Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rising – Aakash Odedra: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, London; 25 February 2012

Ah, look, the sun is up Astonishing young British South Asian dancer Aakash Odedra is something to behold. Given the inestimable honour of having three new solos created for him by some of the top contemporary choreographers working in the … Continue reading

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Exposure: Dance – Various Choreographers: ROH2 Linbury Studio Theatre, London, 23 February 2012

Disappearing in the spotlight An honourable annual mash-up showcasing new work developed at the Royal Opera House, this year’s Exposure: Dance was a bit of a let-down. It started engagingly enough with Ilona Jäntti’s solo work Handspun which made an … Continue reading

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Triple Bill – Wayne McGregor I Random Dance, Candoco Dance Company, Hofesh Shechter Company: Sadler’s Wells, 2 February 2012

If the structure’s broke, please fix it Sadler’s Wells opened British Dance Edition (a three-day, multi-venue event designed to showcase British dance to promoters and producers across the world) with a mostly disappointing Triple Bill full of awfully clever names and … Continue reading

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La Fille mal gardee/The Sleeping Beauty – The Russian State Ballet of Siberia: New Wimbledon Theatre, 30 & 31 January 2012

Feeling hot, hot, hot The Russian State Ballet of Siberia put on a couple of impressive displays at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The opening night pastoral delights of La Fille mal gardée may not seem the obvious repertoire for a … Continue reading

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