Profile: Jessica Quirke

Like an anglicised Hannah Montana, Jessica Quirke, 20, lives the dual existence of Oxford student and nation-wide professional Latin Ballroom dancer. Having won ‘Best Couple’ with her partner in the Varsity Dance Sport competition last year, Jess has gone on to become the current Scottish Champion for Latin dance, winner of the pre-amateur European Competition, […]

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Illuminated: A Review

‘Illuminated’, a light-themed dance performance by Quinksandance, is innovative, energetic, and brilliant. The performance is comprised of ten interconnected dance pieces, each showing off virtuoso interactions with the light in all its subtleties. Each piece contains a distinct narrative texture that complements the vibrancy of the strobe lighting. The relationship between the body and the […]

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Rave culture: where are we now?

Towards the tail end of a decade that had been defined to a large extent by individualism and materialism, something wonderful happened. In 1988-89 the phenomenon of acid house swept the UK. The hills were alive with the sound of dance music, as the importation of an exciting new wave of American electronic music twinned […]

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