REVIEW: Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace in ‘Midnight Tango’ – Milton Keynes Theatre, June 2011

 

Strictly Come Dancing favourites and former world champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are sensational in their dazzling new show, Midnight Tango.

Vincent and Flavia have been dancing on the BBC’s flagship show for six years but Midnight Tango is their first proper foray into theatrical performance. When they left the ballroom behind during the most recent break between seasons on Strictly, Milton Keynes Theatre was one of the venues they chose to visit.

The breathtaking show — complete with first class tango routines, drama, comedy and pure unadulterated passion — is produced by acclaimed choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Arlene Phillips and features ten of the finest tango dancers in the world. An internationally renowned tango band accompanies them, providing intoxicating tango rhythms.

 

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REVIEW: Northern Ballet’s ‘Cleopatra’ – Milton Keynes Theatre, May 2011

 

COURAGEOUS AND COMPULSIVE CLEOPATRA

 

Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra is a mesmerising production which beautifully illustrates the Company’s strengths.

The show takes the audience on a journey akin to wandering through an extravagant museum exhibition, effectively bringing Ancient Egypt to life.

Production and choreography — from the hieroglyphics projected onto the backdrop to the stances adopted by the dancers — combine to evoke the era in an absorbing spectacle.

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CLEOPATRA; NORTHERN BALLET,

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