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Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Choreographer and Director: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is a coincidence of weather that walking to a dance version of Macbeth at Wilton’s Music Hall during the “Best from the East” cold spell makes one empathise about how it may feel to trudge across a blasted Highland heath, the cold wind biting at one’s extremities. One can only imagine ...

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Mark Bruce’s Dracula – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Bram Stoker Director and Choreographer: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Madelaine Bowman Adapted from Bram Stoker’s horror novel of the same name, Mark Bruce’s Dracula is a superbly Gothic piece of dance theatre, performed with utmost fluidity and technical skill. The most famous vampire stories in the world, Dracula is a tale of forbidden love and sexual desire, originally told in ...

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Verve 14 – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Gianluca Vincentini Choreography: Lea Anderson, Gemma Nixon &Jonathan Goddard, Ben Duke, Jamaal Burkmar Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Verve is the postgraduate performance company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, based in Leeds. The annual Verve tour gives the pick of the new crop of graduates the opportunity to tour as a professional company, as well as work with ...

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Dracula – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Director and choreographer: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:4] As Halloween approaches, nothing could make for a scarier or more atmospheric evening’s entertainment than this theatrical dance version of Dracula in the spook-tacular Wilton’s Music Hall. And it’s something to really sink one’s teeth into – the Mark Bruce Company gives the audience a lot more than set piece dances ...

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Company Chameleon: Pictures We Make – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4.5] The World Premiere of Pictures We Make, featuring two new pieces of work by Manchester's favourite dance (and Lowry resident) company Company Chameleon, marks a significant step in their story. Firstly they have expanded from the well-established duo of joint Artistic Directors Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner to a quartet, adding two new dancers in ...

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Ballet Black – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Jonathan Goddard, Christopher Hampson, Martin Lawrance, Jonathan Watkins Music: Alex Baranowski, Mark Bowden, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kurt Weill Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4.5] Ballet Black are in their eleventh year of operation, so as a comparatively small and new company they are really making waves. For this sold out performance, they present a mixed programme of three short pieces before the ...

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The Place Prize Semifinal 4 – The Place, London

Reviewer: Chantal Guevara [rating:2.5] And so it's over. After many months of buildup, 16 works and eight performances, the suspense is over and we now know which four works will be competing in the Place Prize finals in April 2013. But let's not get ahead of ourselves: tonight was about the final four companies competing, and about a grand finale ...

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Season of New Choreography: Rambert Dance Company – South Bank Centre, London

Reviewer: Chantal Guevara [rating:3] All good things must come to an end, and in the case of the latest edition of Rambert Dance Company's Season of New Choreography, it was Jonathan Goddard's and Gemma Nixon's time with Rambert, as they look to their futures as a choreographers and dancers with and beyond New Movement Collective. Looking to Rambert's future too, ...

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