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Danse Élargie: Dance Expanded – Sadler’s Wells, London

Reviewer: Miriam Sallon Dance Expanded brings us a selection of finalist performances from its 2016 and 2018 competitions. Anyone can apply to the competition, and there are no limitations on content. The only stipulation is, “You have to have something to champion, something to defend.” It’s no wonder, then, that the performances are varied in the extreme, from slow-motion seaside ...

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Swan Lake – Sadler’s Wells, London

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Sophia Moss “Don’t feed the swans” reads the sign standing next to a park bench where The Prince (Liam Mower) is writing a suicide note. Drunk and despondent, the prince plans to drown himself in Swan Lake, but before he can take his life, smoke starts to engulf the space ...

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Chotto Desh  – Sadler’s Wells, London

Akram Khan Comapy's Chotto Desh

Writers: Karthika Nair, Sue Buckmaster, Akram Khan Composer: Jocelyn Pook Choreographer: Akram Khan Director: Sue Buckmaster Reviewer: David Guest Mime, dance, animation and storytelling combine for a charming piece of theatre for children which will also resonate with adults. Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh does exactly what it says on the label: it is a shortened, family-friendly version of his fiercely autobiographical ...

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Latitude Festival: Sadler’s Wells – Double-bill dance on The Waterfront 

Reviewer: Robin Winters Arriving on stage and beginning to dance unannounced, Humanhood immediately both throw us completely and draw us straight into their mesmerising 15-minutes of contemporary infusions. The first of a dance double bill and part of Sadler’s Wells’ weekend offerings, Humanhood sees a pair of dancers intertwine in a short yet faced paced, perfectly controlled display of utter brilliance; seeming to never take their ...

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Semperoper Ballett: All Forsythe – Sadler’s Wells, London

Choreographer and Director: William Forsythe Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There are few creatives who can genuinely say they have fundamentally changed their art form, and even fewer who have done it in their lifetime. Choreographer and director William Forsythe radically reconfigured what ballet could look like, drawing on simpler classical styles to create something modern, fluid and expressive. Semperoper Ballett bring ...

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Wild Card: Neon Dance  – Sadler’s Wells, London

Curator: Adrienne Hart Reviewer: Richard Maguire You expect dance at Sadler’s Wells, but the Wild Card series held in the Lilian Baylis studio space, encourages younger dancers to collaborate with artists from other disciplines. In an evening curated by Neon Dance’s artistic director Adrienne Hart, we have an eclectic programme of music, lights, art installations, and, of course, some stunning ...

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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – Bigger and better than ever

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. With three consecutive festivals under her belt and now feeling somewhat like a veteran, NICOLE EVANS rounds up her Latitude 2017 experience.  The excitement of returning to Latitude sets in well before the date for me, ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sisters Grimm: Voices of The Amazon

Director: Pietra Mello-Pittman Choreographer: Helen Pickett Musical Director: Rob Barron Reviewer: Nicole Evans Billed as a Brazillian-fused contemporary dance piece intertwined with ballet and capoeira, Sisters Grimm’s Voices of the Amazon tells the tale of the love between two water-spirit sisters who live beneath the deep waters of the Amazon river. When one becomes ill, the other ventures above ground in search of ...

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