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Phoenix Dance Theatre Windrush (Movement of the people) – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Music: Various artists Directors: Sharon Watson, Aletta Collins, Christopher Bruce CBE Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Phoenix Dance Theatre opens this season with a mixed programme and features the world premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People.  This season is special as the company takes the opportunity to recognise the multicultural society of this country and also celebrate black British culture. The ...

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Ghost Dances and other works – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Christopher Bruce, Kim Brandstrup and Andonis Foniadakis  Music: Arnold Schoenberg and Ilan Eshker Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The current visit to The Lowry by Rambert features a world premiere and the return of one of the company’s best-loved works. Kim Brandstrup’s Transfigured Night is based on the story of an unfaithful wife who tells her husband that the child she ...

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Ballet Central 2017 Tour – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Artistic Director: Christopher Marney Choreographers: Christopher Marney, Marius Petipa, Matthew Bourne, Liam Scarlett, Jenna Lee, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Christopher Bruce, Michael Pink, Christopher GableReviewer: Michael Gray Ballet Central's annual tours offer lovers of dance a unique opportunity to see the performers of the future, their training ended, ready to enter the world of professional work. The touring schedule, constantly expanding, brings ...

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Rambert – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Gavin Higgins, Gabriel Prokofiev, Rolling Stones Choreographer: Mark Baldwin, Shobana Jeyasingh, Christopher Bruce Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Rambert brings their triple bill of works to Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre. The evening begins with Mark Baldwin’s Dark Arteries set against Gavin Higgins’ music and assembled on stage is the infamous Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. Dark Arteries is a dark piece of ...

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Ballet Central 2015 – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: William Glassman Choreography: Christopher Hampson, Christopher Gable, Christopher Bruce, Kit Holder, Alexander Gorsky, Sharon Watson, Christopher Marney Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The 2015 tour celebrates 30 ‘sparkling’ years of Ballet Central, the touring company of Central School of Ballet. This is a packed and diverse programme of new, classic and revived work, displaying their range of ballet, contemporary and ...

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Rambert (featuring Rooster) – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Choreographer: Ashley Page, Christopher Bruce &Alexander Whitley Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Rambert returns to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal to revive Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, bringing with it two new pieces. Delivered in three acts, with 20 minute intervals between, the production has some real highlights. First up is Ashley Page’s Subterrain. The piece itself is billed as a non-narrative, which is very clear ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2015 – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Choreography: Christopher Bruce, Caroline Finn, Sharon Watson Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Phoenix Dance Theatre opens 2015 with their exciting mixed programme premiering at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The company prides in collaborating with professionals to produce diverse new works of which four are presented in this programme. The programme opens with Christopher Bruce’s Shift. This short piece represents how time dictates ...

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Rambert: Rooster – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Choreography: Shobana Jeyasingh, Barak Marshall &Christopher Bruce Music: Gabriel Prokofiev, Robert Millett &The Rolling Stones Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell This performance in three acts shows the skill and diversity of the company now known as Rambert. Danced bare foot, Terra Incognita gives a real sense of both togetherness and separation, of having and longing, changing like the ebb and flow ...

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