Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts stops dancing next month at the same time as his choreographic practice becomes ever more prominent. Claudia Bauer talks to one of the greats of AAADT about life and his Ailey world premiere next month at City Center.
Tag - The Bessies
★★★✰✰ Evaluating works in progress is a peculiar exercise. Without knowing what parts of a dance are complete or still conceptual, or where they fit within the context of a larger yet to be created piece a review is a guessing game.
★★★★✰ It’d be a misnomer to call the evening a dance show – I was hoping Wang Ramirez would have more stage time than they did ...but it was a cohesive production in any case, with some bracing, if fleeting, choreography on offer.
★★★★★ Jérôme Bel has been called many things, from conceptual artist to choreographer. If art is supposed to put a mirror up to humanity and at the same time challenge convention, Bel is certainly an artist, and one who has also referred to himself as a “philosopher of dance.”
Interview - Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang are about to collaborate with composer, and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Nitin Sawhney at the Royal Albert Hall. We wanted to know more about the dynamic and well connected pair...