Dance Umbrella: Extra Time; Nowhere review – a game of two halves

Bell Square, Hounslow; available online
Dance Umbrella’s football-themed piece fails to score, but Dimitris Papaioannou’s 2009 work saves the day

Never let it be said that dance doesn’t broaden your horizons. Last week it took me to Hounslow in west London, where I sat outside a pleasant pub called the Bell in Bell Square and watched one of Dance Umbrella’s live events.

Founded in 1978, Dance Umbrella used to be a must-see festival for those interested in the cutting edge of dance, introducing eager audiences to works by choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Michael Clark. More recently, it has focused on site-specific works and dance inclusivity.

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