If you’re after a night at the ballet, with tutus and Tchaikovsky, this will do the job. But if you’re looking to be truly moved or see new life breathed into an old classic you might be disappointed.
Kolesnikova as Odette not only does she embodies the Russian aesthetic for the role so completely but she performs like a finely-tuned engine, with every cog and piston gliding perfectly into place. Continue Reading
Money, inheritance and celebrity were the key themes of Arlene’s ‘dance mash up’ - from b-boying to ballroom - set to a diverse playlist and performed by a group that ranged in age from eight to 84. Continue Reading
The New Adventures & Balletboyz choreographer explains the challenges and joys of bringing the visionary designer to life through dance. Continue Reading
The mixture of religion, irreverence and pleasure is infectious, putting a twitch in both your step and your spirit.
The participants, all in the early stages of their careers, will take part in an intensive two week programme with the aim of furthering their contributions as dance makers. Continue Reading
On their first visit to the UK, Australia’s Queensland Ballet deliver a gorgeous production, steeped in highland mystery and alive with the dance.
Queensland Ballet comes to London being very Scottish. Peter Schaufuss’s production of La Sylphide has plenty of tartan and misty glades, with fresh dancing from this Australian company.
As dance-actors, the best on stage are Vito Bernasconi’s open-hearted Gurn and Greg Horsman’s titteringly vengeful Madge. Though both overdo the pantomime, we always know exactly who their characters are, and exactly what part they play in the ballet’s inexorable f…
The small company is not well known but under new director Li Cunxin, the Chinese dancer whose life was the subject of the film Mao’s Last Dancer, they show impressive skill and ambition.