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Flamencura

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London (*****)

© Yolanda Osuna (foreground), Charo Espino (behind) and musicians

© Yolanda Osuna (foreground), Charo Espino (behind) and musicians

I reckon this should be on a drip-feed so flamenco aficionados can get a daily fix of the artistry, beauty and passion that is Paco Peña and his company of dancers, singers and guitarists. Continue reading

The Red Shoes

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London (*****)

© Johan Persson, Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page)

© Johan Persson, Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page)

Well, he’s done it again. Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, based on the iconic movie by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger is a triumph, whichever way you look at it. Scenic-wise, music wise and not least as a gripping story, from first to last you know you are in the hands of someone who loves and has complete mastery over the technical and dramatic qualities of theatre. Continue reading

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

Sadler’s Wells, London (****)

© Colm Hogan, schoolgirl/swans, one of whom goes missing..

© Colm Hogan, schoolgirl/swans, one of whom goes missing..

Anybody going to see Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake expecting business as usual is going to be in for a big surprise. But then, few would go unprepared. Keegan-Dolan has been around for a while, one of the wunderkinds of Irish dance-theatre. Previously under the name of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala represents the first flowering – or, to continue the zoological metaphor – the birth of a new entity to be known as Teac Damsa: house of dance. Continue reading