this is as much a staging of digital animation and computer effects (by Futurelab, the research unit of Austrian organisation Ars Electronica, as a dance piece created by Odedra and fellow choreographer Lewis Major.
As part of Trinity Laban & Greenwich Dance's Compass Commissions Sarah Dowling & Kath Duggan give their own interpretation of Beckett's play, entitled 'Us Then'... Continue Reading
Marianela Nuñez’s starry femininity elevates the piece to the realm of the sublime. With her unfaltering precision and long-distance gaze, she is at once glacially other-dimensional and sadly, yearningly human. It’s a finesse only a great ballerina could pull off, a…
.. what a joy it is to see the company serve up some real choreography. That is, dance in which dance, not design, is key; dance in which music is perfectly rendered in steps, stories are told with crystal clarity, and women are there not merely to be bent like pipe-clea…
Full marks to Kevin O’Hare for revitalising these two lesser-known but essential parts of the British ballet heritage & for dedicating such an uplifting evening to the people of Paris. Continue Reading
A difficult but fascinating work, brilliantly performed. Like any juicy argument there are moments of real clarity when language & action flow rhythmically. At other times it is jarring, obscene & tedious... Continue Reading
There could hardly be two ballets more diametrically opposed than those which make up the Royal’s current double bill – Monotones I and II, with its limpid restraint, and The Two Pigeons, with its whirl of colour and melodrama. Yet at the core of both is a belief in …
The Royal New Zealand Ballet has a predilection for quirkiness, perhaps even a tendency to break established traditions. It has always been a pioneering ensemble; juggling a repertoire of classical ballets ... Continue Reading
Forget individualism; competitive sparring and macho posturing are banished from this fraternal gathering which is refreshingly amiable, gracious and inclusive. Continue Reading
Africarmen may not be the easiest piece to follow, but the company give everything to Tavaziva’s complex, high energy choreography, and that alone is breathtaking to watch.
There’s a lot of talent on this stage; they’ve shown us what they can do, now they need to show us why.
The dancers are dynamite, but they detonate on the surface, strewing the stage with hormones and energy. It goes down a storm with its audience.