★★★★✰ A double bill featuring world premieres from Hofesh Shechter (From England With Love) and Marne & Imre van Opstal (Baby don’t hurt me)
Tag - Nederlands Dans Theater.
★★★★✰ Glitter, the first evening-length show by Antonin Rioche is a story of dreams, of the love that supports them... all told with depth and humour.
★★★★✰ Amy Pearl really connected with Yoann Bourgeois’ upside down dream world, if the livestream experience itself was not always so brilliant.
Amy Pearl's lockdown has been defined by NDT who she saw in NY just before lockdown and just caught up with again as they danced live at their home theatre for the first time and streamed the show to the world - a show which included a world premiere by Medhi Walerski and work by Crystal Pite...
★★★★✰ / ★★★★★ If there have been better examples of substantial dance films made during these trying times then I have yet to see them.
In the next two months Cathy Marston has premieres at The Royal Ballet (17 February) and San Francisco Ballet (24 March) - Jann Parry talks to Marston about the inspiration and making of two special works...
★★★★✰ The choice of works emphasised ensembles more than individuals. It was interesting to see large numbers of young men dancing together, as well as a more usual female corps de ballet.
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.
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 19th National Dance Awards…
★★★★✰ World-class dancers... it's the dancers' polish and power that raises all they do up another level.
Works by Crystal Pite, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
Nederlands Dans Theater is paying London’s Sadler’s Wells a short visit (26-29 June) with an interesting bill of works by Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke & the duo Paul Lightfoot & Sol Leon.
★★★★✰ SFDanceworks is going places. Formed in 2014 by longtime San Francisco Ballet soloist James Sofranko, the relatively new company already finds itself in a season of expansion.
★★★★✰ Dutch National Ballet's Dutch Doubles quad bill features 3 new works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Ernst Meisner and Wubkje Kuindersma plus a classic piece, new to the company, from the legend that is Hans van Manen.
★★★✰✰ Crystal Pite’s Solo Echo, originally made for Nederlands Dans Theater, was the undoubted highlight of the evening. Built around two Brahms sonatas...
Next month (March 2018) Ballet British Columbia, or Ballet BC as they are commonly known, tour the UK. Diane Parkes talks to artistic director Emily Molnar about the company and the works they are touring which includes a piece by the ultra-hot Crystal Pite...
Featuring: NDT2 (Nederlands Dans Theater 2), Jodelle Douglas, Jesus Carmona, Humanhood, Zenaida Yanowsky, Candoco and Yeah Yellow. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou.
★★★★✰ Suspense be damned. I’m just going to give away the ending of this review: Crystal Pite’s Plot Point, which closes Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Her Story triple bill, is a terrific piece of dance-theater.
★★★★✰ An outstanding bill in showing Hans van Manen's work for three companies and its rich contemporary diversity - it all looks so fresh and of today.
★★★✰✰ Forsythe’s emblematic In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated was created 30 years ago. Still, the ballet retains its explosive spirit and irresistible urgency, as well as its ability to thrill.