Some of the world's leading fashion designers, contemporary choreographers and visionary film makers join forces at Sadler's Wells on 18 April. Continue Reading
A sombre evening desperate for an injection of an essential ingredient, the old-fashioned joy of dance.
Performance reviewed: 31 March 2015 Great American literature returned to Sadler’s Wells for the second successive week with Northern Ballet’s interpretation of The Great Gatsby being superseded by Scottish … Continue Reading
Established critic, dance novelist and Editor of Dancing Times for 45 years, Mary Clarke is fondly remembered by Jonathan Gray and Judith Mackrell. Continue Reading
Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theatre director Nancy Meckler worked very closely on the production, which consequently feels tightly-plotted and taut with drama, the dance and the story always progressing in unison.
The big ensembles, the wedding dances and lindy jives flow naturally from the smaller moments – and how interesting it is to see a female choreographer handling a ballet’s sex scenes.
Cavallari is just super as Stanley, a depiction of prowling, unyielding masculinity absolutely in the mould of Brando (who famously played him in Elia Kazan’s 1951 film), while Eve Mutso’s Blanche is, if anything, better still. A lyrical classicist, Mutso (who create…
Yet on stage, too, the reach of Cohan’s inspiration was no less clear, especially in the two specially commissioned works that paid homage to his own most classic choreography
Jeyasingh’s physical language is so insistent, so ineluctable in its flow, that it’s easiest just to let oneself be carried along by it.
It’s odd after Balanchine to have the men more in your mind than the women, given how much Mr B identified ballet with ballerinas, but it’s not just a reflection of the current state of the RB principals’ roster, where interesting men outnumber interest…