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  1. News: Should dance companies boycott Russia?

    Wednesday 16 April 2014 by Lise Smith 0 Comments

    In an interview with The Times last week, choreographer Matthew Bourne joined a growing group of artists refusing to work in Russia. “I don’t feel welcome and I’m not confident about the safety of the … Continue Reading

  2. Ian Johnston, Dancer Image: Niall Walker

    News: Unlimited commissions for 2014 announced

    Monday 14 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    Twenty-six disabled artists have been commissioned to create new works for this year’s UNLIMITED festival. Funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and Creative Scotland (CS) & led by Shape and ArtsAdmin, … Continue Reading

  3. LAC (After Swan Lake). Image: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - LAC (After Swan Lake), Coliseum

    Lise Smith, Monday 14 April 2014— Performance: 9 - 12 April 2014

    The most recent in a long line of choreographers creating their own interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s truly iconic ballet score is Jean-Christophe Maillot, who brought his company Les Ballets de Monte Carlo to … Continue Reading

  4. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre 'The Rite of Spring'

    Review: Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 14 April 2014— Performance: 11 & 12 April 2014

    There is much to admire in this unique combination of two of Stravinsky’s greatest works for dance, especially in terms of the fluid exactness of Keegan-Dolan’s group choreography... Continue Reading

  5. The Sugar Dandies performing at Dance UK/ADAD's charity tea dance. Image: ASH

    News: Dance UK and ADAD's charity tea-dance raises £40,000

    Monday 14 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    Dance UK and the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) hosted their first-ever fundraising event recently (Sunday 6 April), a champagne high tea at the Royal Ballet School. The afternoon featured p… Continue Reading

  6. Company 2 'She Would Walk the Sky'
Part of CircusFest at Roundhouse, 2014. 
Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Review: Company 2 - She Would Walk the Sky - Roundhouse

    Samantha Whitaker, Monday 14 April 2014— Performance: 9 - 17 April 2014

    Bathed in a haunting blue-white spot, Alex Mizzen presents a spell-binding piece of contortion and hand-balancing, drawing heavily on her classical ballet and contemporary dance training... Continue Reading

  7. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Eastman dancer Navala Chaudhari. Image: Lise Smith

    News: Olivier Awards 2014 announced

    Sunday 13 April 2014 by carmel smith

    Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (with Eastman) and lighting designer Michael Hulls won in the Dance categories - with choreographer Will Tuckett also picking up an award for best family entertainment.. Continue Reading

  8. Clemmie Sveaas (foreground) with Christopher Akrill & Charlotte Broom - HeadSpaceDance. Photo: Urban Jörén

    Interview: Clemmie Sveaas

    Friday 11 April 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    HeadSpaceDance is back at the Linbury Studio Theatre next week, in a follow up to last year's 'as good as it gets' debut programme. We catch up with freelance performer (and Olivier nominated) Clemmie... Continue Reading

  9. News: Marc Platt, dancer with Ballets Russes, dies aged 100

    Friday 11 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    The American dancer and actor Marc Platt has died in California at the age of 100. One of the first Americans to dance with Léonide Massine’s Ballets Russes, Platt was acclaimed for his roles in the Broad… Continue Reading

  10. Akram Khan and NYDC. Image: Tony Nandi

    News: Akram Khan on working with young dancers:

    Friday 11 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    Choreographer Akram Khan is working with dancers from the National Youth Dance Company this week and next to complete his new double-bill for the company, which combines new work The Rashomon Effect with a rewor… Continue Reading

  11. Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of 'The Winter’s Tale' Photo courtesy: ROH / Johan Persson.

    Review: Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 11 April 2014— Performance: 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Despite my reservations about the music and some aspects of the design, this is a fine addition to The Royal Ballet’s repertoire, which has taken on the near impossible task of conveying one of Shakespeare&… Continue Reading

  12. les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s 'tauberbach'

    Review: les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s tauberbach - Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Thursday 10 April 2014— Performance: 8 - 9 April 2014

    The vocabulary of movements cycles almost imperceptibly from abstractly stuttering palsy to clearly representational scenes of an absurd, twisted nature, presented with clownish playfulness & expert manipulat… Continue Reading

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