panta rei dans lullaby

Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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The Critics Circle (don't call them the magic circle because they get really mad) have announced their latest slew of awards for this year and the results are full of surprises. You're not buying that are you? Didn't think so, let's just try and get through this together shall we?

Darcy Bussell managed to walk away with "The Patron's Award" for the person who has done most to raise the profile of dance before buggering off to Australia. Ok, we added the last part but you get the idea.

"A National Dance Awards Special Award" went to Birmingham Royal Ballet for shamelessly exploiting disruptive kids on a sugar and lord knows what else high introducing "difficult" kids to ballet and putting them on stage in Romeo and Juliet. They put the whole exercise on Channel 4 television and everybody had a good laugh, probably. (I'm not sure this whole piece belongs in the news section you know! Ed!)

The "Award's Award For Mentioning The Word Award in the Award's Title Award" went to the Critics Circle Award Naming Committee but, bizarrely, they didn't show up to accept the gong because they were at the Robin Howard Theatre writing crap reviews about Resolution or something. We might be making that up though.

Russia's Bolshoi Ballet walked off with three awards for something and nothing and Wayne McGregor won an award by default because there is, apparently, some kind of international decree about awards ceremonies and Wayne McGregor winning something. Mr McGregor accepted his award wearing the same t-shirt he's had on for the last 12 years (allegedly).

Article19 didn't win an award for anything which we think is bloody outrageous. I mean, look how shiny we are for crying out loud!

We're reading through the press release and losing the will to live. If you really care who won what then you can read the results at the link below. We didn't even get an invite to the party but there is a standing order to shoot us on sight if we so much as cross the threshold of the Royal Opera House!

[ The National Dance Awards ]

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