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Madhead – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Director & Choreographer: Botis Seva Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Revered choreographer Botis Seva here directs the National Youth Dance Company of Sadler’s Wells to present Madhead, a combative dance piece with dark, dystopian undertones. The dancers are propelled across the stage as pack animals on a hunt. With prefect precision, they take aim, attack and retreat. Apocalyptic in nature and Kafkaesque ...

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Silent Lines- Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Director: Russell Maliphant Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Renowned choreographer Russell Maliphant here indulges his two passions, dance and anatomy. Silent Lines aims to bridge the gap between dance as an art form and as a science, incorporating lighting and video projection. Maliphant is particularly interested in the subdermal tissue beneath our skin known as the fascia; this shown rather strikingly by ...

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Torus – Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich

Directors: Júlia Robert, Rudi Cole  Reviewer:  Cavelle Leigh Dance company Humanhood attempts to explore and intertwine two seemingly polarised worlds; of science and spirituality. Torus is the pivotal round, upon which so many of our principles are based. Expectations were of a symbolic journey that would bring those worlds to a close. During a slow and protracted introduction, the five ...

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I Loved You and I Loved You – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Sweetshop Revolution's production of I Loved You and I Love You

Director: Sally Marie Musical Director: Brian Ellsbury Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The Land of Song has produced many fine composers over the yearsbut approaching 100 years after her sudden death in Swansea, aged 26, Welsh composer Morfydd Owen has largely been forgotten - a fate that, based upon Sweetshop Revolution’s beautifully constructed I Loved You and I Loved You, seems ...

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Pulse Festival: The Spalding Suite – Dance East, Ipswich

Writer: Inua Ellams Director: Benji Reid Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Theatre, dance, poetry, beatboxing and basketball may seem an unlikely marriage, but in Inua Ellams’ The Spalding Suite the elements combine beautifully to create a striking piece of theatre. Basketball may not get the same media attention as say football, a fact that one of the player’s mother in this ...

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Fusional Fragments – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Company: Marc Brew Company Music: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Phillip Sheppard Reviewer: Emily Peckham [rating:4] Rough Cuts performances are a rare opportunity for audiences to watch a piece in an intimate setting while it’s still a work in progress. Dance East allows resident choreographers the chance to use their facilities, showcase and test-drive work before its completion. The Rough Cuts format ...

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“There We Have Been” – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Reviewer: Emily Peckham [rating:4]   Dance East often offers short residencies to talented emerging companies, allowing them to explore and work on new material. James Cousins Dance was recently offered such an opportunity. Choreographer James Cousins recently won the first New Adventures Choreographer Award, offering him valuable mentoring from Matthew Bourne who has described James as ‘one of the UK’s ...

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