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Jungle Book – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music & Lyrics: Filipe Gomes Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J Horsburgh Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth For the majority of people, thinking of the Jungle Book brings back memories of an orphaned human boy on a journey of self-discovery, raised by a group of animals, singing I Wan’na Be Like You. This is not, however, what you'll find here. Poppy ...

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Jungle Book – Northcott, Exeter

Original writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor and Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J. Horsburgh Reviewer: Lucy Corley   At last: a show for young teenagers that doesn’t talk down to them. Metta Theatre’s Jungle Book has appeal for all ages, but its refreshing mix of hip-hop, circus, rap and street dance seems sure to be a hit with the 9-14 age ...

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The Freedom of Free Will – Z-Arts, Manchester

Artistic Director &Choreographer: Ryan LoGisTic Harston Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   The Freedom of Free Will is an artistically ambitious show of two halves from Ryan LoGisTic Harston's street dance-rooted Urban Conceptz Theatre. This show explores notions and ideas around the true meaning of freedom and free will and investigates - especially in the first half - how often freedom for ...

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Compagnie Käfig: Boxe Boxe – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki Music Design: The Debussy String Quartet and AS’N Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Compagnie Käfig is a well-established French street dance company founded in 1996 by Mourad Merzouki. Boxe Boxe is their latest production and is about boxing. But that tells you little of what to expect from this company or this show and what it ...

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Swan Lake Reloaded – London Coliseum, London

Choreographer: Fredrik Rydman Reviewer: Christopher Owen [Rating:4] Swan Lake Reloaded arrives into London at the stunning setting of the London Coliseum, and proves that such a well known ballet can be reinvented intelligently, and creatively enough to pack this stunning venue to the rafters. This version of Swan Lake strips the story of any magic or sorcery and transports the ...

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The Rodin Project – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographer: Russell Maliphant Music: Alexander Zekke Reviewer: Laura Maley [Rating:4] An Auguste Rodin-inspired dance show from award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant and Sadler’s Wells offers glimpses of sculptural beauty, and some astonishing skill at The Lowry, but perhaps too much reliance on statue stillness. The first act of The Rodin Project has obvious allusions to classical art: four columns of white ...

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English National Ballet and Flawless: Against Time – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Choreographers: Marlon ‘Swoosh’ Wallen and Jenna Lee Reviewer: Cathy Crabb [Rating:5] English National Ballet and Flawless come together here for a high energy show combining their fields of expertise. The story serves to present us with an awe inspiring sequence of dances that fit so well together through their duality. Here we have two forms of expression to music, which ...

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Against Time, Flawless and the English National Ballet – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Directors: Jenna Lee and Marlon Wallen Reviewer: Lauren Rare [rating:4] Flawless and the English National Ballet seemed like an unlikely combination and it was hard to imagine how the successful street-dancing troupe and the world renowned classical ballerinas could have anything in common. However, these key ingredients in this ambitious project proved to be an electric combination. The show is ...

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