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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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Without Blood@ The Place (LIFT Festival 2016) Review

LOD muziektheater presents Without Blood By Inne Goris and Dominique Pauwels, part of LIFT Festival 2016. A thrilling production of spine tingling sound effects, chilling story and dynamic visual effects, Without Blood presents an aesthetic of theatre that is utterly sublime.

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Everything By My Side @ Southbank Centre (LIFT Festival 2016) Review

‘Turn off your mobile phone. When instructed and synchronised with others, head to your allocated bed. When you see the rest of the audience members ready, lie in bed next to the actress.’ A 15 minute show, seven beds, seven actresses, seven audience members and only the above audience instructions. Everything By My Side a show of intimacy, which asks its audience to jump in bed with a stranger… in the middle of the Southbank!

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Adam’s Apple @ Hoxton Hall (LIFT 2016) Review

“I don’t sound enough…” have you ever questioned how your voice identifies you, how our gender is demonstrated through the pitch, tone or intonation of our voices? Well, for the creators of Adam’s Apple, this is a proven stimulus to create a musical exploration, presenting original songs and an authentic performance structure. Adam’s Apple in collaboration with LIFT Festival, transcends a powerful message through the medium of speech, using individuals and unique organs to demonstrate the fluidity of gender and voice.

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Michael Essien, I Want To Play As You @ Stratford Circus (LIFT) review

We’ve all grown accustomed to the goal celebrations of footballing legends of both past and present. From buoyant backflips, to jovial choreographed routines, nations rise as team players affirm footballing status. As youngsters, footballing ranks as one of the most aspirational professions to pursue; a chance to showcase to the world how talented you are as a sports personality. Prized and celebrated both nationally and world wide, there’s no disputing the power of football.

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Red Forest @ Young Vic Theatre Review

Presented as part of the LIFT festival 2014, Belarus Free Theatre return after a successful run with their show Trash Cuisine and with them bring the thought-provoking ‘Red Forest’. Focusing on the issue of man-made destruction, the production follows protagonist Aisha as she travels the world in the search of safety for herself and her daughter.

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Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich @ Artsdepot Review

Part of LIFT 2014 at the Artsdepot Centre, Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich promised to be an exploration of Japanese Consumerism through humour and dreamlike movement. Set in a Japanese convenience store, we meet the workers and Branch Manager and are given an insight into the working environment they have to contend with. However, whether or not this explored Japanese Consumerism is questionable.

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Turfed @ Hackney Downs Studio

Today marks the beginning of one of the most talked about sporting competitions of the last 4 years. As the world gears itself for a summer of heartbreak, triumph and union, it’s fair to say to say that the next month will shape up to be quite an interesting one. Located in the heart and soul of one of the most celebrated footballing nations in the world, Brazil will welcome the world’s media to revel in the pitch side dramas of the tournament, but whilst the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are admired the world over, it may become very easy to forget about the important issues such as homelessness, and the millions of young people that face this as a reality…

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The Shipment @ The Barbican

“I don’t want to have to think about race.” Young Jean Lee says about her latest production, ‘The Shipment’, which is being performed for the first time in the UK as part of London’s LIFT festival, opened to a predominantly white, middle aged, upper middle class audience.

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The Roof @ Doon Street Car Park

A shy hero. Grizzled older hero that is far more important than he initially seems. Schoolgirls in uncomfortable-to-watch attires. Cyclical storytelling. Your Mother. Pyramid head. A plot that defies expectation and ends comfortably unsatisfyingly. Prophecy.  The good people at Fuel Theatre have just staged a japanese video game, but that description by no means does The Roof justice.

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