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  1. Review: Resolution 2017 - The Place

    Samantha Whitaker , Thursday 23 February 2017 — Performance: 12 Jan - 25 Feb 2017

    You never know what you’re going to get at Resolution!, annual festival of new works by emerging dance artists. And on Tuesday evening, we were treated to a healthy mix of diverse and engaging pieces. Continue Reading

  2. Interview: Theo Clinkard Q&A

    Thursday 23 February 2017 by Rhiannon Brace

    On Thursday evening Danza Contemporánea De Cuba make their Barbican debut with a triple bill of work by leading international choreographers including the UK’s Theo Clinkard. Ahead of Thursday’… Continue Reading

  3. Review: Mercedes Ruiz - Déjame que te baile - Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy , Wednesday 22 February 2017 — Performance: 21 February

    Time flies when you’re watching Mercedes Ruiz dance. Her latest 90-minute show, whose name translates as “let me dance for you”, seems to pass in a whirling flash of footstamps, high spirits and… Continue Reading

  4. Photo: www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-sleeping-beauty-by-marius-petipa

    Review: The Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House:

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 21 February 2017 — Performance: 21 December 2016—14 March 2017

    The real beauty of this Beauty lies in the gorgeous costume and set designs, originally realised by the genius that was Oliver Messel and authentically reimagined for Monica Mason’s 2006 revival by Peter Fa… Continue Reading

  5. Review: Israel Galvan - FLA.CO.MEN - Sadler's Wells

    Katherine Columbus , Friday 17 February 2017 — Performance: 15 & 16 February

    ...wrestling with itself even as the performance plays out. But it’s clear that Galvin has come far with the idea of conceptual flamenco and bringing Spanish dance into the modern world. Continue Reading

  6. News: THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL PRESENTS ITS SPECIAL COLLECTIONS CURATED ONLINE

    Monday 13 February 2017

    This Ballet History Timeline is not only a fantastic interactive reference, it also an inspiring, free educational resource for students of dance studies. Any direct quotes from authors have been referenced in th… Continue Reading

  7. Review: ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble – From home with love – Lilian Baylis Studio

    Siobhan Murphy, Saturday 11 February 2017 — Performance: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February

    There is a recognisable muscular collision of bodies here: the dancers’ arcing limbs pass over and around each other; sequences of complicated holds unfurl across the stage; they use each other’s axis… Continue Reading

  8. Photo: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/1929/Theatre/We-Raise-Our-Hands-In-The-Sanctuary

    Review: We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary - Albany

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 9 February 2017 — Performance: 31 January - 11 February

    We Raise Out Hands In The Sanctuary celebrates and revitalises an incredible time but while it reminds us about how far the LGBT community has come, it also warns us about the serious threats to its continuity an… Continue Reading

  9. Chase Johnsey, far right, in Paquita by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Peacock theatre, London, in 2015. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

    Chase Johnsey's unlikely success is a bold and beautiful victory for ballet

    Press Review The awards were given for dance events that were shown in the UK between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016Judith Mackrell, , Wednesday 8 February 2017Performance

    Classical ballet is notoriously an art form that imposes exacting standards of perfection on its dancers. But while it is the women who are presented as the principal victims of those standards – with some battling dangerously to maintain a low weight and lean physi… 

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Photo: Justin Piperger

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Lizzi Kew Ross

    Tuesday 7 February 2017

    Do you have a piece of advice that has always stuck with you and who was it said by?Almost everything that Jane Dudley, ex -Graham dancer and teacher at The Place said during my time there: “What are you sa… Continue Reading

  11. Photo: www.shamitaray.webs.com

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Shamita Ray

    Tuesday 7 February 2017

    What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring dancer?Enjoy it! It won’t last forever.  Continue Reading

  12. Review: Sampled - Sadler's wells

    Josephine Leask , Monday 6 February 2017 — Performance: 3 & 4 February

    ...dynamic, interactive exhibition centre and presents not only a cross-section of choreographic gems, but also workshops, demonstrations, live- DJ’ing and Beatboxing...refreshing is that each sample offer… Continue Reading

  13. Congratulations to this year's winners
Photo: NDA2016

    News: Winners of the 17th National Dance Awards

    Monday 6 February 2017

    The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th National Dance Awards Continue Reading

  14. The cast of Trisha Brown's 'Set and Reset' performing in Tate Modern's The Tank

    Set and Reset - Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg and composer Laurie Anderson

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson , The Independent, Monday 6 February 2017Performance

    Robert Rauschenberg, whose work embraced pop art, abstract impressionism and dance (both as a performer and as a designer)...Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset is a glowing celebration of art as collaboration, as layered and lovely as the Robert Rauschenberg collages on i… 

  15. Review: German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi - Tango Fire - Peacock Theatre

    Vikki Jane Broad, Wednesday 1 February 2017 — Performance:

    Tango Fire is undoubtedly a an enticing and sizzling display filled with a blur of fast footwork from end to end with every couple bringing a different dynamic to the stage. Cornejo’s fans were certainly ve… Continue Reading

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