Ten years ago, during a question and answer session following a performance at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hofesh Shechter told the audience that, in his opinion, most contemporary dance was boring. It was a combative statement that did little endear him to his fellow choreographers, but since then he has created a body of work which, while veering wildly between the thrilling and the baffling, has never been remotely boring.
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Xander Parish, 31, is a principal dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia. Born in East Yorkshire, he trained at the Royal Ballet School in London and joined the Royal Ballet in 2005. Five years later, while still in the corps de ballet, Parish was talent-scouted by the Mariinsky’s then deputy director, Yuri Fateyev, and became the first British dancer to join the St Petersburg company. There’s something not quite real about your whole Russian adventure. It has a storybook, Cinderella quality.
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Selecting a term
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