Theatre-Rites 'The Global Playground' "explores the magic of our first encounters, how we play together..." and opens the dance programme at this years Manchester International Festival. Time for a quick word with choreographer Gregory Maqoma...
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The inaugural Women in Dance Award has recently been announced at a well attended virtual ceremony. A significant event and huge congrats to winner Vicki Igbokwe and to Avatara Ayuso for making it all happen.
★★★✰✰ Episode Three of Dancing Nation contains works by Matsena Productions (Anthony & Kel Matsena), Kenneth Tindall for Northern Ballet, Shobana Jeyasingh, and Marion Motin for Rambert.
Stella Abrera, the much loved and recently retired American Ballet Theatre principal talks to Oksana Khadarina about her new life as Artistic Director of the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and its much admired Festival. That and putting on a ballet for Alexei Ratmansky in St. Petersburg...
Heather Desaulniers dips into the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and reviews three programmes: Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon (★★★★✰), Dance Goes On (★★★✰✰) and Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance (★★★★★)
★★★★✰ The Kaatsbaan Summer Festival offers the respite of communication without words, of the beauty of the body moving freely through space, and of shared experience.
Jeremy McQueen’s dance company, Black Iris Project, have their debut season at New York Live Arts this week - 27 & 28 July. Shanti Crawford spoke with the emerging choreographer about his new company, what drives them and the NY Live Arts bill.