Sara Veale is a London-based writer and editor who has studied both dance and literature. She is chief dance critic for Auditorium Magazine, an editor for Review 31 and her work also appears in Fjord Review, Exeunt and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @SaraEVeale
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Sara Veale catches up with Jane Hackett, director of National Youth Dance Company, ahead of NYDC’s performance at Latitude Festival on 19 July.
July has just arrived and with it comes Latitude, the annual music and arts festival at Henham Park in Southwold – you might know it as ‘the one with the techni-coloured sheep’…
Encore Dance Company – Tour 2015: De Part Ed, Intermezzo, Don Quixote pdd, Testament, Untouchable Void – London
High spirits saturated this programme from Encore Dance, the graduate company of Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
Like ENB at large, the eight finalists for 2015 are a noticeably international bunch, representing Germany, America, Ukraine, Brazil, China and the UK between them.
The unifying theme in this double bill is muddled realities, with 2Faced’s five resident dancers, all men, tackling two surreal and drastically different works…
I suspect first-time Giselle-goers will like this bright production just fine. Veteran viewers, on the other hand, might find its mildness harder to swallow
…along with a decent whack of technical precision, the dancers and musicians peppered their performances with dashes of creative flair and energy galore.
“Turn every disadvantage into an advantage.” This is the advice Dane Hurst has for aspiring dancers looking for encouragement…
This two-part bill, my first introduction to James Cousins’ work, could hardly have left me with a more positive impression of the young choreographer,
…there’s a strong whiff of ‘experimental student’ here, but there’s also a good bit of talent on display.