Category Archives: Choreographers

Sylvie Guillem wows at Sadler’s Wells at the age of 46

Paris Opera Ballet prodigy and ballet veteran Sylvie Guillem dazzled audiences at Sadler’s Wells this weekend, in her self-devised mixed programme 6000 Miles Away.

Admittedly, journalist pre-lim exams and general end-of-course mayhem has caused me to neglect my blogging as of late, but when I read the glowing reviews of Guillem’s latest performance, I couldn’t help but pay her some respect.

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Review – NDC Wales Spring Tour

The National Dance Company Wales is to grace our UK stages this year with their Spring Tour – a trilogy of contemporary dance pieces choreographed by some of the biggest names in the business, created in Cardiff itself.

Quixotelands, Romance Inverse and By Singing Light make up this year’s triple bill, with the company performing two of the pieces on offer at each venue. Quixotelands, by Gustavo Raminez Sansano, and By Singing Light, by Stephen Petronio, was the line up for the preview of the NDC Wales’ Spring Tour, performed at the Dance House in the Wales Millennium Centre.

 

'By Singing Light' by Stephen Petronio, performed by NDC Wales

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Capturing Cardiff – how the dance scene is surviving budget cuts

 

The Cardiff dance scene is still battling to stay alive despite recent budget cuts, thanks to a handful of dance groups in the city.

After the announcement of the brutal curb on funding in all governmental departments, the end seemed nigh for the dance scene in Cardiff – which, in comparison to other major UK cities, is seemingly underdeveloped. However, all is not lost.

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SLASH Hip-Hop Dance Workshop review – Saturday 27th November

Cardiff was graced with some choreographer elite this weekend when SLASH Hip-Hop Group hosted a two-day dance workshop at Vitality Gym.

I was fortunate enough to grab a spot on the sell-out Saturday workshop, which had three classes to offer from choreographers Bly Richards, Azrul Aminudin and Nader Musharbash.

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