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Mavin Khoo Man to Monk: Part 1, Man – Sadler’s Wells, London

Artistic Director: Marvin Khoo Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Each man kills the thing he loves” Oscar Wilde wrote in The Ballad of Reading Gaol, ever tortured by his complex relationship with Alfred Douglas. Dancer Mavin Khoo and choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra seem to have this poem at the forefront of their mind in their latest dance piece ...

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TORO: Beauty & the Bull – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood For one evening at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, DeNada Dance Theatre presented Carlos Pons Guerra’s TORO: Beauty & the Bull. The intriguing dance production is dark and has a contemporary retake on the popular fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Act one opens with The Girl (Emma Walker) who works as a ...

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DeNada Dance Theatre: TORO, Beauty & the Bull – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Peter Jacobs DeNada Dance Theatre are one of the UK’s most exciting and rapidly upcoming dance companies, led by Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra, who is based in the UK and divides his time between Birmingham and Leeds – the country’s main dance hubs outside London. He brings to his work an interest in transgression ...

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Penguins – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Three dancers dressed as penguins step out

Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra Director: Paul Bosco McEneany Reviewer: John Kennedy Penguins is based on the true story of two male Chinstrap penguins at Central Park Zoo, New York, who, for gender confusions too complicated to contemplate, attempt to hatch a chick from a lump of rock. Good luck to the infant school teachers explaining that one to their delightful ...

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De Nada & Sardoville Dance Theatre – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographers: Carlos Pons Guerra, Luca Silvestrini Reviewer: Jo Beggs In most cases, variety is no bad thing, but tonight’s pairing of the Sardoville Dance Theatre’s rather dry A Matter of Impression with De Nada’s surreal, sexy O Maria is a slightly baffling one. The latter, an over-the-top subversion of Spanish culture, taking in sex, Catholicism and food, should be the ...

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Dance: Sampled – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The idea of Dance: Sampled originated a decade ago at Sadler’s Wells. The idea to present a diverse programme of short, distinct works in different styles in order to diversify and broaden dance audience: now being rolled out nationally by The Movement – a new partnership between Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome. As six of ...

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Ham and Passion – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller It might usually be a criticism to say that the star of the show was a bit of a ham, but in this daring dance theatre performance, the statement is literally true. In ‘Ham and Passion’ DeNada Dance Theatre present a series of three provocative pieces performed by three highly talented dancers ...

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Ham and Passion – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Poster Image for Ham & Passion

Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra Producer: Sarah Sheard Reviewer: Katie Lee A Spanish dance company formed in Leeds, DeNada Dance Theatre present the final show as part of their current tour, deliciously named Ham and Passion. Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra studied at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, so is no stranger to this neck of the woods. This makes Bradford’s Theatre ...

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