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Rite Of Spring– Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Director / Choreographer: Seeta Patel Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Stravinsky's ballet is here reimagined by award-winning choreographer Seeta Patel. In a nod to her own heritage, this abridged piece encompasses Bharatanatyam; traditional Indian dance. As the title suggests it explores the advent of Spring; the hope that it carries but at what cost? The dance is colourful and uplifting, conveying the ...

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Jose Agudo Silk Road – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Jose Agudo Silk Road

Choreographer: Jose Agudo Guest Choreography: Rafael Amargo & Nahid Siddiqui Score: Bernard Schimpeisberger and Giuliano Moderaelli Reviewer: Glen Pearce Those expecting a Spanish senorita resplendent with a fan and a pair of castanets will leave Jose Agudo’s flamenco inspired Silk Road somewhat disappointed. For Andalusian-born Agudo, Flamenco is clearly a passion but here he uses it as a starting point ...

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The Inkwell – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Artistic Directors: Mary Davies, Lynette King, Caroline Mummery Reviewer: Glen Pearce A community production, featuring 180 performers aged 8-80 from community groups and schools is enough to send many practitioners into a blind panic. For over 30 years DanceEast, however, has been running just such projects and their 2017 showing of The Inkwell is an ideal showcase of what can ...

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PULSE PREVIEW: Rhiannon Faith – Scary Shit

Rhiannon Faith - Scary Shit

Ipswich’s Pulse Festival offers ten days of thrilling theatre, dance and music, with work from established artists and those taking their first step on the performance ladder. Our Pulse Previews series gives participants the chance to tell us about their show in a fun, relaxed style.Rhiannon Faith Theatre tells us about her showScary Shit.   How would you describe your ...

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Pulse Festival’s 2016 Line-up announced

By Glen Pearce The line-up for Suffolk's renowned Pulse Festival 2016 has been revealed today [8 May 2016] at a launch at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. Now in its 16th year, the festival offers audiences the chance to see new and contemporary work from both established and emerging artists, running at venues across Ipswich from 26 May – ...

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The Little Match Girl – Lilian Baylis Studio, London

The cast of The Little Match Girl at Sadler's Wells Theatre

Director and Choreographer: Arthur Pita Music: Frank Moon Reviewer: Michael Gray   It's hard to pigeon-hole Arthur Pita's The Little Match Girl. It is “Dance Theatre”, officially, but this unique entertainment embraces so many genres and influences, in a very satisfying hour on the stage. It has a distinctly European feel – though Hans Christian Andersen's Denmark seems a long ...

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Pulse Festival: Idiot-Syncrasy – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Choreographer and Performer: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas Reviewer: Glen Pearce Sometimes a performance defies mere words on paper. It’s more about atmosphere, emotion and connection. Igor and Moreno’s Idiot-Syncrasy is one such show. Note down on paper the elements that make up this show and it seems thin and unlikely to hook an audience. Witness the elements in action ...

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