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  1. CCN Ballet de Lorraine 'Unknown Pleasures' Photo Arno Paul

    News: Dance Umbrella 2016 programme announced

    Tuesday 3 May 2016 by carmel smith

    The programme for Dance Umbrella 2016 has just been unwrapped. This year’s edition of the annual festival which champions 21st century choreography takes place across London from 7 – 22 October... Continue Reading

  2. The Locksmiths. Photo: Paul Hampartsoumian

    Review: Breakin' Convention - Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Tuesday 3 May 2016 — Performance: 30 April - 2 May 2016

    Jonzi D’s old-school credentials mean his showcase line-ups celebrate traditional skills and values; his desire to see the form move forward mean there’s also a healthy dose of innovation... Continue Reading

  3. Review: Pablo Bronstein - Historical Dances in an Antique Setting - Tate Britain

    Josephine Leask, Friday 29 April 2016 — Performance: 26 April - 9 October 2016

    What’s effective about the dance element in Bronstein’s installation is that live bodies not only bring the images to life and but also emphasise the social codes and style of his favoured Baroque period.  Continue Reading

  4. Cecilia Lisa Eliceche  (centre).

    Interview: Cecilia Lisa Eliceche - on 'Unison' - her first London performances

    Friday 29 April 2016

    "..lately all my dances as an ‘offering’ - to the audience, the world, to nature, to spirits, especially to the wickedest Basque witch I knew... Continue Reading

  5. Bloch Dance World Cup competitors, with Patron Kimberly Wyatt, centre. Covent Garden, April 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    News: Kimberly Wyatt announced as Patron of the Bloch Dance World Cup 2016

    Friday 29 April 2016 by carmel smith

    A launch event for annual competition organised by the world famous makers of ballet shoes for over three generations – took place at the company’s Covent Garden store yesterday, hosted by Kimberly Wyatt... Continue Reading

  6. Latitude 2014. Photo: Lise Smith

    News: The Dance Line up for Latitude 2016

    Friday 29 April 2016 by carmel smith

    Sadler's Wells in residence on the Waterfront Stage, Richard Alston and Hofesh Shechter's companies, a preview of '!Vamos Cuba!' and the chance to dance with Swing Patrol or tango in The Littl… Continue Reading

  7. Kloe Dean. Photo: Hannaah Furness

    Interview: Kloe Dean Q&A

    Thursday 28 April 2016 by carmel smith

    The hip hop dancer, choreographer, freestyler, teacher and founder of all female collective Myself UK Dance Company is part of Breakin' Convention this weekend... Continue Reading

  8. Photo: George Powell

    News: Fit to Dance Space charter launched

    Wednesday 27 April 2016 by carmel smith

    One Dance UK’s Healthier Dancer Programme and Equity are launching a new Fit to Dance Space Charter to promote safe spaces for dance artists... Continue Reading

  9. Alexander Whitley & Natalie Allen in 'Pattern Recognition'. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Alexander Whitley - Pattern Recognition - Platform Theatre

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 27 April 2016 — Performance: 8 April 2016

    Pattern Recognition is the next stage in an evolution of Whitley's digitally-enhanced dance, moving on from 'The Measures Taken', his collaboration with the digital arts studio, Marshmallow Laser Feast... Continue Reading

  10. Young dancers

    News: Could bio-banding cut risk of injury for ballet dancers?

    Wednesday 27 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Grouping young ballet dancers by their developmental rather than chronological age could help lower their risk of injury, a study has suggested. Dancers in vocational training are grouped by age and with full-ti… Continue Reading

  11. Dan Canham's 'Ours Was the Fen Country' Photo Camilla Greenwell

    Feature: Falling Away - Disappearance, resistance & remembering in contemporary dance

    Wednesday 27 April 2016

    Ruth Little, Guest Editor of Dance Umbrella's Definite Article introduces the latest in the series of in-depth writing on dance... Continue Reading

  12. Pablo Bronstein's 'Historical Dances in an Antique Setting', Tate Britain. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    News: Dance at Tate Britain

    Tuesday 26 April 2016 by carmel smith

    Pablo Bronstein's new 'Historical Dances in an Antique Setting' for the grand Duveen Galleries, features continuous performance by three dancers... Continue Reading

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