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Frantic Beauty – BAM Fisher, New York

Choreographers: Ximena Garnica & the LEIMAY Ensemble Directors: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Brooklyn’s LEIMAY Foundation and Ensemble premiered their latest collaborative dance art creation, Frantic Beauty, at BAM’s Fisher Space this week. This new work, the third of a projected five parts in their BECOMING Series, uses carefully choreographed lighting paired with cycles of energetic ...

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Palmyra – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca have returned to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe following the success of Eurohouse last year. That production explored the making and unmaking of the European Union in the wake of austerity and the fracturing of the European project. This year their performance is no less ambitious as they turn their attention to the ...

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Lucky – Dixon Place, New York

(Lucky) (Dixon Place) (NYC) (c)Nina Wurtzel Photography

Music: David Evans Choreographer: Tyler Holoboski Directors: Henry Evans & Tommy McCarthy Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Dixon Place is the current home of Lucky, Atlas Circus Company’s newest narrative circus created by Henry Evans and Tommy McCarthy. Lucky is a wondrous, fantastical, tidal wave of joy that packs an incredibly powerful punch into a compact run time of just under one ...

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Tanguera – Sadler’s Wells, London

Musical Direction: Lisandro Adrover Director: Omar Pacheco Reviewer: Maryam Philpott ‘The underworld was law, and love was something you paid for’ – this is Buenos Aires at the start of the 20th Century where a host of hopeful immigrants crossed paths with dock workers and gangsters in the cafes and brothels near the harbour. Gerardo Gardelin, Diego Romay and Dolores ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – National Youth Dance Company: Tarantiseismic

Reviewer: Nicole Evans Having seen the superb array of talents National Youth Dance Company has had to offer a Latitude audience for the previous two years, expectations for their return are high. This year bringing Tarantiseismic, created by guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet, the 40-strong company take to the Waterfront stage en-masse, completely dressed in white, and prepare for the ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Far From The Norm: Da Native

Choreographer: Botis Seva Reviewer: Nicole Evans Far From the Norm are becoming a regular opening slot on the Sadler's Wells Waterfront stage, this year bringing their loosely ethnic-themed piece, Da Native, to kick off Friday morning proceedings. Aiming to portray a group of nomads from different lands realising that the world is nothing without one another in it, we witness a ...

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Jungle Book – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music & Lyrics: Filipe Gomes Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J Horsburgh Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth For the majority of people, thinking of the Jungle Book brings back memories of an orphaned human boy on a journey of self-discovery, raised by a group of animals, singing I Wan’na Be Like You. This is not, however, what you'll find here. Poppy ...

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Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down – Sadler’s Wells, London

  Choreographers: Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young Musical Director: Donovan Dorrance Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Tap dance has traditionally been the reserve of the nostalgic musical. In the West End right now, 42nd Street is the perfect evocation of this, its whole ensemble tap routines being the show’s biggest draw. On a smaller scale, Charing Cross Theatre’s Yank! includes several tap routines as it ...

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