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 Post subject: David Hughes
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2002 1:53 am 
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A preview article in Scotland on Sunday.

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THERE aren’t many contemporary dance companies around that could present a repertoire of works by the likes of Christopher Bruce, Robert Cohan, Siobhan Davies and Wayne McGregor in the same programme. Yet it is exactly this stellar line-up of British-based choreographic talent David Hughes has commissioned to create a quartet of works for MAP, Hughes’s solo performance programme which opens its UK tour in Edinburgh next weekend.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2002 4:36 am 
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Here's an earlier review of the Hughes solo show from 2000:

It's that man again! For his many fans out there and dance lovers, I don't think David Hughes bears all in this performance.

Stephanie Ferguson drools over the excellent Mr hughes and gives him *****.

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When four of the world's leading choreographers create solo works specially for you, you must be doing something right. Leeds dancer David Hughes is widely acknowledged as one of the most gifted contemporary dancers around, and his debut one-man show, MAP, is one to treasure, not least for his enthralling stage presence and enormous versatility.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,396701,00.html

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 Post subject: Re: David Hughes
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:43 am 
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Another article in the Scotsman.

A solo performance comprising four commissioned works, a short documentary film and a post-show discussion, Hughes’s MAP was originally conceived four years ago but is only now receiving a full UK tour. Weary of hopping from one dance project to another, he hit upon the idea of creating a one-man show where he called the shots. Just one snag - he’s not a choreographer. So, the Yorkshireman took what to him seemed a logical step: commissioning the dance-makers who shaped him as a performer over the past 15 years. They just happened to be four of the biggest names in dance.

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=4 ... DOCUMENT=1


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 Post subject: Re: David Hughes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2002 12:14 am 
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Review in The Herald

DAVID Hughes's new solo show is called Map - a fitting title for a collection of short works that not only traces his own journey through different dance styles but also charts the changing landscape of British contemporary dance. For Map brings together new choreographies from four major dance-makers - Christopher Bruce, Robert Cohan, Siobhan Davies, and Wayne McGregor - in a programme that many an established company would envy in terms of its artistic diversity and name-dropping kudos.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/arts/archive ... 14-44.html


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 Post subject: Re: David Hughes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:17 pm 
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Review in The Guardian.

If you wanted to quantify the scale of David Hughes's talent, you could count the number of top companies with which he has danced over the past 16 years (including London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Rambert and AMP). Or you could list the star choreographers who have created solos for his current one-man show (Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor, Robert Cohan, Christopher Bruce). But the most striking aspect of Hughes's talent is the least quantifiable: how differently he performs from any other male dancer of his generation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Artic ... 09,00.html


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Shame on me! I still haven't seen this show. Saturday night was a possibility, but the Siren call of an outdoor barbecue in beautiful sunshine seduced me away from the murky interior of the Lillian Bayliss Theatre. <P>If i can find out whether there are more current gigs I'll post them here.


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The afternoon of the swan

by JACKIE MCGLONE
the Scotland on Sunday

... he [David Hughes] joined the touring circuit at around the same time as the Ballet Boyz and, hey, look at them. "They’re international superstars now and I’m happy for them," says Hughes. "My work is every bit as technical as theirs, so it’s not really contemporary and it’s not really ballet, although if I’m required to put on a pair of pointe shoes I will. I’ll do the big acrobatic jumps, too.
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Dance: David Hughes

by MARY BRENNAN
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The link, as audiences will see on stage this autumn, is David Hughes, who has once more – in the guise of a solo show – put together an up-to-the-minute sampler of contemporary dance.
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by ALICE BAIN
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Hughes's approach is to slip neatly under the skin of a dance and make it his own.
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by KELLY APTER
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Opening with Pit Fong Loh’s Invisible/Invincible, Hughes sat alone on the stage, cross-legged. For a while, nothing happened. And then a quick and quirky twist of the ankle signalled the start of 50 minutes of mesmerising movement.
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by ELLIE CARR
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But who could have guessed this humble (and rather under-exposed) dancer would emerge being compared with the legendary Nijinsky himself? Hughes is certainly one of the finest male dancers in a generation. But he is now in his late-30s. Can he keep up the solo pace? Judging by this latest show, the strain is starting to tell.
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David Hughes, Traverse, Edinburgh

by MARY BRENNAN
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I can well imagine that, in more ego-driven hands, a piece like Pit Fong Loh's Invisible/Invincible II would go down as little more than some showy martial arts stick'n'kicks routine.
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David Hughes - Solo Show
By Peter Cargill for The Stage

Leicester-born David Hughes is now based in Edinburgh, via Greece, Germany and Australia - but his terpsichorean talents know no bounds. Originally premiered last autumn at Edinburgh’s Traverse, the solo quartet of pieces commissioned from Europe’s leading choreographers began a Scottish tour in Dundee, and Hughes merely emphasised his standing as one of Britain’s finest contemporary dancers.

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David Hughes Dance Company, The Space, Dundee
by MARY BRENNAN for the Scotland Herald

Now, Hughes has launched his own company and choreographed his first dance piece, launched last week at The Space. On-stage, Hughes is joined by Rachel Morrow, Kally Lloyd-Jones and Alan Lambie, recently graduated but showing great potential.

published: September 13, 2005
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by KELLY APTER for the Scotsman

For a novice choreographer he is quietly assured, yet his work cries out for strong technique - something the company as a whole needs an injection of. Chinks in the armour stop this exciting new venture reaching the heights it deserves.

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