★★★✰✰ Putting together a new company and getting new work made for it is commendably ambitious at the best of times. Joseph Toonga and his collaborators can feel proud, as can the dancers: they were articulate, enthusiastic, committed and hard working.
Tag - Botis Seva
★★✰✰✰ Episode Two of Dancing Nation contains works by Humanhood (Júlia Robert and Rudi Cole), Botis Seva for Far From the Norm, Will Tuckett for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Oona Doherty, Boy Blue and Akram Khan with Natalia Osipova (for which ★★★★★).
★★★✰✰ Once a year Sadler’s Wells puts on Sampled, a pick and mix of the types of dance you might see at the venue. The front stalls seats are taken out, and standing in that area is only a fiver, with cheap tickets in general.
Semperoper Ballett Dresden were another new visitor in the summer, with a programme of Forsythe works, some not seen here before. But Forsythe is a theme this year in himself.
★★★✰✰ Reckonings celebrates the 20th anniversary of the reopening of Sadler’s Wells after its rebuild. Rather than commemorate previous successes, it presents three new works commissioned from emerging UK choreographers as a deliberate statement of belief in the future.
Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 18th National Dance Awards...
★★★✰✰ Both are bold, engaging commissions – always welcome from a regional UK dance troupe.
★★★✰✰ The portraits are probably not a way into dance for someone who wasn’t already interested – and it’s probably better to watch them in small doses. However, they do remind us of something rather lovely...
★★★✰✰ It is rare to find young choreographers developing a distinctive movement language and Seva is certainly one of the most original emerging talents in UK.