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The Russian Ice Stars: Peter Pan On Ice – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Music: Silvio Amato Choreographer: Ludmila Butskova Reviewer: Jess Rowe The Russian Ice Stars' twist on J.M Barrie’s classic children's novel brings a magical delight of excitement for children of all ages, aged 5 to 90. Retelling the well-known adventure of the Darling children as they leave their London home one spellbinding evening with the boy who never wants to grow ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Birmingham Royal Ballet 's Romeo and Juliet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Reviewer: Laura Bateman Romeo and Juliet is one of the most celebrated ballets in the modern repertoire. Choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan for The Royal Ballet, it premiered in 1965 with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. It has since become a staple of both The Royal Ballet’s and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ...

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Tap Factory – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Tap Factory dancers

Choreographer and Director:Vincent Pausanias Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There is a style of theatrical performance that defies categorisation. Typified by the long-running West End showStomp, such shows are not quite dance shows, not quite musical performances – perhaps ‘choreographed percussion’ might be the closest one comes. And that’s the category to whichTap Factorymost closely aligns itself, using an industrial setting to ...

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Into The Hoods Remixed – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Jade Hackett as Rap-on-Zel in Into The Hoods: Remixed

Director, Writer and Choreographer: Kate Prince Musical Director: DJ Walde Reviewer: Fiona Hannon   This week, ZooNation and Sadler’s Wells bring Into the Hoods Remixed, billed as the UK’s freshest fairytale, to the Sheffield stage. Once upon a time in a land far, far away, two children find themselves lost in the hood, on Ruff Endz Estate where they meet ...

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Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: James Garrington Anyone who has watched Strictly Come Dancing will know of Brendan Cole – the bad boy of the programme, seeing how far he can bend the rules, but all in the cause of great choreography. What do the dancers do for the rest of the year, though? Well, in Cole’s case, he puts together a dance extravaganza ...

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Northern Ballet: Swan Lake – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Image Emma Kauldhar

Artistic Director / Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Beverley Haigh The past few years have seen Northern Ballet developing their body of work, David Nixon OBE heralding brand new ballets and providing innovative additions to their ever growing portfolio of work. Continuing the success of last year’s 1984, Northern Ballet adds Jane Eyre to their current ...

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The Last Tango – New Theatre, Cardiff

flavia cacace vincent simone last tango

Choreography: Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace Co-choreographer and Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   For Strictly Come Dancing aficionados, The Last Tango affords a not-to-be-missed chance to see worldwide dance champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace perform their Argentinian tango again. This it is – and more, far more. Billed as their final show together, following after Midnight Tango ...

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Verve 2016 – Z-Arts, Manchester

Artistic Director: Gianluca Vincentini Choreography: Efrosini Protopapa, Athina Vahla, Renaud Wiser, Anton Lachky Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Verve is the postgraduate touring company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and gives completing students the experience of professional-level touring with the opportunity to make new work with a range of emerging and established choreographers. As each yearly cast is different ...

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