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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sisters Grimm: Voices of The Amazon

Director: Pietra Mello-Pittman Choreographer: Helen Pickett Musical Director: Rob Barron Reviewer: Nicole Evans Billed as a Brazillian-fused contemporary dance piece intertwined with ballet and capoeira, Sisters Grimm's Voices of the Amazon tells the tale of the love between two water-spirit sisters who live beneath the deep waters of the Amazon river. When one becomes ill, the other ventures above ground in search of ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – New Adventures: Country

Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lucy Ross Matthew Bourne's New Adventures delivered a welcomed snippet of their touring show Country. The well-known and delightful dance routines complimented and set itself perfectly into the green trees and rolling hills of the Latitude festival backdrop, immersing its audience in the music and picturesque sequences representing the English countryside in the 'good old days'. ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 at Latitude Festival 2017 (Cont.)

By KRIS HALLETT Along with Edinburgh and panto, Latitude is the one time of year where theatre can be a morning activity as well as a form keeping nocturnal hours. Consequently with coffees still in hand, a small spattering of cultural vultures packed into the Speakeasy tent to see a first work-in-progress showing of theatremaker Daniel Bye’s latest. So much ...

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UPDATE: Day 2 Comedy at Latitude Festival 2017

By NICOLE EVANS With so much going on all at once at Latitude it's simply impossible to get around everything, but in the spirit of ensuring a sample of all that is on offer, Saturday morning begins with a couple of hours in the Comedy tent. Phil Ellis, who is no stranger to the festival, kicks things off with his ...

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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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Latitude Festival 2017 – Charlie Fink: Cover My Tracks

Writers: Charlie Fink and David Grieg  Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Kris Hallett Well, it's certainly novel. A one-hour show basically created as a hype machine for former Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink’s new studio album, is certainly a different commercial sell than a couple of million dollar music video. It's an avenue rarely explored so far in theatre ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 Cabaret at Latitude Festival 2017

By NICOLE EVANS It wouldn't be right to see through Latitude Festival without doing a stint in the Cabaret tent and Friday afternoon feels like a good time to take up a spot under the canopy to see what it has to offer us this year. First of the two acts up, and taking their seats on the b-stage, is ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Balletboyz: Life

Choreographers: Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos Reviewer: Nicole Evans Sadler's Wells have certainly come up trumps with repeating their well-known full schedule of dance performances and Friday evening brings the turn of all-male dance group, Balletboyz, to peddle and prance their wares on The Waterfront stage. With the festival now in full swing and music ringing out from the many stages ...

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