Featuring works by Rambert dancers Patricia Okenwa, Luke Ahmet, Simone Damberg Wurtz, Dane Hurst and Pierre Tappon.
Forced Entertainment’s first show conceived for young people is a whimsical ode to the power of storytelling.
Arthur Pita The Little Match Girl London, Lillian Baylis Studio 13 December 2014 www.arthurpita.com www.sadlerswells.com This Christmas family show in the cosy space of the Lillian Baylis Studio (at Sadler’s Wells) is a…
The ballet radiates warmth, but also an awareness of death….
Juilliard Dance – New Dances, Edition 2014: works by Austin McCormick, Loni Landon, Kate Weare, Larry Keigwin – New York
While the program slumped, mood wise, in the middle, it went out with a bang thanks to Larry Keigwin’s Exit Like an Animal.
English National Ballet Nutcracker London, Coliseum 11 December 2014 Gallery of pictures by Dave Morgan www.ballet.org.uk You know that Christmas is really on its way when you see your first Nutcracker. And for…
Though it has a downbeat ending, Bourne raises audiences’ spirits with cheerily choreographed curtain calls, a heavenly chorale and drifting snowflakes.
…a show that is all about simply feeling good and being part of an event rather than just a spectator.
Year after year, I see Balanchine’s Nutcracker, and year after year I marvel at its perfection. This year it turns sixty.
A popular visitor to Cannes, the company was welcomed with a packed house for their new Triple Bill…
…along with a decent whack of technical precision, the dancers and musicians peppered their performances with dashes of creative flair and energy galore.
Alvin Ailey – Polish Pieces, Awassa Astrige/Ostrich, The Pleasure of the Lesson, Revelations – New York
Although juxtaposed with several new and recently revived productions, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations looks just as good now as it did 10, 15, or even 20 years ago, and probably looks just as good as it did at its premiere, way back in 1960.
Vadim Muntagirov, making his debut as Jack, is any girl’s dream of a dancing partner.
When music, words and movement are combined, our minds are pulled in different directions.
Suzanne Farrell Ballet – Swan Lake, Monumentum Pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Allegro Brillante, The Concert – Washington
It’s hard to imagine a better program to showcase the power of ballet as an expressive art than Suzanne Farrell Ballet’s impressive offering for its annual season at the Kennedy Center.
Despite many critics’ reservations, Eifman’s work does remain popular internationally, and in France it can be explained by the lack of good quality touring dance in the country.
…from the off we all knew it was a worthy gift (to Birmingham) and 24 years on it’s still routinely called the best by all who have seen a few.
It’s not often these days you get a bill that couples a brand-new piece by Christopher Bruce with something by Darshan Singh Bhuller. Sadly neither of these choreographic heavyweights has been as active in UK dance as they were formerly and this program reminds us of what we have been missing.
Half the pleasure of watching Sacred Monsters on this, its final tour, is of course enjoying the penultimate opportunity to watch the ultimate ballerina of our age take the stage.
Royal Ballet Don Quixote London, Royal Opera House 25 November 2014 Gallery of pictures by Dave Morgan www.roh.org.uk New directors of old ballets are often tempted to make them relevant to today by…