As Yorke-Edgell first resists – body language quivering and fretful, arms pushing fearfully away – and then surrenders herself to ecstasy, you have the sense of an almost sexual capitulation. And, in the angularity and anguish of the physical vocabulary, a real sen…
The Cloud Gate dancers are finely-honed performers and their lithe, lyrical athleticism is invigorating, even when the material they are performing has the opposite effect. Continue Reading
Be inspired by some of the UK’s best choreogarohers and theatre makers with Easter Dynamics 2014 at The Place. This year’s programme focuses on collaborative work and dance in unusual spaces. There are… Continue Reading
Protein has, since its founding in 1997, developed a solid reputation for concocting performances that tickle the funnybone while stimulating the grey cells. For all of the above reasons I wish I could say I liked Border Tales more than I do.
Not so much a “look at multi-cultural living in the UK today” as a simplistic, unnuanced parade of Aunt Sallies that makes shooting fish in a barrel look like big game hunting. Which is a pity, because the whole thing is superbly staged and performed.
The popular image of ballet may still be one of long-legged ladies balancing en pointe in white tulle, but when Kings of the Dance arrives for the first time on the London stage this month, there won’t be … Continue Reading
News: Wayne McGregor appointed Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor has been appointed Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. McGrego received the title of Professor this week in recogn… Continue Reading
Excellently performed by a multi-talented, international cast,Border Tales is a big, brave, cacophonous attempt to show what it means to live in multicultural Britain today.
IJAD Dance’s In-finite Space takes place underground, but still manages to be driven by Twitter. It mixes audience tweets with ideas of space and science from the medieval Arabic world to the present day.
The blow-up fantasy world set, designed by Ricardo Pardo was definitely the runaway star of the show... Continue Reading
Although we marvel at her flexibility, it's the stunning intensity & speed of Baras’ footwork that has us in thrall to its spell-binding impact... Continue Reading
'Choreogata' is Akademi's platform for new contemporary South Asian dance - an evening of new works by younger artists that allows for experimentation with classical form... Continue Reading
Her footwork is astonishing, not just in its supersonic speed but also her precision accents — she creates melody as well as rhythm.
At the performance I saw, Baras even gestured questioningly at the audience a couple of times, as if puzzled why she hadn’t just hit the spot – because there was nothing wrong with her performance. Indeed, there is nothing wrong with the parts of La Pepa; it…