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Jean Abreu Dance & 65daysofstatic: INSIDE
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly

I do go to a number of dance events over the course of the year but I rarely talk about them. The exception is Matthew Bourne, who I am a HUGE fan of, and whose work I am always raving about.

Today is another exception. I was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre and I saw Jean Abreu Dance and their dance piece Inside. It was mind-blowing. I loved it. It really took my breath away. Highly highly recommended!

Jean Abreu are here:

Cut and pasted from the Southbank Centre website:

INSIDE is fiercely evocative, highly-charged dance theatre featuring five outstanding male dancers and choreography by Brazilian Jerwood Award-winner Jean Abreu.

It explores violence, incarceration, solitude and hope within prison walls - a gritty, compelling and critically acclaimed production revealing surprising tenderness within the starkness of captivity.

Joining the dancers on stage was the guitar/noise/glitch band 65daysofstatic. Fast gaining international attention for their captivating, uncompromising approach to music-making, they have sold over 100,000 albums worldwide.

I often go to the Southbank Centre. I am now going to start talking about what goes on there and so it now has its own tag.

The Umbrella Organisation welcomes the Southbank Centre!

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I used to love going to contemporary dance when I lived in London. At the time, Ballet Rambert at Sadlers Wells was all the rage. I converted a few folks to ballet back then... including my very macho first boss! When I met him again once, a decade later, the first thing he said was how much he appreciated that I'd opened his eyes to dance. It's just another thing that I miss living where we are now... Dammit, I need to win the Lottery and move back to the city! :-))

I think you should relocate!

Seriously, you are way more successful in converting people than me. I have not managed to take a single one of my male friends to a dance event.

They would have loved this. The five male dancers were mind-blowing.

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