64 dancers flood and seethe over the stage, moving as a mass or letting a head, a hand pop up against the tide. Dancers coil into angles like bats or ninjas, forming canon patterns that keep morphing.
Everybody knows that interactive, “promenade” performances can be dodgy. Add children of all ages, as both performers and punters, and you could easily be headed for a traffic jam. The Little Witch by Marie … Continue Reading
W. H. Auden’s 1946, Pulitzer Prize winning poem 'The Age Of Anxiety' is rich and challenging fare for the Royal Ballet’s resident storyteller Liam Scarlett... Continue Reading
Ceremony of Innocence creates a mood of loss and reflection, with a glowing performance by Marcelino Sambé.
Michael Hulls’s tightly focused lighting, the harsh beauty of the chanting – are compelling. But Torobaka lacks shape and forward impulse, and, unlike Khan’s solo work Desh, is never more than the sum of its parts.
..the work is redeemed by John’s self-deprecating honesty, and by Newson’s compassionate purpose. His intention is not to batter us with gratuitously sordid detail, but to define love by showing us the ways in which life is deformed by its absence. As each tableau ov…
The central female role alone – here danced by the majestic Marianela Nuñez – givesthe piece serious worth, as does the grave yet rapturous final pas de deux…
This is a show of two halves. First a fluid fast-forward through a horrifying childhood, the rotating set deftly revealing one destructive scene after another.
Seeing dad taking to the dance floor is, of course, one of the most toe-curlingly embarrassing rites of passage of teenage life, and the show plays neatly on that feeling in a warm-hearted evening of gentle send-ups and recollections which celebrates how dancing together…
The Norwegian choreographer talks about '...it's only a rehearsal' (part of the Northern Light season, at Sadler's Wells next week), Nordic art and the origins of that company name... Continue Reading