★★★★✰ In Watkins’ choreography and MacGibbon’s mastery of camera angles and close-ups the narrative is crystal clear.
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The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 17th National Dance Awards,
★★★★✰ ...an excellent reminder of how enduring Orwell’s work is, and how powerful a channel ballet can be for complex human emotions like distrust and defeat.
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 16th National Dance Awards,
It's a significant accomplishment - Watkins has really marked his card.
David Nixon must be able to lay claim to being the most prolific creator of full-length narrative ballets at work today...
Batley's Dracula is a towering presence, subtly portraying the torment between evil and desire; the seducer and the seduced.
I thoroughly applaud the move to widen the choreographic vocabulary of what they present and I hope they can tour such a bill in future. A bravo to David Nixon (AD) and Mark Skipper (Chief Exec) for making this happen...
Gallery by Dave Morgan...
The ballet succeeds most in its incidental scenes – though everything is presented fortissimo. Most clever is the way in which Nixon depicts Myrtle and George Wilson ...The performances of Benjamin Mitchell and Victoria Sibson were the strongest of the evening.