As SWAGGA challenges expectations of dance, performance and art when it comes to body type, it is a refreshing departure from the prescribed boundaries of conventional dance and an exciting inlay into dance for all.
Decouflé's works are hard to classify, straddling the boundaries between dance, cabaret, comedy and contemporary theatre with a healthy dash of stage artifice and visual trickery. Continue Reading
Philippe Decouflé is a showman, creating his works out of a freewheeling jumble of circus, magic, song and dance, and surreal theatrical illusion. Yet he is also a lifelong admirer of Pina Bausch, and in his latest production he pays tribute to her 1978 classic, Kontakthof.
… a beguiling sense of youthful energy and rebelliousness, and its seven performers show off superlative circus skills.
A quartet of engaging world premieres by different choreographers made for a glorious finale to the company's 20th anniversary celebrations that was more about heralding the future than acknowledging the past. Continue Reading
Good circus acts are now so common that it takes something really special to make them stand out from the crowd. The girl and six boys of Les Sept Doigts de la Main are all individually skilled as well as an effective ensemble but their concept is underwhelming.
It’s when things go wrong that you realise how hard this stuff really is. Circus is an art form constantly on the edge of failure, with performers always pushing themselves to go bigger, faster, higher…