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Tobias Batley in Jonathan Watkins' 1984.© Emma Kauldhar. (Click image for larger version)

Northern Ballet – 1984 – London

★★★★✰   …an excellent reminder of how enduring Orwell’s work is, and how powerful a channel ballet can be for complex human emotions like distrust and defeat.

Gregory Lau in Hans van Manen’s Solo.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2) – Schubert, Sad Case, Some Other Time, mutual comfort, Solo, Cacti – London

★★✰✰✰   Hans van Manen’s Solo for three men comes as a blessed relief for its luscious co-ordination and witty response to Bach’s Violin Partita.

Benjamin Behrends in Sad Case.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in Schubert, Sad Case and Some Other Time

NDT2 in works by Sol Leon & Paul Lightfoot. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

BalletBoyz in Javier De Frutos' Fiction.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

BalletBoyz – Life: Rabbit, Fiction – London

★★★★✰   Having missed the opening night of the BalletBoyz tour, at Sadler’s Wells, a few weeks ago, I caught up with it, just three bus stops away from my home…

Adam Park in Lucy Guerin's Tomorrow.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – Tomorrow (Guerin premiere), Terra Incognita, A Linha Curva – London

★★★★✰   The centrepiece of this richly diverse programme was a dance puzzle, perhaps broadly equivalent to a game of three-dimensional chess.

Hannah Rudd and Pierre Tappon in Itzik Galili's A Linha Curva.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rambert in A Linha Curva

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche in Unison.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche – Unison – London

★★★✰✰   Alongside her work as a dancer and choreographer, Eliceche is a political activist and a student of critical theory, both of which influence her approach to dance.

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Rite of Tree, part of Songs of the Wanderers.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan – Songs of the Wanderers – London

★★★★✰   The entire work is a kind of meditation, a slow ritual or pilgrimage for its cast across mounds of rice that could be mountains or rivers.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Manon Santkin, Michael Helland and Eveline Van Bauwel in Unison.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cecilia Lisa Eliceche in Unison

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Rite of Tree, part of Songs of the Wanderers.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Songs of the Wanderers

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Bradley Waller and Harry Price in Pontus Lidberg's Rabbit.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

BalletBoyz – Life: Rabbit, Fiction – London

★★★★✰   Michael Nunn and William Trevitt never fail to surprise: this latest double-bill for their ten-strong all-male dance company is a case in point.

BalletBoyz in Javier De Frutos' Fiction.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – BalletBoyz in Life: Rabbit, Fiction

The latest bill with works by Javier De Frutos and Pontus Lidberg. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Tamara Rojo in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – English National Ballet in She Said triple bill

English National Ballet in works by Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang. Gallery by Dave Morgan…

National Youth Dance Company in Michael Keegan-Dolan's In – Nocentes.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

National Youth Dance Company –   In- Nocentes   – London

★★★★✰   They say that the best cooks take the ingredients and do the least to them to create a magnificent meal, and that’s what Michael Keegan-Dolan has done…

National Youth Dance Company in Michael Keegan-Dolan's In – Nocentes.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – National Youth Dance Company in In – Nocentes

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The 7 Fingers in Nocturnes by Marcos Morau.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

The 7 Fingers – TRIPTYQUE: Anne and Samuel, Variations 9.81, Nocturnes – London

★★★✰✰   It’s an interesting idea to see how successfully the dance makers can use the different skills of the circus performers, and how the performers respond…

Alvaro Fitinho and Kyra Jean Green in Nocturnes by Marcos Morau.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – The 7 Fingers in the Nocturnes section of TRIPTYQUE

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Vidya Patel and Liam Riddick in An Italian in Madrid.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – An Italian in Madrid, Brisk Singing, Mazur, Stronghold – London

★★★★✰   All-in-all this was an outstanding programme of entertaining dance…

Richard Alston Dance Company in An Italian in Madrid.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Richard Alston Dance Company in An Italian in Madrid

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Natalie Trewinnard in Snow White.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

BalletLORENT – Snow White – London

★★★★✰   It’s taken me a while to catch up with Lorent but my goodness I won’t miss much from here on.

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