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Sadler’s Wells Sampled   – Sadler’s Wells, London

Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Sampled is a tasting menu of dance, showcasing what we can expect at Sadler’s Wells this year. Over two hours, the audience are treated to snatches of flamenco and ballet, contemporary and hip-hop. There’s something here for everyone, but, importantly, it also introduces new dance styles to those people who, otherwise, might be set in their ways. On ...

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Mavin Khoo Man to Monk: Part 1, Man – Sadler’s Wells, London

Artistic Director: Marvin Khoo Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Each man kills the thing he loves” Oscar Wilde wrote in The Ballad of Reading Gaol, ever tortured by his complex relationship with Alfred Douglas. Dancer Mavin Khoo and choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra seem to have this poem at the forefront of their mind in their latest dance piece ...

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Agudo Dance Company: Silk Road – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Jose Agudo, Rafael Amargo, Nahid Siddiqui Reviewer: Peter Jacobs There are politicians who claim that globalisation is some new damaging trend that undermines the nation-state and threatens national identity. Silk Road is a timely reminder that globalisation is as old a human civilisation: the Vikings, the Egyptians, the Romans were all globalisers. And the ancient silk and spice routes from ...

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ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble: From Home with Love – Sadler’s Wells, London

Choreographers: Mavin Khoo and Ivan Perez Aviles Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Finding out who we are is one of life’s great challenges; some people find happiness in conformity, being like everyone else, accepted into the crowd, while others are destined to find their own path. The support we draw from others can equally conflict or confirm who we are supposed to ...

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