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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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Madhead – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Director & Choreographer: Botis Seva Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Revered choreographer Botis Seva here directs the National Youth Dance Company of Sadler’s Wells to present Madhead, a combative dance piece with dark, dystopian undertones. The dancers are propelled across the stage as pack animals on a hunt. With prefect precision, they take aim, attack and retreat. Apocalyptic in nature and Kafkaesque ...

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Silent Lines- Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Director: Russell Maliphant Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Renowned choreographer Russell Maliphant here indulges his two passions, dance and anatomy. Silent Lines aims to bridge the gap between dance as an art form and as a science, incorporating lighting and video projection. Maliphant is particularly interested in the subdermal tissue beneath our skin known as the fascia; this shown rather strikingly by ...

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Torus – Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich

Directors: Júlia Robert, Rudi Cole  Reviewer:  Cavelle Leigh Dance company Humanhood attempts to explore and intertwine two seemingly polarised worlds; of science and spirituality. Torus is the pivotal round, upon which so many of our principles are based. Expectations were of a symbolic journey that would bring those worlds to a close. During a slow and protracted introduction, the five ...

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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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