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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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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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Silk Road: Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Alex Oates Director: Dominic Shaw Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Drugs and the internet, both big businesses today, put the two together, dynamic. Young Bruce Blackmore (James Baxter) lives with his ageing Nan. At a party, he is introduced to drugs and bowled over by a girl, two things that change his life. Being a small time DJ at the local ...

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Silk Road – Peacock Theatre, London

Director: Shen Chen, Xiu Chenghua Art Director: Feng Shuangbai Reviewer: T.L. Wiswell [rating:1] There is almost no way in which Silk Road met its description as “a touching story of friendship and peace between Chinese people and foreign merchants during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).” It is a dance spectacular designed to promote a modern Chinese image of its restive Western ...

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