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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Carnación; Petrushka review – two contrasting personal visions by Sarah Crompton

Teatro alle Tese, VeniceSilver Lion winner Rocío Molina unleashes raw energy, while Golden Lion winner Saburo Teshigawara turns his gaze inward, at Wayne McGregor’s Venice Dance Biennale …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:42AM
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Alan Cumming: ‘Men have a difficult time controlling our desire’ by Sarah Crompton

Alan Cumming has worked with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls – now he’s starring in a dance show about Scotland’s most famous poet. He talks to Sarah Crompton about male desire, wh…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:07AM
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Shechter II: Contemporary Dance 2.0 review – uplifting and strangely emotional by Sarah Crompton

Arts Depot, London; and touringThe young dancers nurtured by Hofesh Shechter rise to the challenge of his teasing 2019 work with irresistible confidence In the history of British dance, the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:37AM
Sunday, July 3, 2022

AfteRite + Lore review – Wayne McGregor’s radical Stravinsky double bill by Sarah Crompton

La Scala, MilanIn its world premiere performance, McGregor makes Les Noces his own, while the extraordinary Alessandra Ferri stars in his 2018 take on The Rite of Spring Igor Stravinsky argu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Trajal Harrell: Porca Miseria review – a work of profound emotion by Sarah Crompton

Internationaal Theater AmsterdamThe American dance-maker brings the audience to tears with a highly textured ritual of remembrance for a dying person You always remember the moment when a ch…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Car Man; Like Water for Chocolate review – two narrative delights by Sarah Crompton

Royal Albert Hall; Royal Opera House, LondonMatthew Bourne and Christopher Wheeldon bring Broadway dazzle and cinematic power to their adaptations of Bizet’s Carmen and Laura Esquivel’s …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:42AM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Rite of Spring review – a bruising collision of life, sex and death by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA Covid-dogged company of African dancers triumph in an unbearable yet riveting revival of Pina Bausch’s take on Stravinsky In Lynn Garafola’s outstanding new bio…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:07AM
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Carmen review – this is Natalia Osipova’s show by Sarah Crompton

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonThe Royal Ballet star electrifies in Didy Veldman’s tricksy new reworking of a ubiquitous classic Natalia Osipova is such a particular talent. The force of her …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Written in the Body review – full of striking images and insights by Sarah Crompton

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, BrightonCharlotte Spencer’s examination of memory and the body is strongest when it focuses on specifics For the past 10 years, the choreographer…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:33AM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Anne-Marie Duff: ‘We’re a country in trauma – the last 10 years have been a s*** show’ by Sarah Crompton

The ‘Shameless’ star talks to Sarah Crompton about the cost of living crisis, motherhood, Botox and her new play, ‘The House of Shades’

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:12PM

Rambert review – Ben Duke’s new work is both funny and profound by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe mysterious, melancholy Cerberus is the centrepiece of a triple bill worthy of the company’s superb dancers Sadler’s Wells was sparsely populated for the Londo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM

Anne-Marie Duff: ‘We’re a country in trauma – the last 10 years have been a sh*** show’ by Sarah Crompton

The ‘Shameless’ star talks to Sarah Crompton about the cost of living crisis, motherhood, Botox and her new play, ‘The House of Shades’

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:24AM
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Shades of Blue/ Warrior Queens review – compelling and contemporary by Sarah Crompton

Sadlers’s Wells, LondonFear and intimidation play out in the Matsena brothers’ raw, impassioned new work, while Julia Cheng’s female warriors strike a pose Julia Cheng’s choreography…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24AM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Dan Daw Show: review – consent, kink and pushing comfort zones by Sarah Crompton

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonDan Daw explores bodies, power and submission in a show that is intense, tender and comes complete with trigger warning… I was feeling quite calm about seeing …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Daniel Fish on his dark new Oklahoma!: ‘We’re trying to deal with violence, injustice, and community’ by Sarah Crompton

The New York theatre director and actors Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas and Patrick Vaill talk to Sarah Crompton about turning the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic into the most challenging v…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:18AM
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Scènes de ballet/ A Month in the Country/ Rhapsody review – an outstanding Ashton triple bill by Sarah Crompton

Royal Opera House, LondonIn a showcase of works from across their founding choreographer’s career, the Royal Ballet prove their mastery of his technical and dramatic complexity Mikhail Bar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24AM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

