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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There was a point this year if I wondered if I was going to see anything truly amazing (in the north west, at any rate). Unexpectedly, the second half of the year didn't disappoint, with an especially-packed October-November.The world of dance in the...

The 18th National Dance Awards Announcement of NominationsThe Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 18th National Dance Awards, which are as follows:  DANCING TIMES AW...

Making Contact

on Nov 16, 2017

CONTACT ANNOUNCES CITY-WIDE PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME AS BUILDING TRANSFORMATION GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT.Contact will close the doors of its iconic Oxford Road building at the end of December 2017 ahead of a major £6.75 million capital redevelopment. Duri...

The Rites of SpringVaslav Nijinsky (1913)Léonide Massine (1920)Lester Horton (1937)Mary Wigman (1957)Maurice Béjart (1959)Kenneth MacMillan (1962)Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliev (1965)Glen Tetley (1974)Pina Bausch (1975)Martha Graham (1984)...

Michael Clark's ground-breaking 1985-6 'punk ballet' Hail the New Puritan is now available to view in its entirety.Hail the New Puritan, 1985-86, 84:47 min, color, soundExhuberant and witty, Hail the New Puritan is a simulated day-in-the-life "docufa...

Holly Blakey is best known for her choreographic work in music videos for artists including Jessie Ware, Florence + the Machine and Coldplay. But that looks set to change with Blakey’s first full-length contemporary dance work Some Greater Class, w...

The Rite of Spring

on Oct 22, 2017

I know The Rite of Spring is something of an obsession of mine, but that’s already well-documented here. YouTube is a wonderful thing. It is a fantastic resource for dance as you can generally find all manner of trailers, documentaries and com...