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REVIEW | Ballet BC | IDFB

Last night International Dance Festival Birmingham came to a close with a stunning triple bill from Ballet BC, an evening of three leading voices in contemporary dance. Championing female choreographers, the three diverse pieces express different ideas through contemporary dance combined with ballet technique. Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar opens the show with her…

REVIEW | Parade | Hope Mill Theatre

Opening at the Confederate Memorial Day Parade in Atlanta, commemorating the loss of the American Civil War 50 years earlier. Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man and superintendent of a pencil factory who was accused off abusing and killing his 13-year-old employee Mary Phagan. With the city of Atlanta demanding…

REVIEW | Dance: Sampled | IDFB

To celebrate International Dance Festival Birmingham, the Birmingham Hippodrome present a collective performance of different samples of dance. Opening the show is Wayne McGregor’s company performing Outlier, a performance that inventively uses the dynamic sounds of the violin to echo in the choreography. The performance itself creates a lot of imagery through partner work, each…

NEWS | Artsfest | Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton have officially launched Artsfest 2016, a seven week celebration of the creative culture in Wolverhampton. With over 20 arts organisations and venues such as the Grand Theatre, the Arena Theatre, Lichfield Cathedral and many more, the festival will program work from across the Faculty of Arts at the university, and professional work…

REVIEW | Eclipse & Jinx 103 | IDFB

As part of International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB), last night two performances joined together to create a production of high-quality and innovatively choreographed dance. The first performance is from two men Józef Trefoil & Gábor Varga who choreographed and perform their piece titled Jinx103. Upon arrival, you are invited to sit in a circle around the stage,…

REVIEW | The Father | UK Tour

Following his Olivier award win for Best Actor in The Father during it’s run in the West End, Kenneth Cranham reprises the role in a UK tour of the critically acclaimed play. Originally a French play, the writer Florian Zeller has successfully used theatre to show the effect of Alzheimer’s on a person and the people…