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‘Rush’ at the Space: Reveries of the Disconnected Mind

SEEN has been fortunate enough to see some cracking fringe theatre lately, most recently RUSH written and directed by Tiwalade Ibirogba-Olulode in her directorial debut at the Space. Taking as its theme the anxiety and depression engendered by the digital age and the relentless need for connection that predominates modern life (particularly for young people), …

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Sadler’s Wells: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Fractus V

Considered one of the most original and ambitious talents of contemporary dance, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will present his latest creation, Fractus V, on 27th and 28th October with his company Eastman. Inspired by Noam Chomsky and his fundamental plea for ‘freedom of speech’ against political attempts to control and manipulate the media, Cherkaoui explores the role that information plays in contemporary society. For this project, featuring an all-male cast of dancers and musicians, Cherkaoui himself will be on Sadler’s Wells stage as a performer for the first time since 2011.

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60th BFI London Film Festival 2016: Award Winners

The 60th BFI London Film Festival announced the winners of this year’s Festival Awards during a ceremony hosted by Michael Sheen at Banqueting House, Whitehall, on the evening of 15th October. In a vibrant year for cinema, the 2016 Best Film Award went to Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN, the impeccable study of the lives of three very different women in Montana. The award was announced by the President of the Official Competition jury, Athina Rachel Tsangari, whose film Chevalier won the LFF Best Film prize in 2015.

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Farewell: Saving the Last Dance

The Royal Albert Hall will be the last stage for Carlos Acosta, one of the best classical ballet dancers of his generation. He’ll be retiring his ballet shoes with five final performances that will take place daily from Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October. SEEN strongly recommends that you don’t miss this final opportunity to admire Acosta’s dancing; surely he is the finest exponent of classical ballet anywhere in the world.

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Andrea Carballo

SEEN attended the Argentine Film Festival recently and enjoyed ‘Finding Sofía’ a darkly comic film about an animator who goes to Argentina to visit a woman he meets online, only to find her living with her artist boyfriend and his quirky assistant. We were lucky enough to get an interview with the talented Andrea Carballo, who plays the complicated Sofía…