DANCE

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - Film - by Mark Mon­a­han

BBC Young Dancer 2017

The grand fi­nal of this noble project – in what is only its sec­ond year – re­turns to Sadler’s Wells. The winners of each of the four cat­e­gories (bal­let, con­tem­po­rary, South Asian and street) will here be rated by a distin­guished panel of judges in­clud­ing Royal Bal­let direc­tor Kevin O’Hare, and ZooNa­tion maes­tra Kate Prince. And last year’s in­au­gu­ral event un­veiled some re­mark­able tal­ents, and hopes are once again high. Sadler’s Wells, Lon­don EC1 (020 7863 8000), next Sat

Re­quiem for Aleppo

A new piece by com­poser David Caza­let and chore­og­ra­pher Ja­son Ma­bana. A dozen dancers from across the world will per­form to Caza­let’s set­tings of Re­quiem Mass lyrics and Ara­bic po­etry from the 11th to 13th cen­turies, in­ter­wo­ven through­out with the voices of peo­ple from Aleppo telling their real-life sto­ries. BBC world af­fairs ed­i­tor John Simp­son will in­tro­duce the night, with all money go­ing to char­ity. Sadler’s Wells, Lon­don EC1 (020 7863 8000), April 23

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