Reviews

  1. Photo: www.russianballeticons.com

    Review: Ensemble Productions - The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017 - London Coliseum

    Naomi Cockshutt, Thursday 16 March 2017 — Performance: 12 March

    stunning assortment of perfectly placed fouetté turns from Liudmila Konovalova as Odile in the Black Swan pas de deux in Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s illustrious version of Swan Lake and later by E… Continue Reading

  2. Photo:  David LaChapelle

    Review: Project Polunin – Triple bill – Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 15 March 2017 — Performance: 14 - 18 March

    And so to the main event – a world premiere for Narcissus and Echo, created by Polunin with the composer Ilan Eshkeri. Appropriately, given the subject matter, it’s a self-indulgent mess Continue Reading

  3. Review: MOVE IT 2017 - EXCEL LONDON

    Rhiannon Brace, Tuesday 14 March 2017 — Performance: 10-12 MARCH 2017

    Walking around the exhibition space there were plenty of classes and demonstrations as well as the usual stands from dance institutions and universities. As Move It and Move Fit share the space, there is also a … Continue Reading

  4. Aakash Odedra - Echoes - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 13 March 2017Performance Thur 9 & Fri 10 March

    “I would once again like to stand in the rain that has purpose – real purpose” says his father, revealing the immigrant’s paradox – homesickness for the place from which they have fled. It’s fierce and funny, melancholic and moving, wit… 

  5. Photo: www.barbican.org.uk

    Review: Julie Cunningham & Company – Double Bill – Barbican

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 13 March 2017 — Performance: 8 - 11 March 2017

    ...the dancers are often left sketching muted literal illustrations of her pungent poetic images. Cunningham is a beautiful dancer – there are moments when a sparely executed, barefoot arabesque, or a synch… Continue Reading

  6. Julie Cunningham: The dancer turned choreographer on gender, her new company, and the highs and lows of working with Merce Cunningham

    Press Review Luke Jennings , The Observer , Wednesday 8 March 2017Performance

    Julie Cunningham: ‘The traditional duet always has the woman reliant on the man. I’m sick of it’...In September 2016, Julie Cunningham became the first recipient of the Leverhulme choreography fellowship, which helps professional dancers to become full-t… 

  7. Review: Company Wayne McGregor and Paris Opera Ballet - Tree of Codes – Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 8 March 2017 — Performance: 4 - 11 March 2017

    There’s no place for the messiness of something truly heartfelt in McGregor’s carefully constructed world – at times the dance even seems disconnected from Jamie xx’s darting mixtape-like … Continue Reading

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