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European postmodern dance can be just as boring as American postmodern dance

No amount of mime, dance, acrobatics or contortionism can hide the fact that Tabac Rouge at Sadler’s Wells Theatre has no central idea

5 April 2014

9:00 AM

5 April 2014

9:00 AM

Tabac Rouge

James Thiérrée/Compagnie du Hanneton, Sadler’s Wells Theatre

What’s in a definition? As far as theatre dance is concerned, quite a lot. Labelling — and often labelling for the mere sake of it — is integral to our dance culture. Take, for instance, the various A-level dance syllabuses, the curricula of most dance-studies departments and, most of all, those dance-history manuals that slavishly perpetuate simplistically formulated principles and equations.

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