November 2013

  1. Richard Alston Dance Company - 'Phaedra' in rehearsal  - Nancy Nerantzi,  Ihsaan de Banya, Oihana Vesga Bujan,  James Muller. Photo: Tony Nandi

    Richard Alston - on making dance to Britten's 'Phaedra'

    Monday 4 November 2013

    The challenge has been to integrate two different ways of moving, the stylised movement of trained dancers and the more natural movement of a singer- more natural yet also more constrained... Continue Reading

  2. 'In A Deep Dark Wood'

    Gobbledegook - In A Deep Dark Wood - Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre

    Rachel Nouchi , Monday 4 November 2013 — Performance: 26 - 28 October 2013

    Performance reviewed: 27 Ocotober 2013 A short, sweet capsule of undulating contemporary moves and acrobatics, neatly gift-wrapped into a tale for young children, of a little girl exploring her woodland environm… Continue Reading

  3. Nutshell Dance. Photo: Alicia Clarke

    Nutshell Dance Company - Retrospective - Blue Elephant Theatre

    Laura Dodge, Monday 4 November 2013 — Performance: 29 October - 2 November 2013

    At a tiny 50-seat venue, the curiously named Blue Elephant Theatre, tucked away in the back streets of Camberwell, Mari Frogner’s latest work was performed last week.Retrospective aimed to explore the transiti… Continue Reading

  4. National Dance Company Wales - Water Stories / Noces / Virtual Descent- Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 3 November 2013Performance 1 November 2013

    The violence implicit in their relationships, and in the thrilling clamour of Stravinsky’s score, is embodied in the hurtling jumps and falls that break through the hard-edged patterns of Preljocaj’s choreography.  

  5. Hofesh Shechter - Sun - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 1 November 2013Performance 30 October - 2 November 2013

    Undeniable is his energy in manipulating bodies, which determinedly mope, rush about. But more resistant to comprehension is the purpose of this wit-numbing affair, with its mood-swings, its frenetic gestures, its arbitrary manner, its wearying incidents.  

  6. Hofesh Shechter 'Sun' Photo: Gabriele Zucca

    Hofesh Shechter - Sun - Sadler's Wells

    Donald Hutera, Friday 1 November 2013 — Performance: 30 October - 2 November 2013

    Shechter's work remains inherently highly theatrical, fusing sophisticated production values with the potentially visceral power of music and movement... Continue Reading

  7. Avatara Ayuso. Photo:Ian Whalen

    Avatâra Ayuso - investigating movement

    Friday 1 November 2013 by Laura Dodge

    Spanish-born Avatâra Ayuso has created and showcased work across Europe, but although she’s London based, her choreography hasn't often been seen in the UK - yet. There's a chance to see it … Continue Reading


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