Inspired by the runaway success of GOlive, his first venture into curating a season of dance, journalist Donald Hutera is moving on to a church hall in Chelsea to present three evenings of performance... Continue Reading
Visually it is an imaginative production which showcases a strong, multiskilled group of performers, but I find it alienating, cold and lacking in emotional content... Continue Reading
Eye-catching? Indisputably, but the appeal lies less in its ideas or emotional impact and more in the weird narcotic beauty and Alice in Wonderland wittiness.
Tabac Rouge serves up its splinters of possible narrative in a way that feels less teasing, tantalising and enticing than muddled and wilfully baffling.
Based on the hit film, New Adventures magical production devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, returns to Sadler's Wells for the Christmas/new year season... Continue Reading
On the plus side are the “kings” themselves: five stylish and very likable performers. On the minus side, and it’s a big minus, is the choreography.
For some of us, a holiday means rest, relaxation and a jug of rum punch. For Impact Dance, however, it means seven days of dance classes, shows and evening parties in Turkey. Now in its sixth year, Escape brings… Continue Reading
There may be sufficient talent and testosterone on stage for this all-star ensemble to justify crowning themselves kings of their profession. But what is lacking at the court of Vasiliev, Bolle et al, are the virtues of taste and discrimination – and some properly fi…
The Kings of the Dance circus, installed in cheese-paring manner this week at the Coliseum – no orchestra; design largely pauperish; its first two “acts” lasting a combined 37 minutes but with all-too-generous intervals – is a tedious example, and redeemed from…
Kings of the Dance, a gala format celebration of men’s dancing, makes a very mixed bag. It has a starry line-up, including ex-Bolshoi wonder Ivan Vasiliev as its first among equals. Unfortunately, the repertory is less than regal.