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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Arthur Pita's Facada.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev – Solo for Two: Mercy, Passo, Facada – London

Overall, while an interesting night for them and those who know them, it wasn’t a night that would garner them lots of new fans all hailing them as magnificent. For that you still need to catch them, if you can, doing their fireworks in the likes of Don Quixote…

Rosas in Elena's Aria.© Herman Sorgeloos. (Click image for larger version)

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – Elena’s Aria and Bartok/Mikrokosmos – New York

…I think it’s safe to say that she is an artist who follows her obsessions with a tenacity that is both admirable and frequently defeating.

Paul White in the studio preparing Anatomy of an Afternoon.© Paul Hyde. (Click image for larger version)

Paul White – Anatomy of an Afternoon – London

It’s a really demanding work, and the intimate setting of the Purcell Room brings you up close to every drop of sweat.

Paul White in the studio preparing Anatomy of an Afternoon.© Paul Hyde. (Click image for larger version)

Paul White – Dancer, Collaborator, Lecturer and Choreographer

5 Questions to Paul White. Last year Australian Paul White danced at the Southbank Centre in Meryl Tankard’s ‘The Oracle’ and won a UK National Dance Award for Outstanding Performance. This week he dances in a new piece at the Southbank – another winner? We catch up with him…

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.

Les ballets C de la B in Alain Platel’s tauberbach.© Les ballets C de la B. (Click image for larger version)

Les ballets C de la B – tauberbach – London

Alain Platel was inspired to make this work by the life of an elderly Brazilian woman named Estamira. Suffering from schizophrenia, yet charismatic and philosophical, she lived on a municipal rubbish dump…

Trisha Brown Company in Set and Reset.© Julieta Cervantes. (Click image for larger version)

Dance at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2014: Trisha Brown, Akram Khan, Pina Bausch, Jockey Club Series

The 2014 Arts Festival offered contemporary dance from established international masters along with new wave work from Asia, Scandinavia and Hong Kong itself.

Julie Shanahan in 1980.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – 1980 – London

The cast’s collective maturity serves the work well since the central theme of many of the 50 or so episodes concerns the passage of life; concentrating especially on memories of childhood and youth contrasting with images of old age.

The legs of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 1980.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 1980

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Dusty Button in William Forsythe’s The Second Detail.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

2013 Dance Memories – London

Lynette Halewood with her personal selection of London dance memories this last year…

Julia Gillespie and the company in Barak Marshall's The Castaways.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – The Castaways, Subterrain, The Comedy of Change – London

There are many stand-out moments in Marshall’s work, in its humour, visual impact and through the regular break-away from the spoken text in synchronised group dancing to catchy tunes of a middle-eastern, gypsy or Yiddish style…

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.

The Dance Odysseys poster image.© Graham Wylie. (Click image for larger version)

Dance Odysseys at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival – 4 days of total dance immersion with Scottish Ballet and others…

Dance Odysseys at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival with reviews on 20 dance works by Scottish Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Gelabert Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, James Cousins and Rosie Kay. Also thoughts on 4 rare films and links to much video material and many other reviews. It’s big!

Michael Dunbar in Lucy Guerin's Untrained.© Julieta Cervantes. (Click image for larger version)

Lucy Guerin Inc – Untrained – London

The concept might seem as dull as ditchwater but it turns out to be anything but boring. In fact, I have rarely laughed so frequently watching dance…

Paul White in Meryl Tankard's The Oracle.© Regis Lansac. (Click image for larger version)

Meryl Tankard – The Oracle – London

It’s a virtuoso accomplishment by all the collaborators. …But Stravinsky’s score in this melodramatic recording, conducted by Kent Nagano, is too huge for a single figure.

Catherine Schaub Abkarian & the company in iniTMOi.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Akram Khan Company – iTMOi – London

No-one could have expected this to be another once-in-a-lifetime explosion of genius but this is nevertheless a ground-breaking work.

Sarah Crompton and the Sadler's Wells: Dance House book cover.© Sarah Crompton and Tristram Kenton.

Sarah Crompton, writer & editor, on her book: ‘Sadler’s Wells – Dance House’

5 Questions to Sarah Crompton about her new book “Sadler’s Wells – Dance House”

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Scottish Ballet at 2013 Edinburgh Festival – work from 14 choreographers

Press Release 12 March 2013 SCOTTISH BALLET presents DANCE ODYSSEYS Edinburgh International Festival Festival Theatre Edinburgh Friday 16 – Monday 19 August 2013 Scottish Ballet invites Edinburgh International Festival audiences to experience dance…

Jennifer Stahl, Garen Scribner and James Sofranko in Possokhov's The Rite of Spring.© Erik Tomasson. (Click image for larger version)

San Francisco Ballet – Guide to Strange Places, Beaux, Rite of Spring – San Francisco

Possokhov’s Rite of Spring is a mixture of mostly good choices with a few that seem rather odd to me.

Teresa Reichlen.© Paul Kolnik. (Click image for larger version)

Teresa Reichlen – New York City Ballet – Principal

Teresa Reichlen – known as Tess by friends and colleagues – is an immediately striking dancer: tall, pale, preternaturally serene. She could be a Madonna in a painting by Botticelli.

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