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Rambert: Castaways– The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Ann Whitley, Mark Baldwin, Tim Rushton, Barack Marshall Composition by Claude Debussey, Gavin Higgins, Peteris Vasks, Robert Millett Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin [rating:4] The renowned and acclaimed Ballet company Rambert kicked off their Autumn Tour in the main theatre at The Lowry, Salford with a quadruple bill of L'apres midi d'un faune, What Wild Ecstasy, Monolith and the world premiere ...

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He’s The Greatest Dancer – The Arches, Glasgow

Collaborators: Ian Johnston, Gary Gardiner, Adrian Howells Technician: Michella Fee Creative Learning Programmer: Lucy Gaizely Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald [Rating:4.5] Beckoned into the basement of Glasgow’s Arches, the audience are briefed before entering that we have to read our programme and take note of the ‘instruction’; that we scrunch up our programme and throw it onstage when the name ‘Robbie Williams’ ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: David Bintley Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Peter Wright Production: Peter Wright Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4.5] The Sleeping Beauty is a landmark among the surviving greats of classical ballet. Based on the classic and familiar Charles Perrault fairytale with added Russian flavour, it marks the perfect marriage of narrative, choreography and music and stands as the ...

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Behave – The Arches, Glasgow

Artistic Director: Melanie Forbes-Brooms Dance Artist: Katy-Ann Robson Lighting Designer: Becky Anson Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald [Rating:3] Originally a set of still photographs, Behave has evolved into a 15 minute live dance installation as part of the Arches Live season. An interesting view into peoples insecurities and how people react in social situations. The two performers are revealed to the viewer ...

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NEWS: Ghost is Dancing at The Mayflower, Southampton

While Ghost the Musical is touring the country, 12 of the show’s technicians have been keeping a secret, they have been getting professional dance coaching from members of the cast itself, to raise money for BBC's Children in Need in a one off Strictly Come Dancing inspired show. On Sunday 3rd November at The Mayflower, Southampton (who have donated the ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Choreographer/Director: David Nixon, OBE Musical Director: John Pryce Jones Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:5] Northern Ballet’s prelude to the new autumn season at West Yorkshire Playhouse has commenced in the exciting form of the latest revival of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In mapping the Shakespearean classic of frustrated love and inner rivalries onto the daily lives of a ballet company, ...

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Dance Derby – Paterson’s Land, Edinburgh

Creator/Director: Kally Lloyd-Jones Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] 1930s America, depression has taken its hold and everybody dreams of a better life, swing is putting smiles on faces, and dance is the pastime to wash away the blues of the nation, that is unless you have entered yourself into the epic Dance Derby – an event where pairs of dancers competed ...

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