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Friday, October 20, 2017

Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration review at Royal Opera House, London by Rachel Elderkin

Kenneth MacMillan is known as a master storyteller. But even a plotless one-act ballet like Concerto shows how skilled a choreographer the

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dance Umbrella review – ‘an exciting and varied programme’ by Rachel Elderkin

Dance Umbrella, London’s annual festival of dance, sees performances taking place across the city in theatres, small arts venues and outdoor spaces.

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Review: Izindava at Sadler’s Wells by Rachel Elderkin

"Led by feeling and emotion": Rachel Elderkin admires Bawren Tavaziva's richly expressive and highly personal new show at Sadler's Wells. The post Review: Izindava at Sadler’s Wells ap…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Dance Umbrella: Bringing 21st-century choreography to parts of London others don’t reach by Rachel Elderkin

The Dance Umbrella festival returns to London this month to ‘celebrate 21st-century choreography’, with performances at some unusual venues, from Battersea Power

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ballet Boyz: Fourteen Days review at Sadler’s Wells – ‘an intriguing concept’ by Rachel Elderkin

Four choreographers and 14 days for each to create a work. The concept behind BalletBoyz latest programme is straightforward enough – the

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: Acosta Danza: Debut at Sadler’s Wells by Rachel Elderkin

"The strength of this programme lies in the works that present something fresh and exciting": Rachel Elderkin reviews Carlos Acosta's new dance company. The post Review: Acosta Danza: Debut …

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Royal Ballet Gala review at Hull New Theatre Hull – ‘varied and entertaining’ by Rachel Elderkin

It’s been 30 years since the Royal Ballet last performed in Hull but in that period the city has been making its

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cirkus Cikor: Limits review at Royal Festival Hall, London – ‘clever, comical and thoughtful work’ by Rachel Elderkin

Current news is dominated by the plight of people forced to leave their home countries, to flee from war and abandon their

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The Mariinsky Ballet’s La Bayadere at the Royal Opera House – ‘exquisite and majestic’ by Rachel Elderkin

The Kingdom of the Shades, in Act III of La Bayadere, is one of classical ballet’s most famous corps scenes. In the

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Round up: Dance at Wilderness 2017 by Rachel Elderkin

From samba-inspired workshops to dancing naked: Rachel Elderkin reviews a selection of the dance line up at Wilderness 2017. The post Round up: Dance at Wilderness 2017 appeared first on Exe…

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wilderness 2017 by Rachel Elderkin

Rachel Elderkin talks us through the dance shows being performed at this year's Wilderness festival. The post Wilderness 2017 appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Nicht Schlafen review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘raw and human’ by Rachel Elderkin

The bodies of three horses lie in a pile on the stage. Nine performers – eight men, one woman – stand over

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: New English Ballet Theatre at Sadler’s Wells by Rachel Elderkin

Lively and refreshing: Rachel Elderkin reviews the New English Ballet Theatre performing The Four Seasons and Other Modern Ballets. The post Review: New English Ballet Theatre at SadlerR…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

8 Minutes review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘fails to ignite’ by Rachel Elderkin

Eight minutes is the time it takes for a photon – the fundamental particle of visible light – to travel from the

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Richard Alston Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘matchless musicality’ by Rachel Elderkin

Richard Alston Dance Company’s latest programme sees the return of Alston’s 2004 work Gypsy Mixture alongside the recently created Chacony – but

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rain review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘exuberant and finely crafted’ by Rachel Elderkin

Created in 2001, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Rain has become one of her signature works. It’s set to Steve Reich’s Music for

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas review at Richmond Theatre, London – ‘a fragmented narrative ballet’ by Rachel Elderkin

John Boyne’s 2006 novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, about a young boy’s experiences in a concentration camp, met with criticism

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Zero Point review at the Barbican – ‘edgy and visually striking’ by Rachel Elderkin

Choreographer, sound and visual artist Darren Johnston aims to create immersive environments for his audience. As such, he has developed a virtual

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Danse de Nuit review at Here East, London – ‘Forceful yet chaotic’ by Rachel Elderkin

As night falls, a group of people gather under the concrete roof of a site near an east London car park. Come

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Milonga review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘a pure evocation of passion and heat’ by Rachel Elderkin

Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is well known for his collaborative approach to dance and ongoing explorations of various styles. For Milonga, first

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Royal Ballet mixed bill review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘fierce intensity’ by Rachel Elderkin

This rousing mixed bill from the Royal Ballet opens with William Forsythe’s notoriously demanding work The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. From the

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Project O: Voodoo review at Lilian Baylis Studio, London – ‘an intriguing experiment’ by Rachel Elderkin

We are handed a small black envelope and asked to place any timekeeping devices inside – this includes phones. In silence we

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Silk Road review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘delicate and fierce’ by Rachel Elderkin

Jose Agudo initially performed as a flamenco dancer before training in contemporary and Kathak dance. Silk Road, the first full length production

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Review: The Toad Knew at Sadler’s Wells by Rachel Elderkin

An space for imaginations to wander: James Thierree's surreal dance show is full of delights and enchantment. The post Review: The Toad Knew at Sadler’s Wells appeared first on Exeunt …

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Motionhouse: Scattered review at Peacock Theatre, London – ‘daring feats’ by Rachel Elderkin

Motionhouse makes highly physical and daring dance work, often performed outdoors. The set always plays a major role in the company’s work,

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Marc Brew Company: Brewband review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘creative and eclectic’ by Rachel Elderkin

Ear plugs are being offered to the audience on the way in. Brewband, part gig, part dance piece, is the work of

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Tarantiseismic review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘primal and passionate’ by Rachel Elderkin

A series of hunched forms are draped in grey cloaks. They look like a landscape. A palpable tension runs through the figures

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Friday, April 21, 2017

MK Ultra review at Laban Theatre, London – ‘slick and striking’ by Rachel Elderkin

Rosie Kay is known for the extensive research she conducts for her projects. Previous piece 5 Soldiers saw her dancers undertake training

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aracaladanza review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘playful and inventive’ by Rachel Elderkin

Dance company Aracaladanza has been a regular part of the Sadler’s Wells family weekend since 2008. The two-day event sees the building

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Men and Girls Dance review at the Place, London – ‘direct and vital’ by Rachel Elderkin

Men and Girls Dance is undoubtedly a provocative title. But then this is a piece designed to challenge the preconceptions of its

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: RUN at The Place by Rachel Elderkin

Adrenalin-fuelled, beguiling, and vaguely Dionyisian: Rebecca Elderkin is frustrated by 2Faced Dance's uneven triple-bill. The post Review: RUN at The Place appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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