Reviews

Gandini Juggling: Smashed!

Gandini Juggling: Smashed! / Blotched

August 6th, 2011 by

Bringing circus, theatre and dance together the Gandinis, a juggling troupe led by Kati Yla-Hokkala and Sean Gandini, made their way to the National Theatre’s Watch This Space over the weekend. Given the fact that their two headline shows, Smashed! and Blotched, were both commissioned by Watch This Space – Smashed! for last year’s festival,Blotched for this year’s – it was […]

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Wired Aerial Theatre: As The World Tipped

Wired Aerial Theatre: As The World Tipped

August 4th, 2011 by

Directed by Nigel Jamieson, Wired Aerial Theatre’s As the World Tipped is a large-scale outdoor spectacular that takes as its subject the Copenhagen Conference and the subsequent failure of world leaders to initiate any meaningful directive on climate change. It starts well. A large, square white stage is occupied by scurrying suits who move from desk to […]

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Dog Kennel Hill Project: Hinterview

Dog Kennel Hill Project: People Working Projects: Hinterview & The Devil And The Details

July 31st, 2011 by

Hinterview sees Henrietta Hale, assisted by Ben Ash, attempt to draw into a physical form of expression conceptual ideas taken from interviews she conducted with people in their places of work. Concepts such as as success, happiness and fulfillment placed in the context of a contemporary economic/social climate result in concerns of collapse, strife, and renewal. […]

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Under Construction: Mapping Wonderland

Under Construction: Mapping Wonderland

July 23rd, 2011 by

Mapping Wonderland sits interestingly somewhere between a historical walking tour and a site-responsive performance, feeling at home amongst Oxford’s tourist trade whilst retaining a frisson of adventure. Beginning in Radcliffe Square and taking in the back streets of Oxford city centre, Under Construction’s fourth performance to date passes you from host to host, each one selected […]

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Laïla Diallo: A Triple Bill

Laïla Diallo: A Triple Bill (Imprint / At-Any-Moment-Something-Else / Between The Shingle And The Dune)

July 21st, 2011 by

Canadian born and Bristol based, the choreographer Laïla Diallo presents three of her key works for an evening at the Arnolfini as part of the venue’s dance season. Taking its inspiration from Borges’ The Book of Imaginary Beings, the evening opens with the introduction of Theo Clinkard in a solo performance of At-Any-Moment-Something-Else (2010). Stood atop a piano […]

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