2pm/ 7pm Southbank Centre (Waterloo)
10 August – 1 September
ZooNation‘s army of mini-mes has taken to the South bank this month, in an interpretatively illuminating, reinforced rendition of The Wizard of Oz story. Groove On Down The Road is the first full-scale production from ZooNation Youth Company (ZYC) with celebrated choreographer Katie Prince, whose previous shows include critically acclaimed Some Like It Hip Hop and Into The Hoods. Continue reading “Groove On Down The Road (ZooNation) at the Southbank Centre”
In 2011, Akram Khan premiered his solo show DESH, a work that was instantly hailed the masterpiece of his career so far, and one that put him at the forefront of contemporary choreography and dance on an international scale. In the intervening years, Khan has performed at the Olympic Opening Ceremony with Emeli Sandé- an emotive tribute to the victims of the 7/7 Bombings that was controversially excluded from American coverage of the ceremony- and been awarded an MBE. Continue reading “Akram Khan’s DESH at Sadler’s Wells”
The Northern Ballet is a dance company famous for their narrative productions and so in taking on ‘The Great American Novel’, they set themselves an incredible challenge.
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Seduced by the Royal Opera house’s promise that I would be “transported to an exotic world of noble warriors and cruel princesses”, I eagerly awaited the performance of La Bayadère. And if any word can be used to describe the performance it was definitely ‘transported’.
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The Accidental Festival last week brought various performers from across the arts to the Central School of Speech and Drama in order to showcase and celebrate various types of dance, theatre, music and performance art.
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Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, returning to the Royal Opera House this month for a third time, is a spectacle of Diaghilevian proportions. From the minute the curtain rises to the sounds of Joby Talbot’s sweeping, yet crystalline score, Lewis Carroll’s tale of white rabbits and playing cards is brought to life in a way that is fresh and innovative- a true feat after over a century of endless adaptations.
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