‘Just as we Are’ Dance Review

by Charlotte Constable BGROUP – JUST AS WE ARE Choreographed and directed by Ben Wright 7/3/13 at The Point, Eastleigh Uniqueness. Interactions. Identity. People. In a pre-show discussion of his new work, Just As We Are, Ben Wright explains how he believes that answering big questions about humanity is always his aim. This time he …

Vincent Dance’s Motherland in Review

by Charlotte Constable ‘I need to look easy – but not too easy. I need to earn my own living - but not earn more than him…’ Thus reads the text of one of Charlotte Vincent’s collaborations with similarly feminist colleague Liz Aggiss in Vincent’s latest work, ‘Motherland’. Standard feminist talking points, you might say. …

The Incredible Presence of a Remarkable Absence: Lila Dance in Review 27/9/12

by Charlotte Constable This evening The Point saw the world premiere of Lîla Dance’s The Incredible Presence of a Remarkable Absence, a tragic comedy informed by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The first of a double bill, the evening opened with A Readiness, a charming but unnerving duet performed by Abi Mortimer and Carrie Whitaker--- …

An insight into Akram Khan’s ‘Bahok’ – By Bev Wass

Crisp spring sunlight pours into buttercup curtains filling the room with the warmth of a morning blush. Quite at her leisure, a young dancer wrinkles her brow smoothing over the furrows of sleep.  Reaching out for the ultimate twenty-first century tool, the laptop, she senses a sharp torsion of happily burnt muscles. Crossing the room …

A Personal comment for the DanceVote 2010 campaign – By Bev Wass

Dance Vote 2010 are campaigning with a pledge of support through personal emails to local MPs raising awareness of the importance of including dance and the arts in the new regimes that will follow the May 6th election! As a Dance UK Student Representative for the University of Winchester I am involved with dance on …