Monthly Archives: November 2012

Unleashed – Blue Boy Entertainment & the Young People of Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning: The Barbican, London, 23 November 2012

They was sick 18 months in the making Unleashed is a collaboration between the Young People of Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and Blue Boy Entertainment that aims to let the voice of creative London youth pour forth on life as … Continue reading

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Currency 1 – Clément Layes and Jan Martens: The Place, London, 20 November 2012

Mad Hitters’ tea party Forever trying to come up with positive new ways to attract the public to contemporary dance, The Place have launched the Currency festival. Showcasing six rarely seen European choreographers over three nights they’re also opening dialogues … Continue reading

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Deca Dance – Batsheva Dance Ensemble: Sadler’s Wells, 19 November 2012

Bits and pieces The genial mambos that greeted the audience as we entered the Sadler’s Wells auditorium were a world away from the animosity hurled at us as we’d waited outside the theatre in a vast queue to get in. … Continue reading

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Motherland – Vincent Dance Theatre, The Place, London, 10 November 2012

Battle of the Planets There’s no denying that the performers of Sheffield-based Vincent Dance Theatre are a very talented bunch. Between them they can play piano, guitar, violin, cello, bass, percussion and harmonica. They’re deft mime artists, striking physical acrobats and … Continue reading

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Cesena – Rosas: Sadler’s Wells, London, 8 November 2012

Kept in the dark Originally created by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to be performed outdoors at dawn during the 2011 Avignon Festival, Cesena picks up directly where its sister work, 2010’s En Atendant, leaves off – with a naked man … Continue reading

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Deca Dance preview – Batsheva Ensemble: Sadler’s Wells, London, 19-21 November 2012

On their way Consisting of dancers between the ages of 18-24 recruited from some of the world’s finest dance schools, the Batsheva Ensemble is the younger sibling of the internationally acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company. Based in Tel Aviv the Ensemble … Continue reading

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