These performers are at the very pinnacle of their profession and they are a delight to watch, whatever the material they are interpreting. Catch on a UK tour until 19 October... Continue Reading
The gala was particularly strong on male dancing. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Brandon Lawrence, recently a YBSS star pupil, danced Christopher Tudor’s When the Time Comes with poised elegance. Rambert’s Dane Hurst moved with sumptuous, animal warmth in Mark Baldwin…
Maliphant's new programme of work opened last week at The Point, Eastleigh last week - catch it in London at artsdepot this Wednesday... Continue Reading
The New York company is an incredible troupe of dancers, who can turn their hands (and finely honed bodies) to any style. The company has a great track record of commissioning new work from some of the world’s most talked-about choreographers and this second visit to…
Bruce retains the skeleton of Stoker’s plot, but spins out the physical stories with bone-dry wit and florid sensuality. He also rescues the piece from absurdity – laughter is to the gothic as garlic is to the vampire – with a deft reversal of emphasis.
Simple gestures resonate with poetry – one dancer places a calming hand above his convulsive partner in an arresting moment of tenderness and command.
Jonathan Goddard, who plays the count, steals the show. He has a gaunt and chiseled physiognomy that fits the part, and he manages to move and act in a way that subtly evokes an unholy mixture of profound melancholy, vulnerability and ferocity.
Following in the footsteps of Anish Kapoor, Brian Eno and Aung San Suu Kyi, choreographer Shechter will be Guest Director of the Brighton Festival in 2014 Continue Reading
Exercises like this are familiar ingredients of improvisation workshops, but the desire to commodify and regulate them feels to me like a troubling symptom of the tendency to direct, measure and control every aspect of artistic endeavour, which has already stifled crea…