The music for all three of the pieces on Richard Alston's latest DVD may be 'all American' but the choreography isn't: there's nothing here to dilute Alston's reputation as the most 'all English' of today's major dancemakers...
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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.
Press Release 12 March 2013 SCOTTISH BALLET presents DANCE ODYSSEYS Edinburgh International Festival Festival Theatre Edinburgh Friday 16 – Monday 19 August 2013 Scottish Ballet invites Edinburgh International Festival audiences to experience dance differently this August with a four day journey into the curious, the conceptual and the most creative world of dance. Featuring world premieres...
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.
Lynette Halewood with her personal selection of London dance memories this last year...
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"
It’s finally happening: Rambert Dance company’s new headquarters on the South Bank is under way, its foundations well and truly sunk. Before the next phase of building goes ahead above ground, a time capsule in a stainless steel tube was buried in concrete
Bob Lockyer must be truly proud of his birthday gift: not a dud amongst the commissions he has brought about, sending three young choreographers on their way to a promising future.
The Place Robin Howard Dance Theatre is holding a special night of dance celebrating Bob Lockyer, one of the major players in the development and establishment of dance in the UK, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
'Storyville' is a familiar morality tale, but Cira Robinson’s heartfelt commitment as Lola makes us care anew. Hampson has indeed turned her into a star... 'Captured' is a triumph for the company and Martin Lawrance, the choreographer.
Taking notes at a performance by Richard Alston's dancers is - for me, at least - a pointless occupation. Descriptive words and points of reference fly past in an unending stream, like Canada Geese migrating for the winter: start writing and you are never likely to stop!
24 pictures by Dave Morgan….