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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – The Lowry, Salford

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Tate James Matthew Bourne brings his own brand of magic to the Lowry with his latest tour of Cinderella. Though maybe not as definitive as the ever popular Nutcracker or the iconic Swan Lake, this may just be the most enchanting production in his New Adventures repertoire. Originally conceived in 1997 ...

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Tango Moderno – New Theatre, Cardiff

Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone Director: Karen Bruce Choreography: Karen Bruce with Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Sultry and sexy, exotic as a hot summer evening in Buenos Aires – Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone bring the exciting beat of the Argentine Tango to the stage of Cardiff’s New Theatre this week in Tango Moderno.  Ever since ...

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Candoco: Face In/Let’s Talk About Dis – Sadler’s Wells, London

Directors and Choreographers: Yasmeen Godder (Face In), Hetain Patel (Let’s Talk About Dis) Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Candoco’s new double bill pairs a new piece – Yasmeen Godder’s Face In, which the company premiered last autumn – with Hetain Patel’s 2014 work Let’s Talk About Dis. Together, they form a powerful statement about the direction of the company of disabled and ...

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Foreign Body – The Vaults, London

Writer: Imogen Butler-Cole Director: Fran Moulds Reviewer: Richard Maguire ‘I’m fine,‘ says a voice at the start of this 40-minute dance show about the trauma of sexual abuse. But the voice is at odds with the solitary performer, creator and writer Imogen Butler-Cole, who moves slowly inside a crescent of tall standing mirrors. It’s very clear that she’s not fine, ...

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Ballet Hispánico: Carmen – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director – Eduardo Vilaro Reviewer: Dominic Corr Priding itself with a connection to its roots, the Ballet Hispánico company stitches the grandeur of ballet with the accessibility of Latin movement. Exploring Latino culture, seeking to educate whilst also entertain, Ballet Hispánico talents lie not just in dance, but in identity and awareness. From the beginning, there is little question ...

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Germán Cornejo’s Tango After Dark – Peacock Theatre, London

Director and Choreographer: Germán Cornejo Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Returning to the Peacock Theatre, Germán Cornejo and his long-term professional dance partner Gisela Galeassi can always be depended upon to provide an exhilarating showcase of the Argentinian Tango. The couple’s latest show, Tango After Dark, receives its world premiere here. Stripping away anynarrative framing device, the emphasis instead is on strong ...

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Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director: Lyudmila Nerubashchenko Conductor: Igor Shavruk Reviewer: Donna Kelly It’s hard to believe that the original 1877 production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was considered a failure. Today, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and popular classical ballets of all time, with Moscow City Ballet billing it as one of their signature pieces. Swan Lake tells the bewitching ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Peter Wright Company: Birmingham Royal Ballet Reviewer: Tate James Opulence abounds in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s dreamy production of The Sleeping Beauty. This most classic fairytale is more beautiful than ever in Peter Wright’s iconic production, and seems to have lost none of its magic since its premiere in 1984. There isn’t ...

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