Reviews

British Theatre Guide

British Theatre Guide

Calyx/ Shadows/ Windrush: Movement of the People  Calyx, created in 2017 by dancer and first-time choreographer Sandrine Monin, is inspired by French poet Charles Baudelaire’s 1861 collection Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), the first book of which is entitled Spleen et Ideal, which sums up his ambiguous attitude towards love- indeed, towards life. A verse from Le Flacon says it all: “stinking like…

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The Culture Vulture

The Culture Vulture

This is a show to make you re-think what contemporary dance is all about. The words “contemporary dance” evoke immediate images; black box, dancers in leotards or monochrome costume, a soundtrack of austere strings or an electronic soundscape created in a computer. The movement is the thing, and it’s something to be appreciated and enjoyed, but appreciated with the head…

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Windrush: Movement of the People Review – fresh moves off the boat Stories of the Windursh generation of Caribbean immigrants to Britain are movingly told by Phoenix Dance Theatre A great pyramid of packing cases and trunks against a tangerine Caribbean sky set the tone. Men in sun hats and high-waisted trousers flirting with women in bright print dresses, the…

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Jane Lambert for Terpsichore (Phoenix@Home)

Jane Lambert for Terpsichore (Phoenix@Home)

Although I missed most of World Ballet Day on Thursday because I had to work Phoenix Dance Theatre’s showcase Phoenix@Home more than made up for it. The audience at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre was treated to a glorious programme of dance: Melt Document and Mapping – very different but somehow complementary works by Sharon Watson, Uri Ivgi and…

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