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Edward Scissorhands – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Tim Burton &Caroline Thompson Director: Matthew Bourne Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Terry Davies &Danny Elfman Design: Lez Brotherston Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthew Bourne's contemporary ballet of Tim Burton's much-loved movie Edward Scissorhands has been re-set to the 1950's in this breathtaking version. The storyline follows many of the main plot themes of the 1990 film but it is by ...

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English National Ballet: Swan Lake – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreographer: Derek Deane Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Steph Rowe Swan Lake was first performed 137 years ago at the famous Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and it’s now one of the most popular ballets ever. Swan Lake is the tale of Princess Odette kidnapped by the wicked sorcerer Rothbart, (who is half man ...

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Ad Hoc Dance – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographer: Ruth Jones Reviewer: Helen Jones This evening of dance and performance incorporated two local community dance companies and a singer/songwriter. The first performance was from Wise Move Dance based in Didsbury. The company was formed in 2009 by Sue Gregson and Bethan Rhys Wiliam, who were inspired by the Sadler's Well's Company Of Elders. The members of the company ...

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Of Land and Tongue– The Lowry, Salford

Choreographer: Theo Clinkard Music: James Keane Reviewer: Dave Cunningham For the second time in a week The Lowry hosts a dance company that defies the norms of the genre. The Five and the Prophecy of Prana merged urban dance with martial arts and Manga comics; now choreographer and dancer Theo Clinkard mixes dance with performance art. The production is staged ...

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Dirty Dancing – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Sarah Tipple Choreographer: Kate Champion Reviewer: Holly Spanner Since its release in 1987, Dirty Dancing the film has become a massive box office success, with the subsequent stage version opening in London’s Aldwych Theatre in 2006, where it ran for six months of sold-out performances. Now in its second UK tour, the show returns to Leeds ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with James Cousins

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons catches up with choreographer James Cousins, whose dance company are bringing a revival of the 2012 There We Have Been and new work Without Stars, both inspired by Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood, to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield later this month before heading to The Place in London. What first inspired you to ...

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Akram Khan Company: DESH – The Lowry, Salford

Direction, choreography and performance: Akram Khan Reviewer: Peter Jacobs DESH means 'homeland' in Bengali. Akram Khan - one of Britain's best-loved and most-celebrated contemporary choreographers and dance makers - although born in England is Bangladeshi. DESH is a full-length solo work that explores this dual identity from a very personal perspective but with an eye on the wider issues facing ...

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The Five and the Prophecy of Prana – The Lowry, Salford

Created and directed by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’Assnte Choreography: Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy Music: Michael ‘Mikey J’Assnte Manga Collaborator: Akio Tanaka Animation: Nick Hillel Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The Five and the Prophecy of Prana is promoted by the Dance Touring Partnership. It would be reasonable to expect, therefore, that the production will conform to the conventions of the ...

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