Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bausch/Forsythe/van Manen – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 23 March 2017

Pina Will Hans Finally, after gawd knows how long, I finally got to see Pina Bausch’s soil-strewn The Rite of Spring. Not by Tanztheater Wuppertal but, unthinkable as it would have seemed just a few years ago, by English National … Continue reading

Posted in English National Ballet, Hans van Manen, Pina Bausch, Sadler's Wells, William Forsythe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Challengers – Yamato: Peacock Theatre, London, 17 March 2017

Drum-ti-drum-drum-drum How do you make a show that’s basically people whacking drums for a couple of hours interesting? Yamato managed it. Not just that, they made it hugely entertaining. Artistic Director Masa Ogawa says he’s trying to preserve the traditions … Continue reading

Posted in Peacock Theatre, Yamato | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Echoes & I Imagine – Aakesh Odedra Company: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, London, 9 March 2017

Ring my bell There’s no denying that Aakesh Odedra is a beautiful dancer – The Guardian newspaper even says he is on the front of the programme. On this double bill currently touring the UK, one piece demonstrated this superbly, … Continue reading

Posted in Aakash Odedra, Sadler's Wells | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Triple Bill – Ballet Black: Barbican Theatre, The Barbican Centre, London, 3 March 2017

Wolfing it down The big draw of Ballet Black’s new Triple Bill was Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s world premiere of Red Riding Hood. Taking a sidelong look at ye olde faerie tale it gives the main characters a bit more contemporary … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet Black, Barbican | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment