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Drift – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Drift is a Manchester-based collaborative collective bringing together Test Card, VAM and Meraki Collective that brings together local artists working in music, movement, performance, spoken word and digital art (mostly) to create opportunities to create and present multi-disciplinary mixed-genre events in a variety of platforms. Drift is several tranches Manchester’s underground arts scene getting organised and making ...

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Andrea Parker: Inventive – The Lowry, Salford

Curator: Andrea Parker Music: The Sprawl & Koenraad Ecker Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Inventive is an evening of experimental electronic music and visuals curated by British producer and DJ Andrea Parker and presented as part of The Lowry’s digital performance programme. The two performances presented combine cutting edge electronic music experimentation with striking visuals to create an immersive part-gig, part-art-installation. The Sprawl ...

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Fuse: Dökk – The Lowry, Salford

Concept: Mattia Carretti Choreography: Elena Annovi Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Dökk is the Icelandic word for darkness. Dökkis a digital and physical journey through the subconscious mind, exploring the balance between darkness and light, playing with perceptions of space and time and is presented as part of The Lowry’s welcomely-diverse Week 53 Festival. The show contains three key elements: kinetically-responsive front ...

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Natalie Inside Out – The Lowry, Salford 

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Natalie Inside Out is a collaboration between hand-balancer Natalie Reckert and digital artist – and former circus artist – Mark Morreau. The show builds on the circus skills of Reckert and investigates and illuminates them using digital technologies, examining the relationship between the body as performance and reality, teasing at the seams where live acrobatics, film and digital ...

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Alexis Langevin-Tétrault: Interferences – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Alexis Langevin-Tétrault is Montreal-based musician and digital artist presented as part of The Lowry’s digital programming strand. Montreal, we learn, has an unexpectedly rich and vibrant digital and visual arts scene, fuelled by the film and creative industries based there. Langevin-Tétrault has designed and built a new electroacoustic instrument that is best-described as a large deconstructed guitar ...

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OPINION: Who watches the Watchmen?

The publishing landscape over the past couple of years has changed out of all recognition. With print newspapers' circulations dropping faster than the vicar's trousers in a Ray Cooney farce, the pantheon of national (print) theatre critics - once contemptuous of digital reviewers - have found themselves bereft of the mighty platforms they once had and are fast becoming poachers-turned-gamekeepers. ...

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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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Infinity Pool – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer and Director: Bea Roberts Reviewer: Lucy Corley Imagine a play where the single performer never speaks. Throughout Bea Roberts’ one-woman production she scarcely opens her mouth; instead, the story is told through two projector screens, an old-fashioned TV set, a soundtrack of pop songs and occasional mime. Yet Roberts quickly gets the Bike Shed Theatre audience chuckling, and ten ...

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