F Scott Fitzgerald’s era-defining novel, The Great Gatsby – which weaves potboiler tragic romance with a sharp-eyed lament for the hollowness of the American Dream – is an ambitious choice for … Continue Reading
'Bayadère - The Ninth Life' is an interesting work overall & very nearly a brilliant one. There’s much to be admired, as usual, about Jeyasingh’s command of material & her exc… Continue Reading
It moves from clear storytelling into contemporary abstraction; from concrete ideas to elastic meanings; from black and white, us and them, to hybrid forms. As an observation on identity, that’s clever, but as a theatrical arc it doesn’t make a satisfying close to th…
While never less than intriguing – a girl-on-girl duet with feet planted in armpits is extraordinary – its dusky eroticism and sinuous, tantric gestures end up reinforcing the stereotypical image of the dancers rather than challenging it.
Inclusive & increasingly exciting Candoco has lovingly restaged Jérôme Bel’s conceptual crowd-pleaser and given it spectacular representation on the Sadler’s Wells main stage... Continue Reading
Jinhao Zhang was a popular choice as the winner of the sixth English National Ballet Emerging Dancer award after a competition that must have been very hard to judge since the seven contestants all brought somet… Continue Reading
This revival is staged by Candoco, a company of disabled and able-bodied dancers, and here the group is expanded to embrace a range of ages, races, shapes and sizes. In its diversity, it’s actually a real celebration of ordinariness, as universal as the show’s TOTP2 …