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Project Sau.te – Quarantine Project, Week 2: Online, 17- 22 May 2020

Taiwanderful The second and final week of Project Sau.te’s Quarantine Project was, on the whole, even more creative than the first week (see Week 1 review). Mei-Yun Lu and Guang-Xuan Chen were by far the best organised of all the … Continue reading

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1 meter CLOSER – Aterballetto: Online, 21 May 2020

Longitude and attitude It’s great to see that new work is being created, even in the middle of the severest coronavirus lockdowns. Italy’s Aterballetto have concocted a very professional film called 1 meter CLOSER that features the Company’s dancers expressing … Continue reading

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Project Sau.te – Quarantine Project: Online, 11 – 22 May 2020

Plenty of room George Liang is a dancer with Northern Ballet and he’s come up with the marvellous idea of the Quarantine Project. He got in touch with some of his fellow-Taiwanese dancers and choregraphers (students and professionals) and they … Continue reading

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Within Her Eyes – James Cousins Company: Online, 6 May 2020

What’s in a name? James Cousins has a greatest hit – a piece called There We Have Been. It’s only about 15 minutes long but it’s an extraordinary duet that Cousins has now decided to commit to film. And change … Continue reading

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Hold On – Dutch National Ballet: Online, 29 April 2020

Not Dancing in the Street A plethora of ballet and dance has been thrust online in the midst of the coronavirus but, by necessity, very little of it has been new. Well, here’s an actual world premiere from Dutch National … Continue reading

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Preview: Alternative LDIF20: 29 April – 16 May 2020, Online

Forever onwards Does a mere global pandemic bring everything to a grinding halt? Of course not. Unperturbed by having to cancel Leicester’s annual Let’s Dance International Frontiers festival because of COVID-19, Pawlet Brookes, the Artistic Director and CEO of Serendipity … Continue reading

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The Swan – Birmingham Royal Ballet: BBC Arts – Culture in Quarantine, 8 April 2020

Swanline Offering Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more artistic material is appearing online. The BBC’s hastily published response, Culture in Quarantine, is now beginning to bear fruit and its latest presentation comes courtesy of Birmingham Royal Ballet. The … Continue reading

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