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Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures – Oxford Playhouse

Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4] In the 25 years he has been creating dance Matthew Bourne has become a real household name and brought ballet to a much larger popular audience. So it is a real treat to be able to revisit some of his earliest pieces in this touring production, a glimpse back at what started the ...

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Threads Dance Company, “(confines)” – Rich Mix, London

Writer: Tahar Ben Jelloun [rating:3] Threads Dance Company created a spectacular world of dark storytelling, visceral tableaux and powerful bionic dancing. The passages of Tahar Ben Jelloun's novel 'This Blinding Absence of Light', read by Paul Fuller, set us in a dark underworld of loneliness with its melancholic existential contemplations on survival. Blinding flashes of light revealed the dancers in ...

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Double Points: Rocco – Southbank Centre, London

Reviewer: Lewis Wheeler [rating:4] Exploring masculinity and brotherhood through parallels between the worlds of dance and boxing, Emio Greco ¦ PC's choreography is highly textured and exploding with sinewy tension. As the audience drifts into the theatre, two performers are seated in the corners of the boxing ring which forms the set, casually chainsmoking and each absorbed in his own ...

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Made in Heaven – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer, Director &Choreographer: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Shane Morgan [Rating: 3.5] Everybody has their own idea of what heaven and hell are. The feeling, look and sound of your own personal heaven is so precious that holding onto it really is a matter of life and death. These stakes are on full display in Mark Bruce’s latest creation that headlines this ...

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Blaze – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Director &Choreographer: Anthony van Laast Choreographers: Tommy Franzen, Kenny Wormald, Lyle Beniga, Mike Song Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Fuelled by the success of shows like the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance? and America’s Best Dance Crew, the large team behind Blaze have set out to take street dance to the next theatrical level. Dutch production team pANdADDY and ...

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