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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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
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.
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.