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Sunday, January 31


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A review of the first episode of "Dancing Nation," presented by Sadler's Wells and BBC Arts, by Josephine Leask for DanceTabs.


Stina Quagebeur’s Hollow is a heart-wrenching reflection on depression – and how two people negotiate it. ENB’s Victor Prigent’s desperate endeavours to connect with Emily Suzuki and coax her back from the brink are choreographed with nuance and sensitivity. She keeps escaping from the reassuring contact he offers, her focus always elsewhere, pulling her caved in body towards a void. Quagebeur describes the agony of the situation negotiated by the dancers through the articulation of fragile balances and Giovanni Sollima’s delicate score for cello and piano. It’s a sobering yet touching piece that resonates with anyone struggling during lockdown’s joyless months.....


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