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    Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit – 2017

    Friday 31 March - Join our guest speakers as they host a series of round table conversations covering a range of topics. As well as hearing from and networking with these top-notch experts, delegates will watch a shortlisted group of artists and producers pitch their ideas to the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund panel made up of representatives from the fund investors. With 3 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes to answer questions from the panel this is a dynamic and fast-paced element of the day guaranteed to leave you inspired and energised!

  • Meet Isabel Lewis - Creative Practitioner

    As a dancer, working with dance in a social space is a way of energetically treating the situation, a way of crafting and choreographing a vibe...to being human and to even what constitutes our notion of “human". We are in fact an enormous collections or gatherings of microorganisms, minerals, water, energy, and more. Jane Bennett says of Spinoza in her book Vibrant Matter: a Political Ecology of Things, "Spinoza suggests, the more kinds of bodies with which a human body can productively affiliate, the greater the prospects for an intelligent way of life."

  • Photo: www.roh.org.uk/people/francesca-hayward

    Francesca Hayward in conversation with Susan Johnson

    English dancer Francesca Hayward is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company during the 2010/11 Season, promoted to First Artist in 2013, Soloist in 2014, First Soloist in 2015 and Principal in 2016.

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  1. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performing Le Sacre du printemps - photo by Ulli Weiss © Pina Bausch Foundation

    Review: English National Ballet — Pina Bausch / William Forsythe / Hans van Manen - Sadler's Wells

    Vikki Jane Vile, Monday 27 March 2017 — Performance: 23 Mar - 1 Apr

    Above all it’s the attention to detail, precision that demands respect here. In a rush to put out new work so many companies appear under rehearsed but that cannot be said about this piece, indeed this whol… Continue Reading

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    News: Meet Dan Daw - Dance maker and performer

    Wednesday 22 March 2017

    The foundation of my artistic approach is collaboration. I’m not sure there are many instances where this doesn’t apply actually. Speaking for myself, there’s something quite lovely about assemb… Continue Reading

  3. Photo credit: http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/all-aboard-isabel-lewis-s-sensorium-first-stop-dia/

    News: Meet Isabel Lewis - Creative Practitioner

    Wednesday 22 March 2017

    Her occasions investigate how the subtle introduction of a word, sound, movement, or scent can shift perception and awaken the importance of being together...Previous Occasions have been presented at Shanghai Min… Continue Reading

  4. An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre, London
Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope
Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Review: Christopher Wheeldon - An American in Paris - Dominion Theatre

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 22 March 2017 — Performance: 22 March - 30 September 2017

    I think this American in Paris proves problematic. For a dance to fully express a narrative moment it needs time to unravel – but this disrupts the musical’s flow and makes for pauses and longueurs. … Continue Reading

  5. James Cousins Company - Rosalind
Photo: David Foulkes

    Review: James Cousins Company - Rosalind - The Place

    Josephine Leask , Monday 20 March 2017 — Performance: Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 March

    ...there’s a lot going on throughout the 60 minute piece, repetition and unison are welcome breaks and one such section is an orgiastic club scene; here the company dance flat out inside the confined space,… Continue Reading

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    News: Trisha Brown: 1936-2017

    Monday 20 March 2017

    One of the most acclaimed and influential choreographers and dancers of her time, Trisha’s groundbreaking work forever changed the landscape of art. From her roots in rural Aberdeen, Washington, her birthpl… Continue Reading

  7. Photo: Sarah Bonn

    Review: Adam Linder - AUTO FICTO REFLEXO - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Lara Hayward, Friday 17 March 2017 — Performance: 15 - 17 Mar

    highlighting diagrammatic reflections of the conversations that take place on stage. I would need to write a sonnet of Shakespearian proportions to adequately reflect Acto’s masterful structure, syntax and … Continue Reading

  8. Photo: Brian Slater

    Review: Company Chameleon - Witness Double Bill - Trinity Laban Theatre

    Joanna Paschali and Natalie Cameron Ward, Friday 17 March 2017 — Performance: 16 & 17 March 2017

    Each movement spoke 1000 words illustrating the physical and mental entrapment of bipolar; its contrasting states additionally reflected by stark changes in the score, lights and interactions: dark, fearful and … Continue Reading

  9. Photo: www.russianballeticons.com

    Review: Ensemble Productions - The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017 - London Coliseum

    Naomi Cockshutt, Thursday 16 March 2017 — Performance: 12 March

    stunning assortment of perfectly placed fouetté turns from Liudmila Konovalova as Odile in the Black Swan pas de deux in Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s illustrious version of Swan Lake and later by E… Continue Reading

  10. Photo: www.rhiannonbrace.com/workshops

    News: MOVE IT 2017 - Physical Theatre Workshop - EXCEL LONDON

    Wednesday 15 March 2017

    Most dancers struggle to leave their week behind and be completely present so I do spend time warming up bodies and minds and allowing their focus to come within the room. When we do some basic breathing exercis… Continue Reading

  11. Photo:  David LaChapelle

    Review: Project Polunin – Triple bill – Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 15 March 2017 — Performance: 14 - 18 March

    And so to the main event – a world premiere for Narcissus and Echo, created by Polunin with the composer Ilan Eshkeri. Appropriately, given the subject matter, it’s a self-indulgent mess Continue Reading

  12. Review: MOVE IT 2017 - EXCEL LONDON

    Rhiannon Brace, Tuesday 14 March 2017 — Performance: 10-12 MARCH 2017

    Walking around the exhibition space there were plenty of classes and demonstrations as well as the usual stands from dance institutions and universities. As Move It and Move Fit share the space, there is also a … Continue Reading

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