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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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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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