4,500 Year Six children from 67 primary schools in the borough will see the adaptation of Khan's Olivier Award winning 'Desh' at Stratford Circus... Continue Reading
Pita’s heady cocktail of folk-tinged dance, commedia dell’arte grotesques, poignant songs and inventive staging is extraordinarily evocative.
The stand-out in a strong series of international divertissements is the Spanish dance, with Fernando Bufalá and the physically chalk-and-cheese Adela Ramírez and Crystal Costa all on sizzling form.
It seems that we have entered an era where virtuoso dance skills are being valued much more than the fundamentals... Audiences clamour to see huge jumps and fast, centred pirouettes.. but, ballet is about much more... Continue Reading
An atmospheric environment is captured in the colourful costume and set designs of Yann Seabra & in the charmingly effective musical composition by Frank Moon. Pita squeezes eleven characters from a cast of j… Continue Reading
This is masterful storytelling – using a combination of dance, song, and live music.
Matthew Bourne’s production for New Adventures bubbles over with gothic bright ideas, from puppetry to a forest of sleepwalkers.
Hayward’s dancing is reliably superb, her elegant feet and pliant upper body a gorgeous instrument for the colour and sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score.
Part of my semi-resistance to PanicLab’s admittedly original take on the famous tropes of 'Swan Lake' is that its waters aren’t dark enough – not for my taste, anyway. I’m not sa… Continue Reading