BalletBoyz: Deluxe review – it’s impossible to look away by Sarah Crompton

Richmond theatre, London; and touringXie Xin and Maxine Doyle call the shots in a double bill of great flow and swagger One quality that has sustained BalletBoyz, the company founded by the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:33AM
Sunday, April 17, 2022

Mystery Sonatas/for Rosa review – an enigmatic endurance test by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonAnne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s tribute to five inspirational Rosas captivates – until it outstays its welcome Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is not a choreographer who …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Sunday, April 10, 2022

The Forsythe Evening; Traplord review – a sugar rush and a bitter bill by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells; 180 Studios, LondonWilliam Forsythe delivers a dazzling fusion of classical ballet and pop, Ivan Michael Blackstock a bold examination of black masculinity Dance takes man…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:37AM
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Jackie Sibblies Drury on race, creativity and the legacy of Mary Seacole by Sarah Crompton

The new play by the Pulitzer-winning writer of Fairview links the story of the pioneering Jamaican nurse in Crimea to female carers across history Seeing Fairview at the Young Vic in London …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:33AM

Black Ballet; Royal Ballet review – a mixed bag and beauty in motion by Sarah Crompton

Barbican; Royal Opera House, LondonThe dancers shone in a double bill to mark 20 years of Casso Pancho’s company, while at Covent Garden Kyle Abraham’s new work was suffused with longing…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12AM
Sunday, March 27, 2022

Boris Charmatz: Somnole and Infini review – thoughtful and compelling by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonDance Reflections festival continued, with offerings from foggy to soporific – but darling of radical dance Boris Charmatz did not disappoint You need a lot of pati…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Rambert: Set and Reset; Katerina Andreou: BSTRD; Christian Rizzo: une maison – review by Sarah Crompton

Tate Modern; Sadler’s Wells, LondonDance Reflections festival showcases a fresh take on Trisha Brown’s seminal work; while two of its contemporary offerings are frustratingly oblique It …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Sunday, March 13, 2022

William Forsythe: ‘I want people to look forward to ballet, not endure it’ by Sarah Crompton

The American choreographer on setting classical dance steps to James Blake, his friendship with Nureyev, and why he hugs trees One of the world’s greatest dance-makers, William Forsythe, 7…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03PM

Lyon Opera Ballet: Dance; Brigel Gjoka, Rauf ‘RubberLegz’ Yasit & Rusan Filiztek: Neighbours – review by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA Lucinda Childs postmodern gem sparkles anew, while two extraordinary dancers explore what unites people and tears them apart When George Balanchine created his thre…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Saturday, March 12, 2022

Ruth Wilson: ‘Sexuality is part of human nature. We have to put it on screen’ by Sarah Crompton

The star of ‘The Affair’, ‘Luther’ and ‘His Dark Materials’ talks to Sarah Crompton about personal boundaries, the gender pay gap and why older women are more valued in Europe th…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:42AM
Sunday, March 6, 2022

Swan Lake; Phantoms: A Triple Bill review – high emotion all round by Sarah Crompton

Royal Opera House; Wilton’s Music Hall, LondonVadim Muntagirov stars in the late Liam Scarlett’s reworking of a Russian classic. And Mark Bruce’s new work needs less drama, more dance …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06AM
Sunday, February 27, 2022

Lost Dog: A Tale of Two Cities review – a far, far better thing when dance does the talking by Sarah Crompton

Warwick Arts Centre, and touringThis Dickens adaptation is at its most vibrant when it relies on Ben Duke and co’s expressive choreography rather than complex dialogue “It was the best o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48AM
Sunday, February 20, 2022

NDT2 review – utter and transfixing confidence by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe magnetic young dancers of NDT2 shapeshift through a demanding triple bill with irresistible ease and assurance The youngest of the 18 dancers who make up Nederlan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:42AM
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Kontakthof; Acosta Danza: 100% Cuban – review by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonUniversal themes of romance connect a young cast to their 70s revival, while Carlos Acosta stumbles in his casting There’s a difficult balance in dance between bein…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:06AM
Saturday, February 5, 2022

The Tragedy of Macbeth’s Kathryn Hunter: ‘The car crash wasn’t an accident – it was a suicide attempt’ by Sarah Crompton

The award-winning stage actor gives one of the standout performances in Joel Coen’s film and is about to star on the London stage in ‘The Chairs’. But things might have turned out very…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:06AM

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