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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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I Loved You and I Loved You – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Sweetshop Revolution's production of I Loved You and I Love You

Director: Sally Marie Musical Director: Brian Ellsbury Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The Land of Song has produced many fine composers over the yearsbut approaching 100 years after her sudden death in Swansea, aged 26, Welsh composer Morfydd Owen has largely been forgotten - a fate that, based upon Sweetshop Revolution’s beautifully constructed I Loved You and I Loved You, seems ...

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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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Pulse Festival: The Spalding Suite – Dance East, Ipswich

Writer: Inua Ellams Director: Benji Reid Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Theatre, dance, poetry, beatboxing and basketball may seem an unlikely marriage, but in Inua Ellams’ The Spalding Suite the elements combine beautifully to create a striking piece of theatre. Basketball may not get the same media attention as say football, a fact that one of the player’s mother in this ...

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Fusional Fragments – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Company: Marc Brew Company Music: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Phillip Sheppard Reviewer: Emily Peckham [rating:4] Rough Cuts performances are a rare opportunity for audiences to watch a piece in an intimate setting while it’s still a work in progress. Dance East allows resident choreographers the chance to use their facilities, showcase and test-drive work before its completion. The Rough Cuts format ...

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“There We Have Been” – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Reviewer: Emily Peckham [rating:4]   Dance East often offers short residencies to talented emerging companies, allowing them to explore and work on new material. James Cousins Dance was recently offered such an opportunity. Choreographer James Cousins recently won the first New Adventures Choreographer Award, offering him valuable mentoring from Matthew Bourne who has described James as ‘one of the UK’s ...

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