From pickpocketing scenes to fights filled with dives and airborne rotations, Adigun’s choreography pulses with energy. It’s brought to life by a cast that act and dance with every ounce of their being, together evoking the dark heart of Dickensian London.
Adigun also uses hip-hop’s taut formations and face-offs to suggest close-knit gangs and the tensions within them.
This is a confident piece of dance-theatre, with a young, versatile cast who not only dance but also deliver wordy text by Maxwell Golden, making Fagin's Twist very clear on narrative, and accessible for all ages.
As a gala celebration to close one important facet of this great guy’s career, it is a well-deserved, well-constructed and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Continue Reading
Lynn Wallis OBE will be stepping down from her role as Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance at the end of 2016. For 22 years, Lynn has been the custodian of the RAD’s artistic integrity and cred… Continue Reading
This ballet’s feel-good factor is inbuilt through Osbert Lancaster’s wonderfully colourful and highly-stylised cartoon-book designs and in Jack Lanchbery’s vivid, summer-fuelled arrangement of … Continue Reading
Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant has launched a new Education Programme. It offers venues, youth companies, schools (from Key Stage 4 upwards), colleges and universities the chance to a… Continue Reading
Watching OCD Love, it’s striking how perfectly music and choreography can reflect the obsessive-compulsive state. Hilborn’s poem describes a life punctuated and hyperextended by ritual: “At night, she’d lay in bed and watch me turn all the lights o…
Jeannot Painchaud’s company have taken its usual theatrics and re-envisioned them for a kind of street dance-influenced, hip hop-inspired, cyberpunk city of the future.
As his style is refined and his structure honed, he will further develop his creative process, already so full of pace, poise and promise.... Continue Reading