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The Guide: dance: Rosas: Vortex Temporum London: Dublin dance festival

May 24, 2014

Judith Mackrell

Rosas: Vortex Temporum London:

The extraordinary Belgian company returns with the UK premiere of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Vortex Temporum. The work reflects De Keersmaeker's mission to explore how dance and music can interact. Her choreography here is not only a rigorous response to the score's structure and harmonies, it also sets up a dialogue between the dancers' movements and those of the live musicians, members of the contemporary music ensemble, Ictus, with whom De Keeersmaeker has frequently worked. judith mackrell

Sadler's Wells, EC1, Tue to Thu

Dublin dance festival:

Now in its 10th year, Dublin's festival highlights Ireland-based work within an ambitious frame of international choreography. Among the local companies are modern dance comedians Ponydance (Project Arts Centre, Fri to 31 May); John Scott'sIrish Modern Dance Theatre (Wolfe Tone Square, 31 May); and Pan Pan Theatre (Project Arts Centre, Fri to 31 May). Also featured are Still Current (Abbey Theatre, Thu to 31 May, pictured), new work by Russell Maliphant; and Willi Dorner's Bodies In Urban Spaces (Pearse Street, Sat & Sun), with 20 performers moving through the city. And a gem of a family show is Compagnie Non Nova's L'Apres-Midi D'Un Foehn - Version 1 (The Ark, Thu to 25 May), Debussy choreographed for a corps of plastic bags. jm

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Source: Guardian (UK)