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Igor and Moreno: A Room for All Our Tomorrows – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Igor and Moreno are two London-based dance artists – associate artists at The Place - making a welcome return to the Lowry Studio after last year’s showing of their rather wonderful Idiot-Syncrasy. As with their previous show, A Room for All Our Tomorrows is a sometimes-difficult journey that is easier experienced ...

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Cats – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T S Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Holly Spanner T S Eliot published Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats in 1939 and 38 years later Andrew Lloyd Webber began composing music for what he describes as being a childhood favourite. Four years later in 1981, Cats premiered at the New London Theatre ...

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Ballet Black: Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Ballet Black (C) Bill Cooper

Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho MBE Choreography: Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney, Christopher Hampson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Black, established by Cassa Pancho in 2001, is a company for international dancers of black and Asian descent with a focus on classical ballet styles. The company has from the start collaborated with inventive choreographers to create a repertoire of new classical-based work that ...

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That’s Entertainment – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

production shot that's entertainment

Choreographer: Emma Rogers Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Billed as an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, That’s Entertainment succeeds in building up the hype before the curtain rises, the production, however, does not quite fulfil these expectations. That’s Entertainment is by no means a large scale production, the production shots are somewhat deceiving in this respect. The greatest disappointment of all ...

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VerTeDance: Correction – The Lowry, Salford

VerTeDance - Correction

Choreography: Veronika Knytlová / Marta Trpišovská, Tereza Ondrová, Martina Hajdyla Lacová / Helena Arenbergerová, Karolína Hejnová, Robo Nižník, Jaro Ondruš / Rado Piovarči, Petr Opavský Music: Clarinet Factory Director: Jiří Havelka   Reviewer: Peter Jacobs VertTeDance are an award-winning contemporary dance company from the Czech Republic, founded in 2004. Correction - which has won several audience, dance, theatre and lighting ...

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Jane Eyre – CAST, Doncaster

Music: Philip Feeney Director &Choreographer: Cathy Marston Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Hot on the heels of another original ballet, Northern Ballet followsthe success of last year's 1984 with a sell-out world premiere of Jane Eyre. Coinciding with the commemoration of Charlotte Bronte's 200th birthday and celebrating all things Yorkshire, Leeds-based Northern Ballet take inspiration from Haworth's famous scribing siblings, showcasing their ...

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Carlos Acosta: A Classical Farewell – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, Kenneth MacMillan, Michael Fokine, Agrippina Vaganova, Ben Stevenson, Gustavo Mollajoli, Ben Van Cauwenbergh, Carlos Acosta, Raul Reinoso, Georges Garcia Reviewer: Peter Jacobs After a glittering career as one of the most iconic dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta presents A Classical Farewell, his final programme of classical dance, as his career transitions to the future. ...

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Claire Cunningham: Give Me A Reason To Live – The Lowry, Salford

Dancer Claire Cunningham

Choreography: Claire Cunningham Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Claire Cunningham is a renowned multidisciplinary artist. Cunningham is self-identified as disabled: one of the leading UK disabled artists, having worked widely, creating work with Candoco Dance Company among others and her own growing body of work. Cunningham is distinctive in that her approach to dance is to reject classical or contemporary dance techniques ...

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