"Mbulelo Ndabeni" tag
"An Evening with Namron" stage backdrop.© Graham Watts. (Click image for larger version)

An Evening with Namron – From Asphalt to Maple Wood

For around 80 minutes, Namron entertained his audience, largely comprising past and present luminaries of London contemporary dance, with stories and reminiscences, often breaking into movement, before finishing with a brief question & answer session…

Alleyne Dance in A Night’s Game.© Driftnote. (Click image for larger version) dn-game-2-bend-back_1000.jpg

James Finnemore, Alleyne Dance – TERRA, A Night’s Game – London

James Finnemore: TERRA Alleyne Dance: A Night’s Game ★★★✰✰ London, The Place 24 April 2018 www.jamesfinnemore.co.uk www.alleynedance.com For some reason, the intended (or, at least, promoted) order of this double bill was reversed…

Mbulelo Ndabeni in NaY.© Stephen Wright. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Mbulelo Ndabeni’s N’da Dance Company in NaY and featuring Yemalla Drummers

Gallery by Stephen Wright…

Maria Vega Dance Company in A Dancer's Journey.© David Cancelado. (Click image for larger version)

Maria Vega Dance Company – A Dancer’s Journey – London

★★★★✰   Vega has assembled an impressive team for the first leg of her new dance company’s journey. However, she is the talisman throughout.

Vanessa Kang in Christopher Bruce's Rooster.© Stephen Wright. (Click image for larger version)

Stephen Wright – View from the wings and catching the perfection of dancing flow

Rambert dancer Stephen Wright is also a photographer – here he blogs about what’s like to perform on stage, as seen from the wings. Enjoy…

Kirill Burlov and Rob McNeill in Burlov's Absinthe.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Print Room at the Coronet – 1898 Festival, works by Hubert Essakow, Kirill Burlov, Tamarin Stott, Mbulelo Ndabeni – London

…a quartet of fifteen-minute pieces tagged ‘work in progress’ and which Anda Winters, the Print Room artistic director, says they look to carry on developing. I hope this comes off; it will be an interesting exercise to track.

Hubert Essakow.© Hubert Essakow. (Click image for larger version)

Hubert Essakow – Choreographer and curator of the 1898 Contemporary Dance Festival

5 Questions for Hubert Essakow on the 1898 Contemporary Dance Festival and more…

Hannah Rudd in Malgorzata Dzierzon's Hikikomori.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – An Evening of New Choreography 2013 – London

Strongest to emerge was Dzierzon’s ‘Hikikomori’ apparently about social reclusiveness, though Dzierzon’s treatment of her theme was not didactic…

Hannah Rudd, Lucy Balfour, Mark Kimmett, Luke Ahmet and Adam Blyde in Dane Hurst's Reminiscence.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rambert in An Evening of New Choreography 2013

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Emma Fisher, Ellen Yilma, Viola Vicini in Linear by Travis Clausen-Knight.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance – Random Works, from 10 Choreographers – London

The most successful pieces of the evening are – perhaps not coincidentally – those least directly indebted to McGregor’s movement volcabulary and compositional style.

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