Tag Archives: choreography

Drew McOnie and new spaces for same-sex dance

My articles in the May issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: The master storyteller Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie on the value of narrative dance Stepping Out Same-sex European champions Stefan Lehner and Axel Zischka venture into new spaces New in the Dancing Times section: Motown the Musical … Continue reading

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Dance grippingly explores world of social outsiders

Lloyd Newson’s DV8 company takes a big risk in fusing two opposing elements – metaphorical movement and verbatim drama – but it pays off with gripping new work JOHN. DV8, which previously tackled Islamic fundamentalism and homophobia, here confronts the harrowing life of a social outsider, the eponymous John (Hannes Langolf), … Continue reading

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JOHN, National Theatre

It is no exaggeration to say that Lloyd Newson has created a new theatrical language. Verbatim drama and intricate choreography would seem, on paper, to be fatally competing elements, yet Newson’s hypnotic fusion charges both word and movement with fresh … Continue reading

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Hold, dancing cowboys and a French connection

My articles in the June issue of Dance Today, out now: Keep holding on Does the ballroom hold limit dancers and choreographers? We ask the experts, including Strictly‘s Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova Rootin’ tootin’ wooing Dodgy gender politics aside, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is barnstorming hit … Continue reading

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