This is music and dance that’s about structure and texture, that grows its own logic on stage over the course of an hour as motifs build in circles and cycles: an Escher staircase of descending chords that never reach the bottom; bodies running in loops like planets al…
Does what works on TV translate to the stage? Accomplished all-rounder Tommy Franzen pulls it off, but not Alleviate, a duo whose formula of high kicks, big lifts and heavy handed emotions looks like all effort and no artistry.
In addition to being a lot of fun, 'American Boy' could be seen as a diagnostic tool by which to measure just how saturated one is in the pop mythology of Superheroes and Transformers, teenage goofball … Continue Reading
Altogether it’s an engaging enough programme, particularly the American works, but a quantum leap away from anything innovative in today’s terms. So once again, what is Rambert for?
The two duos are thinking men and women’s cabaret. Clever, naughty, innovative & punchy works by both are what I now associate with Donald Hutera's fringy new festival... Continue Reading
The brilliance of Rambert is that they can take on the work of any choreographer and perform it with conviction and vigour. Overall this mixed bill is a complex treat. Continue Reading
…this 1990 helping of minimalism is, for all its evidently immaculate construction, a sub-Merce Cunningham yawnfest that the company would do well to abandon… That said, Cunningham fans in search of the real thing are elegantly catered for on this bill, which…
Christopher Bruce’s Rooster swaggers back into Rambert’s repertory, as fabulous as its Rolling Stones soundtrack and much funnier. It’s the irresistible heart of a sharp, varied and gorgeously danced mixed bill.
Performed against a swagged gold curtain, and accompanied by David Tudor’s pulse-racing electronic score, it has 10 dancers bursting on to the stage to enact choreography of joyous, mind-tingling complexity.
Declaring a tie in a contest where six eminent experts choose between six aspiring hopefuls might ordinarily be termed a cop-out.. but Junor Souza & Alison McWhinney were in an altogether different league... Continue Reading