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Wild Card: Neon Dance  – Sadler’s Wells, London

Curator: Adrienne Hart Reviewer: Richard Maguire You expect dance at Sadler’s Wells, but the Wild Card series held in the Lilian Baylis studio space, encourages younger dancers to collaborate with artists from other disciplines. In an evening curated by Neon Dance’s artistic director Adrienne Hart, we have an eclectic programme of music, lights, art installations, and, of course, some stunning ...

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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – Bigger and better than ever

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. With three consecutive festivals under her belt and now feeling somewhat like a veteran, NICOLE EVANS rounds up her Latitude 2017 experience.  The excitement of returning to Latitude sets in well before the date for me, ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sisters Grimm: Voices of The Amazon

Director: Pietra Mello-Pittman Choreographer: Helen Pickett Musical Director: Rob Barron Reviewer: Nicole Evans Billed as a Brazillian-fused contemporary dance piece intertwined with ballet and capoeira, Sisters Grimm's Voices of the Amazon tells the tale of the love between two water-spirit sisters who live beneath the deep waters of the Amazon river. When one becomes ill, the other ventures above ground in search of ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Far From The Norm: Da Native

Choreographer: Botis Seva Reviewer: Nicole Evans Far From the Norm are becoming a regular opening slot on the Sadler's Wells Waterfront stage, this year bringing their loosely ethnic-themed piece, Da Native, to kick off Friday morning proceedings. Aiming to portray a group of nomads from different lands realising that the world is nothing without one another in it, we witness a ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Balletboyz: Life

Choreographers: Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos Reviewer: Nicole Evans Sadler's Wells have certainly come up trumps with repeating their well-known full schedule of dance performances and Friday evening brings the turn of all-male dance group, Balletboyz, to peddle and prance their wares on The Waterfront stage. With the festival now in full swing and music ringing out from the many stages ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 at Latitude Festival 2017

By NICOLE EVANS Thursday night at Latitude almost feels like it doesn't count as part of the festival. Camping fields are still relatively bare, the big stages are still finishing off the set-up and the main arena looks like an apocalypse has hit in comparison to the Friday crowds that will descend. This year, however, Latitude has stepped up its ...

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Taj Express – Peacock Theatre, London

Writer: Toby Gough Director: Shruti Merchant Choreographer: Vaibhavi Merchant Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is not usual, one must admit, for a stage show to start with a voiceover warning that anybody expecting great theatre should leave. There are certainly some shows that could benefit from such a management of expectations. Taj Express, the latest Bollywood-inspired work from the Merchant family, ...

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Gala Flamenca 2017 – Sadler’s Wells, London

Director: Manuel Liñán Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh A much-anticipated highlight of Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival, this gala performance proudly exhibits all the passion and vibrancy that is flamenco. True to form we begin with an atmospheric and lovely piece, punctuated with clapping, tapping and Spanish song; both anthemic and celebratory. The singer Rocío Márquez was mesmerising; again too in our second ...

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