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Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo - A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage.© Jane Hobson. (Click image for larger version)

Lost Dog – Juliet and Romeo: A Guide to Long Life & Happy Marriage – London

★★★✰✰   Ben Duke’s speciality, in the works he devises for Lost Dog, the company he founded in 2004 with Raquel Meseguer, is conflating high art with low life – epic literature with everyday banalities.

Solene Weinachter, Eve Ganneau and John Kendall in The North.© Nicole Guarino. (Click image for larger version)

Joan Clevillé Dance – The North – London

★★✰✰✰   The opening scene of The North, a new dance theatre work from Dundee-based troupe Joan Clevillé Dance, starts with a scene plucked straight from a Scandi noir…

Solene Weinachter and John Kendall in Plan B for Utopia.© Nicole Guarino. (Click image for larger version)

Joan Cleville Dance – Plan B for Utopia – London

★★★✰✰   This hour-long work …poses in its opening lines the following question: “Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world than the world changing for the better?”

Lost Dog in Home for Broken Turns.© Rob Hogeslag. (Click image for larger version)

Lost Dog – It Needs Horses, Home for Broken Turns – London

This is a work that is dark and deep, like a bottomless black pool requiring forensic exploration.

Scottish Dance Theatre – Pavlova’s Dogs quad bill – London

There is a refreshing honesty and endeavour to Scottish Dance Theatre, which this programme – surely crying out to be sub-titled ‘Love & Dogs’ – showcased splendidly.

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