★★★★★ Ballet de Lorraine have reconstructed Relâche, a fascinating work first performed by the Ballets Suédois in 1924-25. It had caused almost as great a scandal as the 1913 premiere of The Rite of Spring in the same Théâtre des Champs-Elysées...
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Svetlana Zakharova – Amore: Francesca da Rimini, Rain before it Falls, Strokes Through the Tail – London
★★★✰✰ Happy for Zakharova who ultimately curated an interesting night, very happy to see her retinue of Bolshoi dancers and happy to see Donlon provide such final good cheer.
★★★✰✰ At New York City Ballet, the fall fashion gala has become a showcase for work by young choreographers. Each one is paired up with a fashion designer and voilà, it’s an event.
★★★★✰ The days run away like wild horses: The teeming vitality of this opening offers exuberant fun, as does the playfulness Collins adds to her source material...
★★✰✰✰ ...of more interest to Rodin scholars than dance-lovers.
★★★✰✰ I also note it was an all female choreographers bill - no big thing was made of this and that's just where we all need to get to.
Rambert Love, Art & Rock ‘n Roll: The 3 Dancers, Transfigured Night London, Sadler’s Wells 3 November 2015 Gallery of 3 Dancers pictures by Stephen Wright Gallery of Transfigured Night pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou www.rambert.org.uk www.sadlerswells.com What is involved in holding hands with someone? The many possibilities and ambiguities are examined in the two London...
There are some companies that are always worth seeing just to watch them move: NDT is one of them, and NDT 2 – at the Joyce through Sunday – is no different.
As in his narrative ballets, Wheeldon crams in too many ideas. What he does supremely well is to convey emotions beyond words in his pas de deux and solos.
John Craxton, the celebrated designer of Frederick Ashton’s Daphnis and Chloe, is the subject of an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge...
The Tribute bill is a well-chosen one... The season has been so short that the dancers haven’t had time to grow into their roles. They look as though they’re remembering instructions rather than relishing the ballets.
Perhaps the best pas de deux of the evening, judging by the audience reaction, is one from Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain.
All up 'Labyrinth of Love' is a wonderful creative endeavour, a great looker, but an extra dash of audience accessibility is needed. We go "Wow", rather than "Wow, I really loved what that had to say"