As the end of the year approaches, the Limelight team and our critics have already looked back on their classical music, opera, theatre and musical theatrehighlights. We finish our 2019 round-up with a look at some of the dance highlights. As usual it was a tight decision with much to choose from but these are the productions we picked.
Jo Litson – Editor
Stamping Ground. Photograph © Daniel Boud
The remarkable Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrated its 30th anniversary with a triple bill that included Stamping Groundby Jiří Kylián, the Czech choreographic maestro who ran Netherlands Dance Theatre for over 20 years. Inspired by a large corroboree that Kylián attended on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Stamping Groundis not only a thrilling piece in its own right but marked the first time that Bangarra had performed a work by a non-Indigenous choreographer. The six dancers who performed it did a brilliant job of adapting to movement that is very different to what they are used to. Programmed with Frances Rings’ Unaipon...