"I am immensely proud of what I and my colleagues have achieved over the last decade at Dance UK, dance now has a voice at the heart of policy making and government..." Continue Reading
. . . when you see the careful clasping of hands, as one performer suspends another in the air, or the palpable feeling of freedom and glee
. . . the most magnetic presence on stage is Taiwanese dancer Chien, a woman of powerful but serene stillness
The rising dance star on her collaboration with Richard Alston, kathak’s rhythm and grace, and meditating before rehearsal Continue Reading
Enormously pleasing Frederick Ashton double-bill confidently delivered by its human and avian cast
Here was a vintage re-enactment of the unique style of English ballet, reproduced in fine detail through the sensitive revival of two lesser-known masterpieces of understated elegance by Sir Frederick Ashton... Continue Reading
English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is a romp, packed to the gills with pirates, daft plotting and virtuoso dancing. It’s also full of male roles, taken with gusto by the home team and some terrific guest artists.
Le Corsaire is certainly not deep; it’s ridiculous but winning. An entertainingly sparkly spectacle for a grim January night.
Christine Joy Ritter moves with animalistic force, the princess’s id unleashed and forced into action.