Methods of Dance

Blog URL:http://methodsofdance.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Physical Theatre, Contemporary Ballet, Street Dance
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Manchester

News and reviews from a fortysomething gay man in Manchester who likes contemporary dance, ballet and physical theatre. Go figure.



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I have generally found BBC1's Saturday night 'entertainment' show The Greatest Dancer completely unbearable, largely due to the complete lack of criticality and how handing over complete control to the audience (unlike Strictly, where the public only...

Twenty-two-year-old Alex Smith is a serving soldier in the British Army who nearly went into a very different profession - ballet. For two years he kept his talents a secret from his fellow soldiers.Trooper Alex Smith of the Queen's Dragoon Guards is...

Mockumentary of a Contemporary Saviour by Wim Vandekeybus | Ultima Vez is showing at the Southbank Centre 1-2 March.Vendekeybus's Trap Town will also be receiving its UK premiere at the Brighton Festival on 21 May 2019.The company does not appea...

This show Forefather's Eve_Copy.Doc by Polish Dance Theatre is showing at Trinity Laban on 14-15 March.I think it looks like a really interesting piece - and features nudity, which is a special interest area of mine - but it looks as if this is the o...

Europe, after the Rain

on Feb 18, 2019

The simple truth, it seems to me, is that after we leave the EU - assuming the insane plan of the disaster capitalists goes ahead - outside of London and the major festivals - Edinburgh, Brighton, Birmingham International Dance Festival - there will...

David Bintley, director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, explores how the Second World War was the making of British ballet and how fundamental the years of hardship and adversity were in getting the British public to embrace ballet.Bintley shows how...

Bad news is good news

on Feb 1, 2019

Manchester Metropolitan University's performance-based degrees had had a base in Crewe - their Cheshire campus - for many years but in 2019/20 are consolidating the Cheshire campus back into Manchester city centre, based in the new Arts and Humanitie...