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Judith Mackrell

Earthfall: Chelsea Hotel - review

This portrait of the cult New York hotel is far more than an homage to one building The Chelsea Hotel has accumulated more history than almost any other building in New York, a history enshrined in the gallery of famous artists who stayed there and the

Hofesh Shechter: Sun - review

Courtly dancing in a pastoral setting turns to darkness and violence in Shechter's disturbing new piece. At first sight, Hofesh Shechter 's Sun appears to have been conceived as a blithe contrast to his previous work. The brightly lit stage is popul

Boy Blue: The Five and the Prophecy of Prana - review

Hip-hop and dance have not always mixed well, but injecting manga and martial arts proves a masterstroke by Boy Blue Hip-hop has been around at least 40 years, one of the most creative forces on the dance scene. Yet it still has problems adapting to main

Rambert: Mixed Bill - review

Works by Baldwin, Page and Marshall examine the DNA of human behaviour, desire and display but there's a mid-point sag. If you're looking for connections in Rambert's latest triple bill, it's tempting to view the entire programme as a meditation on

Rambert: Mixed Bill - review

Works by Baldwin, Page and Marshall examine the DNA of human behaviour, desire and display but there's a mid-point sag. If you're looking for connections in Rambert's latest triple bill, it's tempting to view the entire programme as a meditation on

Rambert: Mixed Bill - review

Works by Baldwin, Page and Marshall examine the DNA of human behaviour, desire and display but there's a mid-point sag. If you're looking for connections in Rambert's latest triple bill, it's tempting to view the entire programme as a meditation on

English National Ballet: Le Corsaire - review

In contrast to opera and theatre, the cupboard of ballet classics lies relatively bare.

Mark Bruce Company: Dracula - review

Bruce and his extraordinarily gifted dancers navigate Bram Stoker's hellish narrative with near-hallucinatory dexterity.

Random Dance: Atomos - review

Wayne McGregor uses his company, Random, like a dance laboratory: conducting scientific research into how bodies move and how choreography is made.

Dance Umbrella: Vertiges - review

Vertiges has a fascinating premise but is too forbiddingly abstract to sustain an hour-long performance Over the past 35 years, Dance Umbrella has been an invaluable platform for young talent, hosting the early works of Mark Morris , Michael Clark a