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Swan Lake Bath Ballet – Corey Baker & Friends: BBC Arts – Culture in Quarantine, 8 July 2020

A splashing piece of work Not a version of Swan Lake by Bath Ballet (lovely though I’m sure that would have been), this is even better – Swan Lake in a bath tub. Several bath tubs. Bath tubs owned by … Continue reading

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The Other Side – Aterballetto: Online, 28 June 2020

Turn to the left The things you learn inadvertently. The late Achille Maramotti, founder of Italian fashion brand Max Mara, was also an avid art collector and the company’s former headquarters in Reggio Emilia is now a private museum that … Continue reading

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Lying Together – Hong Kong Ballet/Corey Baker Dance: Online, 17 June 2020

Plants for the future In these days of having to get used to living in a world that’s been hiding under your nose without you ever truly realising it (who knew, for example, suburban London possessed so many species of … Continue reading

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Project Sau.te – Quarantine Project, Week 2: Online, 17- 22 May 2020

Taiwanderful The second and final week of Project Sau.te’s Quarantine Project was, on the whole, even more creative than the first week (see Week 1 review). Mei-Yun Lu and Guang-Xuan Chen were by far the best organised of all the … Continue reading

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1 meter CLOSER – Aterballetto: Online, 21 May 2020

Longitude and attitude It’s great to see that new work is being created, even in the middle of the severest coronavirus lockdowns. Italy’s Aterballetto have concocted a very professional film called 1 meter CLOSER that features the Company’s dancers expressing … Continue reading

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Project Sau.te – Quarantine Project: Online, 11 – 22 May 2020

Plenty of room George Liang is a dancer with Northern Ballet and he’s come up with the marvellous idea of the Quarantine Project. He got in touch with some of his fellow-Taiwanese dancers and choregraphers (students and professionals) and they … Continue reading

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Within Her Eyes – James Cousins Company: Online, 6 May 2020

What’s in a name? James Cousins has a greatest hit – a piece called There We Have Been. It’s only about 15 minutes long but it’s an extraordinary duet that Cousins has now decided to commit to film. And change … Continue reading

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Hold On – Dutch National Ballet: Online, 29 April 2020

Not Dancing in the Street A plethora of ballet and dance has been thrust online in the midst of the coronavirus but, by necessity, very little of it has been new. Well, here’s an actual world premiere from Dutch National … Continue reading

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The Swan – Birmingham Royal Ballet: BBC Arts – Culture in Quarantine, 8 April 2020

Swanline Offering Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more artistic material is appearing online. The BBC’s hastily published response, Culture in Quarantine, is now beginning to bear fruit and its latest presentation comes courtesy of Birmingham Royal Ballet. The … Continue reading

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Mám – Michael Keegan-Dolan: Sadler’s Wells, 5 February 2020

Feeling sheepish Michael Keegan-Dolan and his company Teaċ Daṁsa (House of Dance) shot to fame with their debut production – Loch na hEala, a fresh take on Swan Lake. Mám is their follow-up and although it got a pretty universal … Continue reading

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