"milonga" tag
Nicholas Shikkis, Nancy Nerantzi, Ihsaan de Banya, Elly Braund and Nicholas Bodych in Gypsy Mixture.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture – London

★★★★★   The programme ended with a revival of the ebullient and uplifting Gypsy Mixture…

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s m¡longa.© Tristram Kenton. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – M¡longa – London

★★★✰✰   M¡longa has a lot of spirit to offer when it lets the dance take the lead.

Nelida Rodriguez de Aure and m¡longa poster image.© Tristram Kenton. (Click image for larger version)

Nélida Rodriguez de Aure – Tango dancer and coach on m¡longa and taking tango in a new direction

Tango coach and dancer Nelida Rodriguez de Aure has been helping Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with his show, “m¡longa”. About to tour the UK it sees a unique coming together of tango and contemporary dancers. Diane Parkes talks to Nelida about the background and what makes tango so very special…

Yabin Wang in Genesis.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Yabin Studio & Eastman – Genesis 生长 – London

While other Cherkaoui collaborations have generally crossed boundaries to link contemporary movement with the borrowed style, in Genesis there appears to be a multiplicity of influences.

Renako McDonald and Nicolette Whitley, of Alleviate, in FLASH MOB.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

FLASH MOB – London

Including a low-key pilot at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe of 2012, the ‘Flash Mob’ brand is now into its third iteration, and I must immediately confess to liking this show less than either of its predecessors.

Claudio Gonzales and Melina Brufman in milonga.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at IDFB 2014 – M¡longa – Birmingham

This was a tremendous show with which to close the Birmingham International Dance Festival of 2014.

Esther Garabaldi and Martin Epherra in milonga.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – milonga – London

This is not Cherkaoui’s most successfully realised work but his affection and respect for tango shine through, and the dancers are a joy to watch.

Claudio Gonzales and Melina Brufman in milonga.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in milonga

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

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