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Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley's Spring.© Simon Carter. (Click image for larger version)

Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley – Spring – Cambridge

★★★✰✰   Whitley has merged the different disciplines so successfully that there’s relatively little distinction between dancers and jugglers.

Arch8 in Erik Kaiel’s Tetris.© Erik Korzo. (Click image for larger version)

Erik Kaiel / Arch 8 Dancers – No Man Is An Island, Tetris – London

★★★✰✰   Despite my reservations about joining in, this show was a lot of fun to watch; and it was clearly loads of joy for the young people – whatever their actual age – to take part in.

Erik Kaiel in London.© Erik Kaiel / Dance Umbrella. (Click image for larger version)

Erik Kaiel – teacher, performer and choreographer on his works for Arch8 as part of Dance Umbrella 2016

5 Questions to Erik Kaiel on his choreography and works for Arch8 as part of Dance Umbrella 2016…

BalletBoyz in Javier De Frutos' Fiction.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

BalletBoyz – Life: Rabbit, Fiction – London

★★★★✰   Having missed the opening night of the BalletBoyz tour, at Sadler’s Wells, a few weeks ago, I caught up with it, just three bus stops away from my home…

Alex Harvey and Emily Nicholl in Tipping Point.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Ockham’s Razor – Tipping Point – London

★★★★✰   Tipping Point is both simple and complex…

Daniel Whiley, Faith Prendergast and Karl Fargerlund-Brekke in publicity image for I Loved You and I Loved You.© Danilo Moroni. (Click image for larger version)

Sweetshop Revolution / Sally Marie – I Loved You & I Loved You – London

“I Loved You & I Loved You” feels a particularly grown-up work of dramatic substance – it has something to say about somebody real and says it most eloquently.

Ballet Black in Dogs Don't Do Ballet.© Bill Cooper. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Black – Dogs Don’t Do Ballet – London

So how did it go with the young audience? Answer, jolly well…

Gandini Juggling in 4x4 Ephemeral Architectures.© Arnaud Stephenson. (Click image for larger version)

Gandini Juggling – 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures – London

ean Gandini’s fascination with classical ballet has led to this collaboration with ex-Royal Ballet dancer and budding choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela…

Tanja Erhart in Hetain Patel's Let's Talk About Dis.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Candoco Dance Company – Let’s Talk About Dis, Notturnino – London

A new double bill has just been unveiled by Candoco Dance Company with work by Hetain Patel and Thomas Hauert…

Belen Maya in Trasmin).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Belen Maya Company in Trasmin (also Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Ensemble) – London

If Maya is a consummate performer who manages to be both elegant and ebullient in equal measure, then her guest, Manuel Liñán is easily the crème-de-la-crème of the male dancers seen thus far…

Unknown dancers in unknown piece from the 2013 bill Still / Current (also known as Still Current).© Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones. (Click image for larger version)

Russell Maliphant Company – Still Current bill – London

Still / Current is a marvellously evocative title for Maliphant’s work, capturing the mercurially elusive quality of his choreography and his own dancing. And the good news is that Maliphant is back on stage…

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