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Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young's Betroffenheit.© Michael Slobodian. (Click image for larger version)

Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre – Betroffenheit by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young – London

★★★★✰   It is impossible to review Betroffenheit without reference to the tragedy that sits behind it…

Christopher Harrison, Thomas Edwards, Andrew Peasgood and Eve Mutso in Christopher Bruce’s Ten Poems.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Sinfonietta Giocosa, Motion of Displacement, Ten Poems – New York

★★★★✰   Scottish Ballet came ready to impress, and impress it did.

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2016 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2016 were presented today at a ceremony in London, hosted by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, the creative team behind the highly successful dance company, Boy Blue Entertainment.

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2016 National Dance Awards – Announcement of Nominations

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 17th National Dance Awards,

Gilbert Small and Nicole Ward in 16+ a room by Emily Molnar.© Chris Randle. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet BC – 16+ a room, Solo Echo, Bill – New York

★★★✰✰   Have you ever left a performance of contemporary ballet desperate for some color, some light, some human warmth?

Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young's Betroffenheit.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre – Betroffenheit by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young – London

★★★✰✰   I give it 3 stars because when you do see Pite’s movement it’s amazing, but in any other hands this was a 2 star night.

Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young's Betroffenheit.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre in Betroffenheit

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Thomas Edwards, Constance Devernay and Victor Zarallo in Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta.© Andy Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Scottish Ballet – Maze, Motion of Displacement, Elsa Canasta – Glasgow

Scottish Ballet’s autumn bill is an uplifting affair with everything on it new to the company…

Emily Wagner amd Ruka Hatua-Saar in Karole Armitage's Life Story.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Thomas Adès, See the Music, Hear the Dance – Work by Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite, Alexander Whitley – London

It’s not often we get such high quality performances of live music for contemporary dance. Here their playing was wonderfully focused and alive…

Cindy Salgado and Eric Beauchesne in The Tempest Replica.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite — The Tempest Replica

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Billy Bell in Jiri Kylian's Indigo Rose.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Kylian, Pite and Stromgren bill – London

‘Necessity, Again’ ends the programme on a high. Kylian’s ‘Indigo Rose’ is an effective opener, provided you don’t find yourself asking why he made the choices he did.

Eric Beauchesne with Peter Chu, Jiri Pokorny, Yannick Matthon, Jermaine Maurice Spivey in The Tempest Replica.© Jorg Baumann. (Click image for larger version)

Kidd Pivot – The Tempest Replica – New York

Over the course of an hour and a half the story is told, more or less, twice: first in swift pantomime (aided by projections) and then in a series of more intensely danced interludes.

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