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James Wilton Dance: Leviathan – Contact, Manchester

A group of dancers silhouetted through smoke

Choreography: James Wilton Reviewer: Peter Jacobs James Wilton Dance’s Leviathan aspires to greatness, loosely inspired by one of the Great American Novels of the Nineteenth Century – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. In the novel, Captain Ahab becomes obsessed with capturing a white whale, ‘a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining’.  ...

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Leviathan – The House, Plymouth

Choreographer / Director: James Wilton Reviewer: Helen Tope Inspired by Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick, Leviathan is choreographer James Wilton’s latest production. Having established a company with a reputation for daring, energetic pieces (blending athleticism with contemporary dance), James Wilton Dance takes on a larger narrative this time; exploring themes such as Man vs. Nature, isolation, and the psychology ...

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James Wilton Dance: Last Man Standing – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: James Wilton Reviewer: Peter Jacobs James Wilton is an emerging choreographer and a rising star on the British dance scene and internationally. His company has existed for around four years and he is still well within his own dance career. His choreography, which is refreshingly stripped of classical notes, blends innovative modern physicality with influences from martial arts, capoeira ...

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