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Shobana Jeyasingh and Tom Piper talk to Northern Soul about Bayadère – The Ninth Life

Sep 26, 2017 Comments Off on Shobana Jeyasingh and Tom Piper talk to Northern Soul about Bayadère – The Ninth Life

Shobana Jeyasingh wants to make it clear that the world premiere of her Bayadère – The Ninth Life at Salford’s Lowry this week is not simply another version of Marius Petipa’s famous classical ballet La Bayadère.

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Review: 10000 Gestures at Manchester International Festival

Jul 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: 10000 Gestures at Manchester International Festival

Boris Charmatz is not a conventional choreographer. In fact, he ‘choreographed’ very little of his latest work, 10000 Gestures.

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Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

Dance like there’s nobody watching: Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

Apr 4, 2017 Comments Off on Dance like there’s nobody watching: Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

It’s a damp Wednesday night in March and Northern Soul is in a blacked-out hall in South Manchester holding a pair of glow sticks and dancing with strangers to Don’t Talk to Me About Love by Altered Images.

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Somme 100 Pals: a National Commemoration in Manchester

May 1, 2016 Comments Off on Somme 100 Pals: a National Commemoration in Manchester

Everyone has heard of the Battle of the Somme, the battle which symbolises the horrors of warfare in the First World War. 

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Phoenix Dance Theatre Triple Bill

Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Triple Bill 2016, Leeds

Mar 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Triple Bill 2016, Leeds

There was a celebratory feel about the opening night of Triple Bill 2016 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. 

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Northern Ballet's 1984

Northern Ballet’s 1984: the team talk to Northern Soul

Sep 5, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Ballet’s 1984: the team talk to Northern Soul

“It promises to challenge the idea of what stories can be told through dance,” says Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon.

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Tree Of Codes by Ruth Hogben

Review: Tree Of Codes, Manchester International Festival

Jul 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Tree Of Codes, Manchester International Festival

Tree Of Codes is one of those ‘wild card’ yet brilliantly successful shows that Manchester International Festival has made a bit of a specialty of miraculously pulling off over the years.

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Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne talks to Northern Soul

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Matthew Bourne talks to Northern Soul

“Make sure you ask him about Swan Lake,” says my Editor ahead of my interview with choreographer Matthew Bourne. “I saw Swan Lake at the Palace Theatre in 1996 and was mesmerised.”

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Hofesh Shechter Company 1 (photo Ben Rudick)

Review: Hofesh Shechter & Friends at HOME, Manchester

May 1, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Hofesh Shechter & Friends at HOME, Manchester

Although this preview of HOME’s Theatre One space was clearly billed as Hofesh Shechter & Friends, some of the audience were sufficiently intimidated by the promise from said friends, 72% Morrissey (and, no, this three-piece instrumental group didn’t explain what the name is all about) “of playing the heaviest and most unsettling music they could muster” in the second half of the night that they either didn’t return or left pretty hurriedly as the aural onslaught raged on.

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Insomnia at HOME

Review: Insomnia at Manchester’s HOME

Nov 7, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Insomnia at Manchester’s HOME

It’s just a bit exciting finding First Street.

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