We sat down with fusion-ista choreographer and mover, Nicoletta Key Bonanni, to discuss her practice, her company Movement Deco', cross-cultural communication, movement appropriation and the intimate sources of inspiration essential to her growth as an artist. Q: Who are your biggest inspirations? A: On a personal level, my grandmother has been an incredible source of… Continue reading Dance without borders : in conversation with Nicoletta Key
Words By Izzy Rogers, 23/05/19 Tonight brings the work of three postgraduate choreographers from London Contemporary Dance School: fresh talents making dance about what preoccupies them, minus the commercial pressures of delivering a ‘show’. The resulting pieces are subtle, inventive, intriguing and occasionally funny; abstracted, conceptual dance that engages my brain and emotions. Shelley Owen’s This… Continue reading the Place LCDS Postgraduate Choreography 2019 – REVIEW
21/05/19 Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury In a digital age where information can be accessed anywhere, anytime, it is bizarre that some stories escape documentation. Among posing many questions, Aakash Odedra Company’s award-winning #JeSuis interrogates the prejudice and bias inherent in global news, creating a performance space which brings to light the many events and atrocities that… Continue reading Dance to suppress oppression – Aakash Odedra Company #JeSuis – review
Words by Izzy Rogers. At 2.30pm on a Thursday, thick blue-grey smoke billows into the seating at Sadler’s Wells. The auditorium is reverberating with bass notes. This is the coolest contemporary dance has ever been. The woman responsible is Marion Motin, ex-Madonna dancer and pop video choreographer (for Dua Lipa; Christine and the Queens), and… Continue reading Rambert — McGregor / Motin / Shechter – review
IRIE! dance theatre is the first dance organisation in Europe to create a full-time, three year degree that puts African and Caribbean dance at the centre of dance education. You can re-read that statement a few times in your head to fully digest how much of a UK-dance-defining-moment this is, not just for IRIE! but… Continue reading In conversation with IRIE! dance theatre
Instead of asking where someone is from, isn’t it more interesting to ask them to tell us their story? Keira Martin’s sensitively curated Where Ye From is a lesson in how contemporary dance theatre removes the boundaries between people and cultures for the sake of one humanity. This world premiere – Sadler’s Wells’ Wild Card… Continue reading Keira Martin – Wild Card: Where Ye From – Lilian Bayliss Theatre – review
Words by Katie Hagan. 03/05/19 - Brook Theatre, Chatham. As its title suggests, Lost Dog’s Juliet & Romeo is an interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Except this isn’t a play about naive star-crossed lovers, it is a piece of dance theatre about a middle-aged, bitterly incompatible couple who seek marriage counselling after 20 years.… Continue reading Shakespeare just got real, ‘Juliet & Romeo’ review – Lost Dog Co.