In Paulina, Wheeldon may possibly have created one of the great characters in ballet, her dignified, tender choreography charged with the sense that this is a woman of magical powers.
It is in the second act that Wheeldon’s choreography sheds the character-driven necessities and is allowed to soar as pure dance... Continue Reading
This theme of separation and rejoining, of yo-yo-ing back and forth was recurring as the audience were dragged between realistic and surreal moments, trying to keep up with the pace at which Lok’s mind deci… Continue Reading
The choreographic structure established a seamless flow of danced episodes, maintaining a momentum that never let up over the course of an hour... Continue Reading
A few dancers pick out a loose-limbed module of movement, leaping in tandem and sweeping across the stage, punctuating the air with delicate inflections of their wrists and fingers.
While all the company members are skilled in the art of engaging the audience with a look or a wiggle, a precocious star-turn from Odilon Pindat – as the leather lingerie-clad flyer in a human catapult – soars toward the divine.
As the duet progresses, however, the eight lights (neatly squat, black objects) start to trundle more experimentally around the stage; and as their swivelling glass “eyes” react to what the dancers are doing, they seem to interact with them on more equal terms, assum…
Finnish troupe Race Horse Company opened 2016’s Circus Fest season last night with a performance that was big on springing like human yoyos, big on flying around and most of all, big on thrills.
The style and power the youngest movers are capable of is a constant joy – and this isn’t the kind of dance that teaches little girls to be princesses and dolls. Continue Reading
- alongside three other new works, including a new work by Wayne McGregor with a score commissioned from Steve Reich - and a celebration of his tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer... Continue Reading
On arrays of wooden pommels set atop movable rods, five équilibristes (hand-balancers) perform gravity-defying handstands, legs stretching skywards or pitching at vertiginous angles.
As the current cohort of young dancers prepare for the premiere of a work created with them by Michael Keegan-Dolan, it's announced that funding of £450k has been awarded for the coming year... Continue Reading