‘Lindsey Butcher has been following a dual career path as a contemporary dancer and aerialist for nigh on 20 years. There is no room for Lycra, sequins or any of the trappings of traditional circus in her creative universe.’
‘You can read into it what you will, but there’s no doubt Maliphant and Guillem have created a deeply beautiful moment in dance.’
‘The tender intimacy of Maliphant’s choreography; the serene grace of its execution; the way he places his light-as-air ballerina on a pedestal while rooting her in his earthier self; how the weight of their movement is passed between them like a kiss; the…
‘Rosie Kay, as lead performer and choreographer, possesses a pitiless eye for the body language of the inebriated, and, in this 75-minute bash, perfectly captures the gaudily self-conscious gestures of the wasted, their slippage between painful deliberation and …
‘Not much in the way of optimism, but the promise of fascinating things to come from Estaras’
‘An hour-long production that functions as a kind of duet between live action and video imagery, it asks you to question how you view dance’.
‘Two of the three ballets in the triple bill made you laugh at their surface gloss and hollow interior, although one piece, Wings of Wax by Jiri Kylian, showed you what perfectly ingenious dancing can be.’
‘Nederlands Dans Theater 1 are one of the world’s most popular companies. And I don’t get it. True, there is a high gloss to the dancing and the movement is sleek and smooth. But there is a lack of contrast, everything polished.’
‘What a difference a decade makes. In 1997, when Nederlands Dans Theater director Jirí Kylián made Wings of Wax, his work was still recognisably that of an important choreographer’.
‘Three years after its premiere, Push looks like a fine piece of mahogany – age and time have added a patina of even greater richness to its gleaming tones.’
Lighting designer Michael Hulls makes magic, conjuring with shadow and shapes to place a third surreal performer on stage alongside Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant. This extra dimension is most tangible in … Continue Reading