Tag Archives: The Place

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.

Without Blood

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May Contain Food @ The Place Review

Writing this after having days to digest, I can honestly say that I still can’t put my finger on what to the label this piece. Is it dance? Is it opera? Is it a dinner? One thing is for certain – it is one hell of a sensory journey. Immersive even.

Protein 'May Contain Food' at Dance East.

 

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Institute @ The Place Theatre Review

Gecko’s Artistic Director, Amit Lahav manages to spotlight a world perhaps perceived as being alien to us and makes it significant. I’m made to care about all of the individuals that occupy the stage, and that is no mean feat.

Institute by Gecko Company, credit Richard Haughton (6)

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Murmur 2.0 @ The Place Dance Theatre Review

Imaginatively presented for The Place Dance Theatre stage, Aakash Odedra Company excites and engages in an enlightening visual production, of Murmur 2.0.

Aakash Odedra Company

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Murmur 2.0 @ The Place Theatre Review

 

Dance melded with a unique blend of special effects and lighting leaves audience members truly blown away. As you enter the space you are presented with a circle of fans and drapes of silk hung from the ceiling, which play an essential part later on in the production. Dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra does a stunning job of highlighting the complicated theme of the performance, the battle one has to deal with when suffering from dyslexia.

Aakash Odedra Company

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Africarmen @ The Place Theatre Review

Combining contemporary dance with an Afro-Caribbean twist, Tavaziva‘s Africarmen takes audiences on a journey through the extremities of the human body. Dealing with the themes of death, love and temptation.

Africarmen

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No Lander @ The Place Dance Theatre Review

No Lander is a striking production presented by Riccardo Buscarini working in collaboration with The Place Theatre. It is an exploratory piece discovering a sense of longing and belonging, through the medium of dance. Both a tribute to the choreographer’s classical studies and a melancholic subtle meditation on the themes of Homer’s Odyssey, No Lander is a combination of the body meeting a broad theme. No Lander forms a discourse, evaluating the anthropological state and evolvement of human instincts.

No Lander

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Vera Tussing Projects present: The Palm of Your Hand at The Place Theatre Review

Captivating, intriguing and very abstract, Vera Tussing Projects presents The Palm of Your Hand at The Place Theatre, London. A merge between dance and physical theatre the piece invites audiences to follow the performers into the space, discarding all belongings to the side of the large dark studio, before exploring the area independently. There are no seats as the piece itself is a collaboration between the theatre makers and the audience. One cannot exist without the other in this experimental but deeply questionable production.

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Paradise Lost @ The Place Review

A text cited as one of the literary greats, John Milton‘s Paradise Lost provides a magnificent playground for a theatre maker to interpret and illuminate onto the stage. An epic poem initially published in 1667, the work consists of 10 books, each presented in blank verse. The much adapted narrative zones in on one of the greatest stories ever told, the creation of the first man and woman on Earth, Adam and Eve, and their fall from the highly aspirational and idyllic Garden of Eden.

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A Room For All Our Tomorrows @ The Place Review

Humans are a creature of habit, making it very difficult to go against the grain and break away from tradition. We wake up, work, return home, sleep and repeat the cycle. Majority of the time, the little things seem to just drift by, however in A Room For All Our Tomorrows, basic instinct and throwaway passages of time are given the platform to breathe.

Igor and Moreno

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