It’s one of the best choreographies I’ve seen. As many of you know, I really love the contemporary works of Crystal Pite, an outstanding female choreographer who works internationally with the best companies.
DIRECTOR Crystal Pite, Jonathon Young, Jeff Tudor STARRING Kidd Pivot, Electric Company Theatre, Bryan Arias, David Raymond, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Spivey, Tiffany Tregarthen, Jonathon Young
Betroffenheit is a riveting, tender-hearted exploration of loss, isolation and survival in the aftermath of a life-altering tragedy. This dance-theatre hybrid has been acclaimed as the „best dance show of the 21st century“ by The Guardian and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Jonathon Young was also deservedly awarded Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Five astonishing performers create the mindscape of Young’s tormented central character as he moves from despair towards the hope of recovery. Written by Young and choreographed by Crystal Pite, the result is a genre-defying piece of dance theatre that has stunned critics and audiences worldwide. Betroffenheit was recorded during its sold-out performances at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in April 2017. This sensitive performance capture was directed for the screen by Jeff Tudor, winning the Rose d’Or (Arts) and Golden Prague (Performing Arts) awards 2018. (source: Marquee.TV)
are without question Li Cunxin and Dominik Slavkovský.
Li Cunxin with Queensland Ballet photo by David Kelly
Magic happened when Ballet Star Li Cunxin, was lured out of 18 years retirement for a special performance of the NUTCRACKER with the Queensland Ballet. Taking to the stage in Brisbane for one night only, the 56 year old dancer delivered a mesmerizing performance. While Drosselmeyer is predominately a character role, Li incorporated his own choreography – adding pirouettes and jumps to the performance. His twists and turns hinted at his past brilliance.
News of Sydney Dance Company: Interview and Tour dates
Don’t miss the European Spring Tour 2018
See the terrific triple bill of Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris, Cheng Tsung-lung’s Full Moon and Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wildebeest at Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot, Paris, at the Belgrade Dance Festival in Serbia, at Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and in Germany at the Movimentos Festival, Wolfsburg.
„Anna Karenina“ as a Ballet by 5 Famous Choreographers
Most people have heard of the movie “Anna Karenina”, starring Keira Knightley as the lead role, directed by Joe Wright and adapted by Tom Stoppard. Based on a novel by Leo Tolstoy, “Anne Karenina” is very popular in the ballet world right now. I have the feeling that every year brings a new interpretation of Tolstoy’s touching drama, all of which are different but all worth watching. Enjoy the trailers!
Please tell me which one you liked the most!
If you want to see the ballet SWAN LAKE, better check first what interpretation will be shown. There are so many different versions. Almost every choreographer has done his own ballet. It is up to you. Watch youtube-Videos and accompanying descriptions.
Interview with Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company by Evi Hock, creator of ballettloversblog.com
Sydney Dance Company is coming to STEPS DANCE FESTIVAL in Switzerland
When I lived in Sydney I was very lucky to attend some performances of Sydney Dance Company. I loved these very innovative productions that combine contemporary dance, pop culture, fashion, visual and video arts. I will never forget „6 Breaths“, „we unfold“, „Mercury“, „Louder than words“. I can’t wait to see „Interplay“ in Zürich.
STEPS Contemporary DANCE FESTIVAL in Switzerland is presenting famous choreographies from 7. April to 1 May 2016 over 90 events in 40 stages
When I saw the program for this Dance Festival I started to think about my TOP 10 famous contemporary Choreographers. It is difficult to say what I love most and what I have seen lately which, which is uppermost in my mind.
Sydney Dance Company/ Interplay
As Contemporary dance is an art, it is judged by each person in a subjective way. This means that what one person perceives as ‚the best‘ might not be ‚the best‘ for another one.