Reviews

  1. Ivan Blackstock - A Harlem Dream - Young Vic

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 27 October 2014Performance 20 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

    Blackstock is a serious talent, yet he needs to find himself a better writer if he’s to make the transition from hip hop to dance theatre. 

  2. Ivan Blackstock's 'A Harlem Dream' Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Ivan Blackstock - A Harlem Dream - Young Vic

    Matthew Paluch, Monday 27 October 2014— Performance: 20 October - 1 November 2014

    Blackstock’s choreography is like his own performance of it: poetic. Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet - Ashton mixed bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Express, Sunday 26 October 2014Performance 18 October - 12 November 2014

    Osipova all but steals the show. Snapping at her heels however was a remarkably vivid performance from Francesca Hayward as the young Vera, definitely one to watch. 

  4. MurleyDance - Hail Britannia - Shaw Theatre

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Express, Sunday 26 October 2014Performance 18 October 2014

    And how refreshing to see youth take on the challenges of a whole evening’s programme with sharp professionalism, absolutely getting every nuance while dancing with a confident technical edge. 

  5. Ivan Blackstock - A Harlem Dream - Young Vic

    Press Review 3Katie Columbus, The Stage, Friday 24 October 2014Performance 20 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

    It’s great to see this kind of dance at close quarters as it’s more about style and feeling the beat than technical perfection. It’s a real shame there’s just not more of this kind of dancing to balance with the story. 

  6. Ivan Blackstock - A Harlem Dream - Young Vic

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraphy, Friday 24 October 2014Performance 20 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

    Ivan Blackstock is a rising star of British dance, a man who combines hip hop with contemporary with a smart sprinkling of commercial sense. So it was clever of Dance Umbrella to co-commission, with the Young Vic, this substantial piece of dance theatre which gives him a… 

  7. Ivan Blackstock - A Harlem Dream - Young Vic

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 24 October 2014Performance 20 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

    You can pack a lot into 50 minutes: hip hop, Lindy hop, Charleston and tap dance; text, music, comedy, racial politics, magic, even. It’s credit to choreographer/director Ivan Blackstock that this Harlem Renaissance-inspired concoction dances along easily with flow and… 

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