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Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Choreographer and Director: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is a coincidence of weather that walking to a dance version of Macbeth at Wilton’s Music Hall during the “Best from the East” cold spell makes one empathise about how it may feel to trudge across a blasted Highland heath, the cold wind biting at one’s extremities. One can only imagine ...

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300 el x 50 el x 30 el  – The Barbican, London

Created and performed by FC Bergman Reviewer: Richard Maguire When you think you’ve seen it all, along comes FC Bergman. It is not a football team, but it has the verve and swagger of one in the Premier League. Instead, FC Bergman is a Belgian theatre company specialising in the experimental and with 300 el x 50 el x 30 ...

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Mother –  The Barbican, London

Creator: Peeping Tom Director: Gabriela Carrizo Reviewer: Richard Maguire Nightmares have never looked so beautiful than in Mother, the new show by Peeping Tom, the cult dance company from Belgium. On the wide stage of the Barbican, dancers are staccato lightning-bolts electrified by grief and unrequited love; they come together to produce wondrous and shocking tableaux of loss. In the ...

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 Illuminate – Manchester Central Library 

Artistic Direction: Kevin Edward Turner Choreography: Kevin Edward Turner, Anthony Missen Musical Direction: Miguel Marin Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Illuminate is a site-specific promenade dance performance created by Manchester dance company Company Chameleon and commissioned by Manchester Central Library for their Library Live cultural events programme. Illuminate explores seven themes or plot-lines that have underpinned literature through the centuries, in an ...

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Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Choreographer: David Bintley Music: Carl Davis Reviewer: Helen Tope Aladdin, with its magic Genie and flying carpet, may not seem the most obvious choice for a ballet. But in a brand new production, Birmingham Royal Ballet makes a compelling case as to why we should take this pantomime favourite much more seriously. The challenge Birmingham Royal Ballet has is in the reshaping of ...

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Candoco Dance Company: Double Bill – The Lowry, Salford 

Choreography: Alexander Whitley, Yasmeen Godder Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Candoco Dance Company are the UK’s leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, founded in 1991, and successfully creating work that challenges perceptions and preconceptions with a passionate commitment to celebrating diversity, in all its forms. 2017 has seen a change of artistic leadership for the company with long-standing co-artistic directors Pedro ...

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Igor and Moreno: Andante – The Lowry, Salford

Direction: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Andante is a musical term that refers to a work (especially as a direction) in a moderately slow tempo. It originates from the Italian verb andare – to go. Igor (Urzelai) and Moreno (Solinas) are among the first artists to benefit from The Lowry’s ‘Developed With’ programme, in which they invite ...

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Clod Ensemble: Under Glass – The Lowry, Salford

Direction: Suzy Willson Music: Paul Clark Lighting: Hansjörg Schmidt Reviewer: Peter Jacobs In 2016 as part of The Lowry’s inaugural Week 53 festival – which returns next year – Clod Ensemble repurposed the entire auditorium and stage of the huge Lyric Theatre for the strikingly-memorable An Anatomie in Four Quarters. Now it is the turn of the Quays Theatre to ...

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