Some Like It Hip Hop sails back into the West End on wave after wave of brilliant dancing.
This full-length production is the most ambitious yet from C-12 Dance Theatre, and thus a big step forward for Director/choreographer Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and Executive Producer Adam Towndrow. The latter… Continue Reading
The energy of Breakin’ Convention – the way that the dancers and the enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience bring Sadler’s Wells to life – is always striking. But this is now matched by an increasing sense of possibility as street dance develops the confid…
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival radiates an overwhelming sense of inclusiveness. With the all-female crew Zamounda performing alongside the gifted disabled crew ILL-Abilities, and with crowds of children mastering b-boy moves during interval workshop…
And at the other end of the night are headliners Project Soul, a South Korean crew with some blistering power moves. Their enjoyably baffling piece Urban Arirang considers Korean identity, and seems to pit the militarised North against the Gangnam-style South — altho…
My heart was won by the Bad Taste Cru dancing to Dave Brubeck’s Take Five, which I thought witty, hard-edged, sure in focus – some of the other works on display tended to sprawl – sizzling in energy, and meriting a filmed record.
Choreographics is an important part of English National Ballet’s calendar, providing a platform for company dancers to test out creative ideas... Continue Reading
Quijada has a quartet of technically killer dancers alongside him.. they tuck into a juicily hybrid movement vocabulary combining the gravitational pull of hip hop with the light-footed steps-consciousness of ballet. Continue Reading
From new styles to accepted masters, it’s a festival with sharp moves and a happy sense of community.
Quijada is doing something really interesting with the language of dance – but not so much with the choreography.
Lucy Moore retells the familiar story engagingly, with due deference to Richard Buckle’s completer account, but she can’t help expressing her bafflement about a man whose art denied him a verbal outlet while requiring him to work through a series of mysteri…
For although the plot turns on the unravelling of its central character, Mayerling is also a superb company vehicle, its teemingly detailed context demanding from everyone on stage the naturalism and clarity in which the Royal excels.
Not only is it an obvious delight for the 57 young dancers to be part of London Children’s Ballet, but it's also a delight to watch. Continue Reading