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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: AFTER – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creator: Liv O’ Donoghue (in collaboration with the cast: Clara Simpson, Kip Johnson, José Miguel Jiménez) Reviewer: David Keane As the end of the world approaches and uncertainty is all-consuming, two documentary filmmakers follow their subjects through the mire of emotions and struggles they face. The subjects, Clara and Kip, work their way through the seven stages of the apocalypse ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Assisted Solo – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Choreographer: Philip Connaughton Reviewer: Saoirse Anton What does it mean to be solo? (Don’t say anything about the Millennium Falcon) Does it mean acting independently, or acting completely alone, or perhaps something else entirely? Philip Connaughton’s Assisted Solo examines our relationships with independence and ageing through carefully chosen anecdotes and insightful and revealing choreography that moves between the balletic and ...

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East Wall: Storm the Tower  –  Tower of London, London

Director:  Hofesh Shechter Choreographers: Hofesh Shechter, Becky Namgauds, Duwane Taylor, James Finnemore, and Joseph Toonga Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Marching bands and dancing clowns come to the Tower of London in the last event of this year’s successful Lift Festival. Directed by Hofesh Shechter, the most exciting choreographer of recent years, East Wall is a dance extravaganza at one of the world’s ...

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Latitude Festival: NYDC – Used to be Blonde, Waterfront Stage

Artistic Director: Sharon Eyal Reviewer: Robin Winters The National Youth Dance Company have, in previous years, occupied the final slot of the weekend on the Waterfront and closed down Sadler's Wells dance proceedings in style; but this year they arrive in droves to perform to a Saturday afternoon audience. With the last few years' offerings being highly rated, and Latitude ...

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Latitude Festival: Windrush | Movement of the people – Waterfront Stage

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Reviewer: Robin Winters Internationally acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre certainly win the prize for most set and props on the Waterfront Stage so far at this year's Latitude; with screens for wardrobe changes, crates, cases, boxes, washing lines and a sofa all being hauled onto the platform before the performance begins. By way of commemorating the 70th ...

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Whist – Sadler’s Wells, London

Creators: Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Fourmi Reviewer: Lucy Lambert Dance company AOE have created an hour-long virtual reality experience inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud and artist Shuji Terayama, in which audience members move through a gallery space, watching a series of films that explore elements of Freudian psychology. In the ruins of a grand house, three performers (Robert ...

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Roberta Jean: Brocade – Sadler’s Wells, London

Director and Choreographer: Roberta Jean Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Appreciating dance so often resides in the creation of beautiful movement, as well as the control and intricacy with which the performer conveys meaning or narrative. Rarely do we appreciate the considerable power of the dancer, their ability to deliver rigorous routines and maintain their physical strength night after night. Roberta Jean’s ...

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