Under are the articles written for DanceTabs. on Balletco
★★ Rambert dancers on stage perform with great energy and commitment but the whole thing doesn’t manage to live up to its ambitious objectives…
★★★★ It’s not the kind of work that will persuade anyone that ballet can be a subtle, nuanced and poetic art, but it is cracking entertainment and a treat in a dreary month.
Lynette Halewood with some reflections on London dance performances over the last year – the good and the less good…
★★★ Mavin Khoo doesn’t appear on stage here: the work has been made on dancers from the Temple of Fine Arts Inner Space Dance, based in Malaysia.
★★★★ This is a thoughtful and nuanced depiction of how complex and fraught identity can be in Britain today, put across with meaty, muscular force by two charismatic performers.
★★★★ …exemplary performances from Momoko Hirata as Giselle and César Morales as Albrecht make for a richly rewarding and moving experience.
★★★ ‘Another Look at Memory’ is a cool, precise, rigorous piece, set to Philip Glass’s choral work ‘Another Look at Harmony”, finding a language in dance and gesture which responds to, and reflects on, the music’s minimalism.
★★★★ It’s another remarkable achievement from Maliphant, conjuring poetry out of a bare stage, light and movement.
★★★★ A charismatic and compelling performance and a forensic examination of embattled masculinity, holding the attention throughout with unflagging energy.
★★★★ Falling Man is a huge achievement, performed with intensity and charisma, and we really need to see it again in our theatres.
★★★ Our setting is the Verona Institute in the near future. Here disturbed young people have been locked up for an opaque purpose under the eye of a sadistic jailer… A traumatised Juliet meets a troubled Romeo, and it ends as badly as you might expect.
★★★ Dutch National Ballet Junior 青海福彩app官方下载 at the ROH Young Talent Festival with 5 works – No Time Before Time, Fuse, What Got You Here, Fingers in the Air and In The Future.
★★★ The twelve dancers are a mix of nationalities, attractive, lively and energetic, fortunately possessing the stamina required to get through a demanding programme.
★★★★ It’s been a treat to see so much new work made specifically for a company. The dancers are free, unburdened by the weight of history and expectation, with no comparisons to be made to famous past performers or interpretations. It’s all theirs.
★★ Cas Public’s 9, now at the Linbury Theatre is a curious mix, big ideas but flawed execution.
★★★ It’s quite a mixed evening. The standout item is the final piece, Revellers’ Mass by the company’s resident choreographer, Caroline Finn.
★★★ Tesseract is a curious, sometimes disorienting mix of film, live dance, and projections of filmed live dance.
★★★ Once a year Sadler’s Wells puts on Sampled, a pick and mix of the types of dance you might see at the venue. The front stalls seats are taken out, and standing in that area is only a fiver, with cheap tickets in general.
★★★★ The entire cast is committed to the MacMillan idea of everyone having their own character and story, and the result is a richly detailed picture of the conflicts between poverty and wealth, love and lust.