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Casanova – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Choreographer: Kenneth Tindall Original Scenario: Kenneth Tindall & Ian Kelly Reviewer: Dominic Corr Decadence and debauchery: terms that readily come to mind when thoughts turn to Giacomo Casanova. For many, this image is synonymous with adultery, womanising and sexual deviance. Instead, Kenneth Tindall’s adaptation for the Northern Ballet company’s production of Casanova offers a look at the passion, pain and grandiose ...

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To Belong – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographer: Koen De Preter Reviewer: Jo Beggs Theater Stap is a Belgian theatre company that puts people with a learning disability at the core of their work. They bring their dance performance, To Belong, to the Lowry as part of the Sick! Festival.  The company make work that puts the performers’ authenticity first, increasing the visibility of disabled performers. They ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Reviewer: E. Whitcroft  British dance would be different without Richard Alston. From Rambert (he was artistic director from 1986 to 1992) to The Place and London Contemporary Dance School: traces of his influence are everywhere. One of the first British choreographers to experiment with everyday movement and multi-media; he also took dance outside the proscenium arch and from early on ...

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Casanova – The Grand, Leeds

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreographer: Kenneth Tindall Original Scenario: Kenneth Tindall & Ian Kelly Music: Kerry Muzzey Reviewer: Beverley Haigh The name Casanova is synonymous with womaniser, philanderer and seducer; more a derogatory term than an historical figure. Northern Ballet prove he was much more than this in Kenneth Tindell's original adaptation for the company, readdressing this and highlighting ...

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Liz Aggiss: Slap and Tickle – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Andrea Allen Performed the day after International Women’s Day, the subject matter couldn’t be further on point. Slap And Tickle is a direct commentary on women and the cultural images, old wives tales and deeply entrenched conceptions associated with them. Conceived, written, choreographed and performed by Liz Aggiss, this solo performance is a sublimely subversive smorgasbord of multigenerational pop ...

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Dance: Sampled – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The idea of Dance: Sampled originated a decade ago at Sadler’s Wells. The idea to present a diverse programme of short, distinct works in different styles in order to diversify and broaden dance audience: now being rolled out nationally by The Movement - a new partnership between Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome. As six of ...

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Stepmother/ Stepfather – Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

Choreographer: Arthur Pita  Director: Arthur Pita Reviewer: Sophie Huggins While fairy tale folklore usually evokes feelings of familiar, reminiscent childhood, there is something not quite so innocent in Arthur Pita’s double bill of subverted storytelling. In collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, the audience is seduced into a dark, physically engaged world where all is not as it seems. Split into two parts, ...

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