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Colin Dunne in Concert.© Peter-Hallward. (Click image for larger version)

Colin Dunne – Concert – London

★★★★✰   Since leaving the Riverdance juggernaut, Dunne has taken a stripped-back approach to Irish dancing, exposing its deeply soulful side.

Michael Flatley in Lord of the Dance.© Brian Doherty for Rapa Investments. (Click image for larger version)

Michael Flatley – Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – New York

Somewhere between Liberace and James Brown, there exists an entity otherwise known as Michael Flatley. His flamboyance – the blousy, satin shirts, the glittering jackets – knows no bounds, nor does his insistent, swaggering virility.

Jean Butler, with cellist Neil Martin, in this is an Irish dance.© Ian Douglas/courtesy Danspace Project. (Click image for larger version)

Jean Butler – this is an Irish dance – New York

Butler is making a very obvious departure from the stringent formalities of traditional Irish dance.

Grupo Corpo in Sem Mim.© Sharen Bradford. (Click image for larger version)

Iberian Suite Festival – Grupo Corpo and Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo – Washington

In March, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is presenting IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix – a celebration of the cultures and influences of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.

Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio in The Nutcracker.© Gene Schiavone. (Click image for larger version)

Boston Ballet – The Nutcracker – Boston

And together, Kuranaga and Cirio make a superb couple, performing with such sensitive musicality and balanced unison that it sometimes seems you’re watching a single composite creature.

Marguerite Donlon.© Maria-Helena Buckley. (Click image for larger version)

Interview: Marguerite Donlon – Choreographer and Director, Donlon Dance Company

The Director of her own company at the Saarbrucken Opera House, she is in London to choreograph a new work, Labyrinth of Love, for Rambert Dance Company, the centrepiece of their autumn tour…

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