BBC Four Dance Season
May brings a bounty of dance to our TV screens courtesy of a variety and exciting BBC Four Dance season
BBC Four Dance Season starts with a full evening including three distinct programmes: a documentary on choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, a performance by the Michael Clark Company, and a duet by two Royal Ballet ballerinas.Read more ...
Zenaida Yanowsky graced the Covent Garden stage for upwards of 20 years, most of them as a Principal. A tall willowy dancer, possessed of exceptional intelligence and strong acting ability, she brought new life to some of ballet's best loved characters and created new ones too, all unforgettable.
Dickson Mbi is a profoundly talented dancer, one who brings to the stage the kind of power and animal magnetism that creates memorable performances.
His roots lie in street dance; but he is slowly and surely moving into contemporary dance with breathtaking results.Read more ...
Leeds-based choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra is primarily interested in using his considerable talent to challenge preconceived ideas about gender and sexual identity.
This he has done, for example, with his reworking of the story of Carmen, TORO,Read more ...
Shobana Jeyasingh is one the most interesting choreographers working in Britain today. Originally from India, she likes to explore relationships between cultures and delve into history.
Culture Whisper has been following her career with great interest.Read more ...
Tap America: How A Nation Found Its Feet, to give it its full title, is an attention-grabbing documentary for many reasons, not least because it’s fronted by the actor Clarke Peters.
Himself a proficient tap dancer, Peters learned to tap dance as a child in the kitchen of his home in New Jersey, taught by his mother.Read more ...
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