Bruce Marriott is editor of DanceTabs
Under are the articles written for DanceTabs. Reviews on Balletco
★★★★✰ I saw Programme C at Sadler’s Wells and like practically everybody else, have to rave about the dancers.
★★★✰✰ All up, I much liked the dance I saw for being so fluid, boldly physical and yet also sensual and beautifully rendered. There’s a quiet strength to all of it.
★★★★✰ “I’m utterly seduced by the richness of dance and dancers moving with passion and meaning so close too.”
Dane Hurst – Choreographer, dancer and artistic director talking about Exodus, his latest Dulwich Picture Gallery show
Last year Dane Hurst conjured a magical night of dance at Dulwich Picture Gallery as a response to one of their exhibitions. Well he’s back, this year responding to Winifred Knights “The Deluge” with a night of dance called Exodus. We talk to him…
★★✰✰✰ Carmen ought to be an amazing role for a ballerina, up there with Swan Lake for presenting an opportunity to show lots of different characters in one…
★★★★✰ Outside London Scottish Ballet’s sense of adventure makes them the UK company to watch…
Clemmie Sveaas – Dancer and New Movement Collective collaborator on their new ‘Collapse – a period drama’
5 questions interview with Clemmie Sveaas, the very-much-in-demand freelance dancer who is also a member of the highly respected New Movement Collective. The Collective are about to premiere their latest site-specific work and we wanted to know more…
★★★✰✰ Australian Ballet (AB) must surely be the only significant ballet company in the world with two Swan Lakes in their active repertoire. Strangely, the one we’ve seen before in Britain we have just been seeing again…
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre and their lead ballerina Irina Kolesnikova return to the London Coliseum this summer and with a brand new ballet to boot – we wanted to know more…
Compagnie Marie Chouinard – Soft virtuosity, still humid, on the edge / HENRI MICHAUX: MOUVEMENTS – London
★★✰✰✰ Marie Chouinard certainly has interesting and original ideas – hurrah for that – but an editor would really help make the best of them sparkle.
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Taming of the Shrew (Birmingham) and Northern Ballet: Jane Eyre (Leicester)
★★★✰✰ for BRB’s troublesome fun packed Taming of the Shrew and ★★★★✰ Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre with Hannah Bateman in the lead…
No Body – Installations by Lucy Carter, Michael Hulls, Nitin Sawhney, Siobhan Davies and Russell Maliphant – London
★★★✰✰ No Body was an interesting diversion, that confirms the artistic chops of the technical talent that makes so many shows pop and zing. As an exercise I hope it might be repeated every few years.
★★★✰✰ Seeing the premiere of Kim Brandstrup’s Shaken Mirror in Copenhagen proved both an uplifting and a frustrating experience.
5 Questions to lighting designer Lucy Carter on ‘No Body’ – Sadler’s Wells dance installation sans the dancers
‘No Body’, by Lucy Carter, Michael Hulls and Nitin Sawhney, runs from 7-12 June 2016 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
★★★✰✰ I give it 3 stars because when you do see Pite’s movement it’s amazing, but in any other hands this was a 2 star night.
International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016 – Ballet BC, Shun Ito/Kei Miyata/EEIH, Motionhouse & free events
★★★✰✰ IDFB is great for Birmingham and I hope those in and around the city filled their boots.
★★★★✰ It’s actually the best new narrative work I’ve seen Northern Ballet do in many years.
English National Ballet recently held their 2016 Emerging Dancer Competition at the London Palladium. Bruce Marriott reports on a good event done well…
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Shakespeare midscale tour: Wink, Three pas de deux, The Moor’s Pavane – Durham
★★★✰✰ “… Wink is a 4 star piece. We need to see more of Jessica Lang’s work…”