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Sankai Juku in Kinkan Shonen at Sadler’s Wells

I do wonder what they did to the peacock. In Kinkan Shonen, a 1978 work by Japanese butoh group Sankai Juku, a man dances with a live bird tucked under his arm. It seems to be in a trance. Even when he lets go of its neck, it sways its head from side to side, […]

December 2008

There is a distinct Russian feeling to Dancing Times this month. Gerald Dowler was able to talk to Tatiana Leskova, former dancer with the De Basil Ballets Russes, when she was in London recently to oversee The Australian Ballet’s revival of Léonide Massine’s Les Présages at Sadler’s Wells. You can read her fascinating interview on […]

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