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Fat Blokes – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Scottee Choreography: Lea Anderson Reviewer: Dominic Corr There’s something about being fat isn’t there? Puts a target on you we just accept. So many ugly words leap to mind describing this 'epidemic'. All redundant here, chances are one of the Fat Blokes onstage has heard it (or worse). Described as a ‘sort of dance’ what you are about to ...

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Humanhood: Torus – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Humanhood were formed in 2016 by Rudi Cole and Júlia Robert Parés – one from Birmingham, one Catalan. They bring together their shared interests in science – especially physics and astrophysics – and Eastern mysticism and have developed in a relatively short time a distinctive choreographic language that speaks of an almost symbiotic fluidity. Less than a ...

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Victoria – Leeds Grand

Choreography, Direction & Scenario: Cathy Marston Dramaturgy & Scenario: Uzma Hameed Music: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Queen Victoria is most notably recognised as an iconic elderly lady who spent most of her life in mourning for her late husband Albert. Previously the longest-serving monarch in British history until Elizabeth II stole her great-great-grandmother’s crown in 2015. In celebration of ...

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Tesseract – Barbican Theatre, London

Director: Charles Atlas Choreographers: Rashoun Mitchell and Silas Riener Reviewer: Scott Matthewman While 3D movie going is these days primarily confined to superhero movies and CGI animations, its usage often feels as if it’s more of an attempt to dissuade would-be pirates from recording the screen than contributing to artistic endeavour. I have long thought, however, that dance movies benefit from ...

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dressed  – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Creators and Performers:  Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi, and Olivia Norris Reviewer:  Richard Maguire A few years ago in a foreign country Lydia Higginson was forced to strip at gunpoint. For a long time after, Higginson suffered from PTSD, but after six years she felt stronger and realised that now was the time to get, in a metaphorical sense, ...

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INTERVIEW: Dance and The VAULT Festival 2019

As the VAULT Festival enters its fourth week, The Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire talked to Kane Husbands about his new show GIRLS, the follow-up to last year’s phenomenal BOYS. A dance piece with words, GIRLS looks at the pressure on all women to conform to a certain stereotype. Kane Husbands created his physical theatre company, The PappyShow, in 2013, and ...

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Sadler’s Wells Sampled   – Sadler’s Wells, London

Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Sampled is a tasting menu of dance, showcasing what we can expect at Sadler’s Wells this year. Over two hours, the audience are treated to snatches of flamenco and ballet, contemporary and hip-hop. There’s something here for everyone, but, importantly, it also introduces new dance styles to those people who, otherwise, might be set in their ways. On ...

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Until The Lions  –  Roundhouse, London

Director and Choreographer: Akram Khan Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Akram Khan’s farewell continues and this week sees his last performances in his show Until The Lions, first seen at The Roundhouse in 2016. If this really is to be his final performance as a dancer then it’s a fitting and an emotional goodbye. In May of 2018, Khan danced his last ...

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