Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hoochie Koochie – Trajal Harrell: Barbican Art Gallery, The Barbican, London, 23 July 2017

London is voguing There’s a ballet by Alexander Ekman called Cacti that basically takes the piss out of critics trying to misguidedly pin meaning onto a choreographers intentions. I felt I was being sucked into the same trap with Trajal … Continue reading

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Tanguera: Sadler’s Wells, 21 July 2017

Fight night Most tango shows designed for the theatre operate on a fairly abstract basis. There’s usually an element of sleazy love but essentially they’re a long line of episodic dance sequences with no connection to each other. When you … Continue reading

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ETM: Double Down – Dorrance Dance: Sadler’s Wells, 12 July 2017

Down at heel In some ways, it’s hard to fault Dorrance Dance’s show ETM: Double Down. The achingly hip New York-based tap dance company have seven outstanding tap dancers that provide an inexhaustible supply of beats, rhythm and joie-de-vivre. They’re … Continue reading

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Coppelia – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol, England, 1 July 2017

All dolled up Peter Wright’s production of Coppélia for Birmingham Royal Ballet is a fine looking thing. Peter Farmer’s scenery and costumes are extremely attractive and the whole thing is put together with a breezy cohesion. And when you have … Continue reading

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