"Nigel Charnock" tag
Wendy Houstoun's Stupid Women.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Wendy Houstoun and the Stupid Women – Stupid Women – London

Wendy Houstoun is an artist who keeps the great British tradition of anarchic physical theatre alive, if but barely kicking.

© Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards

2014 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2014 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

Wendy Houstoun.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Wendy Houstoun – Pact with Pointlessness – London

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.

Louise Lecavalier in So Blue.© Andre Cornellier. (Click image for larger version)

Louise Lecavalier – So Blue – London

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…

Sebastian Langueneur & Jessica Haener in Earthfall's Chelsea Hotel.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Earthfall – Chelsea Hotel – London

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…

Nigel Charnock in Ten Dixon Road© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Nigel Charnock, 1960 – 2012

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.

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