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H2Dance in Staging Ages.© Benedict Johnson. (Click image for larger version)

H2Dance – Staging Ages – London

★★✰✰✰   …but item follows item in quick succession without cumulatively registering a bigger impact. It feels ultimately insubstantial.

Nick Coutsier and Stephanie McMann in This Bright Field.© Stephen Wright. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Theo Clinkard’s This Bright Field

Gallery by Stephen Wright…

Gavin Webber and Joshua Thomson in Cockfight.© Darcy Grant. (Click image for larger version)

The Farm – Cockfight – London

★★★★✰   The devisers of the work have a keen eye and ear for the inanities of corporate management-speak and the way that bruising encounters can sometimes be punctuated by faux bonhomie.

Shelley Eva Haden, Shanelle Clemenson, Ryan Munroe, Harriet Ellis and Joao Maio in MK Ultra.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rosie Kay Dance Company – MK Ultra – London

★★★✰✰   Kay has produced a visually exciting and sexy work based on a theory that is all clearly nonsense.

Lizzie Klotz in MK Ultra.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rosie Kay Dance Company in MK Ultra

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Botis Seva's Women of Sun.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Botis Seva – Women of Sun – London

★★★✰✰   It is rare to find young choreographers developing a distinctive movement language and Seva is certainly one of the most original emerging talents in UK.

Promotional image for Zoi Dimitriou's The Chapter House.© Ludovic des Cognets. (Click image for larger version)

Zoi Dimitriou – The Chapter House – London

This deconstruction of the art of creating choreography sets a new benchmark for a retrospective look at an artist’s body of work.

Transitions Dance Company publicity image.© Chris Nash, (Click image for larger version)

Transitions Dance Company – 2014 Mixed bill – London

Transitions Dance Company is a finishing school that provides a special opportunity to contextualise their dance studies and training and this year’s ensemble demonstrated a strong range of capabilities across a wide spectrum of skill sets.

Kostas Papamatthaiakis and Rick Rodgers in Two for C by Javier de Frutos.© Pedro Machado. (Click image for larger version)

Candoco Dance Company – Miniatures, Two for C, Notturnino – London

Candoco completely embodies the essence of diversity in the human condition. I love the emphasis of its strapline being “The Company of Disabled and Non-Disabled Dancers”.

Theo Clinkard dancers in Ordinary Courage.© Pari Naderi. (Click image for larger version)

Theo Clinkard – Accumulation, Ordinary Courage – London

Clinkard’s ability to draw together an integrated theatrical experience that engages bespoke live music and a clever lighting design shows a sure touch of class.

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