★★★★✰ Michelle Dorrance is an extraordinary tapper, but what stands out most about her company isn’t her skill, or the skill of her dancers, but rather the funky individuality they all share.
★★★✰✰ Although David Nixon authored this ballet long before Lord Grantham was a twinkle in Julian Fellowes’ eye, it certainly provides an inkling of Swan Lake meets Downton Abbey.
Australian Ballet – Forgotten Land, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and DGV: Danse a grande vitesse – Sydney
★★★★✰ In music, mood and dynamics the Australian Ballet’s new triple bill, Vitesse, represents three elements, water, fire and air.
Ockham’s Razor Tipping Point ★★★★✰ London, ArtsDepot 24 April 2016 Gallery of pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou www.ockhamsrazor.co.uk www.artsdepot.co.uk There are many pleasant contradictions nestling in the jumble of ideas and thoughts engaged by…
★★✰✰✰ A new take on Jungle Book – welcome to the hip-hop, dance theatre, narrative-circus version…
★★★✰✰ The Dancing the Gods festival, presented by the World Music Institute and co-curated by the dancer and scholar Rajika Puri, is a reliable place to see good, and sometimes great Indian classical dance.
★★★★✰ The optimum number of chews in the mastication of a cherry tomato is 21. This was just one of the foodie facts that I learned during this epicurean epic…
★★★✰✰ Sophie Martin’s Odette/Odille, despite the costume, steals the show with layers of dramatic nuance on top of the pushed lines of Dawson’s steps.
★★★★✰ New York is a good place to be in springtime.
★★★★✰ Michael Nunn and William Trevitt never fail to surprise: this latest double-bill for their ten-strong all-male dance company is a case in point.
★★✰✰✰ Despite New York Theatre Ballet gearing its tightly edited, hour-long, rendition of Cinderella towards children, NYTB had tough, abundantly vocal, critics on Sunday afternoon, all of whom were under three feet tall.
★★★★✰ There’s a boisterous, no-nonsense attitude to “Coal” from the start…
★★★★✰ It seems an age (well 4 years) since NDT2 were last touring the UK and I’ve missed them. They might be the young company of Nederlands Dans Theater (aged 18-23) but they put on a fine show…
★★★✰✰ Rojo has succeeded in securing one really stimulating work in Broken Wings.
Miami City Ballet – Program’s A (Balanchine, Tharp, Ratmansky), B (Peck, Scarlett, Balanchine) – New York
★★★★✰ New York audiences and the Miami City Ballet have taken to each other like sun and salt air, and it’s easy to see why.
★★★★✰ On show were three contemporary pieces: a rep work by rehearsal director Lee Johnson, a selection of Alexander Ekman’s Tuplet (originally choreographed for Cedar Lake Dance Company), and the premiere of new artistic director Caroline Finn’s first piece for NDCWales.
★★★★✰ This is dancing that makes one hungry for more.
★★★★✰ Wheeldon has succeeded in turning an often intractable play into an emotionally moving ballet.
★★★★✰ This is my sixth encounter with Boris Eifman’s danced biography of Auguste Rodin, via viewings that have now been spread over three great cities…