North, one of the most important dancers and dance makers of the UK’s current contemporary movement, has achieved the unattainable in this most flimsy piece of theatre.
The dancers join in, adding personality (especially the acrobatic Daisuke Miura), or just prettily extending an emotion or rhythm, like a live music video.
In the outstanding Spiral Pass, the whorls of movement and dancing-on-ice centrifuges illustrate their alchemical combination of light and movement.
Conceal | Reveal is an evening of dazzling physical poetry that leaves you at once rejoicing in Maliphant and Hull’s long partnership and craving the next 20 years, too.
Dana Fouras dances a duet with her own shadow, which expands and shrinks to dreamlike effect. Music and movement are coloured with exoticism, ancestral spirits hover near the edges of Fouras’s powerful performance.
Ufest, a festival of culture for and by young people (aged 14-25) took over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park in a mashup of music, dance, comedy and politics last weekend... Continue Reading
It’s great to see Eleanor Sikorski & Flora Wellesley Wesley,these performers with their feisty, feminist agenda owning the stage, rather than decorating it... Continue Reading
By the end of their show, we find out they are intellectually curious, funny and rude, possessed of chameleon stage talents and a taste for risk.
Their film 'Liquid Gold is the Air', part of a commission for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival in 2014, won the overall festival prize at Light Moves in Ireland last week... Continue Reading
Jingju is an art form that defies western categorisation although I found it to be surprisingly accessible. This is not least due to the vibrancy of colour in the elaborate costumes... Continue Reading
Murmur 2.0 has an impressive star and an important subject, which doesn’t add up to a strong work. Aakash Odedra’s exploration of his own dyslexia gets bogged down in elaborate staging.