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Read Icon Conformity scene from Dead Poets Society

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Dance+: Dead Poets Society

By Stella Mastorosteriou | 20.11.18

Show, don’t tell! A teacher’s lesson on conformity from an embodied perspective

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Read Icon One body inhabited by many: Calixto Neto’s oh!rage

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Black and blue at Festival Les Plateaux

By Marie Pons | 15.11.18

Choreographers Ana Pi and Calixto Neto take on ‘black dance’ on their own terms

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Read Icon Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas, Idiot-Syncrasy

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Favourite jumper: Igor & Moreno, Idiot-Syncrasy

By Ka Bradley | 13.11.18

Caring but not careful – who knew an hour of jumping up and down would touch so many people in so many ways?

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Down in one: the single-shot music video

By Daniel Pitt | 06.11.18

On the appeal and the achievement of the one-shot music video

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Dance+: American Psycho

By Róisín O’Brien | 30.10.18

Is that a raincoat or are you just glad to see me? Róisín O’Brien on the choreography of a murder

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Tanz im August talkabout #2: portrait of myself as my father (Nora Chipaumire), The Waves (Noé Soulier)

By Evgeny Borisenko | 25.10.18

Springback’s Berlin Three discuss patterns and parentage in two very different pieces at the Tanz im August season

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Read Icon ‘Double You’, a project idea from the London Dansathon event

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Dansathon: an international dance hackathon

By Sanjoy Roy | 16.10.18

A report from the first ‘international dance hackathon’, a joint venture between Liège, London and Lyon that is more than just a competition

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Read Icon Grupo de Rua in Bruno Beltrão’s Inoah

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Tanz im August talkabout #1: Inoah (Bruno Beltrão) and R. OSA (Silvia Gribaudi)

By Annette van Zwoll | 12.10.18

Springback’s Berlin Three discuss body politics and national politics at the Tanz im August season

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Read Icon Jefta van Dinther Dark Field Analysis. Photo © Ben Mergelsberg

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Jefta van Dinther: Dark Field Analysis

By Sanjoy Roy | 02.10.18

Two men embark on an expedition inside the body and beyond the mind, in Jefta van Dinther’s psychedelic Dark Field Analysis

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Les Brigittines International Festival 2018

By Oonagh Duckworth | 25.09.18

A many-layered thing: contrasting takeaways of our Springback writers at Les Brigittines, Brussels, reflect the genre-crossing styles of the festival itself

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Read Icon Michikazu Matsune, Elizabeth Ward and Frans Poelstra in Matsune’s All Together.

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Michikazu Matsune: All Together

By Claire Lefèvre | 20.09.18

Recollection, reflection and re-enactment make for a memorable evening in Michikazu Matsune’s new piece about people both present and absent

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Read Icon Abigail Breslin in the dance scene from the 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine

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Dance+: Little Miss Sunshine

By Anna Kaszuba | 18.09.18

For the win! Anna Kaszuba on why artlessness triumphs in the dance scene from ‘Little Miss Sunshine’

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Read Icon Rosas The Six Brandenburg Concertos by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

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Rosas: The Six Brandenburg Concertos

By Evgeny Borisenko | 14.09.18

A workbook choreographic exercise builds to a surprisingly exhilarating finale in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s new Six Brandenburg Concertos

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Shape of YouTube

By Jelena Mihelčić | 12.09.18

Two widely viewed danceworks beg the questions: how does YouTube shape dance? And how do you shape YouTube?

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Read Icon Rollerblading performers of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins's Us Swerve

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[8:tension] at ImPulsTanz Vienna 2018

By Claire Lefèvre | 08.09.18

Don’t expect the new to be comfortable: the [8:tension] platform for new choreography is provocative, plural, sometimes tedious – and often out of the comfort zone

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Jo Bannon: We Are F*cked

By Anna Kaszuba | 07.09.18

Doubt and disturbance come to a climax in Jo Bannon’s powerfully penetrating performance

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Read Icon Photo of Missing by physical theatre company Gecko

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Beyond borders: Amit Lahav and Gecko

By Daniel Pitt | 04.09.18

Gecko’s Amit Lahav talks to Daniel Pitt about straddling genres, insularity and internationalism in British theatre – and being pummelled with love

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Dance+: Dirty Dancing

By Alexandra Gray | 30.08.18

Alexandra Gray on her first time watching Dirty Dancing – and why Baby’s first time on the dancefloor stays with her

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Read Icon Photo of Taneli Törmä in Sophie Bellin-Hansen’s bell-covered costume, for the second section of the triptych COVER

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Taneli Törmä: COVER – A symphonic poem in three movements

By Riikka Laakso | 16.08.18

A merger of choreography and sound installation, Finnish artist Taneli Törmä’s COVER sensitively explores the kinaesthetic experience of sound.

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Read Icon Photo of Rocío Molina, Lola Cruz and Síliva Perez Cruz in Grito Pelao

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Rocío Molina: Grito Pelao

By Clàudia Brufau | 30.07.18

They say that Mother knows best, but does she know how to turn that into a performance?

