Images of catastrophe inform McGregor’s newest ballet. Multiverse is in two sections, the first of which is set to Steve Reich’s 1965 score It’s Gonna Rain, which converts the fiercely apocalyptic sermon of a street preacher into loops of rhythmic sound.…
Akram Khan’s new Giselle is a work of immense confidence and scouring anger. Reimagining one of ballet’s most-loved classics, the story of a village girl betrayed by a nobleman, this production is another big, ambitious risk taken by English National Ballet un…
Review: The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor - Chroma / Multiverse / Carbon Life - The Royal Opera House
That Wayne McGregor is still live and firing exercises at the dancers of The Royal Ballet, ever expanding how they can move their bodies in wondrous ways, ten years’ on from his somewhat controversial appo… Continue Reading
Celebrating their fifth anniversary New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) return to the Peacock Theatre with fourteen dancers to present a programme of five newly commissioned ballets accompanied by a live orchestra.… Continue Reading
This radical reworking of a classic is a triumph...How timely that Akram Khan's Giselle begins with a wall. A giant wall, the peasant workers trapped on one side, the powerful on the other, reminiscent of the costumed aristocracy of The Capitol in the Hunger Games, o…
such activities need support to relay these benefits to non-dance sectors, according to a study by Aesop and People Dancing. Continue Reading
Rambert. Ninety years old it may be – making it Britain’s oldest dance troupe – but its willingness to take risks and promote up-and-coming talent is as robust as ever.
While there’s a fair amount of literature about digital media’s extensive contribution to the over-sexualisation of our culture, (feminists Susie Orbach, Natasha Walters, Ariel Levy) not many choreogr… Continue Reading
The hypersexualisation of society and its effect on young women is a live issue, and it's one choreographer Charlotte Vincent tackles in Virgin Territory, a dance theatre piece that zooms in on a selfie-obsessed culture that confuses 'Likes' with being liked.
“This is not just the same old good night out, somehow it’s hope for the future. Don’t miss it.”
Burn the Floor has a reputation as a hot-bed of talent for unearthing new Strictly professionals and on this showing I wouldn’t be surprised if we had seen some dance stars of the future in action.
One man falling – or making himself fall. On each occasion he recovers, his actions building in pace and intensity until he is joined by his fellow performers. As they offer him momentary support the work e… Continue Reading
Initially created in 2014 'Fractus V' has grown from a trio into a quintet of male dancers whose backgrounds include flamenco, lindy hop, circus arts and contemporary dance... Continue Reading