"Sadler’s Wells" tag
Samuel Draper, Daniel Sjökvist and Eszter Czédulás in Plateau Effect.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Cullberg Ballet – Plateau Effect – London

The choreography is determined by the need for co-operative effort in manipulating unpredictable swathes of fabric – a metaphor for mankind’s attempts to control the forces of nature

zero visibility corp. in ...it's only a rehearsal.© Eric Berg. (Click image for larger version)

zero visibility corp. – …it’s only a rehearsal – London

…it’s only a rehearsal first appeared over a decade ago and has since become Ina Christel Johannessen’s international calling card…

Vincent Van der Plas in Plateau Effect.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cullberg Ballet in Plateau Effect

Part of the Northern Light Season at Sadler’s Wells. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Akram Khan & Israel Galván in Torobaka.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Akram Khan & Israel Galván – Torobaka – London

Both of these performers are at the top of their game. It’s an intense experience, 70 minutes without interval but the flow of invention doesn’t cease.

Akram Khan & Israel Galván in Torobaka.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Akram Khan & Israel Galván in Torobaka

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Emily Wagner amd Ruka Hatua-Saar in Karole Armitage's Life Story.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Thomas Adès, See the Music, Hear the Dance – Work by Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite, Alexander Whitley – London

It’s not often we get such high quality performances of live music for contemporary dance. Here their playing was wonderfully focused and alive…

Anna Nowak and James Pett in Wayne McGregor's Outlier.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Thomas Adès inspired bill: See the Music, Hear the Dance

Works by Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

TAO Dance Theatre in 7.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

TAO Dance Theatre – 6, 7 – London

Tao Ye has a very singular, uncompromising vision. The works are stark and unadorned, using very simple vocabulary…

TAO Dance Theatre in 7.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – TAO Dance Theatre in 7

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Delia Mathews (The Suicide) and Cesar Morales (The Stranger) in Miracle in the Gorbals.© Bill Cooper. (Click image for larger version)

Birmingham Royal Ballet – La Fin du jour, Miracle in the Gorbals, Flowers of the Forest – London

Gillian Lynne has made Helpmann and Benthall’s wartime collaboration into a gutsy dramatic ballet, probably with more choreography than Helpmann attempted.

Hanna Ahti and Andrius Katinas in Maija Hirvanen's For those who have time.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Maija Hirvanen – For those who have time – London

Finnish choreographer Maija Hirvanen has created a very arresting seven-minute solo for the limber and watchable Andrius Katinas, and…

Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler's Lord of the Flies.© Helen Maybanks. (Click image for larger version)

New Adventures and Re:Bourne – Lord of the Flies – London

As a dance outreach project, Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies is a rather marvellous thing…

Hanna Ahti in Maija Hirvanen's For those who have time.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Maija Hirvanen: For those who have time, Northern Light Season

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Ballet Revolucion's 2014 show.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Revolucion, 2014 show – London

The biggest bonus in this all-Cuban entourage is the superb eight-strong band that plays live onstage …throughout the show.

Publicity image for Margret Sara Guojonsdottir's Variations on Closer .© Tom Akinleminu, painting by Marion Bataillard. (Click image for larger version)

Margret Sara Guojonsdottir – Variations on Closer – London

The concept is simple: three dancers enter the stage in turn and perform sequences of minimal movement, stepping or crawling across the stage in slow motion.

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

Grupo Corpo – Triz, Parabelo – London

Brazil’s oldest dance company is wearing its years well, judging by this latest double bill.

Seeta Patel.© Stephen Berkeley White. (Click image for larger version)

Seeta Patel, Sadler’s Wild Card season – Something Then, Something Now – London

The double-bill ‘Something Then’, ‘Something Now’ focuses on Patel’s classical practice, and showcases the richness of bharatanatyam tradition in the UK.

Marie Lindqvist and Arsen Mehrabyan (Mother, Father) in Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Swedish Ballet – Juliet & Romeo – London

Ek’s choreography, for both groups and individuals, is animated and detailed.

Mariko Kida & Anthony Lomuljo in Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Swedish Ballet in Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Mette Ingvartsen's The Artificial Nature Project.© Jan Lietaert. (Click image for larger version)

Mette Ingvartsen – The Artificial Nature Project – London

The Artificial Nature Project extends the Ingvartsen’s curiosity about choreographing materials, this time using seven dancers to animate a vast quantity of silver tinsel slices.

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