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Dane Hurst, Estela Merlos, Mathieu Geffre and Hannah Kidd in Didy Veldman's The Happiness Project.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Umanoove / Didy Veldman – The Happiness Project – Bracknell

★★★✰✰   Veldman sure knows how to pick all the right ingredients for a dance show – but they really need presenting in a less cryptic way than they are here. But do go to see great contemporary dancers and a great violinist strut their stuff and enjoy it for that…

Freya Jeffs.© Chris Redgrave. (Click image for larger version)

Freya Jeffs – dancer, collaborator and Curator of the Cottier Dance Project

5 Questions to Freya Jeffs – curator of Glasgow’s Cottier Dance Project, which runs from 19th-26th June…

Liam Francis and Brenda Lee Grech in Mark Baldwin's Dark Arteries.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – Frames, Four Elements, Dark Arteries – London

Rambert’s repertoire, under Baldwin’s direction, continues to divert and instruct in its combination of classic revivals and bold commissions.

Sydney Dance Company in Rafael Bonachela's Frame of Mind.© Peter Greig. (Click image for larger version)

Sydney Dance Company – Quintett, Frame of Mind – Sydney

Bonachela never ceases to surprise with his unerring eye for a strong collaboration.

Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in Possokhov's Bells.© Erik Tomasson. (Click image for larger version)

San Francisco Ballet – Infinite Romance: 2015 Season Opening Night Gala – San Francisco

The SF Ballet premiere of choreographer-in-residence Yuri Possokhov’s pas de deux from Bells is my all-round favorite of the evening. Sublime dancing from Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan…

Akram Khan and ENB dancers in Khan's Dust.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet – Lest We Forget: No Man’s Land, Second Breath, Dust, Firebird – London

Dust is a resounding success for Khan as creator, Rojo as artistic director and both as performers.

Morgan Lugo and Julia Eichten in Benjamin Millepied's Reflections.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

L.A. Dance Project – Reflections, Murder Ballads, Quintett – London

So Reflections could have a lot resting on it, if the eventual tryptich is to be a 21st century equivalent of Balanchine’s Jewels…

Tero Saarinen in HUNT.© Marita Liulia. (Click image for larger version)

Tero Saarinen Company – Westward Ho!, Wavelengths, HUNT – Washington

Like the Stravinsky score, HUNT is a tour de force. The monumental orchestral chants of The Rite inspired the choreographer to create a dance-as-ritual in which music, movement, and multimedia blend together…

Benjamin Millepied.© Alexander Wagner. (Click image for larger version)

L.A. Dance Project – Moving Parts, Winterbranch, Quintett – New York

It’s always been clear that Millepied is a man of intelligence and taste.

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