Each year London Children’s Ballet gives four months of free ballet training to children from all backgrounds and brings new versions of classic stories to the stage to ‘open windows’ for the next … Continue Reading
Rojo’s imperious Kahlo isn’t a victim, she’s not defined by her love life and, best of all, Ochoa finds ways to show her as a creative artist.
. . . so perfectly do the corps’ steps knit with the son et lumière that you could almost be watching real people going about their business – were the whole thing not so impossibly beautiful.
Its first 10 minutes are extraordinary, as Tamara Rojo – a witty, vivid and ultimately tragic Kahlo – is seen first as a schoolgirl, playing merrily with carnival skeletons, and then whisked through the defining events of her lif
The uniqueness of the occasion may have been a deliberate shift in the traditional gender diversity of such commissions but it was accentuated by the remarkable diversity of creative output that made it to the stage. Continue Reading
The first piece is the best by far. Created by the dream team of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Nancy Meckler – whose A Streetcar Named Desire for Scottish Ballet was an unmitigated triumph – Broken Wings is the story of Mexican artists Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera.
Ultimately, you can’t judge choreo-graphy on gender but it’s great to give a platform to women making quality work.
Sadler’s Wells’ Creative Learning department is teaming up with West Ham United Foundation for a community dance production inspired by football, which will receive its world premiere on the main stage at Sa… Continue Reading
In Paulina, Wheeldon may possibly have created one of the great characters in ballet, her dignified, tender choreography charged with the sense that this is a woman of magical powers.
It is in the second act that Wheeldon’s choreography sheds the character-driven necessities and is allowed to soar as pure dance... Continue Reading
This theme of separation and rejoining, of yo-yo-ing back and forth was recurring as the audience were dragged between realistic and surreal moments, trying to keep up with the pace at which Lok’s mind deci… Continue Reading
The choreographic structure established a seamless flow of danced episodes, maintaining a momentum that never let up over the course of an hour... Continue Reading