Large scale juggling and Tanztheater combine to produce spectacular results.This inventive and characterful work is "funny, beautiful, clever & affecting". Continue Reading
Hiroaki Umeda, who immerses himself in such a perfect storm of light, video and sound that his body rarely looks human.
Mixing dance, computer imagery and video projection, Umeda surrounds and transforms himself with shifting light, then stops. He refuses to develop the images or ideas: there they are, take it or leave it.
January is not complete without at least one trip to Resolution! at The Place. After 23 editions, the platform for is still going strong, as year on year aspiring choreographers seek the opportunity to put thei… Continue Reading
Now in its 23rd year, The Place’s annual season of new choreography by up-and-coming artists is as much a fixture of January as post-Christmas diets and stalled attempts at self-improvement. While Resolution! … Continue Reading
The formula is three pieces per programme, with an average length of 20 minutes per piece. There’s dross, but there’s gold dust too, and you’re the preview audience.
…I was struck by one thing: Survivor is in the singular in what is an overpoweringly plural piece.
As physical and aural spectacle, some of Survivor is compelling… But Shechter’s music, however powerfully intrinsic to his dance works, isn’t strong enough to carry the full 75 minutes of the work.