Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stunned audiences this month with three dazzling dance programmes at Sadler’s Wells. Here, Eirini Diamantouli reviews their final programme featuring new works Ounce of Faith and Members Don’t Get Weary, and classics Ella and Revelations.
MADHEAD is the latest phenomenal dance production to come from Olivier Award-winning choreographer, Botis Seva, in collaboration with dancers from the National Youth Dance Company. Here, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou discusses its themes of generational (dis-)connection, inner conflict and the power of young people.
Body Politic’s latest production, Father Figurine, unites hip hop dance theatre and spoken word to powerful effect when exploring the fractured relationship between a father and his son. Our arts contributor, Shirley Ahura, writes an extended review of this vital, poignant piece.
Memory, loss and migration are all explored in Tara Fatehi Irani’s beautifully evocative work, Mishandled Archive. Here, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou reflects on Fatehi Irani’s ongoing project and her “mishandling” of ancestral archives.