If you are round and about London this Easter period, I’ve picked out 5 things I think you’ll really enjoy seeing.
The Great War – In Portraits (Free).
This is a wonderful exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery of “Images of individuals involved in the conflict”. I was struck by the life and vitality found in portraits dealing with such a challenging subject. If you see the exhibition, tell me in the comments section below what kind of dance movements you are inspired to make by the portraits you see.
The Kingswood Draw at Kingswood House (Free).
Not strictly a dance event but this looks like A LOT of fun, with all sorts of different rooms for artistic creation! Look out for the Playing Lab – “A digital and physical experience where your movement generates patterns, colours and textures to draw on every surface of the room.”!
National Youth Dance Company – The Rashoman Effect/Vertical Road (Paid).
This looks to be a great double bill of works by Akram Khan for for the NYDC at Sadler’s Wells.
Rodin by the Eifman Ballet (Paid).
I think this will be quite a challenging piece performed at the London Collesium, inspired by the relationship between Rodin and his muse Camille Claude. I expect it will be quite a hard look at various elements of creation and destruction in both artistry and relationships!
Head Space Dance at the Royal Opera House (Paid)
I’ve been impressed with some of the contemporary work the Royal Opera House have put on in their Linbury Studio recently and this new work by HeadSpace Dance looks like it might be worth a watch too.