★★★✰✰ The idea of setting a story about a refugee family to the songs of Sting was inevitably an enforced marriage of his diverse lyrics with a narrative for which they were never intended.
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★★★★✰ Some Like it Hip Hop is full of quirky humour, great music and dance, enjoying top-notch performances throughout the whole cast of sixteen.
★★★★✰ ZooNation's "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party" has come a long way as a thoughtful Royal Opera House alternative to the Royal Ballet's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
Like the novelist who writes a best-seller first time out, whatever Kate Prince goes on to create in the future, she’ll always struggle to match the brilliance of her first full-length show - Into the Hoods...
Canterna’s Romeo and Juliet is certainly different; and it won’t be to everyone’s taste, but – some quibbles aside – I enjoyed the energy and the entertainment.
If the brand new works were something of a disappointment then Crystal Pite's A Picture of You Falling, created on her own company dancers in 2008, was the outstanding hit.
Gallery by Dave Morgan...
The Mad Hatter from The Royal Ballet's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a dance-off against The Mad Hatter from ZooNation’s brand new hip-hop dance show The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Gallery by Dave Morgan...
Ludovic Ondiviela is making his first full-length work, Cassandra, for the Royal Ballet. And Mara Galeazzi is back from retirement to help him. We catch up with them...
...this show’s greatest sleight of hand is to have constructed a truly professional, West End-worthy production from the performances of young, amateur dancers, under the age of 19.
In short, it was foot-tapping fun!
The title of Kate Prince’s latest extravaganza is way too modest. On the basis of the universal adulation pouring from this audience, not just at the end but throughout the show, it would appear that EVERYONE likes it hip hop.
...the crowds – from the six-year-old toprocking on stage for a prize t-shirt to the octogenarian gentleman seated next to me in polite raptures – were most definitely entertained.
20 pictures by Dave Morgan...
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle announced the winners of the 13th National Dance Awards at The Place on 28th January 2013.
Hip hop is rapidly becoming the dominant dance discipline of the 21st century. Something that emerged as raw and explosive from US street culture is now established, codified and taught all around the world.
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle announced the nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards at a reception held at The Place on 9th November 2012. The winners will be announced 28th January 2013.
It's the name of the game that one does not necessarily appreciate all plans (or indeed how they crystallise out in practice) but I have to say that Sadler's Wells set a benchmark re new work/experiences and for where you want a progressive art to be.
Here are the just released dance related nominations. Good luck to all! OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE THE DESIGN TEAM for their work on the Royal Ballet’s ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at the Royal Opera House. EDWARD WATSON for his performance in THE METAMORPHOSIS at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House SYLVIE GUILLEM for her performance in her production of 6000 MILES AWAY at...