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Dressed in traditional Bulgarian costume this 25-piece vocal ensemble conducted by Dora Hristova line up across the stage to deliver some of the most memorable folk music you are ever likely to witness.
Northern Ballet has enjoyed great success interpreting classic texts over the years but with Hamlet the company has perhaps over-stretched itself in its ambition.
In NF Simpson's absurdist play One Way Pendulum a character builds a replica of the Old Bailey in his living room.
Leftwingers are like Jesus, always saying you can't do this, can't do that and ultimately boring.
In his new work Th, Michael Clark and his company seem to lay down invisible tracks, electric force fields into which his company of 13 dancers, public volunteers and Clark himself lock into and ignite.
Breakdance achieved mythic status as one of the pillars of hip hop, conjuring up as it does fantasies of the late '70s Bronx cottage industry that birthed it.
The physical proximity of dancers and audience in the intimate Exeter space where I caught this production underlines the purpose of our involvement in the arts.
Winterlong, a co-winner of the Bruntwood playwriting competition, is a difficult and at times confusing piece although its enjoyable aspects go some way towards aiding concentration.
The first new work for Northern Ballet in over two years, the legend of Cleopatra is an obvious choice for a company that's built its reputation around story-based theatre.