★★★★✰ Scottish Ballet came ready to impress, and impress it did.
★★★✰✰ It’s rather a scandal that Ballet Black get no regular Arts Council support and yet proportionally they do far more to put new work out there and also before a public that is not your usual ballet crowd.
★★★★✰ …a great communal effort by the whole company and one that stretches out to embrace kids in the cities it plays to – showing new generations how relevant and effortlessly entertaining ballet can be.
Celebrate Forsythe – Pas/Parts 2016, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Artifact Suite – Los Angeles
★★★★✰ San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet have come together in LA to celebrate William Forsythe probably the most influential ballet choreographer of his generation. Claudia Bauer reports on a fine night…
Yorke Dance Project – Rewind Forward: Sea of Troubles, Self, Twilight, Lacrymosa, Untethered – London
★★★✰✰ Yorke Dance Project is unusual, among small modern dance companies, in its respect for musicality and for the demands it makes for skilled partnering.
★★★★★ It’s perhaps a term too often used, but “It doesn’t get better than this” is what came immediately to mind at the end.
★★★✰✰ In a nutshell Bintley’s Tempest is a visual triumph but feels slight choreographically and you’d be well advised to mug up on the story before seeing it.
Scottish Ballet’s Autumn 2016 double bill features a world premiere, “Sibilo”, by company dancer and choreographer Sophie Laplane – her first main stage commission. So what does “Sibilo” mean? – read on to find out that and more…
★★★★✰ Outside London Scottish Ballet’s sense of adventure makes them the UK company to watch…
★★★✰✰ I give it 3 stars because when you do see Pite’s movement it’s amazing, but in any other hands this was a 2 star night.
International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016 – Ballet BC, Shun Ito/Kei Miyata/EEIH, Motionhouse & free events
★★★✰✰ IDFB is great for Birmingham and I hope those in and around the city filled their boots.
★★★✰✰ Sophie Martin’s Odette/Odille, despite the costume, steals the show with layers of dramatic nuance on top of the pushed lines of Dawson’s steps.
★★★✰✰ Rojo has succeeded in securing one really stimulating work in Broken Wings.
“I’ve never won a prize before…” on the day Laura Morera won an Outstanding award at the National Dance Awards, Margaret Willis had a long chat with the excited, and much loved, Royal Ballet principal…
★★★★✰ DanceTabs reviewed the Scottish Ballet premiere of Cinderella and now we catch up with the last show of the season – which also happened to be Eve Mutso’s last performance with the company.
Scottish Ballet Unveils Ambitious 2016/17 Programme – Company Premieres from David Dawson and Crystal Pite
Press Release: 15 Jan 2016 www.scottishballet.co.uk Scottish Ballet Unveils Ambitious 2016/17 Programme Building on a prolific period of creativity, Scottish Ballet sets out an ambitious programme for 2016/17, continuing to innovate and cultivate…
Lynette Halewood with her personal selection of London dance memories this last year…