★★★★✰ Didy Veldman's company is touring again and life is good as thoughtful, quality dance hits smaller local venues once again - in my case the friendly Wilde Theatre at Salt Hill Park in Bracknell.
Reviews of Dance and Ballet Performances
★★★★✰ Ballet Black’s 20-year-long diversity mission still feels urgent, and its latest double bill is an impressive reminder of the sort of talent and vision that could otherwise go overlooked.
★★★★✰ "Ballet Hispánico ...the New York-based company brought Noche de Oro, a dazzling mixed repertory program in honor of its fifty years as a center for Latinx culture and dance – it truly was a “night of gold."
★★★✰✰ "These two extraordinary ballet stars gave a masterclass in elegant partnering, Ferri precise on pointe and soaring in a demanding series of lifts, Acosta charismatic, graceful and gracious."
★★★★★ Sir Peter Wright, who was in the audience on Thursday’s opening night, must be very proud of his production, tweaked over the years since its staging in 1985.
★★★✰✰ Rubinstein, the performers and her creative team are good climate change ambassadors as Dance No 2° reminds us how to live sustainably on our land... Ultimately the tone is one of optimism, a meditation on how people can live together, work together and nurture planet home
★★★✰✰ All Jose Agudo tells us is that he has drawn on Prosper Merimée’s novella. But the operatic version casts a long shadow in our minds...
★★★★✰ The opening night program of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s current New York City season at the Joyce Theater served up generous and satisfying nourishment for the human soul.
★★★✰✰ Delightful moments shone in both Shadow (part 1) and The Healer, though there were also moments with less clarity.
★★★✰✰ "Sometimes, American Ballet Theatre is a conundrum... The repertory can be so uneven that from one day to the next, one’s opinion of the entire company shifts."
★★★✰✰ Featuring Alexei Ratmansky's 'Fandango', Justin Peck's 'Bloom' and Ayodele Casel's 'Where We Dwell'...
★★★★✰ With its rich narratives and striking choreography, Lyra had much to offer. Another element it had going for it was the cast. Each and every performer went much further than just ‘playing’ or ‘dancing’...
★★★★✰ I caught four débuts in the lead roles of Giselle and Albrecht: Skylar Brandt with Herman Cornejo on Oct. 21, Thomas Forster alongside Gillian Murphy on Oct. 22, and both Cassandra Trenary and Calvin Royal III at the Oct. 22 matinee
★★★★✰ Some will argue that the original cast embodied an authentic postmodernism that has been lost. But Dance, as it currently exists, offers an unusual means of observing past and present simultaneously, which, in itself, is rewarding.
★★★✰✰ The return of the company’s Giselle is a return to a kind of normalcy, even if the performance itself contained reminders that this time is anything but normal.
★★★✰✰ Birmingham Royal Ballet's latest bill, Carlos Curates: R&J Reimagined, had the company dancing in Edward Clug's Radio and Juliet (★★✰✰✰) and presenting Rosie Kay Dance Company in their new Romeo + Juliet (★★★★✰)
★★★★✰ Both are exceptional dance-actors, though Ferri must take the limelight as the lost, legendary ballerina of Béjart’s imagination.
★★★✰✰ The latest Royal Ballet premiere is a full evening ballet from Wayne McGregor, using a cracking custom score from Thomas Adès...
★★★✰✰ There really is no audience like a Fall for Dance audience: buzzing, generous, excitable, and happy just to be there.
★★★★✰ James Cousins Company celebrates life and love in a delicious immersive dance work which mobilizes over 70 dancers across the multiple spaces of Battersea Arts Centre.