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  1. Company Chameleon - 'The Beauty of the Beast'

    News: Dance & theatre at Latitude 2015

    Thursday 23 April 2015 by carmel smith

    Rambert's 'Rooster', NYDC, Company Chameleon, East London Dance's 'Club Life' and Figs in Wigs are some of the first dance performances at Latitude 2015 to be announced this week... Continue Reading

  2. The Royal Ballet 'La Fille Mal Gardee' Vadim Muntagirov & Laura Morera ©ROH, Tristram Kenton, 2015.

    Review: Royal Ballet - La Fille mal gardée - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 22 April 2015 — Performance: 16 April - 5 May 2015

    Throughout the cast The Royal Ballet are a credit to Ashton’s legacy and to his belief that the ballet would – like the subject matter – be an eternal spring, infused with a rich new life throug… Continue Reading

  3. Sarah Lamb in the Royal Ballet's 'Raven Girl, 2013. Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy ROH.

    News: Royal Ballet announce 2015/16 season

    Wednesday 22 April 2015 by carmel smith

    - including a new version of 'Carmen' from Carlos Acosta; a new full length ballet by Liam Scarlett based on 'Frankenstein' & new one act ballets from Wayne McGregor & Christopher Wheeldon... Continue Reading

  4. ID what_now festival 2014. Photo: Priya Mistry.

    News: Dance education - the real challenges

    Tuesday 21 April 2015 by Kirsty Alexander

    Independent Dance's Kirsty Alexander & Gitta Wigro say recent high profile arguments about training elite dancers for mainstream companies are missing the point... Continue Reading

  5. Figs in Wigs 'Show Off'

    Feature: Figs in Wigs - playing with movement

    Tuesday 21 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    "We started making dance as soon as we started making theatre. As untrained dancers we developed a simple system of our own to create routines in a democratic manner..."  Continue Reading

  6. Dance Proms Finale

    News: Dance Proms 2015 registration opens

    Monday 20 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Award winning tap dancer Matt Flint says London’s aspiring young dancers should jump at the chance to gain live performance experience on an international level. Continue Reading

  7. Joseph Mercier in 'R.I.OT.' Photo: Manuel Vason

    Feature: Joseph Mercier - Choreography for Superheroes

    Monday 20 April 2015

    RIOT is the result of a lifetime of wanting to be a superhero, & three years of figuring out how to put that childhood dream on stage. The result is a comic book that comes to life... Continue Reading

  8. 'Pina Bausch Backstage'
Photos by Kh. W. Steckelings

    Feature: Pina Bausch backstage by KH. W. Steckelings

    Monday 20 April 2015

    A book of 150 photographs taken by KH. W. Steckelings of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has just been published. We have a copy to win! Continue Reading

  9. National Youth Dance Company in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Frame[d]. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Review: National Youth Dance Company - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Frame[d] - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 20 April 2015 — Performance: 10 April 2015

    This was an extraordinary hour of dance that was professional in every sense other than the performers being paid... Continue Reading

  10. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört' Sadler's Wells, April 2015. Photo Bettina Strenske

    Review: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 17 April 2015 — Performance: 15 - 18 April 2015

    There is a sense of foreboding throughout and it ends in an unusually abrupt and incomplete way... Despite several episodes of lighter intent, it remains uncompromisingly sinister and unsettling from first to last.  Continue Reading

  11. Kasichana Okene-Jameson. Photo: BBC/Steve Pope

    News: BBC Young Dancer - BBC Four coverage starts tonight

    Friday 17 April 2015 by carmel smith

    In advance of the Grand Final at Sadler's Wells on 9 May, four programmes cover each category final, with an in depth look at the dance forms: ballet, contemporary, hip hop and South Asian... Continue Reading

  12. Review: Diana Vishneva - On the Edge - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 17 April 2015 — Performance: 14 - 18 April 2015

    "The notion that one woman can hold a large audience in her thrall for almost an hour in a solo... is hard to imagine. That she succeeds is an achievement that has to be seen" writes Graham Watts Continue Reading

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