Luca Silvestrini, director of Protein, is one of the UK's most consistently provocative choreographers, with works such as Dear Body and LOL pointing a satirical finger at society's most absurd contradictions.
Queen Elizabeth Hall; Coliseum, London Cherkaoui trips over his textual metaphors while Putrov enlists Johnny Cash in a whirlwind tour of the male condition Contemporary dance has long sought to cross boundaries but few choreographers have worked in a w
Animated dolls are always worrying. From Coppélia to Petrouchka, from Jessie in Toy Story to the sexualised replicants in Blade Runner, they are always ambiguous, always at once innocent and precociously knowing.
Coliseum, London At the heart of English National Ballet's beautiful, confusing Nutcracker is the dazzling partnership between Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov Wayne Eagling 's production of The Nutcracker for English National Ballet has momen
Great choreographers offer us visions of paradise. Sometimes these are celestial, as in Frederick Ashton's luminous Symphonic Variations, or Kenneth MacMillan's Requiem; sometimes they are not so much images of heaven as counter-images of our troubled tim