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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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Jungle Book – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music & Lyrics: Filipe Gomes Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J Horsburgh Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth For the majority of people, thinking of the Jungle Book brings back memories of an orphaned human boy on a journey of self-discovery, raised by a group of animals, singing I Wan’na Be Like You. This is not, however, what you’ll find here. Poppy ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Agne, Paulius and Mantas from Contemporary

With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Agne, Paulius, and Mantas from Contemporaryanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. We really wanted to create a parody of ...

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Medea – Oxford Playhouse

Scene form Medea

Choreography: Thomas Noone Reviewer: Katy Roberts In its U.K. premiere as part of Dancin’ Oxford’s tenth birthday celebration, Thomas Noone’s production of Medea is a vivid reimagining of Euriphides’ powerful ancient tragedy. When Medea is betrayed by her unfaithful husband Jason, who wishes to marry the Princess of Corinthe, Medea seeks a terrible, bloody revenge against those who have wronged ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet – Grand Opera House, York

Choreographers: Sir Frederick Ashton, Alexander Whitley, Sir Kenneth MacMillan. Designer: Anthony Ward, Jean-Marc Puissant, Ian Spurling Music: Daniel Auber (arranged and orchestrated by Constant Lambert), Phil Kilne, Scott Joplin &others. Conductors: Philip Ellis and Jonathan Higgins. Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent The Birmingham Royal ballet have selected three completely contrasting pieces for their Northern tour. This is a fantastic way to demonstrate ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with James Cousins

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons catches up with choreographer James Cousins, whose dance company are bringing a revival of the 2012 There We Have Been and new work Without Stars, both inspired by Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood, to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield later this month before heading to The Place in London. What first inspired you to ...

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Sister – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writers: Amy and Rosanna Cade Reviewer: Katie Mitchell Entering into a underground world with neon lights a booming music, two women take center stage wearing black, skimpy latex and killer diamante heels, where both create a sensual pole dance performance to greet the audience as they arrive. Controversial opening (some might think) but the controversy does not end here. Sisterin ...

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