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The Space Inside – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographers: Rob Bell, Beth Bracegirdle, Kelly McClelland, Lyndsey Thomas Reviewer: Helen Jones The Centre for Advanced Training in Dance is one of the Lowry's home projects, aimed to nurture the next generation of dance talent in the North West. The Space Inside is the showcase for these young dancers. Originally staged last summer, it has been restaged to bring the ...

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Russian State Ballet of Siberia: Giselle – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Music: Adolphe Adam Choreographer: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa and Leonid Lavrosky Artistic Director: Sergei Bobrov Reviewer: Paul Jones [rating:4] The Grand Theatre welcomed The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia to its wet and windy shores for a 3 night run of some of the worlds most famous ballets. The first of the shows was Giselle, often ...

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Hofesh Shechter’s Sun – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Choreography &Music: Hofesh Shechter Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Hofesh Shechter’s Sun opens with the voice of Hofesh Shechter himself booming from the darkness of an opening blackout. Shechter engages the audience in a conversational manner, explaining that before the show begins he thought it would be a good idea to show part of the end of the production so the audience ...

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MurleyDance Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Albinoni, Patrick Hawes, Juan Rezzuto, Marcello, Al McSween. Choreographer: David Murley, Briar Adams, Gwyn Emberton. Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.5] Less than two years old, London based MurleyDance is a classical ballet company headed up by Artistic Director David Murley. They got some great reviews at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe and now they’re taking three pieces on the road in ...

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English National Ballet: The Nutcracker –Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Composer: Pyotr Llyich Tchaikovsky Original Choreographer: Mauris Petipa Choreography Adaptor: Wayne Eagling Reviewer: Steph Rowe [Rating: 4.5] The classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky always has the feel good factor and this production by the English National Ballet is no exception.The story of Clara and her family and friends who all gather for the ritual party on Christmas ...

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Earthfall: Chelsea Hotel – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Directors: Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Earthfall are an innovative company founded in 1989 by Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis with the aim of combing new choreography with music and visual imagery. The result is a sophisticated hybrid of contemporary dance and experimental theatre that both blurs and pushes boundaries. Following the success of their ...

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Nobulus: Out of the Shadow – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director/ Choreography: Alexander Wengler Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:3] Out of the Shadow is an ambitious show combining elements of street dance with acrobatics and contemporary dance, created by Alexander Wengler's Austrian company Nobulus, comprising ten European dancers, including Wengler himself. The show ranges from the formation of the universe and the creation of Earth, the coming and evolution of ...

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NEWS: Full cast announced for Robin Cousins’ Ice UK Tour

Full casting is announced by Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott, Duncan C Weldon and Matthew Mitchell for the World Premiere of Robin Cousins' Ice. The national tour opens at Southampton Mayflower Theatre on Thursday 16 January 2014, ahead of a planned world tour. Robin Cousins, Olympic champion and Head Judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, has hand-picked the greatest ice skaters ...

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