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Mavin Khoo & Jose Agudo in Full circle.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Agudo Dance Company – Silk Road – London

★★★★✰   There’s an appealing simplicity to Jose Agudo’s first full-length company production.

Jose Agudo in Full circle.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Agudo Dance Company in Silk Road: Full Circle and West to East

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Aakash Odedra in Echoes.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Aakash Odedra – Echoes, I Imagine – London

★★★★✰   At first sight the two works in Aakash Odedra’s solo show at Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio could hardly be more unalike.

Aakash Odedra in Echoes.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Aakash Odedra Company in Echoes

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2016 National Dance Awards – The winners: Cesar Corrales, Kim Brandstrup, Brenda Last, Patrick Harrison, Dame Beryl Grey, Tamara Rojo, Gary Clarke, Jonathan Watkins, Chase Johnsey, Zenaida Yanowsky, Francesca Hayward, Reece Clarke, Celine Gaubert (representing Ching-Ying Chien) with Graham Watts.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – UK National Dance Awards 2016

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2016 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2016 were presented today at a ceremony in London, hosted by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, the creative team behind the highly successful dance company, Boy Blue Entertainment.

Company of Elders in Home Turf.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Company of Elders – Art of Age II – London

★★✰✰✰   Sad to say, then, that I found Art of Age II rather disappointing…

Hetain Patel in American Man.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Hetain Patel – American Man – London

★★✰✰✰   American Man, sets racism and sexism in its sights – “somewhat contradictory” subjects for Patel, he noted in his follow-up talk…

Hetain Patel in American Man.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Hetain Patel in American Man

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Sophie Arstall in Hagit Yakira's Free Falling.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Hagit Yakira’s Free Falling (part of Wild Card)

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Edd Mitton, Amy Thake and Ben Warbis in Kenneth MacMillan's Sea of Troubles.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Yorke Dance Project – Rewind Forward: Sea of Troubles, Self, Twilight, Lacrymosa, Untethered – London

★★★✰✰   Yorke Dance Project is unusual, among small modern dance companies, in its respect for musicality and for the demands it makes for skilled partnering.

Ben Warbis, Kieran Stonely and Edd Mitton in Kenneth MacMillan's Sea of Troubles.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Yorke Dance Project in Sea of Troubles and Untethered

See the full gallery at… Dave Morgan: Yorke Dance Project in Sea of Troubles and Untethered More details: www.yorkedance.com      

Matthias Sperling in Now That We Know.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Matthias Sperling in Now That We Know

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dotdotdot dance publicity image.© Luis Camacho. (Click image for larger version)

dotdotdot dance – Sadler’s Wells Wild Card bill – London

★★★✰✰   The three members of dotdotdot dance – Magdalena Mannion, Yinka Esi Graves and Noemi Luz – are British women with a passion for flamenco dance and its theatrical possibilities.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche in Unison.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche – Unison – London

★★★✰✰   Alongside her work as a dancer and choreographer, Eliceche is a political activist and a student of critical theory, both of which influence her approach to dance.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Manon Santkin, Michael Helland and Eveline Van Bauwel in Unison.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cecilia Lisa Eliceche in Unison

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Marc Brew in For Now, I am...© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Marc Brew Company – For Now, I am… – London

★★★★✰ Solo performances do not get more personal, or more powerful, than this.

Marc Brew in For Now, I am...© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Marc Brew Company in For Now, I am…

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The Palest Light publicity image.© Jesus Ubera . (Click image for larger version)

Pepa Ubera – Wild Card invites The Palest Light – London

★★★✰✰ If the thought of getting out of your chair during a performance alarms you, Pepa Ubera’s The Palest Light is not the show for you.

Corey Claire Annand and Angelo Smimmo in Arthur Pita's The Little Match Girl.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Arthur Pita – The Little Match Girl – London

It all makes for a captivating hour that will surely bring a tear to your eye.

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