Dance & Physical Theatre

Dance & Physical Theatre
David Carberry and Alice Muntz balance on more than bottles. Picture: Contributed

Dance review: Sediment, Assembly Roxy

If you saw Australia’s Company 2 going wild with a jazz band in Scotch & Soda, then put those memories to bed before entering the world of Sediment. This time there is no big band to back up the action, no nine-strong troupe twisting and tumbling, just an intimate two-hander performed by a couple in need of a bit of relationship therapy.

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Akram Khan ends the performance caked in dirt. Picture: Jean Louis Fernandez

Dance review: Xenos, Festival Theatre

Akram Khan has spent his entire career in the spotlight. No matter how many people were dancing on stage, it was him you looked at. Now that he is about to step away from performance, shifting his focus to choreographing for others, it seems fitting that Khan is not the only star of Xenos.

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Dance review: Gibbon, Assembly Rooms

Dance review: Gibbon, Assembly Rooms

One of two shows brought to this year’s Fringe by the legendary Gandini Juggling, Gibbon has a dual personality. During the slow opening, and at various points throughout the show, it attempts to create a rehearsal atmosphere.

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Gandini shed new light on their talents, and on our favourite songs in the process. Picture: Contributed

Dance review: 8 Songs, Assembly Roxy

Gandini Juggling is on a constant mission to find new and interesting ways to deliver its craft. We take skill and precision as a given with this company, it’s what they’re going to do with it that constantly surprises, as previous hits Smashed and 4x4 Ephemeral Architectures have shown.

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The company's show is rounded off with a duet between a man and a ladder. Picture: Contributed

Dance review: My Land, Assembly Roxy

If you saw Recirquel Company’s 2017 Fringe hit, Paris de Nuit you’ll know this is a company with skill and talent running through its veins. What you may not know, based on last year’s venture, is that the Budapest-based team has the capacity to create circus with a profound beauty.

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