Some of the smartest, most approachable dance theatre in the UK today is in the ever-widening genre of hip-hop. In the vanguard of this movement are mighty ensembles such as Kate Prince’s ZooNation and Kenrick Sandy and Michael Asante’s Boy Blue Entertainment, but smaller, leaner teams are making a mark too. 201 Dance Company was founded in 2014 by the dancer and choreographer Andrea Walker, much of whose work has been in the pop field, for Coldplay, Lady Gaga and others.
On 15 December, during a nationwide TV broadcast entitled "Meet Mr Putin", the Russian prime minister addressed Valery Gergiev, general director of the Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg. "You should stop enticing away the Bolshoi's dancers," Putin said with an icy smile. Knowing that the Mariinsky had done no such thing, Gergiev sidestepped. Putin's words, he said, should be directed at "a colleague who is present here". Everyone knew to whom Gergiev was referring.
Rain was created in 2001 by the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, for her dance company, Rosas. The 70-minute piece is a response to Steve Reich’s minimalist composition Music for 18 Musicians, played live here by the Ictus Ensemble. As De Keersmaeker has demonstrated in works such as Fase and Drumming, she’s fascinated by the architecture of Reich’s compositions and the challenge of creating movement that reflects it.
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