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As winter itches to get going, Aberdeen sees a festival solely dedicated to contemporary dance take over its granite landscape. Spanning three weekends in October, DanceLive organised by Citymoves, the…
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String Section by Reckless Sleepers, at DanceLive Aberdeen.

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DanceLive Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen’s DanceLive festival combines a productive dance platform and a conscious aim to connect with non-dance audiences

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Dance+: Mauvais Sang

An intoxicating scene from Leos Carax’s Mauvais Sang embodies the headlong rush of youthful love and the mystery of its memory

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A composite body in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Babel. Photo © Maarten Van Den Abeele

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Polyphony, playing and politics: the many voices of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

On voices, parts, and playing parts in the many-limbed choreography of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

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Oktoberdans, Bergen: minorities dance for a majority audience

Two programmes at Scandinavia's largest dance platform navigate the exclusivity of an ‘inclusive’ mindset

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El Conde de Torrefiel in La Plaza. Photo © Els De Nil

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Towards the ‘ironic spectator’

Apathy as activism: what has become of political art and a politicised audience?

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Ivo Dimchev in Som Faves

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Ivo Dimchev: Som Faves

A maniacal movement manifesto upends audience expectations in a one-off performance at London’s Chisenhale Dance Space

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Conformity scene from Dead Poets Society

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Dance+: Dead Poets Society

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

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Black and blue at Festival Les Plateaux

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

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