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Martha Clarke.© Martha Clarke, courtesy the Royal Opera House.

Martha Clarke – Director and Choreographer, on Chéri

Martha Clarke talks to Jann Parry about Chéri – at the ROH Linbury Studio Theatre, 29 Sept – 4 Oct 2015…

Dane Hurst.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Dane Hurst – Dancer and Choreographer, on Rambert’s New Choreography bill

“Turn every disadvantage into an advantage.” This is the advice Dane Hurst has for aspiring dancers looking for encouragement…

Morgann Rose in Christopher Bruce's Rooster.© Paul Wegner. (Click image for larger version)

Washington Ballet – British Invasion: A Day in the Life, Rooster, There Where She Loved – Washington

Created for the Geneva Ballet in 1991, Rooster is both an entertaining rock‘n’roll romp and a nostalgic glimpse into the ebullient 1960s.

© Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards

2013 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2013 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

Ashley Page.© Ewa Krasucka. (Click image for larger version)

Ashley Page – Choreographer

Music is always my anchor. I can’t work without a very solid musical base. The lion’s share of the work I’ve made over the years has been music-led and the primary instigator in Subterrain is the Turnage music.

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.

Malgorzata Dzierzon in NEST.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

New Movement Collective – NEST – London

Dzierzon is credited as the producer of NEST, so plaudits must go to her for overseeing such an ambitious and successful undertaking.

Gemma Nixon and Jonathan Goddard in Middlemost Nowhere.© Benedict Johnson. (Click image for larger version)

The Place, Spring Loaded – works by Goddard Nixon, Chris and Me, Robbie Synge – London

The movement (in Goddard Nixon’s Middlemost Nowhere) was exquisite, at times full of careful balances and slow complex duets, their senses slow and dulled it seems, turning in a moment to explosive speed.

Merce Cunningham choreography performed by James Pett and Andrew Macleman of Richard Alston Dance Company as part of the Barbican exhibition: Dancing Around Duchamp: The Bride and the Bachelors.© Sidd Khajuria 2013. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – Cunningham at The Bride & the Bachelors – London

A lasting impression of the performance was, as ever, the range of Cunningham’s vocabulary, from shape-making to intricate steps, leaps, spins and lifts, constantly surprising.

Lucia Barbadillo in Kirill Burlov's Woman and her Riding Hood.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rambert in an Evening of New Choreography

20 pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Flyer for the event.© Dance UK. (Click image for larger version)

UK National Choreographers’ Conference 2013

UK National Choreographers’ Conference 2013 – Laura Dodge with a report on an important event in what must sometimes feel like the worlds loneliest profession…

Nicolas Le Riche and Tamara Rojo in Le jeune homme et la mort.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet – Ecstasy and Death bill – London

Rojo has declared that her ambition as artistic director of ENB is to make audiences hold their breath. I certainly did during Le Jeune Homme et la Mort…

Mikhailovsky Ballet in Nacho Duato's Prelude.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Mikhailovsky Ballet – Without Words, Nunc Dimittis, Prelude – London

There were wonderful performances by Ekaterina Borchenko and Leonid Sarafanov – dancers you would like to see a lot more of. But three works by the same choreographer was too much of the same dish on the menu.

Sonya Cullingford and Simone Muller Lotz in Flow.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Hubert Essakow – Flow – London

Essakow has continued to evolve as a choreographer, thanks to his association with The Print Room. Its high standards of presentation attract first-rate collaborators and performers, and by including spoken and projected words, Flow attracts non-dance-specialist audiences.

2012 UK National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle announced the winners of the 13th National Dance Awards at The Place on 28th January 2013.

Sergei Polunin in Narcisse.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

2012 Dance Memories – London

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

Random Dance in Alex Whitley's Hertz.© Ravi Deepres, by kind permission of the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Wayne Mcgregor | Random Dance – Hertz, Alpha Episodes, Life’s Witness – London

McGregor’s influence is visible across the programme, not so much in the movement style but in the extreme formal abstraction of the work. A little form can go a long way…

2012 National Dance Awards – Announcement of Nominations

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle announced the nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards at a reception held at The Place on 9th November 2012. The winners will be announced 28th January 2013.

Julia Gillespie & Adam Park in Marguerite Donlon's Labyrinth of Love.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert Dance Company – Labyrinth of Love, Roses, Dutiful Ducks, Sounddance – London

All up ‘Labyrinth of Love’ is a wonderful creative endeavour, a great looker, but an extra dash of audience accessibility is needed. We go “Wow”, rather than “Wow, I really loved what that had to say”

Rambert Dance Company in Marguerite Donlon's Labyrinth of Love.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rambert Dance Company in Labyrinth of Love

27 pictures by Dave Morgan…

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