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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – Opera House, Manchester

Director: Michael Flatley Music: Gerard Fahy Reviewer: Matt Forrest   Ever wondered what would happen if the forces of good and evil decided to resolve their age-old battle for supremacy with an Irish dance off? Imagine a Run DMC video set to a fiddle, where only the fastest feet will prevail? If so, then this is the show for you. ...

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National Dance Company Wales: Mixed Programme – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Music: Maurice Ravel, Arvo Pärt, Mikael Karlsson Choreography: Johan Inger, Lee Johnston, Alexander Ekman Reviewer: Rich Jevons This action-packed evening of cutting-edge dance begins with Johan Inger’s ‘Walking Mad’ which immediately breaks down the fourth wall as a dancer emerges from the back of the auditorium’s raised seating to take his place on the stage to sounds of birdsong and ...

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7-75 – The Place, London

Director: Amy Hodge Additional Choreography: Sarah Dowling Additional Text: Melissa Bubnic Reviewer: Madelaine Bowman   7-75 is a powerful dance and theatre piece which explores with immense sensibility the wonders and woes of female life and relationships through the different stages of life. Devised by theatre director Amy Hodge and performed by an intergenerational company, each with their own unique ...

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Gerard Fahy Director: Michael Flatley Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen "If you believe in yourself and you are willing to work hard, then nothing is impossible". The words of Irish American stepdancer and choreographer Michael Flatley couldn't be more true as he brings his latest production Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games to Liverpool's Empire Theatre. Having officially debuted back in ...

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Motionhouse: Broken – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Artistic Director: Kevin Finnan Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Kevin Finnan has put together an exciting, energetic and imaginative dance piece. Motionhouse, established in 1988, is reputed for their innovation particularly its staging combined with theatre and dance. They are known to choose themes for their productions which provoke thoughts, beliefs and perceptions. Broken is no exception. This piece explores the relationship ...

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Moving Dance Forward – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Moving Dance Forward is a new joint initiative by MDI and Dance Manchester, bringing together The Lowry, Unity Theatre, Contact and the University of Salford to create a new North West Associate Dance Artist Scheme. This showcase presents new and work-in-progress work by local dance artists. The North West has far more independent dance artists and ...

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Ultima Vez: What The Body Does Not Remember – The Lowry, Salford

Direction, Choreography &Scenography: Wim Vandekeybus Music: Thierry de Mey &Peter Vermeersch Reviewer: Peter Jacobs It is hard to imagine what What The Body Does Not Remember must have looked like in 1987, for it certainly looks fresh and cutting edge today. This was the first full-length work by Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus. Unloved in Brussels on its debut, a hard-won ...

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Within this Dust – The Lowry, Salford

Devised by Thomas Small and dancers Choreography: Thomas Small Animation: Graeme Hawkins Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Too much information can be daunting. Awareness that the new production by Smallpetitklein is inspired by photographs capturing a man falling from the World Trade Centre during the 9/11 attacks raises concerns as to whether this is a suitable subject for entertainment. Actually Within this ...

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