In an eclectic evening, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Sad Case, from 1998, shows the dancers off to best effect. A sort of off-kilter cabaret set to jaunty mambo music, it sees five characters rattle through a string of playfully distorted poses.
There are two more chances to catch the remarkable one-man staging of Milton’s epic poem in London - at Battersea Arts Centre & Wilton's Music Hall this summer... Continue Reading
There’s enigma too in the return of Shobana Jeyasingh’s Terra Incognita, full of elegantly wrought choreography — long, taut lines topped with Indian filigree — and a sparsely percussive score that’s all unresolved anticipation.
Its strong, sleek dancers perform a range of styles and choreographers; this bill also shows off a new intake of dancers, already individual performers.
In Rambert’s new contribution to this year’s Shakespeare400 commemorations, she has gone one step further, creating a 25-minute piece, Tomorrow, that attempts both to tell the story of Shakespeare’s masterpiece and distil its dark essence into abstract dance.
What becomes far more interesting is the choreographic chemistry at work: the neat functional movement on one side interacting with the raw physical emotion on the other. It’s like watching a simultaneous translation of the play.
A new home for a hip hop school, three major dance organisations and Studio Wayne McGregor are moving east to transform Stratford Continue Reading
The first year of the company’s ground-breaking programme for female choreographers, The BENCH, is to culminate in a special one-off event hosted by 2Faced Dance Company in partnership with International Da… Continue Reading
For a triple bill that couldn't possibly get more diverse and included two revived pieces and a world premiere, Rambert showed its strengths for an evening of Murder, Mystery and Party at Sadler's Wells Continue Reading
I have found an alternative to watching paint dry or counting sheep. Observing a man, loosely dressed in rags, silently brushing a circular ripple of sandy-coloured hillocks – actually comprising some 3 to… Continue Reading
When most of us attend a dance performance, we know exactly where the lines will be drawn – between audience and performers, fellow audience members, even the dancers’ abilities and our own. But Friday L… Continue Reading
Brussels based Argentinian dance artist, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche explores Unison, not only through the choreographic act of a group performing the same movements together, but also what it means from a political a… Continue Reading