Browsing archive for June 2015
Crème de la Kremlin
Life In Progress was performed three times at Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Moscow this week. The show was on at the Moscow State Academic Mossovet Theatre with a packed audience each night consisting of just under nine hundred people. The captivated audience broke out into a wild applause at the end, which was too much for some with one overzealous audience member running on stage, planting a kiss on Sylvie before disappearing into the night!
Above is the team: dancers, musicians, technicians, and producers having a spot of lunch with the UK ambassador in Russia at the Kremlin.
That’s Norway To Tango
This week m¡longa is on the stage of The Norwegian Opera House for six performances. The shows have been met by a fantastic response – culminating in all of the audience up on their feet for a standing ovation.
And what a beautiful theatre for a beautiful show: The cast and crew were able to wade through the Fjord and all the way up the slopping roof before delivering the best alternative take on tango that exists.
Next up for m¡longa: Stuttgart.
Youth’ve been frame[d]: NYDC are touring
Sadler’s Wells’ National Youth Dance Company, under the direction of Guest Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will begin their national UK tour this weekend. Their first stop is mac in Birmingham. The show, Frame[d] is comprised of moments from Cherkaoui’s established catalogue of work including Babel(words) co-choreographed with Damien Jalet, Puz/zle, and Tezuka. However, Frame[d] also incorporates the young dancers’ new ideas and fresh material as well as featuring Antony Gormley’s fabulous steel box sculptures.
Also at mac this Saturday will be an extra Experience Workshop. So if you’re lucky enough to be in Birmingham this weekend definitely don’t miss out on this great opportunity to find out more about the company.
One Hundred Years of M¡longa-Tude
This week m¡longa had its one hundredth performance. This took place at no better location than the Sadler’s Wells stage itself.
Since its premiere m¡longa has visited fifteen different countries at thirty-two different venues, across four different continents. Including New York City Centre, Sydney Opera House, and Theatre du Jorat, in the Swiss Alps where it premiered.
Photo credit: Andrew Lang
¡Good Morning Argentina (and other Spanish speaking nations)!
Our very own Sandra Castell-Garcia was behind the mike live on the airwaves on Friday talking all things m¡longa in the run up to the performances at Sadler’s Wells this week. Speaking in her native Spanish, she discussed the show with the presenter.
Want to listen to the show? Click here.
And if you can’t speak Spanish fear not – all you need to know is that as a show, m¡longa is muy muy bien!
Life In Progress’ tour is a major tour not a minotaur
This week Life In Progress was in Athens as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2015. Situated right next to the Acropolis in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an outdoor amphitheatre pictured above, it was hard to imagine a more picturesque spot for the Greek goodbye (or αντίo) to Sylvie.
Over nine thousand people were enchanted by the spell binding show causing an atmosphere so electric it rivalled Zeus’ own lightning bolt.
This picture was taken by Nick Rundall the shows sound engineer and the production manager Andy Downie is in the left corner preparing everything for a perfect performance.