All-male contemporary dance/theatre company ZoieLogic Dance Theatre has been selected to receive a prestigious Elevate Award from Arts Council England which substantially increases its funding status Continue Reading
The dancers are little short of astonishing. Combining elements of tai chi with occasional flying leaps and the fierce power of bodies anchored to the ground, there are passages of ethereal gracefulness and athletic energy.
There’s impressive work from the small cast, creating characters and scenes with little in the way of set or props on the small thrust stage of the Spiegeltent
The Act II jardin animé sequence, in which the company forms a complexity of patterns while holding miniature rose arbours, is a sublime spectacle, almost worth the price of admission alone.
The Guardian's Judith Mackrell features '52 Portraits', a digital project by Jonathan Burrows, Hugo Glendinning and Matteo Fargion . . . Continue Reading
“How can classical ballet be turned into a playground, or rather a battlefield, where the individual and the group meet?” This, according to the company website, is what the Ballet National de Marseil… Continue Reading
Periodic visits from The Bolshoi Ballet have enlivened and enriched the London Summer over the past 60 years. These visits by the biggest and brashest of the world’s great ballet companies have invariably b… Continue Reading
There’s rip-roaring action, as Jeanne and her lover Phillipe (Igor Tsvirko) fly through variations with great gusto, pulling out jackpot moves and revving up the (skilfully choreographed) crowds for battle
This featureless body of dancers work in tight formation their movement building and subsiding like a breathing organism as they shift through precise patterns and placements, the occasional trio breaking the corps apart.
Maillot knows how to handle narrative, deftly switching the mood from serious to comic, and his movement is full of invention, gesture and angular quirks.
As Katharina’s serene and adored sister, Bianca, Olga Smirnova is charm and elegance itself – when they’re on at the same time, it’s a little like watching Swan Lake’s Odette and Odile share a stage.
The dancing, from all four principals, and Anna Tikhomirova’s demanding housekeeper, is divine. A joy to watch.
Ekaterina Krysanova is particularly mesmerising as Katharina. With her pale face stripped of any beguiling ballerina charm she kicks and bunches her fist like a caged animal, dominating the stage with the pent-up power of her dancing.
As well as being a unique platform for artists to present their work on an established London stage, Resolution offers support and guidance throughout the process, from application to post-performance.... Continue Reading
Everyone is struck momentarily by being in a place rarely visited, in front of a skyline rarely seen from this angle. Dancers sprint up and down the length of the roof, wind whipping at them... Continue Reading