Cubanía, an evening by ballet star Carlos Acosta, has fine dancers and thin choreography, covering the gaps with plenty of energy.
Tocororo – in which bumpkin ballet boy Acosta discovers his hips through the love of feisty latina chica Veronica Corveas and so is accepted into the gang of strutty kingpin Alexander Verona – is as hokey as can be.
Director Carrie Cracknell and Guerin talk to Lyndsey Winship in the Guardian about their collaboration, bringing dance and theatre closer together. Continue Reading
Both of these stellar evenings of ballet ended with the same remarkable buzz. The melodies, the gigantic sound and exhilarating dancing combine to launch a rip-roaring finale quite unlike any ballet I’ve ev… Continue Reading
The show brings together over 38 artists, including singers, musicians and dancers – all recruited from the favelas rather than dance schools – and takes us loosely through the evolution of Brazilian social dance with such wide-eyed enthusiasm that it’s har…
The taut musculature of Mr White seems to almost ooze around the stage at a subtly shifting, humid pace... Continue Reading
Many of the dancers were recruited from the favelas rather than formal dance school, and this gives them a raw energy, as they switch from hyper-sexy to cartoon-tender in a second. Forget showgirls in feathers, this is sensuality rather than bootylicious cliché.
What’s so enjoyable about Mad Women is not just the dryness of its wit and its deft U-turns of fantasy, but also that it elicits such alert, intelligent performances from its cast.
…at the heart of the exhibition are Rainer’s dances, four of which are being performed throughout its run. The most familiar is Trio A (1966), a 10-minute sequence of seemingly disconnected moves – from simple arm-swings to whimsically asymmetric footwo…
We discover [Paul] White gripped by a narcoleptic torpor, from which he gradually rouses himself, assuming a series of quasi-animal forms – now spiderish, now ape-like – before driving himself to sweat-drenched exhaustion through a series of raw, self-exploratory rituals.