Delighted to see that Donald Hutera (dance journalist extraordinaire) has reviewed Wendy Houstoun’s performance of 50 Acts at British Dance Edition 2012 in Dance Magazine.
So, if you haven’t yet booked a ticket for the performance taking place in Leeds as part of Juncture, can I suggest that you do? Before it sells out? Please?
“Another highlight of BDE:12 was Wendy Houstoun. Formerly a close and invaluable collaborator with Lloyd Newson’s DV8, she has since forged a career as a soloist. Her new work 50 Acts may be her most engaging and impressive to date. Full of smartly ironic text constructed from the perspective of a mature woman taking stock of her life and her art, it finds Houstoun executing such oddball but meaningful actions as dodging around in a hard-hat, smashing old records with a hammer, or trying to locate the nearest dust mote. Lasting just under an hour, the piece is by turns hilarious, touching, charming and wise. It marks its creator as one of the most forthright and gifted independent performers of her generation.”
The performance will be on Thu 22 Mar in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, next door to Yorkshire Dance in the new Northern Ballet / Phoenix Dance Theatre building. Call 0113 220 8008 or book securely online here. Quick!