Canadian native (and Sadler’s Wells newest Associate Artist) Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot serve up a spirited deconstruction of Shakespeare’s The Tempest... Continue Reading
…she tells us in dance of hypnotic power, hugely demanding, ablaze with energy, not least in a stunningly fierce dialogue between Prospero and Caliban. This is a beautiful and reverberant creation, its score and design wholly apt. It is brilliantly staged, superlat…
Guest Artistic Director Akram Khan has really put the members of the National Youth Dance Company through their paces, or rather his paces... Continue Reading
…we see dancers clad in white clothes and masks, like artists’ mannequins, working through scenes with the help of projected text, clever sound design and shadow puppetry.
It’s a question those of us with impatient children and unwilling partners often have to answer, and on occasion want to ask for ourselves – how long does this thing go on for? Fans of the great Pina… Continue Reading
…having Shakespeare’s tale repeat itself – first as human puppetry, then as dance – certainly makes smart schematic sense. And yet, although Pite broadens her movement palette into martial vigour and elemental swoops, she never leaves the initial mannequi…
The movement, though still stylised, breaches its contained, tightly articulated form, and becomes more expansive. Its fluidity and detail is astonishing, and it prises open the shell of Shakespeare’s mysteries.
It’s an agreeably clever slice of comic navel-gazing in which the performers verbalise and physicalise the egotistical games, doubts, anxieties and fantasies that one might imagine are common among dancers. Sveaas emerges as the star of the piece thanks to her winnin…
It was the enthusiasm of student dancers Olivia Lindon as Swanilda & Archie Sullivan as Franz, along with the attendant technical prowess, precisely channelled energy and grace of the Ballet form itself that … Continue Reading
Dancers are sometimes seen as bodies for hire while the choreographer or director behind them is the brains. But HeadSpaceDance is an excellent example of what happens when intelligent dancers take matters into their own hands.