Made in Shoreditch - Ballet Review

Mackenzee Simms, Made in Shoreditch, April 6, 2022

On 24 March, Studio West hosted a unique night of ballet performance in collaboration with Portobello Dance Co. to launch their newest exhibition Karolina Albricht’s “16 Branches High.” The two dancers, Anna Daly and Stanley Young, choreographed and performed a new piece that attempted to translate Albricht’s work through movement. 

The title of the exhibition “16 Branches High” comes from a song lyric by Nick Cave and the Bad Seed’s “Spinning Song.” Letting the melody and beat inspire her, Albritch frequently works to curated playlists and music, letting the movement of the rhythm guide her as she creates textured, three dimensional pieces that escape the comforts of convention...



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