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That’s Amore – Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: Chris Fittock Original Music and Sound Designer: Meike Holzmann Director: Elinor Randle Reviewer: Rich Jevons Tmesis’ That’s Amore begins with the introduction of a primitive primal instinct evolving slowly into something more cerebral; lust becomes love. Played with rawness and wildness like unfettered wild beasts to more tender and sensitive behaviour, it is as if we are landing into ...

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Dance ‘Til Dawn – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Ed Curtis Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Karen Bruce, Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Dance 'Til Dawn is Strictly Come Dancing favourites' Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s hybrid theatre show: part musical theatre, part dance showcase and perfect exhibition of the sublime skills of the dancing duo. Ed Curtis' story is flimsy fun: a comedy murder mystery, film ...

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Motionhouse: Broken – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Director: Kevin Finnan Reviewer: Rich Jevons While it is customary to applaud the achievements of a dance piece’s choreographer, in the case of Motionhouse, as well as flagging up the supreme talents of their Artistic Director Kevin Finnan’ I’d like to include a rôle-call of the ensemble, namely: Martina Bussi, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins and Rebecca ...

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North Tyneside Disability Forum: Variety Show 2015 – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer: Louise Sharp A lively night of Entertainment was opened perfectly as the Youth Performance Choir – supported by Ray Buck, owned the stage with lively singing and dancing to the Black Eyed Peas hit ‘I’ve gotta Feeling’ and that feeling was right as the night was nothing short of fantastic. Acts which followed included folk acts by Northumbrian small ...

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Gandini Juggling: Smashed – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Sean Gandini Reviewer: Jo Beggs   If you’re wondering how you can keep an audience entertained for an hour with juggling, look no further than Sean Gandini. Since 1992, juggler Gandini and rhythmic gymnast Kati Ylä-Hokkala have been creating juggling shows which have wowed audiences around the world. Smashed began life in 2010 as part of the National Theatre’s ...

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Rising – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Aakash Odedra, Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Music by: Jocelyn Pook, Andy Cowton and Olga Wojcieowska Lighting: Michael Hulls and Willy Cessa Reviewer: Dave Cunningham A solo dance show performed against pre-recorded music does not sound appealing; if nothing else you’d expect it to lack variety. This is one of a number of assumptions about Rising ...

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Without Stars & There We Have Been – LBT, Huddersfield

Choreographer: James Cousins Composer &Sound Design: Seymour Milton Reviewer: Rich Jevons As a reviewer it’s sometimes hard to approach a dance piece with a blank canvas, especially having discussed the production with its choreographer, in this case James Cousins.But whatever expectancies you have for this show are simply blown wide open by this dynamic and daring performance. Both pieces are ...

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