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Rules Broken At Transgressions Dance Festival

THREE. TWO. ONE! BREAK THE RULES! Hull holds its first festival dedicated entirely to contemporary dance and performance. Called Transgressions the eye-catching poster image featuring dancer and the Blade carried the tagline. ‘It’s all about dance, but not as you know it.’  Continue reading

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Flesh #3 What came first the taste for performance art or the egg?

As a timid twenty-something I had no clue, as to what lay behind the self-pleasuring rabbit head, slumped against the gallery wall. Nor did I understand the meaning of two characters in camouflage, pulping tomatoes with their chests, till the place smelled like a Bloody Mary at breakfast. Oh performance art how I adore you. You invite weird and wondrous things to seep into our lives and demand nothing but attention… and now, back to the egg. Continue reading

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Kin Wow Show Delivers On Action Story And Emotion

I imagine there is more work for an acrobat these days, what with the rise of the talent show, the resurgence in variety: street dance and B-boy mashed up in an expression of urban style. It is that competitive show biz world, those brief bursts of physical artistry we marvel at for a few minutes on the small screen on a Saturday evening, which first come to mind in the show Kin, directed by Ben Duke and performed by Barely Methodical Troupe at Hull Truck end of May.  Continue reading

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Turn 2016 : A Celebration of Dance at Contact

I first heard about Turn in 2013 when I was lucky enough to see the previous year’s winner Ellen Turner, perform her work ‘Car Door Moment’ – a daring renegade performance, once seen never forgotten.  When last year the name ‘Contact’  was being thrown about like confetti by so many visiting artists, it seemed I was destined to get there, if only for the opening night.  
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Hull Dancer Marks Successful Stage Return

Do you have any dance your side of the Pennines? she asked enquiringly. Not a great deal no, I replied. There are moves to remedy that, happening right now in the city, programmes being put in place, more platforms and opportunities… but as for professional companies, we are a bit thin on the ground. 

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JV2 2016 : Dance In a Different Language

An outstanding night of dance theatre at the JV2 2016 Triple Bill, curated by Jasmin Vardimon. The three compositions of work from the professional development company shocked, surprised and thrilled the Hull audience.  Continue reading

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