Three white-clad women are choreographed into a sheeringly elegant engine of angled, pumping limbs, unlike anything I have seen before. Yet the work also has a mysterious emotional quality, especially in the dying fall of the final solo. Athletes is the hardest of the …
It’s an uneven bill, but it shows the company in strong shape.
Some thirty years on, Tom Dale channels the cosmic, grandiloquent spirit of prog rock. 'Refugees of the Septic Heart' is not a dance performance, it’s a choreographic concept album... Continue Reading
Sarah Lamb’s Larisch has a delight in power, without losing tenderness for Rudolf. Zenaida Yanowsky is superb as Rudolf’s mother, with flowing, regal lines and conflicting emotions.
This Mayerling told of the greatness of the troupe, of its dramatic power as an ensemble, its musical sensibilities, its integrity of means – its national significance, in sum.
What does this show tell us about contemporary dance in 2013? That spoken words, voiceovers, autobiography and humour are in. That abstract dancing to nice music is out.