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Meeting @ The Battersea Arts Centre (LIFT Festival 2016) Review

Unique in its design and musical structure Meeting takes audiences through the mechanics of contemporary dance at the nationally renowned Battersea Arts Centre. A collection of static movements combined with intricate gadgets (striking pencils on the floor) add a touch of suspense to the space, highlighting Anthony Hamilton’s (head choreographer) artistic vision. A vision he has travelled halfway across the world to share and showcase with British audiences.

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Feast @ The Battersea Arts Centre Review

Feast. A show about food. A Baroque Banquet. Grotesque Clowning. Physical Theatre. Multimedia.. and the evolution of society? Clout Theatre present us with all of the above. I leave wondering whether I feel hungry, or ready to vomit. A fine line which Clout toy with throughout their piece, with magnificent commitment to their cause.

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Give Me Your Love @ Battersea Arts Centre Review

Give Me Your Love explores the therapeutic potential of MDMA. We are (partially) introduced to Zach, a veteran of the Iraq war suffering from such severe post-traumatic stress that he is unable to leave his dilapidated cardboard box. Ieuan, Zach’s friend and fellow vet, takes matters into his own hands, smuggling him an ecstasy pill and coaxing him into exploring his wartime experience. The play marks the second instalment of Ridiculusmus’ trilogy which investigates innovative approaches to mental health.

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I GAVE HIM AN ORCHID @ THE OVALHOUSE REVIEW

Don’t despair if you cannot go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. There is a plethora of productions previewing in London. One of those little gems is this award winning show by Flight of the Escales, created and performed by Artistic Director Sarah Calver, which has its UK premiere at the Ovalhouse.

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Rove @ The Battersea Arts Centre Review

So simple. So beautiful. Almost perfect. When the audience enter the room for J. Fergus Evans Rove they are greeted by the cast of two sitting in chairs, chatting. Not the most epic intro, as Evans throws out song titles for Rihannon Armstrong to play. All the songs centre on the near mythical Rover Joe, an Irish adventurer traveling America. When he finally finds a song she doesn‘t know, the show begins. With a deft touch, Evans traces his family history through half-true anecdotes, folk music and spoken word poetry.

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Dad Dancing @ The Battersea Arts Centre Review

Dad Dancing before you even step foot inside the theatre is a charming concept. Three contemporary dancers have made a dance show with their fathers…who are definitely not contemporary dancer . The show opens up the discussion of what it means to be a father and celebrates the diverse range of relationships fathers have with their children. This is made even more universal by the participants (fathers, daughters and sons) from the local community who are the supporting cast of this show.

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97 Years @ Battersea Arts Centre Review

Approximately 800,000 people within the UK are diagnosed with Dementia, an illness that affects the memory, communication and empathy. Jo Hellier‘s 97 years is a conversation between herself and her grandfather as she attempts to unlock his fondest memories…

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Fatherland @ Battersea Arts Centre Review

A tale of discovery, identity and belonging, Nic Green‘s Fatherland endearingly traces the footsteps of her unknown father’s Scottish roots.

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Gym Party @ Battersea Arts Centre Review

It’s not all about the winning, it’s the taking part that counts…or is it? We’re all taught to be gracious in defeat, to maintain a level of poise and save face, however can we truly go against our innate determination to win?

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The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity @ Battersea Arts Centre Review

As 3 ghosts ponder the lives that they have left behind on Earth, The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity serves as an exploration into an unknown landscape, the Afterlife.

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