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Yukiko Masui and Maddy Morgan in Smack That.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rhiannon Faith – Smack That (a conversation) – London

★★★★✰   Rhiannon Faith’s hard-hitting show coats the horrors of domestic violence in the saccharine sweetness of a girly party.

Yukiko Masui in Smack That.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rhiannon Faith’s Smack That

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Julie Cunningham & Company in Sarah Kane’s Crave.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Julie Cunningham & Company – Sarah Kane’s Crave – London

★★✰✰✰   The dancing feels surprisingly lifeless given the fiery potential of the subject matter. Instead of engaging with the text’s furious, pitiful laments, it gives the impression of simply occurring alongside them…

Sayaka Ichikawa and artists of Scottish Ballet and Ballet Black in House of Birds.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Viviana Durante Company – Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time bill – London

★★★★✰   All credit to Viviana Durante (supported by Royal Ballet, Ballet Black and Scottish Ballet dancers) for contributing to the 25th anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan’s death with recreations of his early work.

Francesca Hayward in Laiderette.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Viviana Durante Company in Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time

Works performed: House of Birds, Danses Concertantes and Laiderette by dancers from The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Ballet Black. Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Viviana Durante.© David Scheinmann. (Click image for larger version)

Viviana Durante on her company and its showcasing of early Kenneth MacMillan works at the Barbican

Viviana Durante on her company and its showcasing of early Kenneth MacMillan works at London’s Barbican on 18 — 21 Apr 2018. Bruce Marriott talks to one of the foremost MacMillan interpreters about her MacMillan celebration showcasing 3 very rarely seen works.

Julie Cunningham and Hannah Burfield in Returning.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Julie Cunningham and Company – Returning, To Be Me – London

★★★✰✰   A final poem, ‘Man Down’, calls for compassion and acceptance that we are all combinations of male and female. The message is in the words rather than in the bodies of the dancers.

Alexander Williams, Hannah Burfield, Harry Alexander and Julie Cunningham in To Be Me.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Julie Cunningham and Company in Returning & To Be Me

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Amaresha Kempanna and Charan C S in Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy's NH7.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Out of India: Modern Moves – About NH7, Trikonanga, Nerves – London

This challenging programme presents three very different takes on modern dance, each rooted in the vernacular of India, then and now.

Hemabharathy Palani in her Trikonanga.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Out of India – Modern Moves: NH7, Trikonanga (Dance Umbrella)

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Cathy Naden and Richard Lowdon in The Possible Impossible House.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Forced Entertainment – The Possible Impossible House – London

Forced Entertainment’s first show conceived for young people is a whimsical ode to the power of storytelling.

Jonathan Goddard.© Marcus Renner. (Click image for larger version)

Jonathan Goddard – Freelance Dancer, Mover and Shaker

5 Questions to Jonathan Goddard on Dracula and more…

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