As a young partnership Delia Mathews and Tyrone Singleton really are exceptionally good.
Author - Bruce Marriott
Bruce Marriott is editor of DanceTabs
....the performance done, Muntagirov was promoted live on stage by new Director Tamara Rojo to the highest rank in the company - Lead Principal. A pleasant surprise, but in fact no surprise at all - it was only ever a question of time.
...a one-man show from a former Cirque du Soleil clown intrigued for being targeted at the entire family at a time when everybody does Nutcrackers and I'm feeling crackered out. You might well be too, so read on...
It's the name of the game that one does not necessarily appreciate all plans (or indeed how they crystallise out in practice) but I have to say that Sadler's Wells set a benchmark re new work/experiences and for where you want a progressive art to be.
Jessica Lang's Lyric Pieces ...is light-as-a-feather work of the utmost good taste - in fact just plain gorgeous.
All up 'Labyrinth of Love' is a wonderful creative endeavour, a great looker, but an extra dash of audience accessibility is needed. We go "Wow", rather than "Wow, I really loved what that had to say"
Anyway I'd never dream of missing a BRB Lac and usually get up to Birmingham for a matinee - and this time luckily to see Celine Gittens debut as Odette/Odile. There was a lot of hubbub around the performance...
Waltz is about big ideas in 'Continu' but if you don't pick up on them there is not a lot of choreography to keep you going.
To be honest I don't think her first announcements are a landmark in repertoire terms - but it was never going to be unless some ballet fairy deposited a few extra million in the company coffers to allow instant change.
...you are pushing the work of female choreographers - where does that spring from?
Q: Any regrets?
Ans: "No regrets — I would do it all again the same way."
I'm not sure if this collaboration pushed borders or changed my mind on disability but what I do know is that it was a fine piece of work and I'm very glad I saw it.
...the 30-strong company, which has one of the widest ranges in dancer age I've seen, is sensational to watch... For these cameos, and others, I'm glad I caught up with Viktor, but once is enough for a good while.
This is a show that you can bitch about at length - so much seems wrong. And yet I came out without a long face and was rather thrilled to have been part of a very different audience, many high as kites, screaming at every opportunity...
My goodness what a fabulously surreal and wonderful night Made in Heaven proved. Like a vivid dream you recall snatches of a mad roller-coaster ride where the whole is totally unfathomable as any kind of coherent story or message about life, the universe, or anything...
Good to see BRB presenting 2 premieres as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham... A good afternoon.
What a ridiculous position we are in when 80% of professional dancers suffer an injury each year that stops them working... With so many dancers being touched by injury each year this initiative should have a profound impact on the profession and seems long overdue...
The exhibition ‘Monica Mason: A Life With The Royal Ballet‘ opened in February, but only last week did I see it properly – at a private view, which also happily involved some speeches and a party with a lot of old friends and colleagues of Monica Mason. A privilege to be there and nice to have free run of the house and the time to stand and stare at some scrummy pictures...
All power to LCB for doing what they do so very well and presenting young dancers in such a professional context.
I want to bring more of the public to the artform and see the enjoyment it brings. I suppose I believe I have something to say!