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Swan Lake – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov &Peter Wright Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:5] Tchaikovsky's wonderful 19th Century masterpiece about the quest for true love is exquisitely brought to the stage in the highest calibre that only the very best ballet companies such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet can deliver. An immensely talented group of artists from this ...

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Rambert Dance Company: Labyrinth of Love – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Mark Baldwin Music Director: Paul Hoskins Choreography: Marguerite Donlan, Paul Taylor and Itzik Galili Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [Rating:4] Rambert Dance Company mark the 10th anniversary season of Artistic Director Mark Baldwin with another ambitious and varied programme including (tonight) a World Premiere, no less. With an 86-year history that leads directly back to the Ballet Russes, the Rambert ...

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12 Degrees North Dance Company Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographers: Alesandra Seutin, Antonia Grove, Gary Clarke and the Company Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating:4] With the help of the Arts Council, The Lowry, Edge Hill University and North West Dance, 12 Degrees North create opportunities for gifted dance graduates and supports the transition from training to professional practice. Tonight, we’re treated to three very different pieces showcasing not only the ...

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Light Night – Various City Centre Locations, Leeds

Reviewer: Rebecca Jackson [rating:4] For some reason Leeds is often viewed in terms of its culture as a secondary city. Forever in the shadow of its fellow Northern city, Manchester, it is well known for its shopping experiences, fine eateries and rugby team, but not so much as a hub of culture. However, Leeds deserves its moment in the sun, ...

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Decadance – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Choreographer: The DECA Crew Artistic Director: Jennifer Weber Music Mixed by: DJ Boo Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:3]   The normally sedate Theatre Royal was rocked to its very foundations last night. The all-female, Brooklyn-based, hip-hop dance group Decadance exploded onto the stage. The stage is dominated by a screen that at times projected film images as a back drop for ...

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Joss Arnott Dance, ‘The Dark Angel Tour’ – Rich Mix, London

Reviewer: Chantal Guevara [rating:2.5] Tickets for Joss Arnott's show at Rich Mix sold out several days ago, which made it surprising when they announced that they'd released 25 extra seats. But when the audience arrived before the show, it turned out that these comprised two extra rows of chairs in front of the raked seating: two rows in which people ...

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Sasha Waltz, ‘Continu’ – Sadler’s Wells, London

Reviewer: Rachel Vogel [rating:4] Sasha Waltz, choreographer of an impressive list of twenty-seven works to date, has experimented across a broad spectrum of movement. Her earlier works, satirical or surrealist in nature, have awed European audiences and won her numerous awards. Continu, a UK premiere, denotes a shift in style from her previous works, presenting a greater lyricism and relating ...

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Forgetting Natasha – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Anna Mae Selby Director: Heather Eddington Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:3.5] ‘I am a city at 4am, waiting to happen’ is one of the beautiful lines written by poet and writer Anna Mae Selby that drives this movement-based theatrical work. It is spoken by Natasha, the protagonist, who is lost in a world without her memories. While she stumbles to ...

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