New Adventures are back in London at Sadler's Wells for an eight week run this winter... Continue Reading
Review: ROBIN DINGEMANS & NICK BRYSON - THE POINT AT WHICH IT LAST MADE SENSE - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
What a joy it is to experience – in oneself – the demolition of the banal stereotypes foisted on us by advertising and reinforced daily by mainstream platitudes. Continue Reading
Given the intensity of thought that has gone into Marie’s investigation of the composer’s life, its not surprising that she achieves such depth of feeling in the movement she's created... a first… Continue Reading
Hofesh Shechter might have just pulled off the most exciting night of dance this year — several thousand screaming and whooping fans would say so.
Not for the first time with this creation, but more than ever, it also feels as much rock gig as dance show. This is thanks mainly of course to Shechter’s music, not to mention the volume at which it is played through the Academy’s formidable sound-system – you can…
In McGregor’s revised version, even more has been made of the Girl’s conflicted nature. As she matures, she’s visited by visions of birds – dark, glittering creatures who try to draw her back into their world. More, too, is made of the Postman, not only as the Gi…
Slightly softening his usual skeleton-stretching style, McGregor strives hard to give each lead character a distinctive physical vocabulary, and coaxes particularly fine performances from newly appointed MBE Ed Watson (nervy, angular, staccato as the Postman) and Sarah L…
The two pieces work together rather better than either did at their premieres where they sat incongruously alongside mid-20th century classics. Here their freshness and modernity absorbs much more of the limelight... Continue Reading
It’s not often that you see a performance which fundamentally alters your view of the world. Both a delight and a revelation, Caroline Bowditch's show is such an event. Continue Reading
The dream-like Borderline takes place on a hushed, low-lit stage against soporific beats. In fact, they’ve turned down the volume so far, flattening the climaxes, that you could almost not notice what incredible dancers they are.