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  • LEVIATHAN review. Edinburgh Festival, by Jo Turbitt

    Leviathan (James Wilton Dance) 5 stars

    Dance that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Athletic bodies taking fearless risks with limitless adventurous choreography, defying gravity and any other restrictive theory.

    James Wilton’s work, examining our innate human fear of what may dominate or challenge one’s obsession and our relentless fixation to tame and capture the unknown, is extraordinary. His ape-like Neanderthals contrast with ethereal simplistic fluid articulation, showcasing both sides of the release-based contemporary style. Wilton’s narrative is conveyed through deliciously crafted visual physical concepts and is deceivingly simple yet intricately crafted. I was engrossed, captured and caught up in the piece from the start.