Ballet Nacional de España is undergoing a creative revival under the direction of the contemporary creator Antonio Najarro.His recent work, Suite Sevilla, with 35 dancers on stage and live music, fuses cutting-edge trends in both music and dance with Najarro’s unique approach to choreography, and a powerful and evocative score from Rafael Riqueni.
The programme’s second piece is Grito, considered a masterpiece, and first performed in 1997. The choreography, created by Antonio Canales, features the wide variety of styles of flamenco.
Sadler's Wells, London
Akram Khan draws out brilliant performances from the dancers in these two powerful pieces
In this age of Snapchat and Twitter, it seems there is no end to the ways in which we can express ourselves. This month’s Barbican Weekender, part of the arts centre’s annual spring and summer programme, focuses on just that – the myriad ways in which digital media can help us attention-hungry homo sapiens make our mark.
The Barbican Centre in London has opened two new cinemas and announced a six-week programme of movies across five strands including one that covers the seven deadly sins. Nyman will be presenting 'Silent Light' directed by Carlos Reygadas, Mexico 2007
The film programme, under the umbrella title of Step Into the Dark, will include one in which people from the arts world select films that reflect the Seven Deadly Sins. Mike Leigh, Richard Ayoade, Andrea Arnold, Stephen Frears and Michael Nyman are among those to make a selection.
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Text : Ray Bennett
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V&A celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Parisian fashion house KENZO with a Fashion in Motion event
Renowned for its colourful hues and lively prints, KENZO surged to fame under the auspices of founder Kenzo Takada in the 1970s. Takada remained at the helm for three decades, retiring in 1999. The appointment of Italian designer Antonio Marras, first as womenswear designer in 2003, then as Creative Director in 2008, heralded a second coming for the label and saw a continuation of the signature poetic, striking and rich creations. As a result, KENZO enjoys ongoing critical acclaim and its influence can be seen in a wave of young designers.
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