Gunilla Heilborn- This is Not a Love Story|Saturday 19th October 2013

Swedish choreographer and film maker Gunilla Heilborn’s work ‘This is not a love story’ constructs an almost cinematic approach to dance theatre. The piece, which has been in production since 2010 and first premiered in 2011, features two heroes- Kolwaski and Vera- who are on a ‘delicate search for context and connections’ as they lead … Continue reading Gunilla Heilborn- This is Not a Love Story|Saturday 19th October 2013

Nitty Gritty

I like grit. Something I realised when watching Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet on Tuesday. I admired the dancers’ technical ability, clean lines and characterisation of the roles, but for me it was all a bit too nice. Nice being a word, that I don’t particularly like to use, because when you describe something as being … Continue reading Nitty Gritty

Company Chameleon- Pictures We Make |Thursday 10th October 2013

A half lit smoky stage, dissected by lights that box in the dancers. A mirror like quality, that creates a beautiful ghosting. Fluidity, indeed an efficacy of fluidity underpins the double bill. Impeccable timing and intense clarity of movement that bonds all four dancers in both unison and contact work with undeniable emotive power. Goddard … Continue reading Company Chameleon- Pictures We Make |Thursday 10th October 2013

The Great Gatsby- Northern Ballet Theatre| Saturday 4th May 2013

I have always enjoyed watching Northern Ballet. They have a certain accessibility to their work which I find entirely refreshing- sort of an amalgamation of Royal Ballet and Matthew Bourne that makes for highly theatrical, yet beautifully choreographed works. This is also what I think makes their work much more popular for those not involved in the dance … Continue reading The Great Gatsby- Northern Ballet Theatre| Saturday 4th May 2013