★★★✰✰ Shut Down is a hard-hitting work about men. Actually white privileged men. It portrays a bleak landscape of absent fathers, depressed teenagers and confused blokes.
Author - Josephine Leask
Josephine Leask is a dance writer and lecturer. Having written for a range of dance and art publications, she currently writes for Londondance and the Dance Insider. She lectures in cultural studies at London Studio Centre. Follow her on Twitter @jo_leask
★★✰✰✰ Munyaneza rises to the challenge of the show with her provocative, fearless performance, but it’s still difficult to sit through.
★★★✰✰ Is this depiction of divisive ‘insider/outsider’ British society really a true reflection?
★★★★★ What makes the show so seductive is the smooth and slick integration of visual effects with movement.
★★✰✰✰ Igor and Moreno warn people in the programme notes for Andante that there will be smoke and perfume – lots of it.
★★★★✰ Wrapping up Dance Umbrella, "Shoreditch Takeover" was a celebration of cross-disciplinary work. It featured two dance works, poetry and a film, not to mention a DJ...
★★✰✰✰ Beautiful, calming imagery is not in the vocabulary of Anatomie.
Liz Lerman is an enlightened performer, writer, educator and speaker. A tiny woman with a quietly formidable presence, her lecture was an inspirational manifesto for dance and life.
★★★★✰ Testory is a phenomenal story teller; confessional and intimate, I could listen to his lilting intonations forever.
In at the start of the process Josephine Leask talked to Fevered Sleep’s artistic directors Sam Butler and David Harradine about re-staging "Men and Girls" for Tate Britain. It's an emotive and challenging work to present to an unsuspecting passing audience...
★★★✰✰ Conti and Nilsen explore the space, the installation and each other’s forms without making direct contact, their interaction always mediated by a panel of glass or steel meshing.
★★★★✰ A Matter of Impression is touching and riveting while Sardoville is a company that exudes energy, skill and inquisitive minds.