Charlotte Constable: Friday

'Distant Light' by Lo-Giudice Dance and 'Me & My Shadow' by RDC
Friday November 15th @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
By Charlotte Constable

Emerging choreographer Anthony Lo-Giudice’s trio Distant Light is reminiscent of the work of Russell Maliphant. Like Maliphant’s, his choreography twirls and twirls, a melting pot of fluid motion through which the shifts in levels and off-kilter balances never jar. And, much like Maliphant’s solo adaptation of Nijinsky’s L’Apres-midi d’un Faune, a shimmering lighting design and haunting musical accompaniment (in this instance, Peteris Vasks’ Violin Concerto) accompany.

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Georgina Butler: Friday


Fresh. New. Talented. Evolving. Emerging. Whatever buzzword you opt for, Cloud Dance Festival’s opening “Showtime” line-up encompassed the most innovative up-and-coming new works from the world of contemporary dance.

Cloud Dance Festival (CDF) was founded in 2007 by Chantal Guevara to provide a platform for the ground-breaking choreographers and dance companies of the future. “Showtime”, held at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, North London, is CDF’s first festival funded by Arts Council England.

Themes of the festival centred on striving to improve, finding your own path and being true to yourself. All while also developing as a young creative (whether a dancer, choreographer, dance writer, photographer or videographer).

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Bryony Cooper: Saturday

Cloud Dance Festival- Showtime
Saturday 17th November 2013
By Bryony Cooper

Cloud Dance Festival returned to the Bernie Grant Arts Centre for the second time this year, with a packed line-up of multi-regional talent, and, to the relief of director Chantal Guevara, the support of the (as some might say) ‘pesky’ Arts Council England. Needless to say, for that very reason, expectations were at their highest.

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