Watkins sets up defined lexicons for each type of character. It’s a little restrictive but wins on clarity.
The combination of shameless sexuality, parodic classicism, quirky humour and Edward Gorey gothic is parlayed seamlessly by dancers apparently made of India rubber
Van Manen gives us flurries of stage-skimming terre-à-terre, taut-sprung reverses, skittering turns. Steps glint and ricochet like beads cascading from a broken necklace
A robust programme, while being overwhelming in the number of works it includes, nevertheless wins prizes for variety, stellar dancing and sensational stage design. Continue Reading
Cesar Corrales scooped English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award last night... Continue Reading
In Mutual Comfort, Edward Clug explores a world of wariness, of hard-won emotional sympathy, which feels subtly pertinent to our era of mass global migration
In an eclectic evening, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Sad Case, from 1998, shows the dancers off to best effect. A sort of off-kilter cabaret set to jaunty mambo music, it sees five characters rattle through a string of playfully distorted poses.