"Barbican Theatre" tag
Cira Robinson in Red Riding Hood by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Black – House of Dreams, Captured, Red Riding Hood – London

★★★✰✰   It’s rather a scandal that Ballet Black get no regular Arts Council support and yet proportionally they do far more to put new work out there and also before a public that is not your usual ballet crowd.

Julie Cunningham.© Amy Sinead Photography. (Click image for larger version)

5 Questions to Julie Cunningham, about choreographing, her link to Rambert and starting her own company…

Julie Cunningham on Twitter www.rambert.org.uk Julie Cunningham and Company make their debut at the Barbican Theatre on the 8-11 March 2017. Full Details A busy time for Julie Cunningham – this last year…

Sayaka Ichikawa and Damien Johnson in House of Dreams by Michael Corder.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Ballet Black in House of Dreams, Captured, Red Riding Hood

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Jennifer Davis, Gemma Nixon, Jonathan Goddard, Edward Watson, Zenaida Yanowsky and Thomas Whitehead in Les Enfants Terribles by Javier de Frutos.© Foteini Christofilopoulou, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet / Royal Opera – Les Enfants Terribles – London

★★★✰✰   The story line becomes as labyrinthine as the ribbons of tape that criss-cross Paul’s bedroom.

Clemmie Sveaas in Les Enfants Terribles by Javier de Frutos.© Foteini Christofilopoulou, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Ballet in Les Enfants Terribles

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

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

Interview – Viviana Durante: Ballerina, mother, teacher and coach of MacMillan’s Anastasia

One of the leading interpreters of Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic ballets Viviana Durante’s leaving of the Royal Ballet at the height of her powers was a sad loss to London, if the gain of those who saw her perform elsewhere all around the world. Well now she’s back at the Royal Opera House, this time to coach MacMillan’s Anastasia, which is where Jann Parry caught up with her…

Boy Blue Entertainment in A Night with Boy Blue.© Mark Allan. (Click image for larger version)

Boy Blue Entertainment – A Night with Boy Blue – London

★★★✰✰   As with all such showcase events, where every last member needs his or her moment on stage, it was an enthusiastic if somewhat ramshackle affair.

Cira Robinson and Mthuthuzeli November in Arthur Pita's Cristaux.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Black – Cristaux, To Begin, Begin, Storyville – London

★★★★✰   I’ve long admired Ballet Black’s efforts to make ballet a more accessible art form to both dancers and audiences who’ve historically been excluded from it.

Cira Robinson and Damien Johnson in Christopher Hampson's Storyville.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Ballet Black in Cristaux, To Begin, Begin and Storyville

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois in He Who Falls.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois in He Who Falls – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Circa in The Return.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Circa – The Return – London

★★★✰✰ “The memorable sensory atmosphere of the work was both enhanced and interrupted by the live music onstage…”

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Gallery – Circa in The Return – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant in Push, taken in 2005. From a John Ross Gallery of 6 images.© John Ross.

2014 Dance Memories – London

Lynette Halewood with her personal selection of London dance memories this last year…

Publicty image for Kiss & Cry.© Marteen Vanden Abeele. (Click image for larger version)

Charleroi Danses – Kiss & Cry – London

The result is enchantingly low-tech, re-created afresh at every performance

Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo in Dust.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – English National Ballet, Lest We Forget bill

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Julie Cunningham, Harry Alexander, Oxana Panchenko and Melissa Hetherington in the 'Albatross' section of All Three at Once.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Michael Clark Company – All Three at Once – London

They say of designer Paul Smith that his style is ‘classic with a twist’ and the same might often be said of Michael Clark – classical (ballet) steps with a twist or…

Nancy Nerantzi (Oeone) in Phaedra.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – Lachrymae, Hölderlin Fragments, Phaedra, Illuminations – London

Richard Alston’s devotion to Britten’s music goes back 50 years, and for his programme at the Barbican Theatre he’s made two new works to be shown alongside two from an earlier stage in his career.

Boy Blue Entertainment in The Five and the Prophecy of Prana.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Boy Blue Entertainment – The Five and the Prophecy of Prana – London

The longest and most technically ambitious performance work created by the company to date, it’s an adrenaline-fuelled collision of thunderous beats, physical feats and striking visuals…

Tamara Rojo and Akram Khan at today's press briefing.© David Jensen. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet Announces 2014 Season and New Barbican Performances

Award winning British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett will all create new works for English National Ballet, as part of a programme of dance inspired by the centenary of the Great War.

Deborah Colker's Tatyana.© Walter Carvalho. (Click image for larger version)

Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker – Tatyana – London

By abstracting and generalising the emotions in Pushkin’s verse-novel, Colker has rendered her account of the story completely incoherent.

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