What's in the great big melting pot? Gloopy soup
By Jenny Gilbert for The Independent on Sunday
It may be tough making your name as an independent choreographer, but it's even tougher when you've made it. Like the proverbial second novel, and the fourth, and the twentieth, the challenge is not just to maintain the quality of previous work, but to innovate, keep your audience on its toes, pull surprises. Creating exquisite dances isn't enough. click for more
By Donald Hutera for The Times
THE brainy, London-based choreographer Shobana Jeya-singh likes to flout dance conventions. When she invited a trio of less-established colleagues — Filip Van Huffel from Belgium, Lisa Torun from Sweden and the British-Asian Rashpal Singh Bansal — to make work for her company, she opted to blend their moves and hers into a single, continuous performance. The 80-minute touring experiment Transtep had its premiere in Brighton on Tuesday.
It’s an interesting idea, even if the overloaded outcome isn’t fully digestible in a single sitting. One way of approaching Transtep is to simply allow it to unspool before you. click for more