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Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

Written & devised: David Fligg Composer: Gideon Klein Director: Emma Gordon Reviewer: Jane Austwick To mark National Holocaust Memorial Day, we are reminded of the Centenary Year since the birth of classical music composer, Gideon Klein. Pluto Productions dramatizes Klein’s life into 70 minutes, giving the audience an insight into the heartbreaking loss that so many experienced.  Three actors create ...

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New Ground – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

Choreographers: Patricia Okenwa, Wayne Parsons, Amaury Lebrun and a selection of original student solo works Reviewer: Rich Jevons New Ground is a showcase of performance from second-year students on the BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) programme at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. For Patricia Okenwa's Becoming she explains: I am interested in the dynamics of pushing beyond where we know ...

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Juliet & Romeo – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

Conceived and directed: Ben Duke Devised and performed: Ben Duke & Solène Weinachter Reviewer: Rich Jevons The tagline for Lost Dogs new show, claims that it: ...tells the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least. We now find ...

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Verve 2016 – Z-Arts, Manchester

Artistic Director: Gianluca Vincentini Choreography: Efrosini Protopapa, Athina Vahla, Renaud Wiser, Anton Lachky Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Verve is the postgraduate touring company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and gives completing students the experience of professional-level touring with the opportunity to make new work with a range of emerging and established choreographers. As each yearly cast is different ...

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Side Effects – Riley Theatre, Leeds

Choreographer: Anton Lachky Reviewer: Peter Gray As an eclectic piece of dance-drama, Side Effects succeeds in crossing certain boundaries of expectation. At times repulsive and yet comic, powerfully fragmented motifs of movement are punctuated with brutal extremes of physicality reminiscent of an Artaud-inspired performance. In an explosive mix of the emotional, and sometimes contradictory meanderings of the female protagonist’s mind, ...

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Verve 14 – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Gianluca Vincentini Choreography: Lea Anderson, Gemma Nixon &Jonathan Goddard, Ben Duke, Jamaal Burkmar Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Verve is the postgraduate performance company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, based in Leeds. The annual Verve tour gives the pick of the new crop of graduates the opportunity to tour as a professional company, as well as work with ...

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Verve 2013 – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Gianluca Vincentini Choreographers: Instructions to the Animal by Angus Balbernie, Night Time by Frauke Requardt and Shuffle by Ben Wright Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3] The commendable objective of ‘Verve 2013’ is to give Postgraduates of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance a realistic appreciation of the professional working environment for dancers. Well, at The Lowry they learn that ...

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