Wendy Houstoun is an artist who keeps the great British tradition of anarchic physical theatre alive, if but barely kicking.
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The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2014 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.
I should have known better. Going to a Wendy Houstoun gig with a pre-conceived notion of what to expect is indeed a pact with pointlessness.
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...
It’s a powerful piece of theatre, driven by music that expresses the hard-living, drug-fuelled romanticism of the spirits who inhabited the hotel...
As a celebrated creator and performer throughout the world Nigel was simultaneously acclaimed as both “a national treasure” (Arts Council of England) and branded “the unreconstructed bad boy of physical theatre” by London Metro.