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Batsheva Dance Company in Last Work.© Julieta Cervantes. (Click image for larger version)

Batsheva Dance Company – Last Work – New York

★★✰✰✰   Last Work is not unlike other Batsheva pieces which use an assemblage of vignettes, however it doesn’t hang together as cohesively as say, Sadeh21.

Linda Celeste Sims in Alvin Ailey's Cry.© Paul Kolnik. (Click image for larger version)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme C – London

★★★★✰   I saw Programme C at Sadler’s Wells and like practically everybody else, have to rave about the dancers.

Yasuko Yokoshi in Bell.© Ian Douglas. (Click image for larger version)

Yasuko Yokoshi – Bell – New York

Some experiments sound better on paper – especially when one admires the artist behind them – than they turn out to be in reality.

Robert Wilson & Philip Glass' collaboration Einstein on the Beach.© Lesley Leslie-Spinks. (Click image for larger version)

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass – Einstein on the Beach – New York

This is the third mounting of the work since its première in 1976 at the Avignon Festival, where it quickly became the stuff of legend. What was this strange, endlessly-repetitive, oddly compelling work?

Mark Morris Dance Group – Dido and Aeneas – New York

It is something of a cliché to say it, but the guiding principle of Morris’s Dido – as in the more recent Socrates – is simplicity. No single element – musc, words, dance – is privileged above the others.

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