Darcey Bussell's New Dance
Darcey Bussell steps out of the world of ballet to pick two modern dance works that take familiar genres into uncharted territory.
Darcey Bussell steps out of the world of ballet to pick two modern dance works that take familiar genres into uncharted territory. Inspired by her own love for crossing boundaries between all forms of dance, Darcey introduces us to the people and pieces that are breaking new ground with original and exciting performances.
First are Olivier Award-winners Boy Blue Entertainment (aka Kenrick 'H20' Sandy and Michael Asante), who have an established reputation for transforming street dance into jaw-dropping theatrical experiences. Emancipation of Expressionism, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, has taken them even further - onto the GCSE dance curriculum as a key work.
Darcey's next choice is the group taking ice dancing as far away from sequins as it is possible to skate. In Vertical, Canadian-based collective Le Patin Libre (literally 'the free skate') use the ice in daring and dazzling new ways to present a thrilling new perspective.