The reality is that the work’s central premise – that we are all irredeemably bad at understanding or respecting one another – seems to have greater resonance today than at any point since the bad old days…
Gallery by Dave Morgan…
And the opening night? Well it was a typical night in many respects – one piece giving cause for hope, another had its fleeting moments and the third wasn’t really ready yet for the big time.
There is surely something excellent lurking within this work, the intent of which I have failed to perceive, but I will just have to wait for The Choreographer’s next Cut to get it.
Despite many memorable highlights …I felt frequently as if an interloper in someone else’s conversation, one taking place in a language that I only barely understood.
The music for all three of the pieces on Richard Alston’s latest DVD may be ‘all American’ but the choreography isn’t: there’s nothing here to dilute Alston’s reputation as the most ‘all English’ of today’s major dancemakers…
The movement (in Goddard Nixon’s Middlemost Nowhere) was exquisite, at times full of careful balances and slow complex duets, their senses slow and dulled it seems, turning in a moment to explosive speed.
I hope ENB do lots more short and sweet choreographic initiatives to real audiences. Well done all, great to have a go – now do more.
Each revisiting seems to offer up more than the sum of its parts, giving these former works a new and exciting lease of life
English National Ballet dancers turn choreographers when five of them get a chance to create new works in collaboration with students from the Royal College of Music…
It’s amazing just how disparate the dance is that can make it to the Place Prize finals where 200 hopefuls were whittled down to 16 and now to 4 in the nightly finals shows which run through to the 27th April when the winner is chosen.
30 pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou…
Despite the title, Bawren Tavaziva’s latest work is not so much about Greed as it is about the full house of deadly sins (bestial lust and envy being especially to the fore).
There is a mysterious exoticism in Scottish Dance Theatre’s delivery of work by two innovative choreographers (one hails from LA, the other from Norway) whose work is largely unknown in the UK.
Pictures by Dave Morgan – more will be added over the next 24 hours
People talk about wanting to get new and younger audiences in for dance and this was really a great way of achieving it.
This is a work that is dark and deep, like a bottomless black pool requiring forensic exploration.