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Gisèle Vienne: Crowd

By Evgeny Borisenko | 24.07.18

Is dance raving mad to look to the rave scene for inspiration?

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Read Icon Kwame Asafo-Adjei’s Family Honour

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Danse Élargie 2018: big opportunities, bigger ambition

By Anna Chirescu | 20.07.18

Beatboxing, b-boys, a beach and a balloon enlarge our concept of ‘dance’ in the fifth edition of the multi-disciplinary choreographic competition

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Read Icon Miet Warlop’s Fruits of Labor at Potsdamer Tanztage 2018

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Potsdamer Tanztage
or: 3 × 3 = 8

By David Pallant | 18.07.18

When does 3 × 3 = 8? When our three reviewers go to three performances each at Berlin’s 2018 Potsdamer Tanztage festival

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Read Icon Woman held up by others in Veza Fernández dance theatre Wenn Auge Mund Wird

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Bausch rebooted: Veza Fernández’s Wenn Auge Mund Wird

By Claire Lefèvre | 16.07.18

Vienna-based Veza Fernández refracts Bauschian Tanztheater through a contemporary prism

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Dance+: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

By Ka Bradley | 13.07.18

Dancing home alone before going out to do what vampires do. Ka Bradley on a moment of dance in the movie A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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Read Icon Giant pillow in An outdoor version of Pietro Marullo's Wreck

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Pietro Marullo’s WRECK: survival of the fittest in the age of austerity?

By Yasen Vasilev | 16.06.18

Pietro Marullo’s ‘elastic performance’ is a staging of the struggle to survive in a precarious environment – and an example of it.

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Oona Doherty: Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

By Claire Lefèvre | 06.06.18

A riveting portrait of the disadvantaged white male that meshes beauty with damnation

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Read Icon Silhouetted women in Florentina Holzinger's Apollon.

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Florentina Holzinger: Apollon

By Róisín O’Brien | 06.06.18

Dance gets down and dirty – but is it worth the gross-out?

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Read Icon Solo dancer Katerina Andreou in BSTRD

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Katerina Andreou: BSTRD

By Anastasios Koukoutas | 06.06.18

Can a solo dance piece create, on stage, that much needed room of one’s own?

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Read Icon 3 men in Timothy and the Things in László Fülöp’s choreography Hunting

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Timothy and the Things: Hunting (Vadászat)

By Anna Dohy | 06.06.18

Three men hunting – but for what, for whom, and why? Anna Dohy looks to the wider stage for answers

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Read Icon Jasna Vinovrški’s solo Lady Justice

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Jasna Vinovrški: Lady Justice

By Jelena Mihelčić | 25.03.18

With witnesses, evidence and judgement – is a dance performance a bit of a trial?

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Ligia Lewis: Minor Matter

By Louise Tanoto | 25.03.18

Black matters in Minor Matter, a powerful encounter with the myriad concepts of blackness

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‘Dreams’

By Riikka Laakso | 25.03.18

‘We are dancers, we create the dreams.’ Albert Einstein

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Read Icon Audience and performers mix in Luke George's Public Action at Keir Choreographic Award

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How to like dance

By Luke Forbes | 25.03.18

Audience clubs are on the increase - why? Luke Forbes on his experience of a new workshop in Melbourne

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The wilderness within

By Sanjoy Roy | 25.03.18

What happens when dance takes nature as its stage? A festival in the northernmost town in the world leads to a changed sense of self, culture and existence

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Christos Papadopoulos’s Opus: in search of the dialectics of music and movement

By Anastasios Koukoutas | 25.03.18

A textual exploration of a performative exploration in sound, meaning and time

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Mònica Pagès watches Likes by Nùria Guiu

By Clàudia Brufau | 25.03.18

Classical music journalist Mònica Pagès sees a solo about the value of ‘likes’ in an age of social media. How was it for her?

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The naked stage of Sanna Kekäläinen

By Riikka Laakso | 25.03.18

Riikka Laakso on Finnish choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen, and the subversions and inversions of her 2017 piece Whorescope

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Mette Ingvartsen: 21 pornographies

By Sebastian Kann | 25.03.18

Assuming the position is at the heart of this physical exploration of erotica

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Read Icon Footballer and dancer in Vero Cendoya's La Partida

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Vero Cendoya: La Partida

By Clàudia Brufau | 25.03.18

Beautiful as dance can be, is it really any match for the beautiful game?

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Meytal Blanaru at work

By Marie Pons | 25.03.18

Brussels-based Israeli choreographer Meytal Blanaru on the workings behind her work

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Read Icon Arkadi Zaides and TALOS, performance

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Arkadi Zaides: TALOS

By Oonagh Duckworth | 24.03.18

Arkadi Zaides' detatched demonstration of surveillance, digital simulation and border infringements

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Hodworks: Sunday

By Lena Megyeri | 25.02.18

Hodworks’ Sunday begs the question: in the age of the selfie, what separates the person and the persona?

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Anna KaszubaAnna Kaszuba
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Claire LefèvreClaire Lefèvre
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