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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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BE FESTIVAL: Betelgez – Birmingham REP

Created by: Ki Omos Kineitai (Greece) Reviewer: John Kennedy Political protest symbolism seethes and weaves with a dangerous and potent dynamic (quite literally at times for the cast) in Betelgez. It won't easily be forgotten - nor should be. A see-saw construction is stage-centre focus. A suspended rope dangles from the lighting rig. Physical Theatre combines with tightrope taut, acrobatic aerial ...

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Failure – Judson Memorial Church, New York

Choreographer: Laura Peterson Director: Laura Peterson Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Choreographer Laura Peterson ruminates on the nature of winning and losing and the acquisition of material wealth as a symbol of success in her new dance installation Failure, running at Judson Memorial Church. Failure employs fragile sculpture and aerobic choreography to drive its ideas home. Performed in the main chapel ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux – The Warren

Creator: Ester Natzijl Performer: Esmee van Lierre Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's something mesmerising about good puppetry that makes you forget you are watching an artificial creation and in Ester Natzjil's haunting Watching, ceci n'est pas de deux we witness a defining moment in dance, drama and puppetry. Originally performed by Natzijl herself, the piece is now performed by Esmee van ...

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