Dance review: COAL



Loss and sacrifice – two things which typify both this engaging dance theatre piece, and the events that inspired it. Growing up in South Yorkshire, choreographer Gary Clarke experienced first-hand life in a mining community before and after the 1984 strike. Consequently, there is an authenticity to COAL few could match.
COAL ***
Tramway, Glasgow
Over half of this 90-minute show occurs prior to the strike, building a graphic picture of the hard toil, comradeship and community spirit which underpinned the industry.
Descending into the mine, five male dancers are quickly soot-streaked and... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 42
Source: Scotsman
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