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National Youth Dance Company promotional picture.© NYDC. (Click image for larger version)

National Youth Dance Company – The Rashomon Effect, Vertical Road – London

This programme exploits their open-hearted zest for dancing and gives them some meaty choreographic challenges.

Les ballets C de la B in Alain Platel’s tauberbach.© Les ballets C de la B. (Click image for larger version)

Les ballets C de la B – tauberbach – London

Alain Platel was inspired to make this work by the life of an elderly Brazilian woman named Estamira. Suffering from schizophrenia, yet charismatic and philosophical, she lived on a municipal rubbish dump…

Savion Glover in SoLe Sanctuary.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Savion Glover – SoLe Sanctuary – London

Savion Glover’s latest show is the ultimate exposition of world-beating virtuosity, performed as an act of spiritual devotion that venerates past leaders of the Hoofer faith.

Savion Glover in SoLe Sanctuary.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Savion Glover in SoLe Sanctuary

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Trisha Brown Company in Set and Reset.© Julieta Cervantes. (Click image for larger version)

Dance at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2014: Trisha Brown, Akram Khan, Pina Bausch, Jockey Club Series

The 2014 Arts Festival offered contemporary dance from established international masters along with new wave work from Asia, Scandinavia and Hong Kong itself.

James Thiérrée and Katell Le Brenn in Tabac Rouge.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Compagnie du Hanneton / James Thierree – Tabac Rouge – London

It takes Thiérrée a long time to make each new work. Tabac Rouge is his fourth production in a decade…

Farruquito - Improvisao.© Sophie M Hlenburg. (Click image for larger version)

Farruquito – Improvisao – London

I was not surprised to discover that Farruquito was voted one of the world’s great beauties by People magazine since I spent much of this show wondering if he had a talking mirror in his dressing room…

Belen Maya in Trasmin).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Belen Maya Company in Trasmin (also Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Ensemble) – London

If Maya is a consummate performer who manages to be both elegant and ebullient in equal measure, then her guest, Manuel Liñán is easily the crème-de-la-crème of the male dancers seen thus far…

Pilobolus Dance Theatre in Shadowland).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Pilobolus Dance Theatre in Shadowland

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Belen Maya in Trasmin).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Belen Maya Company in Trasmin

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Angel Munoz (in From White to Black).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Angel Munoz – From White to Black – London

…he, as the solo dancer in the show, is the dominating and controlling force. But much of the joy in the performance comes from the musicians he shares the stage with…

Angel Munoz (in From White to Black).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Angel Munoz in From White to Black

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Miguel Poveda.© Maxi del Campo. (Click image for larger version)

Miguel Poveda – In Concert – London

Miguel Poveda is impossibly boyish for a man who recently passed his 41st birthday…

Huang Pei-hua and Tsai Ming-yuan in Pollen II from Rice.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Rice

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Ballet Preljocaj in Les Nuits.© Jean-Claude Carbonne. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Preljocaj – Les Nuits – Cannes

Les Nuits is inspired by the Thousand and One Nights, stories which have come together from Indian, Persian, Arabian and North African sources. Preljocaj is quoted as being influenced by the erotic content of the stories…

Chen Wei-an (The God of the Clouds) in Nine Songs.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan – Nine Songs – London

Cloud Gate’s lotuses set the scene for a lengthy work which is meditative, poetic and often beautiful to look at.

Huang Mei-ya in Nine Songs.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Nine Songs

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Jeffery "Machine" McCann in Blaze.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Blaze

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Andrea Queens in Is My Whining Winding You Up?© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Cindy Claes – Wild Card Dancehall Takeover – London

The highlight of the evening is Claes’ own piece, Is My Whining Winding You Up? Three female friends – portrayed by Claes, Andrea Queens and Natalie Baylie – meet for coffee and to unburden themselves

Andrea Queens and Cindy Claes in Is My Whining Winding You Up?© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cindy Claes – Dancehall Takeover bill

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