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English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire – Milton Keynes Theatre

Staging: Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Katy Roberts The English National Ballet (ENB) returns to Milton Keynes Theatre for its 70th anniversary season with its revival of Le Corsaire, last performed on the same stage in 2013 in a UK world premiere. A rarely-performed piece of work (in the UK at least), and ...

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Still I Rise – TRIBE// – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Victoria Fox Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Victoria Fox Markiewicz is quickly building a reputation as a choreographer with her new company TRIBE//, following a long and successful career as a dancer, notably with Jasmin Vardimon and CanDoCo. The company’s debut work Still I Rise sees a female company of five dancers – Lucija Bozicievic, Caterina Grosoli, Kassichana Okene-Jameson, Yukiko Masui ...

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Acosta Danza: Evolution – Sadler’s Wells, London

Choreographers: Paul Reinoso Pontus Lidberg, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Christopher Bruce Reviewer: Maryam Philpott If you think of Cuban dance it tends to be salsa, rhumba maybe mambo, exotic Latin rhythms that fit the ballroom style, but Carlos Acosta has changed all that using his dance company Acosta Danza to showcase an exciting programme of contemporary pieces fused with ballet, Latin ...

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Scheherazade / Chopiniana – London Coliseum

Choreographers: Mikhail Fokine, Gulzhan Tutkibaeva and Toni Candeloro Reviewer: Maryam Philpott London is in the midst of a Kazakhstan “cultural assault,” one which has seen a mini-film festival, a dance performance by the Astana Ballet Company at the Royal Opera House and inclusion in the Lord Mayor’s Show earlier in November. Now, for one night only at the Coliseum, Abay ...

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Emmanuel Gat Dance: Works – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Emmanuel Gat Reviewer: Peter Jacobs This is an unusual opportunity to see a company like Emmanuel Gat Dance at the Lowry. An appearance supported by The Institut Français as part of FranceDanceUK, this is the company’s only UK appearance other than London’s Sadler’s Wells. Booked into the cosily-cavernous Lyric Theatre at The Lowry this uniqueness is clearly lost on ...

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Superfan: Nosedive – The Pit, Barbican Theatre, London

Creators/Directors: Ellie Dubois and Pete Lannon Reviewer: Scott Matthewman “Eye contact,” is one of the few spoken elements in Nosedive. Eye contact is especially important in this piece, about growth, trust and intergenerational relationships – and is always greeted by a smile. Scotland-based contemporary performance company Superfan are the 2019 recipients of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, which ...

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Acosta Danza Evolution – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Principle Artistic Direction: Carlos Acosta Reviewer: Dominic Corr Dance doesn’t solely comprise movement, while the central aspect in a medium without voice, the ability to communicate with an audience through rhythm, music, construct and the beauty of abstract storytelling is paramount. Acosta Danza Evolution is the future of the industry, illustrating their imaginative capabilities with four pieces which, while sharing ...

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Some Like It Hip-Hop – Peacock Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Kate Prince Music: DJ Walde, Josh Cohen Director: Kate Prince Reviewer: Scott Matthewman If there’s one thing that marks out the work of choreographer/director Kate Prince and her ZooNation and their narrative hip-hop dance shows, it is the application of different dance styles to illuminate character differences. Nowhere is this more apparent than with Some It Like ...

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