Reviews

On May 28th, 2021

Overflow – Alexander Whitley Dance Company-Sadler’s Wells, 21 & 22 May

Overflow is a myriad of reflections of digital bodies in big data. It offers a lens to look within and around, into the reality of our gradual drift to a digital space, heavily accelerated through the...

On July 25th, 2020

Amala Shankar- Goddess Parvati personified (1919-2020)

Memory makes strange connections. The oldest memory of my first Guru Amala Shankar is inextricably linked with my childhood memories of Kolkata-it’s unbearably hot and humid summer mornings, Park St...

On November 27th, 2019

Mavin Khoo & Temple of Fine Arts at Darbar Festival 2019, Sadler’s Wells, 25 Nov

It would not be an exaggeration to say that with the Temple of Fine Arts Inner Space Dance Mavin Khoo has created one of his finest choreographic works. This Bharata Natyam based retelling of three pi...

On February 26th, 2019

Bon Voyage,Bob by Alan Lucien Øyen with Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch – 22-25 Feb Sadlers Wells

Bon Voyage, Bob; a show that blends multiple disciplines into a surreal and charming theatre piece. Sixteen of the company’s dancers interact with the audience through dance, spoken text, singing, l...

On February 18th, 2019

‘Since she’ by Dimitris Papaiannou-Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch-UK Premiere,14-17Feb Sadlers Wells

With the many emotions and adventures that Since she provokes, all 16 dancers demonstrate a theatricality that is profound in the delivery of Papaioannou’s style as well as its remarkable homage to ...

On December 18th, 2018

Nutcracker (Review) English National Balllet, London Coliseum, 13-30 Dec 2018

The Sugar Plum fairy’s glistening costume with 400 Swarovski elements sewn in it is a visual treat, especially when her performance blends into the adorable dance of the snowflakes performed at an i...

On December 3rd, 2018

UK Premiere of Icon – (Review) GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley, Sadler’s Wells, 30 November 2018

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Anthony Gormley’s Icon is a collaboration of richly, detailed exuberance, where the dancers sculpt three and a half tonnes of clay into a spiritual dance that both creates a...

On August 14th, 2018

Carmen La Cubana – Sadler’s Wells-1-18 August 2018 (Review)

Inspired by Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Christopher Renshaw’s adaptation “Carmen La Cubana “is a heady mix of Cuban panache, warmth and vibrance. Set in pre-revolutionary Cuba in 1958 Carmen is a...

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