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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet – Saddler’s Wells, London

Choreographer/Director: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Sophia Moss In the not so distant future, a group of young men and women dance in pairs underneath a UFO-shaped chandelier. The dancing is rigid and stiff under the watchful eye of the uniformed guards – one hand up, one hand on wait and box step -, but turns into a loose, ...

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WildCard: Stefan Jovanović – Constellations – Saddler’s Wells, London

Choreographer: Stefan Jovanovic Reviewer: Sophia Moss “Would you like to dance?” asks a short woman with curly black hair, white face paint and a loose-fitting white shirt. Constellations begins with dancing, singing and audience participation. A male performer, with a white painted face and matching dress, sings a melody made up entirely of “heeeey” cries, while the other performers circulate, asking ...

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Nora invites Deborah Hay: Where Home Is  – Sadler’s Wells, London

Chorographer/Director: Deborah Hay Reviewer: Sophia Moss There is absolute silence in the studio, broken only by the occasional cough, tap of a foot or rustle of paper, as a dancer stands before us, one foot in front of the other, and stares. The other two dancers linger in the back, gazing at the black wall. No one moves, no one ...

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Bon Voyage, Bob – Sadler’s Wells, London

Writer: Alan Lucien Øyen Reviewer: Sophia Moss Where can you watch a life-size dancing horse, a man being rubbed across a chalkboard and a woman shoot herself in the head, twice? You can see all this and more during Bon Voyage, Bob. Bon Voyage, Bob is a unique blend of dance, theatre, spoken word and visual art in the unique ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Framed

Artist(s): Sadler's Wells -National Youth Dance Company Choreographer:Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans Having had a great presence at this year's festival, Sadler's Wells wraps up its offerings on The Waterfront Stage by presenting the National Youth Dance Company and their performance of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Framed. With 30 dancers on stage some carnage regarding space ...

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