Neil Norman

Neil Norman

Biography

Neil Norman is The Stage's lead dance critic.

Recent Articles

Jolly Folly

Jolly Folly

English National Ballet rounds off its digital season with a witty and eccentrically alluring piece choreographed by Arielle Smith
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stripped-down film version of The Nutcracker still has the power to charm
Echoes

Echoes

Russell Maliphant’s collaboration with dance film pioneers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt (aka BalletBoyz), Echoes, has born strange fruit
Laid in Earth

Laid in Earth

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s resurrection shuffle is a haunting evocation of life after death
Senseless Kindness

Senseless Kindness

ENB Online’s Senseless Kindness creates a mood of romantic melancholy that is marred by restless editing
Take Five Blues

Take Five Blues

The first of five ballet films commissioned by English National Ballet is a lively ensemble piece propelled by Nigel Kennedy’s mash-up of Bach’s Vivace and Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck’s Take Five
JARV IS... A Musical Response to Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer

JARV IS... A Musical Response to Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer

Jarvis Cocker’s musical commentary on iconoclastic dancer Michael Clark is a sonic celebration of a fertile collaboration
The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage

The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage

A heart-stirring return to the stage for the Royal Ballet dancers in a very mixed bill
In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell

Ben Duke’s lament for an art form that is in imminent danger of extinction is deeply affecting
Revisor

Revisor

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