Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch “….como el musguito en lad piedra, ay si, si, si..” (Like moss on a stone) This production is a joy of grace, poignancy and artistry combined. Do whatever you must, to experience it at Sadler’s Wells. We meet the female dancers in this piece as if they are nymphs, maidens in flowing jewelled colours as yet unknowing of the powers of youth and the feminine they have assumed and the impact these have on the world of men. On a vast, empty stage, shimmering … [Read more...]
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BalletBoyz’ Them/Us at Sadler’s Wells
The first half of the show, a thirty-minute piece choreographed by the dancers is titled Them. It’s not boring because Balletboyz are fabulous dancers and for this reason, it’s enough to watch but the work itself feels shallow. It’s hard to work out what the point is except as a virtuoso display. The cube doesn’t add much either. Andrew Ellis, the lighting designer contributes occasional intense scenes of colour which are beautiful. The music composed by Charlotte Harding provides necessary substance to the work as it sweeps from gorgeous strings to strings with a driving beat that accompany the best section of dance, a virtuoso solo by dancer, Benjamin Knapper. Them has a running time of only 30 minutes which is just about right, not overlong.
Notwithstanding the limitations of Them the second half of the show, Us, after the interval is so satisfying you leave elated, amazed all over again by the impact of great contemporary dance when it happens in front of you again.
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