finds out how to take street moves

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Dancer Marianela Nunez: ‘The Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet are my home and my family’ by Anna Winter

Marianela Nunez knew she wanted to be a dancer at three years old. Now starring in Giselle and celebrating her 20th year

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Pluto review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘live-action manga’ by Anna Winter

A spate of high-profile robot deaths, a mysterious tulip and the machinations of a malevolent teddy bear with gleaming red eyes. Welcome

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Playhouse Creatures review at New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme – ‘a funny, feminist triumph’ by Anna Winter

April de Angelis’ 1993 play Playhouse Creatures is a witty and poignant backstage drama that explores the moment in history when lustrous-locked

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sleeping Beauty review at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton – ‘glittering performances’ by Anna Winter

The Royal Ballet institution has a pretty much sacrosanct relationship with Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty. Sumptuously and symphonically scored by Tchaikovsky, it’s the

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