Or You Could Kiss Me, a fictionalised portrait of Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of Handspring, written and directed by Neil Bartlett. The four lead puppets are A and B age 19 and, looking into the future, A and B in their 80s. Filmed at the Cottesloe Theatre, October 2010, with 3 cameras during 2 live performances. This short version, an […]
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun with dancers James O’Hara and Daisy Phillips, and music by Debussy and Nitin Sawhney. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, Sadler’s Wells commissioned four choreographers to create a work honouring the legacy of impresario Sergei Diaghilev. In the Spirit of Diaghilev featured new pieces by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Wayne McGregor and Javier De Frutos. The […]
Taking the idea of a milonga as its starting point, those social dance evenings held in intimate late night bars in Buenos Aires, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with an incredibly talented cast of Argentinean dancers and live musicians to create a show that brings his own unique style to tango and adds a contemporary twist. This clip […]
3 minute promo for Life in Progress: Sylvie Guillem’s final dance programme featuring new works by Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant, and Mats Ek’s touching and poignant Bye, which was made especially for her and performed as part of the 6000 miles away. Edited from a multi-camera live recording to be released on DVD late 2015.
Choreographed by Crystal Pite in response to Thomas Adès’ vast and formidable Polaris. A cast of 60 dancers in the spiralling structures inspired by Adès’ creation, and an ensemble of 65 musicians playing in the orchestra pit and in the auditorium. Polaris was the breathtaking culmination of Sadler’s Wells’ See the Music, Hear the Dance, an evening of Thomas Adès’ music, in which the composer conducts the Britten Sinfonia and, in […]
Performance poet Siphiwe Ngwenya filmed on a Soweto street for We Jive Like This, a documentary made in the 90’s in the interegnum between Apartheid and democracy. An extraordinary time which saw an explosion of creativity in the black townships: with every back yard, empty shop, after-hours schoolroom, abandoned warehouse or dusty street corner occupied by culture […]