Browsing archive for November 2015
Thomas Adés-on Square Gardens
A great week for Sadler’s Wells’ Producing and Touring in New York continued with a revival of Thomas Adés’ ‘Concentric Paths – Movement in Music’ over three performances also at New York City Center as part of the White Light Festival.
The quadruple bill consisted of Wayne McGregor’s ‘Outlier’, Karol Armitage’s ‘Life Story’, Alexander Whitley’s ‘The Grit in the Oyster’, before ending with Crystal Pite’s ‘Polaris’ danced by over sixty dancers. As you can imagine the result was an epic mix of creative choreography and mesmerising movement accompanied by an intensely transformative score executed by a full orchestra lead by Adés.
Pictured above is Crystal Pite giving notes to a small selection of the dancers in ‘Polaris’ on the stage, while the orchestra and composer Adés work below.
Dancing ACROSS 110th Street
As Life in Progress approaches the end of its tour the show proved it’s still as fantastic as ever with three astounding performances at New York City Center. The crowd were in awe and Sylvie dazzled them and wowed them, and even made them laugh when she popped on stage for a quick bit improvisation during ‘Duo2015’ – the only piece which she doesn’t dance.
The company and crew felt right at home in New York and pictured above is beatboxer Grace with a Sea Shepherd sticker found at one of the city’s coffee houses.
With only one European performance in St. Polten left before the tour and Sylvie’s incomparable stage career culminate in Tokyo be sure to catch it while you can – or live to regret missing it forever!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, FASHION
Last week saw the world premiere of Gravity Fatigue on Sadler’s Wells’ stage. Each night sold out audiences were captivated by the energetic show, bursting into applause between the scenes as well as at the end, before eventually getting on their feet when Hussein Chalayan and Damien Jalet came on stage for a bow.
Altogether the combination of the highly talented dancers, Natasha Chivers’ lighting, Yeast Culture’s projections, MODE-F’s music, Damien Jalet’s movement, and Hussein Chalayan’s ideas and direction meant for a unique and unrivalled set of performances, which if you didn’t manage to see last week then you seriously missed out.
Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning
Conceal |Reveal, which consists of both new and classic work including a brand new quintet and a solo for Dana Fouras, alongside the renowned Broken Fall, went down exceptionally well at The Lowry – proving the proof really is in the pudding. Not only was the dancing astounding, but accompanied by music composed by Mukul and Barry Adamson and costumes designed by Stevie Stewart, this show is not to be missed.
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