★★★✰✰ Mats Ek’s "Axe" could be the beginning to a new Scandi Noir TV series. There is a man, an axe, a huge pile of wood that he starts to chop with repressed intensity and a visibly distressed wife. It doesn’t look like it will end well.
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★★★✰✰ The production nevertheless intrigues the eye and is fueled by the exceptional dancing of the company’s talented and dedicated dancers.
Lynette Halewood with her personal selection of London dance memories this last year…
This time, I made 15 trips to the theatres – there were performances at 5pm and 9pm each day - and saw 82 different full-length ballets or extracts in the eight days I was in Havana.
Gallery by Dave Morgan... Sadler’s Wells presents its largest celebration of lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists with the Elixir Festival. The Knowbody bill includes work by Mats Ek, Dominique Mercy, Hofesh Shechter, Sonia Uribe, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion...
Ek laments the loss of dramatic repertory in today’s classical programming. “Many modern dancers don’t want that ‘reason’ for doing,” relegating drama in dance to childish pantomime, not serious business.