Seeing Headspace Dance for the first time, I was in two minds about how much I liked them. As performers, they were wonderful. But I wasn’t fully convinced by some of the artistic choices made. Before The Interval made some interesting post-modernist observations about dance, and it had some entertaining moments, but I wasn’t enthralled by the concept as a whole. Perhaps I should be criticising Luca Silvestrini for the piece itself, but I’m not sure that Headspace Dance put themselves across in the strongest light in only their second major London appearance.
Part of the Royal Ballet’s dance programme, HeadSpace Dance present If Play Is Play, at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio. Following the success of their 2012 debut, HeadSpace Dance return to the ROH with a triple bill of comical and touching works – two new works from Johan Inger and Luca Silvestrini respectively, and a dance-drama piece by Matthew Dunster.
Click on the link in the title to read my full review on Bachtrack.