Category Archives: Southbank

The Legend of Mulan – Hong Kong Dance Company: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 15 April 2017

Like father, like daughter For Hong Kong Dance Company’s The Legend of Mulan, we were promised a mix of contemporary, ballet, Chinese Classical dance and martial arts and that’s exactly what we got. Unfortunately, we also received large doses of … Continue reading

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Body.Dance.Nation.City – Ballet National de Marseille: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 5 August 2016

Anthemic The first half an hour or so of Body.Dance.Nation.City was a largely uninspiring bout of contemporary dance. True, the synchronised ensemble work was impressively performed by the 16-strong cast but joint choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten just … Continue reading

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Sanjukta Sinha & Sanjukta Wagh – Kin and Rage & Beyond: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 30 May 2016

Kin marvellous The title Kin and Rage & Beyond makes more sense when you realise it’s actually two different shows for two different dancers. Both use Kathak as their base but the results are remarkably different. To help confuse matters … Continue reading

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Bale de Rua – Baila Brazil: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 6 August 2015

In one Brasileiro and out the other If you’re planning to watch Baila Brazil don’t go expecting to see women resplendent in feathers and bikinis. In fact, you’ll get more satisfaction if you don’t expect to see any women at … Continue reading

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This Is Not Black – Alesandra Seutin & Ayanna Witter-Johnson: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, 12 September 2014

This is not a review Describing herself as a performer, choreographer and teacher, Harare-born Alesandra Seutin’s life and parentage spans both Africa and Europe (her mother is Zimbabwean, her father Belgian). In This Is Not Black she looks into ‘Afro-European’ … Continue reading

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Apocrifu – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London 24 January 2014

Say the word With the multi-layered set strewn liberally with books it’s immediately clear that language (and, more specifically, religious and idealogical text) is a major theme of Apocrifu. Speech, singing, the written word, visual imagery and, of course, the … Continue reading

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Win FREE tickets to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu at London’s Southbank Centre

Win free tickets to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu at London’s Southbank Centre Originally premiered in 2007 in Brussels, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu makes its London debut at the Southbank Centre on January 24th and 25th 2014. Cherkaoui is one of … Continue reading

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