The premise of Jasmin Vardimon’s Park feels even more current now than when the piece was created, 10 years ago… The style is ferociously physical: the dancers throw themselves and each other about; they dive, hurtle and crash.
…the dancers themselves are equally at the mercy of their environment. The fluid, rolling momentum of their choreography is physically obstructed by the furniture on stage, across which they have to navigate a balancing, spinning, toppling path.
In spite of its minimalistic setting and pure movement focus Ina Christina Johannessen's duet manages to shock and disturb. Continue Reading
64 dancers flood and seethe over the stage, moving as a mass or letting a head, a hand pop up against the tide. Dancers coil into angles like bats or ninjas, forming canon patterns that keep morphing.
Everybody knows that interactive, “promenade” performances can be dodgy. Add children of all ages, as both performers and punters, and you could easily be headed for a traffic jam. The Little Witch by Marie … Continue Reading
W. H. Auden’s 1946, Pulitzer Prize winning poem 'The Age Of Anxiety' is rich and challenging fare for the Royal Ballet’s resident storyteller Liam Scarlett... Continue Reading
Ceremony of Innocence creates a mood of loss and reflection, with a glowing performance by Marcelino Sambé.
Michael Hulls’s tightly focused lighting, the harsh beauty of the chanting – are compelling. But Torobaka lacks shape and forward impulse, and, unlike Khan’s solo work Desh, is never more than the sum of its parts.
..the work is redeemed by John’s self-deprecating honesty, and by Newson’s compassionate purpose. His intention is not to batter us with gratuitously sordid detail, but to define love by showing us the ways in which life is deformed by its absence. As each tableau ov…