… a beguiling sense of youthful energy and rebelliousness, and its seven performers show off superlative circus skills.
A quartet of engaging world premieres by different choreographers made for a glorious finale to the company's 20th anniversary celebrations that was more about heralding the future than acknowledging the past. Continue Reading
Good circus acts are now so common that it takes something really special to make them stand out from the crowd. The girl and six boys of Les Sept Doigts de la Main are all individually skilled as well as an effective ensemble but their concept is underwhelming.
It’s when things go wrong that you realise how hard this stuff really is. Circus is an art form constantly on the edge of failure, with performers always pushing themselves to go bigger, faster, higher…
Alston’s interest in hip hop sees the dancers expanding their language in dramatic opposition to the elegant lightness of his own signature style. The choreographer might be in his sixties, but not content with remaking the past, he’s pushing his company into the next phase.
It’s good to see Alston giving opportunities to new talent, and, as the evening closes with an exhilarating revival of his own Overdrive, the company has rarely looked on more optimistic form.
Parties in someone’s back garden are often more fun than those in big fancy venues… last night was Richard Alston Dance Company’s cheerful family gathering, held in their home theatre The Place, and offering a hearty buffet of short pieces rather than a…
Two UK based choreographers have been selected to make new work with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Tim Etchells and Theo Clinkard, along with Paris based partners Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud wi… Continue Reading