★★★✰✰ Absolutely first rate dancing with rather mixed choreography...
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★★★★✰ The tableaux recall Francis Bacon paintings – and Goya in his darkest moments.
Tango coach and dancer Nelida Rodriguez de Aure has been helping Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with his show, "m¡longa". About to tour the UK it sees a unique coming together of tango and contemporary dancers. Diane Parkes talks to Nelida about the background and what makes tango so very special...
While other Cherkaoui collaborations have generally crossed boundaries to link contemporary movement with the borrowed style, in Genesis there appears to be a multiplicity of influences.
Of the three Choreographics evenings to date I thought this was the best, with all the pieces feeling buffed-up, thought about and nobody making a huge wrong turn.
Do catch it if you want to enjoy the energy and shared commitment of its young performers.