"The Place" tag
Uchenna Dance in The Head Wrap Diaries.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Uchenna Dance – The Head Wrap Diaries – London

★★★★✰   Hair is a fraught subject for most women. For black women, the struggle with their locks (braids, weaves, relaxed or natural) can be titanic – getting your hair done can be a day-long ordeal…

Nikki and JD in Knot.© Laurent Cahu. (Click image for larger version)

Nikki & JD – Knot – London

★★★★✰   An hour in the company of Nikki and JD is well spent.

Nicholas Bodych and Elly Braund in Carnaval.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – Mid Century Modern, Carnaval, Cut and Run – London

★★★★★   It must be tempting to get carried away by sentiment when it comes to celebrating both a 70th birthday and fifty years as a choreographer in a programme that also marks the departure of a special muse.

Maresa von Stockert's Constructions of Thin Air.© Lee Carter. (Click image for larger version)

Tilted Productions – Constructions of Thin Air – London

★★★✰✰   Constructions of Air evocatively suggests our relationship with the past, our own histories, memories and how we make sense of change.

Jonathan Starr, Sebastien Kapps, Andy Newman, Annabel Knobbs, Dulcie Fraser, Francis Knight, Rosalind Topping, Oemi Seyono, Mary Impey, Bruce Currie and Viv Peyton in Journeys of Internal Migration.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: Counterpoint Dance Company in Journeys of Internal Migration

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Amy Bell's The Forecast.© Hetain Patel. (Click image for larger version)

Amy Bell – The Forecast – London

★★★★✰   Bell’s brave work although addressing us all in our fluctuating states of being, speaks out especially to queer women, non-binary and trans people.

Living Room Circus's The Penguin & I.© Miriam Strong. (Click image for larger version)

New Writers on New Dance at Place Resolution 2018 (part 2)

Part 2 features reviews by Emma Boxall, Coral Montejano Cantoral, Emma Iskowitz and Francesca Marotto…

Jonadette Carpio in Christina Dionysopoulou's Stigma.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: Christina Dionysopoulou – Stigma

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Duckworth & Persson's Well Lit.© Duckworth & Persson. (Click image for larger version)

New Writers on New Dance at Place Resolution 2018 (part 1)

Part 1 features reviews by Stephanie Brown, Chloe Fordham, Daisy Moorcroft and Natalie Russett…

Duwane Taylor's It's Time to Speak.© Irven Lewis. (Click image for larger version)

Watts Dance, Grov Productions and Duwane Taylor – Place Resolution 2018

★★★✰✰   Duwane Taylor’s “It’s Time to Speak”… is powerful theatre that left a lump in many of our throats at the end.

Caitlin Murray and Hannah Wade in Lather. Rinse. Repeat..© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: Watts Dance in Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Ania Straczynska's Grains.© Lidia Crisafulli. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: Ania Straczynska – Grains

Gallery by Lidia Crisafulli…

Livia Massarelli's (Un)Changed.© Lidia Crisafulli. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: Livia Massarelli – (Un)Changed

Gallery by Lidia Crisafulli…

J7s Dance Company in The Other Self.© Lidia Crisafulli. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: J7s Dance Company in The Other Self

Gallery by Lidia Crisafulli…

Ella&co in #Nofilter.© Lidia Crisafulli. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: Ella&co in #Nofilter

Gallery by Lidia Crisafulli…

Lucy Palmer Dance in The left Hand Path.© Lidia Crisafulli. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Place Resolution 2018: Lucy Palmer Dance in The Left Hand Path

Gallery by Lidia Crisafulli…

Benjamin Ella and Isabella Gasparini in Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Memorable Performances of 2017 – London

Head and shoulders above other new work this year was Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern for the Royal Ballet…

LIVEVIBE at The Place 2017.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

LIVEVIBE at The Place – Samples & Interpolations – London

★★★✰✰   What to take away from this evening? It seemed odd to present sampling as something that needed explaining – but maybe that’s me showing my age.

Vincent Dance Theatre in Shut Down.© Bosie Vincent. (Click image for larger version)

Vincent Dance Theatre – Shut Down – London

★★★✰✰   Shut Down is a hard-hitting work about men. Actually white privileged men. It portrays a bleak landscape of absent fathers, depressed teenagers and confused blokes.

Protein in Border Tales.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Protein – Border Tales – London

★★★✰✰   Is this depiction of divisive ‘insider/outsider’ British society really a true reflection?

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