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Kevin and Karen Clifton.© Stuart Glover. (Click image for larger version)

Kevin and Karen Clifton – Kevin and Karen Dance – London

★★★★✰   This show defied the norm: a counter-intuitive observation about a spin-off from the archetypal routine of a Saturday evening institution that millions of us watch with our feet up.

Robert Cohan and Vicki Igbokwe - part of 52 Portraits.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion & Hugo Glendinning – 52 Portraits – London

★★★✰✰   The portraits are probably not a way into dance for someone who wasn’t already interested – and it’s probably better to watch them in small doses. However, they do remind us of something rather lovely…

Jérôme Bel's Gala.© Josefina Tommasi. (Click image for larger version)

Jerome Bel – Gala – London

★★★★✰   Jérôme Bel’s Gala turns the performer/spectator dynamic and the act of performance itself, inside-out…

Jamar Roberts in Exodus.© Paul Kolnik. (Click image for larger version)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Exodus bill – New York

Harris’s Exodus, on the other hand, felt just right. Like so many pieces in the Ailey repertory, it suggests a spiritual quest, a journey toward the light…

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

Hetain Patel – American Boy – London

The unclassifiable can be good fun. That’s the lesson from Hetain Patel’s new solo show at the Lilian Baylis Studio.

ZooNation in Unplugged.© ZooNation. (Click image for larger version)

ZooNation – Unplugged – London

In short, it was foot-tapping fun!

Poster for Hong Kong Dance Company in Masquerade.Photo © Workhouse Limited. (Click image for larger version)

Hong Kong Dance Company – Masquerade – Hong Kong

The show is lively, entertaining and features stand-out performances in the leading roles

Chunky Move in An Act of Now.© Jeff Busby. (Click image for larger version)

Chunky Move – An Act of Now at Melbourne Festival – Melbourne

An Act of Now is a violent production – physically, emotionally and conceptually. …The material is challenging, both to watch and, no doubt, to perform.

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