As always roll over the titles for the links.
12 – 14 Jan
Hofesh Schechter & Antony Gormley
The Barbican Theatre, London
Hofesch Schechter composes a musical work for thirty musicians set in a world created by sculptor Antony Gormley.
Grand Theatre Arriere Scene, Luxemburg
Akram Khan’s 2011 solo work, DESH, inspired by his parents’ homeland of Bangladesh plays a single Luxembourg date. It plays at Saddlers Wells from mid February. DUE TO AN INJURY AKRAM KHAN HAS CANCELLED ALL PERFORMANCES OF DESH UNTIL OCTOBER.
Popular Music from the 1770’s
Joe’s Pub, New York
Bit of a ‘wait and see’ but it’s hard not to be intrigued by this project - Taylor Mac and band are working on a 24-hour concert called “The History of Popular Music” to be performed in the spring of 2013, which will consist of over three hundred songs from the last twenty- four decades. He’s using Joe’s Pub gigs to learn and perform some of the material for the first time (he premiered the 1970’s, 1930’s and 1880’s in Oct/Nov).
31 Jan – 10 Feb
Theatre National de Chaillot
As well at these Paris dates there is a one off Sadlers Wells matinee (5 Feb) for Maliphant’s new work inspired by the sculptor Auguste Rodin. For The Rodin Project, Maliphant has collaborated with a group of performers who specialise in forms of popping, breaking and contemporary dance.
19 – 21 Jan
BAM Opera House, New York
Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum continues his extraordinary emergence from self imposed professional exile with three sold out shows in the BAM Opera House. Songs sound better than ever.
17 – 21 Jan
Cheek by Jowl
Sydney Theatre (Sydney Festival)
After a very successful run in Paris, Cheek by Jowl take their new production to Sydney followed by an extensive UK tour.
16 – 17 Jan
Hiroaki Umeada/ S20
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London
Umeada combines radical minimalism with elegant digital visuals in his 21st century solos. The movement is as frenetically charged as the light pixels that surround him.
26 – 28 Jan
Goldcorp Centre (Push Festival)
The pick of this year’s Push should be the darlings of Japanese progressive theatre, Toshiki Okada’s chelfitsch and their highly choreographed nightmarish portrayal of modern life. Also at the Japan Society in New York from 5 – 14 Jan.
until 7 Jan
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Tim Supple and Melly Still stage classic stories including Bluebeard, Beauty and the Beast and The Emperor’s New Clothes in this sharp revival.
until 5 Feb
Jeu de Paume
The first major retrospective in France with a selection of two hundred photographs by the Amercian photographer.