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Anjali at the Royal Festival Hall
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Aug 11, 2000 1:18 am ]
Post subject:  Anjali at the Royal Festival Hall

Josephine Leask sees a fascinating and unusual performance as part of<BR>August’s free dance festival Blitz - renamed Blazing 2000.<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><BR>Anjali is unusual in the respect that its performers have learning disabilities. The company challenges the existing stereotype in dance - one that is obsessed with "perfect" bodies and virtuosic technique - by presenting us with differently abled bodies who excel in honesty, humour and sensuality. It seduces its audience by presenting work that doesn't so much show off the dancers' extraordinary grasp of technique but rather their personalities and their committed interpretation of the choreography. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR> <A HREF=",4273,4050270,00.html" TARGET=_blank>[b]Here is the full review. </A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited August 11, 2000).]

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