Once again, Shobana Jeyasingh’s double bill draws on themes of hybridity and migration; once again, she surprises her audience.
Underneath, though, you recognise the lineaments of ballet itself – the symbols, the style, the struggles of performance and personalities – and that makes for a kind of truth.
It is all, needless to say, uproariously camp, with arched eyebrows timed perfectly to Tchaikovsky’s beat. But while it’s often played for laughs, there is also some awesome dancing, deadly serious, all on pointe, packed with crowd-pleasing virtuoso fouettés between…
A record 76 contestants from 16 countries have been whittled down to 12; all set to compete in the first Genée Final ever to be streamed online. Continue Reading
Underneath the layers of tutu and false eyelashes that would make even Katie Price pause for thought, there is rigorous training and real technical skill. And because they know the right moment to pull back and s… Continue Reading
Jeyasingh is already well-known for her seamless blending of classical bharatanatyam and western contemporary dance; with this new programme, popping and b-boying are new additions to the mix. Continue Reading
Performance reviewed: 14 September This new production of Gluck’s opera, the first time the Royal Opera House has staged his longer 1774 French rewrite, is also the opening salvo of #HOFEST, a multi-venue sea… Continue Reading
Curator Ben Harman on his exhibition - inspired by Fred Daniels early 20th century photographs featuring the pioneering choreography of Margaret Morris - opening at Siobhan Davies Dance this week... Continue Reading
This revival allows us to look at how robust these three pieces actually are - and 'Dust', choreographed by ballet novice Akram Khan, stands out as the work with real strength and heft. Continue Reading
Burkmar was chosen out of over 100 applicants to win the award, which has helped launch the careers of James Cousins, John Ross, and Sally Marie. Continue Reading