Reviews

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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Hofesh Shechter: Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut ¦ Photo: Ben Rudick

Hofesh Shechter: Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut

July 13th, 2011 by

Hofesh Shechter has carved out a name for himself as one of the high flyers in the world of dance. Two years ago he created a ‘choreographer’s cut’ of his pieceUprising/In Your Rooms, which was performed at London’s Roundhouse as a dance-meets-rock gig. The music was impressive, the sightlines a horror. Now, back at Sadler’s […]

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The Un-knitted Lives of Young Girls ¦ Photo: Graeme Braidwood

Anne Bean / Poshya Kakl: The Un-knitted Lives of Young Girls

July 8th, 2011 by

The Un-knitted Lives of Young Girls is part of a long collaborative relationship between visual and performance artist Anne Bean and young Iraqi performance artist Poshya Kakl. The performance was a screening of Kakl’s film Knitting Iron on two large screens hung on either side of a long industrial space in Birmingham’s AE Harris factory. The film documents […]

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cieLaroque/helene weinzierl: THINK FISH part I ¦ Photo: Graeme Braidwood

cieLaroque/helene weinzierl: THINK FISH part I

July 8th, 2011 by

THINK FISH by the Austrian company cieLaroque/helene weinzierl was the final performance of what had been a tense Friday evening at the BE Festival, and so its light energy and easygoing comic style was well received. CieLaroque/helene weinzierl are described in the programme as Austria’s most prolific dance touring ensemble, demonstrating BE Festival’s success in importing […]

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