Their [Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s] dancing is sleek, with fluid lines and speedy footwork. Cacace is both lyrical and strong, with gorgeously open movement through her arms and torso. Simone partners her with sinuous authority.
Without Warning has a brilliant location, but takes a while to make the most of it.
Inspired by the work of the French sculptor, with a fascinating cast who can do everything from hip hop to burlesque, the show spends too long in artistic poses.
As a spectacle, it is ravishing, and made even more so by the dreamy colour washes of Michael Hulls’s lighting, in blues, greens, pinks and moonlit silver. Yet the dancers seem trapped within their frame, and only rarely do they assert a distinctive presence of t…
With The Rodin Project, Maliphant has made something formal enough to satisfy the Académie, and sexy as (the Gates of) Hell.
Alston’s new work 'Unfinished Business' and National Dance Company Wales in Stephen Petronio's 'By Singing Light' - inspired by the poetry of Dylan Thomas Continue Reading
The dancers hang, slide, tumble and contort themselves, while the choreography shapes a language of delight from a vocabulary of torment.
Entering with a huge gliding leap, Polunin showed us precisely what he was about to deprive us of. The effortless purity of line, the pouncing jump, the playful but absolute command of stage-space.
This British Dance Edition triple bill, open to producers, programmers and paying public alike gave the opportunity to see some of the best of UK produced dance. Continue Reading
With Song of the Earth, our national ballet is at its most serious and profoundly expressive.
In contrast, Brown’s robotically simple, sensibly flexible instructions provide an algorithm for something fresh, natural and heartwarming.
By miraculously simple means the work [Song of the Earth] engages with the great themes of death and renewal, and in Carlos Acosta as the Messenger of Death and Tamara Rojo as the Woman, it has interpreters who allow those themes to permeate their every movement.