Everyone is struck momentarily by being in a place rarely visited, in front of a skyline rarely seen from this angle. Dancers sprint up and down the length of the roof, wind whipping at them... Continue Reading
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The solo work in the later international dances at the ball, too, was remarkable: Angelina Karpova’s attitude-filled Hungarian Bride, Anna Tikhomirova’s gazelle-like Spaniard, Daria Khokhlova’s firefly of a Neapolitan – the astonishing performances just kept coming.
His last work for the company was based on the English classic 'Jane Eyre'. In 'Echoes of Eternity' (at the Coliseum this month), he has been inspired by a 9th century Chinese poem... Continue Reading
There are saving moments: a joyously debonair male solo that shuffles hip-hop and jazz; a standout reggaeton section with belting heft and energy.
Cuba is a country on the brink of change but the island’s latest song-and-dance offering from choreographer Nilda Guerra (Havana Rakatan) still suggests a cultural timewarp.
What it offers though is sensational dancing – virtuosic, beautiful and open-hearted – created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky to show off ballet as the most refined and communicative of the arts.
Ahead of her new show Vamos Cuba! Nilda Guerra talks to Sarah Crompton about the vitality and heritage of dance in Cuba Continue Reading
The never-ending soloists — alluring gypsies, back-bending flamenco dancers, a sprightly Cupid — are reliably excellent, and the show is best in full fiesta mode, when Fadeyechev throws everything at it
Olga Smirnova, who danced Kitri on opening night, is the Bolshoi’s rising star. Tall and long-limbed, trained in the refined St Petersburg school, she’s a very elegant dancer.
In fact, no soloist put a foot wrong all evening – particularly high marks, too, for those three Dryads – while the corps were marvellously boisterous in the Act I town square, lyricism itself in the Act II vision scene, and always acting as a single organism.
Particularly fine in the secondary roles are Vera Borisenkova, mysterious and haughty in the Spanish Dance, and Anna Antropova, lusciously musical and melodramatic in the Gypsy Dance.
For 30 years the Hackney based centre has been a meeting point for refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, promoting culture, arts and community integration. A recent Open Day celebrated the new appointment.. Continue Reading