★★★★✰ As part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial celebrations, Rambert dance company took over all four floors of Sadler's Wells before the on-stage performance of this year's Event.
Tag - Sounddance
★★★★✰ The title of the latest triple bill in the Linbury studio theatre is taken from The Observer's dance critic's review of the Merce Cunningham Company's arrival in Britain in 1964.
Six Performances That Stayed with Me in 2017 - Marina Harss with her personal selection of New York dance memories this last year.
★★★★✰ For its second visit to the Joyce (the first was in 2015) Compagnie CNDC brought an excellent and well-balanced program. Two works from the sixties, followed one from the eighties...
★★★✰✰ This winter, New York is getting to see more Merce Cunningham than it has in years, thanks to visits from various European companies. It is a sad fact that Europe has always been more supportive of Cunningham than the choreographer’s own country.
Rambert dancer Stephen Wright is also a photographer - here he blogs about what's like to perform on stage, as seen from the wings. Enjoy...
This programme might also be viewed as demonstrating a particular curve in the formal journey of contemporary dance, albeit one taken in reverse and with an interloper for the sake of contrast.
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.
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"