★★✰✰✰ While You Are Here is disappointing despite using a cohort of the best contemporary dancers in the country, working with theatre director Lily McLeish and featuring fine design and lighting.
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★★★✰✰ Veldman sure knows how to pick all the right ingredients for a dance show - but they really need presenting in a less cryptic way than they are here. But do go to see great contemporary dancers and a great violinist strut their stuff and enjoy it for that...
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 17th National Dance Awards,
★★★★✰ This is a bold project, crammed with incident and detail, and highly atmospheric.
Award winning Mark Bruce has just unveiled his latest work - The Odyssey - based on Homer's epic poem. But circumstances around the premiere have put the company through their own testing odyssey, if we were tantalised and enthralled by what we saw...
This production, in this place, is about as good as it gets. If it doesn’t win a slew of awards for Mark Bruce and his team then I might just have to go walking around those East End Alleys in search of the vampire bride!
A lasting impression of the performance was, as ever, the range of Cunningham’s vocabulary, from shape-making to intricate steps, leaps, spins and lifts, constantly surprising.
Alston’s response to music is scrupulous, but Kondo’s percussive clatters, not dissimilar to John Cage’s prepared-piano poundings, takes some getting used to – for audiences, as for dancers.
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle announced the winners of the 13th National Dance Awards at The Place on 28th January 2013.
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle announced the nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards at a reception held at The Place on 9th November 2012. The winners will be announced 28th January 2013.
Nothing in contemporary dance is more guaranteed to provoke controversy than the Place Prize, now returning for its fifth edition, organised by the excellent team at The Place...