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The Suffolk equivalent of the Hollywood sign!.© Lise Smith. (Click image for larger version)

Dance at the Latitude Festival 2014

For the past seven years, the festival’s organisers have been collaborating with Sadler’s Wells to curate a dance programme on the strikingly beautiful Waterfront Stage at the heart of the festival site…

Sarah Van Patten and Luke Ingham in Christopher Wheeldon's Within The Golden Hour.© Erik Tomasson. (Click image for larger version)

San Francisco Ballet – Maelstrom, Within the Golden Hour, Glass Pieces – Paris

Great to see so many of San Francisco Ballet’s dancers enjoying themselves and enthusing their audience in a steamy summer evening in Paris.

San Francisco Ballet in Liam Scarlett's Hummingbird.© Erik Tomasson. (Click image for larger version)

San Francisco Ballet – Caprice, Hummingbird, Symphonic Dances – Paris

Audience applause during the evening recognised that Scarlett’s Hummingbird was the starry centrepiece of the three Paris premieres.

Elaine Lucia and James Batista in Brasil Brasileiro.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Brasil Brasileiro – London

I feel that I now know what an end-of-pier seaside special looks like in Brazil.

The company in Brasil Brasileiro.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Brasil Brasileiro

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Ema Yuasa in Schmetterling.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Nederlands Dans Theater in Sehnsucht and Schmetterling

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Guro Nagelhus Schia and Kazutomi 'Tsuki' Kozuki in Matter.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Eastman & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – 4D – London

It’s a very satisfying package of liquid, sinuous movement delivered by idiosyncratic and characterful performers.

James O'Hara and Olivia Ancona in Faun.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Eastman, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in 4D – part of Sadler’s Sampled Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Liewellyn Mnguni (Odile) and Dada Masilo (Odette) in Swan Lake.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Dada Masilo in Swan Lake – part of Sadler’s Sampled Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Thomasin Gülgeç in Russell Maliphant's Afterlight.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Russell Maliphant Company – Still Current bill – London

It’s a short programme but packed with memorable images, and brilliantly executed.

Zoe Ashe-Browne and Dominic Harrison in Carmen.© Ewa Figaszewska. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Ireland – Carmen – London

Ballet Ireland have danced several times in London but never at Sadler’s Wells and never with the Irish ambassador as a warm-up, I fancy.

Russell Maliphant and Carys Staton in Still Current.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Russell Maliphant Company in Still Current, Afterlight

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

CRACKz by Bruno Beltrão, Grupo de Rua de Niterói.© Nika Kramer. (Click image for larger version)

Bruno Beltrão, Grupo de Rua de Niterói – CRACKz – London

I was finding it to be a consolation that the work would only last for 45 minutes and a fairly lacklustre reception from a far-from-full auditorium suggests that I wasn’t alone in welcoming the end.

Rosas and Ictus in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Vortex Temporum.© Anne Van Aerschot. (Click image for larger version)

Rosas & Ictus (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) – Vortex Temporum – London

…while I may have successfully held my own for the first two rounds, I’d been soundly beaten by the end.

Hetain Patel in American Boy.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Hetain Patel – American Boy – London

The unclassifiable can be good fun. That’s the lesson from Hetain Patel’s new solo show at the Lilian Baylis Studio.

Estela Merlos in Lucinda Childs' Four Elements.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – Rooster, Four Elements, Sounddance, Dutiful Ducks – London

This programme might also be viewed as demonstrating a particular curve in the formal journey of contemporary dance, albeit one taken in reverse and with an interloper for the sake of contrast.

Hetain Patel in American Boy.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Hetain Patel in American Boy

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Antonette Dayrit, Hannah Rudd, Simone Damberg Würtz in Lucinda Childs' Four Elements.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rambert in Four Elements

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Vladimir Malakhov and Beatrice Knopp in Hans van Manen’s The Old Man and Me.© Sergei Andreetsev. (Click image for larger version)

Two Russian Galas – Dance Open in St. Petersburg, Soul of Dance in Moscow

Margaret Willis has been busy: in St. Petersburg at the Dance Open Festival Gala and 2 days later in Moscow at the Soul of Dance Ballet Gala. And important awards were given at both…

Tragédie by Oliver Dubois.© Francois Stemmer, via Sadler's Wells.

Oliver Dubois / Ballet Du Nord – Tragédie – London

I’m clearly not cut out for naturism.

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