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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 6:16 am 
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By MARY BRENNAN
The Scotland Herald
May 18 2004

It is not that founder/director Norman Douglas can't punctuate. As you listen to him outline his ambitions for the company, his concerns over dance funding in Scotland, the need for youngsters – boys especially – to get actively involved in dance, it is clear that there is no time for spaces or for drawing breath in this man's mindset.
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By MARY BRENNAN
The Scotland Herald
June 10 2004

He's invited visiting choreographers to have fun, and make whatever they want. Strict/Free, set to music by Schnittke, sees Christopher Hampson create off-pointe that's still inventively classical.
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By CLAIRE SMITH
The Scotsman
June 14, 2004

Dance critics describe it as "a small company with big ideas", specialising in sexy, cutting-edge dance, based on impeccable ballet techniques. Unusually for a contemporary dance outfit, much of the work is performed en pointe.
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By KELLY APTER
The Scotsman
June 15, 2004

For although the company went into the interval with barely a goal scored, by the end of the evening they were lifting trophies.
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By MARY BRENNAN for The Herald


On paper this theensemblegroup programme looked almost too good to be true: commissioned pieces from strikingly different choreographers – Fringe regular Toni Mira already an internationally acclaimed talent, Christopher Hampson and Cathy Marston increasingly claiming recognition beyond the UK – plus a pointework duet, by company founder Norman Douglas, that had gone down well on last year's Fringe.

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Ensemble Group
by Robert Dawson Scott for The Times.


THE return of Norman Douglas’s ensemblegroup, precious typography aside, is a cause for rejoicing. Before it appeared, two years ago, the idea a contemporary Scottish dance company could take on the open prairies of Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, one of the widest proscenium arches in Europe, was openly ridiculed.

But the doubters were routed and although Douglas’s ad hoc troupe does not yet have the funding he deserves, here he is back with 12 fine dancers hand-picked from around the world, three new pieces from choreographers as varied as Christopher Hampson, Toni Mira and Cathy Marston, and a duet that Douglas himself made for Edinburgh’s Dance Base only last year.

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Culture: Ensemble heads for a grander stage
By Mike Wade for The Sunday Times:


A passion for dance may not be something it’s wise to advertise if you’re used to hanging out in Govan, but Norman Douglas, sometime shipworker and amateur footballer, has plenty to crow about these days.

Readers may recall that Douglas was the dance enthusiast who went to Castlemilk to search for the next generation of Billy Elliots, a project which indicates the scale of his ambition.

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