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  1. Rambert's dancers visit their new home for the first time. Photo courtesy of Iain Tuckett.

    News: Rambert's Dancers visit their new home

    Tuesday 21 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Rambert’s dancers were given their first access to the Company’s new headquarters on the South Bank this week. Rambert Dance Company will move into the new premises in the autumn.  Continue Reading

  2. Miguel Altunaga’s 'Automatic Flesh' Photo: Chantal Guevara

    Review: Rambert - Season of New Choreography - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Donald Hutera, Tuesday 21 May 2013 — Performance: 14 May 2013

    It’s the nature of the beast that mixed bills almost invariably elicit a mixed response. This can ring especially true when all the works on offer are world premieres, as was the case with Rambert’s o… Continue Reading

  3. Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley (Jay Gatsby) and Martha Leebolt (Daisy Buchanan) in David Nixon's 'The Great Gatsby'. Photo Bill Cooper.

    Review: Northern Ballet - The Great Gatsby - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 21 May 2013 — Performance: 14 - 18 May 2013

    Praise is due to Nixon for expertly presenting an accurate sketch of the novel with a clarity that enabled those of us having only a passing acquaintance with the book to keep up, whilst not offending the aficion… