Features

  1. Feature: Judith Jamison

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Judith Jamison brought her company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, back to London in 2002 following a ten year absence – and a cancelled visit due to take place just after 11 September 2001. A pr… Continue Reading

  2. Feature: Judith Jamison 1

    Friday 7 April 2006

    You are bringing over quite a varied selection of your repertoire, from the company classic ‘Revelations’, through an early piece of your own work, ‘Divining’, to new works. What inspired… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Judith Jamison

    Friday 7 April 2006

    When you are auditioning for dancers, what qualities do you look for?Well, it’s the way you walk in the door and stand around. The last audition I had was for four men and one woman. About 250 women showed… Continue Reading

  4. Feature: Judith Jamison 2

    Friday 7 April 2006

    When you are auditioning for dancers, what qualities do you look for? Well, it’s the way you walk in the door and stand around. The last audition I had was for four men and one woman. About 250 women showe… Continue Reading

  5. Feature: Judith Jamison3

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Alvin Ailey died in 1989 . . . . and you’ve been at the helm for twelve years. How easy has it been to continue the precedent set by him, and has the company changed course at all in this time?I agreed wit… Continue Reading

  6. Feature: Interview Transcripts - Radio

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Dame Alicia Markovachooses her Desert Island Discs. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sun 29 Sep.02www.bbc.co.uk Interview with Wayne McGregorModernity meets a little bit of tradition in Work In Progress by Wayne McGr… Continue Reading

  7. Feature: Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo 01

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte CarloPeacock Theatre, 25 Sept-13 Oct 2001 The audience loved it. They laughed, cheered and devoured every exaggerated gesture, every flick of the head, every pouting mouth, every … Continue Reading

  8. Feature: Henri Oguike Dance Company

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Henri Oguike video clipOur video clip includes excerpts from:A Moment of Give (current Rep)Melancholy thoughts (current Rep)Ile Aye. A light hearted quintet danced to a medley of popular Brazilian songs by Caet… Continue Reading

  9. Feature: Mark Morris Dance Group 01

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Mark Morris Dance GroupSadler’s Wells, 16 – 20 Oct. & touring There must be at least a dozen “Star Trek” episodes where Captain Picard and Co beam down to an alien village to discove… Continue Reading

  10. Feature: Michael Clark Company 01

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Michael Clark CompanySadlers Wells 24 – 28 Oct. & touring. The return of Michael Clark to London, after three years absence, lived up to its hype. ‘Fall’, the first half of the programme, … Continue Reading

  11. Feature: Ballett Frankfurt 01

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Ballet Frankfurt’s Artifact@ Sadler’s Wells 3 – 5 Nov. 01 In 1984 William Forsythe’s ‘Artifact’ opened the floodgates on his company’s inventive obscurity. Today it hard… Continue Reading

  12. Feature: Ballett Frankfurt 2 01

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Ballett Frankfurt‘Eidos Telos’ Sadler’s Wells 8 – 10 Nov. 01. William Forsythe’s ‘Eidos: Telos’ leaves audiences overwhelmed with its extraordinary sense of mystery, mad… Continue Reading

  13. Feature: Rambert Dance 01

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Rambert Dance CompanySadler’s Wells13 – 24 Nov. 01Prog. 1 Cause for Celebration?Regretfully, I must confess that my first-ever exposure to the Rambert Dance Company – now commemorating its 75th… Continue Reading

  14. Feature: Navigating Reality & Illusion

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Navigating Reality & Illusion No technological other-worldliness either for Marie-Claude Poulin and Martin Kusch. For them there was no opposition between the natural and the artificial because “the hu… Continue Reading

  15. Feature: On Collaborative Processes

    Friday 7 April 2006

    On Collaborative ProcessesLeading up to Scheme, Poulin and Kusch described, they spent eighteen months in close collaboration to develop what they called a “hybrid language” that addressed both of th… Continue Reading

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