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Monday, June 18, 2018

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Polarity and Proximity review at Sadler’s Wells – ‘power, elegance and virtuosity’ by Rachel Elderkin

George Williamson’s Embrace is the first product of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s commissioning programme for new works, Ballet Now. It makes for a

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet review at Sadler’s Wells – ‘intense emotion’ by Rachel Elderkin

Kenneth MacMillan was a choreographer who truly knew how to express emotion. This was particularly evident in his pas de deux, and

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Review: Xenos at Sadler’s Wells by Rachel Elderkin

An achingly profound and lasting poignancy: Akram Khan's last solo show is a moving exploration of WWI. The post Review: Xenos at Sadler’s Wells appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Motionhouse: the dance-circus group still digging deep at 30 by Rachel Elderkin

Known for its athletic, high-impact style, Motionhouse gets to grips with the modern world – literally, with dancers moving across buildings and

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘exquisitely crafted’ by Rachel Elderkin

Formosa, the title of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s latest work to premiere in the UK, comes from the name Portuguese sailors first

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Terra Firma review at the Place, London – ‘a strong and diverse triple bill’ by Rachel Elderkin

Terra Firma, the current tour from National Dance Company Wales, features three bold and individually distinctive works, proving that this is one

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Troth review at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London – ‘evocative and poignant dance theatre’ by Rachel Elderkin

In the First World War, 60,000 soldiers of undivided India died serving the British Army. Their sacrifice for the British Empire, at

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review: 10 by Company Chameleon by Rachel Elderkin

Between comedy and seriousness: the Manchester-based dance company celebrates its tenth birthday. The post Review: 10 by Company Chameleon appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Toro: Beauty and the Bull review at Lilian Baylis Studio, London – ‘sensual and provocative’ by Rachel Elderkin

Fairy lights hang from the ceiling. In the foreground a woman is stretched out, her legs spread-eagled. Behind her, bare chested men

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Windrush: Movement of the People review at Peacock Theatre, London – ‘timely new work’ by Rachel Elderkin

Windrush: Movement of the People is the timely new full length work by Phoenix Dance Theatre. Choreographed by artistic director Sharon Watson,

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review: Constructions of Thin Air at The Place by Rachel Elderkin

Powerful and poignant: Maresa von Stockert's return to indoor staging is a compelling study of interaction and experience. The post Review: Constructions of Thin Air at The Place appeared fi…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Candoco: Face in/Let’s Talk About Dis review at Sadler’s Wells – ‘a lively double bill’ by Rachel Elderkin

Yasmeen Godder’s new creation for Candoco Dance Company, Face In, is one of the final works programmed by the company’s former artistic

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ballet British Columbia review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘a timely female-led programme’ by Rachel Elderkin

During a week in which one Canadian ballet company announce a programme of work choreographed solely by men on, quote, the “subject

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Resolution 2018 review at the Place, London – ‘a vital platform for artists’ by Rachel Elderkin

Resolution is the Place’s annual festival for dance. Open to artists at any stage of their career and with a focus on

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Review: Joss Arnott Dance: Triple Bill at Trinity Laban by Rachel Elderkin

A freshness within his signature style: this Joss Arnott trio concludes with a compelling new piece. The post Review: Joss Arnott Dance: Triple Bill at Trinity Laban appeared first on Exeunt…

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Candoco Dance Company: ‘We’re interested in work that shifts the perception of ability’ by Rachel Elderkin

Ben Wright and Charlotte Darbyshire are shaping their vision for Candoco Dance Company – and their first season as artistic co-directors –

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Tesseract review at Jackson’s Lane, London – ‘inventive and playful’ by Rachel Elderkin

There are a surprisingly large number of ways to water a plant. For former tightrope-walker Nacho Flores, the solution is more complex

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour review at Arena Birmingham – ‘cheesy, vibrant, fun’ by Rachel Elderkin

Glitter balls, sequins and lame jokes. Strictly Come Dancing is now in its 11th year, it has a formula that works and

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/ La Sylphide review at London Coliseum – ‘sexually charged’ by Rachel Elderkin

Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort is a succinct, sexually charged work – particularly for 1946 when it premiered. From

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cinderella on Ice review at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London – ‘lavish and fast-paced’ by Rachel Elderkin

In the Winter Palace Theatre, a Russian-inspired space at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Cinderella is taking to the ice. Running at under

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Hunted review at Lilian Baylis Studio, London – ‘intense and authoritative’ by Rachel Elderkin

A throttled wail reverberates through the darkness. The sound morphs into a rich, melodic chant and finally, as solo performer Dorothee Munyaneza

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: The North at The Place by Rachel Elderkin

Winter is coming: Joan Clevillé Dance's second full-length show heads north on a journey of discovery. The post Review: The North at The Place appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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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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