Ivo Dimchev: Som Faves

December 27th, 2018 by

It’s Saturday night at Chisenhale Dance Space and we’re here to see Som Faves by Bulgarian choreographer and singer-songwriter Ivo Dimchev. Internationally renowned for his extreme and colourful mixture of live art, music and dance-theatre, Dimchev has authored over 30 performances, exhibitions and concerts in the past 20 years.  I saw him recently on Britain’s […]

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Kieran Hurley: Mouthpiece

December 21st, 2018 by

    As I walk in, I see a frame within the invisible frame of the theatre. That gives me a clue. The light is dim. The set is angular. A large, flat, lightly-coloured rectangular frame shapes dark steps beyond the frame. A table penetrates the frame – a way into the story, and a […]

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Biscuit & Field: Paid Fantasist

December 18th, 2018 by

Paid Fantasist is the first collaboration between Rebecca Biscuit and Nick Field. Biscuit is half of the multi-award-winning Sh!t Theatre; Field a celebrated performer, writer and artist. Their show is inspired by an interview with Tom Baker in 1978 in The Times when at the height of his Dr. Who fame, in which he describes a […]

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November 22nd, 2018 by

It’s hopefully au revoir not adieu…  Ciaran Hammond reflects on the Voila Europe festival Now in its 7th year Voila Europe! is an annual theatre festival focusing on cross-border European work, which showcases work featuring a variety of different practices. Originally established with a focus on French-English bilingual performance, last year (2017) the festival expanded […]

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Kneehigh: Fup

November 13th, 2018 by

Kneehigh have an illustrious history in the vibrant adaptation of fairy tales (from The Red Shoes to Rapunzel and beyond) and so Jim Dodge’s much-loved first novel, Fup – often graced with the suffix ‘a modern fable’ – is a choice that resonates with their back catalogue. The short novel, published in 1983, has achieved […]

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