If you're ever going to listen to our recommendations about dance, today is the day to do so.
Dance partnership, Probe, Antonia Grove and Theo Clinkard, are opening the Spring Loaded festival at The Place this year, launching a showcase of the most refreshing contemporary dance talent around.
Last year we got over excited about Mark Bruce who - in a fantastic coincidence - crops up as one of Probe's choreographers here. Watch out for gushing hyperbole to follow.
The last time we saw Probe in action was May 2006 - and they blew us away (again with Bruce in tow) but when we tried to see a glimpse of their latest work back in September we were gutted to find out they were poorly (poor lambs). So this has been a long time coming. Grove and Clinkard have impeccable dance pedigrees but left the round of top flight companies to create something very special between them.
Magpie takes contemporary dance to a variety show. Entailing 7 dance gems, 4 specially commissioned from guest choreographers, expect to see these incredible performers dance out of their skins, entertain and thrill you with their cutting edge brand of intimate performance.