Restless - Saturday - Eshani Shriya
Reviewed by Eshani Shriya Zakaria.
Saturday night at Jacksons Lane was a burgeoning event as the enthusiastic audience took their seats swiftly, inundating the theatre elegantly. Cloud Dance Festival, now into its third year, had programmed ‘Restless’ with a compilation of some exciting contemporary dance companies, choreographers and dancers to stimulate, entertain and challenge the intellect over three successive evenings.
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Restless - Saturday - Steph Elsob
Reviewed by Steph Elsob.
Upon my first visit to Jackson's Lane, I am completely unsure of what to expect both from the building itself and from Cloud Dance Festival. The festival is now into its third year; having been built from a mere platform to showcase Cloud Dance, it is now playing host to twenty-one companies over three nights. The auditorium in Jackson's Lane has a welcoming and homely feel to it. The open brickwork and high-beamed ceilings are a complete contrast to the black box stage. The stage is not the biggest but looks deceivingly larger when the legs are pulled back to reveal the lighting booms and the wing space, which is the way most of the choreographers have chosen to present the space.
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