Stuttgart Ballet’s Jason Reilly, provided a safe pair of hands for Cranko’s acrobatic pairwork, and Cojocaru had drama enough for both. The tiny star hurled herself into the delirious duets and delivered a closing scene of remarkable complexity.
Any one of these choreographers could go on to great things, but the evening’s opener - Ieva Kuniskis’s tense and quirkily erotic trio 'Gone to get milk' , was an unusual and brilliant standout.. Continue Reading
This latest double bill shows off ten strong and charismatic male dancers in new works by big name choreographers Liam Scarlett and Russell Maliphant. It’s a confident evening of muscle and grace.
“…when the material is as good as this [Russell Maliphant’s Fallen ), the result is thrilling.”
Cojocaru is sublime, Reilly darkly efficient, and McRae’s Lensky marries peerless technique to fine, sympathetic acting. Praise, too, for Bennet Gartside’s Prince Gremin, whose dignity and chivalry leave us in no doubt that Tatiana has chosen the right man.
By contrast, Federico Bonelli, breaking free of the curse of “nice” roles, is consistent in playing Onegin as a poison-tipped dart – hard-edged, decisive and lethal.
A chorus line of people cross the stage, stepping in time to a wartime song. As in Bausch, they’re wearing formal dress and casting arch glances at the audience. The difference is that the Gandinis are also juggling.
The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is looking for dance audience members to serve on its expert panel of professional and public judges... Continue Reading
Moreira and Runa may be aiming for Beckettian repetition, failure as part of life. If so, it’s undercut by unvaried tone and by the show’s physical extremes. Too much of Runa’s performance is virtuoso self-flagellation. His blank face and tortured body make his s…