Review: Ballet Boyz – Fourteen Days

The concept behind ‘fourteen days’ is simple – four choreographers are paired up with four composers and are given fourteen days to create new pieces of dance and music, all centred around the concept of balance and imbalance. This experiment in the artistic process formed the first half of the performance, and the results are mixed. Initially excited about watching an award-winning innovative dance company … Continue reading Review: Ballet Boyz – Fourteen Days

Review: May-We-Go-Round?

The Hiccup Project, a new theatre and dance company founded by real-life best friends Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams, brought their debut piece May-we-go-round? to the Exeter Phoenix last Tuesday. Cristina and Chess first met at school and growing up together they have experienced everything from first loves to heartbreaks. After finding an old diary recording Chess’s love life from when they were 10 years … Continue reading Review: May-We-Go-Round?

Review: Pinocchio at Exeter Northcott

On the 19th October I went to see the classic tale of Pinocchio adapted for the stage by the Jasmin Vardimon Company. Their performance at Exeter Northcott was the sixth stop on their tour of the country, finishing in Ipswich on 18 December. See http://www.jasminvardimon.com for tour dates and to access photos of the performance. The performance defied all of my expectations about the children’s … Continue reading Review: Pinocchio at Exeter Northcott

The Devil in the Detail

Review of Richard Alston’s Dance Company at the Northcott 26th Feb The show was comprised of three pieces with an interval between each. The first was a revival of one of Alston‘s classic pieces “The Devil in the Detail” based on the music of Scott Joplin. The second was a relatively new piece called “Buzzing round the Hunnisuckle” set to pieces by Jo Kondo. And … Continue reading The Devil in the Detail

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Sadler’s Wells, 4th Dec 2012 – 26th Jan 2013. Matthew Bourne is without a doubt the most exciting choreographer in the world of ballet right now. He turned Edward Scissorhands into a ballet, and he famously rewrote Swan Lake with a male Odette/Odile and corps de ballet, creating a gay love story. His latest production is Sleeping Beauty and, as always, he truly … Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

HIT ON ALL SIX and our New Logo!

It was just over a week ago now when RAZZ teamed up with Bake Soc, University Big Band, Swing Soc, RAG and the Exeter Phoenix to bring you HIT ON ALL SIX. The night was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who was involved in organising and performing and to everyone that came along and danced the night away (and those last stragglers dancing on … Continue reading HIT ON ALL SIX and our New Logo!