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Still I Rise – TRIBE// – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Victoria Fox Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Victoria Fox Markiewicz is quickly building a reputation as a choreographer with her new company TRIBE//, following a long and successful career as a dancer, notably with Jasmin Vardimon and CanDoCo. The company’s debut work Still I Rise sees a female company of five dancers – Lucija Bozicievic, Caterina Grosoli, Kassichana Okene-Jameson, Yukiko Masui ...

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Emmanuel Gat Dance: Works – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Emmanuel Gat Reviewer: Peter Jacobs This is an unusual opportunity to see a company like Emmanuel Gat Dance at the Lowry. An appearance supported by The Institut Français as part of FranceDanceUK, this is the company’s only UK appearance other than London’s Sadler’s Wells. Booked into the cosily-cavernous Lyric Theatre at The Lowry this uniqueness is clearly lost on ...

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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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Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Based on the play by Arthur Miller Choreographer: Helen Pickett Composer: Peter Salem Artistic Collaborator: James Bonas Set & Costume Design: Emma Kingsbury Set & Lighting Design: David Finn Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys American choreographer Helen Pickett seals her reputation as a masterful creator of narrative ballet in her adaptation of Arthur Miller’s seminal play The Crucible. Teaming up with Scottish ...

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Tales of the Turntable – Southbank Centre, London

Choreographer and Director: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Reviewer: Richard Maguire Slickly choreographed and featuring a host of talented youngsters, Tales of the Turntable hip hops its way to the Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, but perhaps a little too slickly for its own good. Set pieces are immaculately performed but often the precision of the moves is clinical. Eric lives with his grandfather, ...

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Alpha Who? – Cockpit Theatre, London

Writer: Matt Franco Director: Gail Sixsmith Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The statistic that in the UK, every week 84 men take their own lives is high in the publicity for performance artist Matt Franco’s meditation on the male psyche. An explanation of why that may be might look at the expectations of “masculinity”, the toxicity of such expectations and how tempting ...

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Dirty Dancing – Leeds Grand

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Frederico Bellone Supervising Musical Director: Richard John Choreographer: Gillian Bruce Reviewer: Janet Jepson It starts with a beat, and you know you’re in for a treat. The classic story Dirty Dancing is touring stages throughout the UK, and crowds are flocking. There’s just something so special about this heart-warming story that brings audiences to their feet ...

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Flirt With Reality – Peacock Theatre, London

Choreographer: David Middendorp Reviewer: Richard Maguire From Britain’s Got Talent to the Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells’ more populist venue, is not a bad career move. And David Middendorp’s company Another Kind of Blue certainly repeats the spectacle that saw it reach the semi-final of the talent show in 2016, and, in a different guise, the semi-final of America’s Got Talent ...

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