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Chotto Desh – The Lowry, Salford

Akram Khan Comapy's Chotto Desh

Music: Jocelyn Pook Director: Akram Khan and Sue Buckmaster Reviewer: Jo Beggs From the flat above his parents’ London restaurant to the chaotic streets of urban Bangladesh, Chotto Desh is a joyful and magical journey into Akram Khan’s own childhood memories. We share with him his irritation with his father whose demands for help in the kitchen interrupt dance practice. ...

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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: Ghosts and eXXcYpt – An Taibhdhearc, Galway

Ghosts Director: Martin Kenny eXXcYpt Director: Jérémie Cyr-Cooke Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Sonar’s Ghosts performs an interpretation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy and successfully embodies and projects the darkness and bleakness of the poet’s commentary on the human condition. Alison Sheery’s lonely vulnerable ‘unknown’, dressed in white and seemingly symbolic of innocence, is the centrifugal point around which whirl the various ...

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Ballet Central 2016 Tour – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Director: Sara Matthews Choreography: Christopher Gable CBE, Leanne King, Sharon Watson, Sara Matthews, Marius Petipa, Christopher Marney Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Ballet Central's tour for final year students at the Central School of Ballet provides a showcase for the trainee dancers' talents, offering the experience of working in theatres with full-scale costumes and lighting in a professional capacity. As the only ...

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PREVIEW: WEEK 53 At The Lowry, Salford

Week 53 Festival at The Lowry

By Jim Gillespie It could be Christmas. Four weeks after Easter and the hills around Manchester are white with snow. And there is something - apart from snow - in the air: the Lord of Misrule has taken control of The Lowry. How else to explain this step - nay, somersault - out of its comfort zone as a receiving ...

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Clod Ensemble: An Anatomie in Four Quarters – The Lowry, Salford

A scene from An Anatomie in Four Quarters by Clod Ensemble

Direction and Choreography: Suzy Willson Music: Paul Clark Reviewer: Peter Jacobs An Anatomie in Four Quarters is a significant event for The Lowry. It marks the launch of their new Week 53 Festival, which is presenting 11 days of diverse and innovative local, national and international performances and exhibitions, featuring more than 200 artists across all areas of the building, ...

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Riverdance – The Grand, Leeds

Director: John McColgan Composer: Bill Whelan Producer: Moya Doherty Reviewer: Rich Jevons As Riverdance celebrates its 21st anniversary, it displays all of the energy and dynamic imagination that it possessed in that striking Eurovision Song Contest performance back in 1994. Act one sees the performers coming to terms with the ancient world of the sun and all of the dominion ...

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Turn 2016: Night 2 – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Turn – presented by Word of Warning, Contact and Dance Manchester – is the eighth annual micro festival of new north west dance, celebrating five years at Contact in 2016. Performed across two evenings, Turn presents a diverse range of new work and work in progress from north west-based dance makers and artists. Saturday evening, the second ...

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Turn 2016: Night 1 – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Turn - presented by Word of Warning, Contact and Dance Manchester - is the eighth annual micro festival of new north west dance, celebrating five years at Contact in 2016. Performed across two evenings, Turn presents a diverse range of new work and work in progress from north west-based dance makers and artists. As Manchester is rich ...

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