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.
Alston is going to develop Isthmus, thank goodness, as soon as he has the opportunity – it’s a stunner.
27 pictures by Dave Morgan…
Nothing in contemporary dance is more guaranteed to provoke controversy than the Place Prize, now returning for its fifth edition, organised by the excellent team at The Place…
And the four Finalists are: h2dance (Hannah Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard), Riccardo Buscarini, Rick Nodine, Eva Recacha. Congrats to all, more details in the press release.
It’s a fortunate dance-goer who can discover a critic whose opinions she can trust – doubly fortunate if it’s a critic who sees and reports on more performances than any of the rest. It’s more than fifty years since I first found that I was turning to John Percival’s reviews before anyone else’s…
The 16 entrants competing for The Place Prize for dance, sponsored by Bloomberg, have been awarded a total commission fund of £100,000.
In a life at the BBC the director, Bob Lockyer, was an outstanding champion of dance for the camera. Now 70, he is still indefatigable in his enthusiasms