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Ashley Shaw in The Red Shoes.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

New Adventures – Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – London

★★★✰✰   If you remember the 1948 film, the plot is easy to follow. If you don’t, and can’t pick up the references to ballets, a printed scenario would be helpful, as would job-descriptions of the characters…

Jonathan Goddard, Patricia Okenwa, Clemmie Sveaas, Alexander Whitley and Joe Walkling in Collapse - a period drama.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

New Movement Collective – Collapse– a period drama – London

★★★★✰   The performers need the sharpest of reactions to deal with the unexpected, negotiating routes through bemused and bedazzled spectators.

Alexander Whitley in Collapse - a period drama.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – New Movement Collective in Collapse – a period drama

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Malgorzata Dzierzon in NEST.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

New Movement Collective – NEST – London

Dzierzon is credited as the producer of NEST, so plaudits must go to her for overseeing such an ambitious and successful undertaking.

Hannah Vassallo as Aurora in Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty.© Simon Annand. (Click image for larger version)

Matthew Bourne / New Adventures – Sleeping Beauty – London

He knows he can’t surpass Petipa (or Ivanov for ‘Swan Lake’) – but he can tweak their scenarios into something uniquely his own. And he’s magnificently served by a cast of just 17, capable of switching roles at the twitch of a fairy’s wing.

Malgorzata Dzierzion, Renaud Wiser and Joe Walkling in Casting Traces.© Elliott Franks. (Click image for larger version)

New Movement Collective – Casting Traces – London

Half-hidden behind pillars or leaning against brick walls were isolated figures in Tyvek paper suits, nursing private angst, waiting their turn to claim our space. Sometimes only the dancers’ coloured outfits distinguished them from disoriented white-clad spectators, dazzled by beams of light.

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