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Dance 2016 Archives - One4Review

Terra Incognita – Temper Theatre – 4****

August 22, 2016 |

Climate change is a serious issue. Terra Incognita is a serious piece of dance theatre about climate change. In one of the most powerful dance performances I have seen at the Fringe, Temper Theatre explore the relationship between humankind and … Read More

Whiteout – Barrowland Ballet – 4****

August 22, 2016 |

Whiteout is an interesting piece of dance theatre, exploring the possibilities and problems of inter-racial relationships. The choreographer, Natasha Gilmore, has based much of the story on her own experiences. Six dancers – 3 male, 3 female, explore mixed race … Read More

And Now… – plan B – 2**

August 22, 2016 |

If I hadn’t read the printed programme for And Now…, I would have said it was an exploration of childhood, and of the mixture of fear and excitement that growing up brings. Apparently this is not the main point of … Read More

Linger – Eriu Dance Company – 4****

August 10, 2016 |

Choreographed by the ex-Riverdance principal dancer Breandán de Gallaí, Lïnger is a work in which contemporary Irish stepdance is used by two male dancers to tell a story of gay masculinity, desire and suppressed emotion. The duet conveys powerful emotions … Read More

Eowyn Emerald and Dancers – 4****

August 10, 2016 |

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers are a small, but select, troupe of four, 2 female and 2 male dancers, from Portland, Oregon. They present a programme of 6 dances, all short pieces, in this small and intimate venue.

The dances cover … Read More

Binari – MAC Theatre – 4****

August 8, 2016 |

Binari uses traditional Korean music and dance to give an insight into the ancient shamianistic rituals and beliefs surrounding death and the afterlife. If this description makes it sound as though Binari will be a heavy-going and overly serious work, … Read More

Dieser Ort – International Collegiate Theatre Festival – 3***

August 8, 2016 |

Dieser Ort is being shown as part of the International Collegiate Theatre Festival. It is performed by a company of 16 young dancers.

The premise of the show is an exploration of identity in a sea of uniformity. The dancers … Read More

Taiwan Season – The Sacrifice of Roaring – Hsu Chen Wei Production Dance Company – 3***

August 8, 2016 |

THE Sacrifice of Roaring is being shown as part of the Fringe’s Taiwan Season. The Hsu Chen Wei Production Dance Company present a contemporary dance performance inspired by Taiwanese rituals related to mortality and resurrection.

The performance begins with a … Read More