Monthly Archives: February 2013

Two Cigarettes in the Dark – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, 17 February 2013

Franco, where’s my socks? Coming as it does from roughly the middle of Pina Bausch’s choreographic career Two Cigarettes in the Dark subtly reflects how Bausch’s output changed over the course of her time at the helm of Tanztheater Wuppertal … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: The Bride and the Bachelors – Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns: Barbican Art Gallery, London, 14 February – 9 June 2013

Ooh, suitors you sir The all-American quartet of Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns regularly collaborated and inspired each other. This extraordinary coming together of artistic talent and their personal engagements with seminal French artist Marcel Duchamp … Continue reading

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An Evening of Burlesque: New Wimbledon Theatre, 15 February 2013

No la, la On walking into the New Wimbledon Theatre, the lack of a programme or cast sheet for sale felt like a bad omen. And, on the whole, it was. The small group of burlesque dancers on display (The … Continue reading

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Resolution! 2013 – Hinged, Camila Gutierrez & Fionn Cox-Davies, Cesilie Kvernland, The Nonsuch Dancers: The Place, London, 14 February 2013

Well, it’s worth a try The penultimate night of Resolution! 2013, The Place’s six-week long festival of new work, was a pretty good one. First up were Hinged who might be better changing their name to Unhinged. A re-telling of … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill – Richard Alston Dance Company: New Wimbledon Theatre, 9 February 2013

Get set, Goooooooooo! If ever a dance company went through the gears it was the Richard Alston Dance Company at the New Wimbledon Theatre tonight. Setting a rather gentle opening pace was Richard Alston’s The Devil in the Detail, a … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Moscow City Ballet: Richmond Theatre, London, 6 February 2013

What have you done for me lakely? It has to be said that Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake is a decent production with plenty of good dancing (especially from the female corps in the two lake scenes) and some lovely … Continue reading

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Tatyana – Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker: The Barbican, London 31 January 2013

Letters In To be frank, the storytelling in Tatyana, Deborah Colker’s interpretation of Pushkin’s poem Eugene Onegin, was all over the place. The tale was narrowed down to the four main characters, Tatyana, Onegin, Lensky and Olga (each identified by … Continue reading

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