Burrows – A Hit In Europe, At Home Just A Name

Choreographer Jonathan Burrows is a big hit in Europe. So whay not at home in Britain? “Why Burrows is so little seen in Britain – only glimpsed in London or Nottingham’s adventurous NottDance festival – baffles and troubles me. He has been based in Belgium for three years, which he believes gives him a better view of the waves of innovation that constantly break in European dance and art. London, with its ‘island mentality’, is ‘resolutely isolated’. Britain, he says forcefully, is addicted to hype, which is intensely discouraging to choreographers not keen to replay old familiarities.”