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Lonesome George

Marco Goecke’s Lonesome George was first performed 2015. The touching and captivating work for 11 dancers was named after a giant tortoise called Lonesome George from the Galápagos Islands. It…

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Gravity Fatigue

Hussein Chalayan’s first theatrical work Gravity Fatigue, received its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells in October 2015. Gravity Fatigue combined the visual creativity of his artistic concepts with contemporary dance,…

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Nora

Nora is a one-act ballet inspired by the lead character in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, a woman on the path to independence. When past choices catch up with her and reveal…

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Null

Captivating movement and elegant imagery stands out in this work called Null, choreographed by Noa Wertheim who is the co-founder and director of the Vertigo Dance Company, Isreal. It is…

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Naharin’s Virus

Naharin’s Virus is one of those performances that is ahead of its time. Even in a decade and a half after a premiere it looks stunningly ground-breaking and “different”. When I first saw a performance of “Naharin’s Virus” over a decade ago, I knew that this…

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Betroffenheit

A state of shock and bewilderment encompasses you in the wake of a disaster. A timeless space where you return again and again, repeatedly responding to the disaster long after it…

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The Little Mermaid

John Neumeier’s multi-cultural fantastical rendition of Han’s Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid has returned in a beautiful production at the San Francisco Ballet in the War Memorial Opera House. Created in 2005…

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Lonesome George

Marco Goecke’s Lonesome George was first performed 2015. The touching and captivating work for 11 dancers was named after a giant tortoise called Lonesome George from the Galápagos Islands. It…

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Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Analogy/Dora: Tramontane is the first installment in a trilogy titled The Analogy Trilogy. The work is based on an oral history Bill T. Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a…

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Frozen Songs

A figurehead of the Scandinavian choreographic stage, welcomed in 2017 at Chaillot on the occasion of the Nordic Festival with Scheherazade, the Norwegian Ina Christel Johannessen has created a multimedia piece…