★★★✰✰ Baal conveys a convincing Brechtian essence framed through a contemporary gaze. It’s an intriguing work that celebrates the company’s wild creativity...
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★★★★✰ Matthew Bourne has reworked his famous "Swan Lake" and it's now touring. Graham Watts wrestles with iconic and uber definitions in a long look at a much-loved work.
★★★✰✰ 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.
★★★★✰ A good night of new work for Leeds coupling a rising star from outside with local and much-loved company talent.
★★★★★ ...the dancing is life enhancing and the audience leaves on a high of pleasure.
★★✰✰✰ Slated as a “rock opera style production” created in the late David Bowie’s honour, Star Dust is a lengthy, razzle dazzle suite of dances set to Bowie’s most popular tunes.
★★★★★ Jérôme Bel has been called many things, from conceptual artist to choreographer. If art is supposed to put a mirror up to humanity and at the same time challenge convention, Bel is certainly an artist, and one who has also referred to himself as a “philosopher of dance.”
★★★★✰ Whenever I see Michael Clark's company I usually come away energised and uplifted. Nobody fuses ballet to a youthful modern world like Clark does or reminds you that it's a tough technique that's been around a long time.
★★★★✰ Sixteen choreographers, 13 new works, 2 dancers, 70 minutes, 4 years in the making. That's the equation for Double Exposure, premiered by the San Francisco contemporary-dance duo RAWdance on Thursday, July 28. It's an epic production that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The long awaited collaboration between Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson has just been premiered at the Royal Opera House. Jann Parry on an interesting night...
If there’s a linking rationale between the sequences, other than one of physical contrasts, it’s not evident. Lecavalier cannot fail to be riveting because of her compelling presence, as androgynous as David Bowie, as vulnerable as Wendy Houstoun...
What made this Peter so right-feeling was that all elements of the show — storytelling, music, stage action — were so well integrated.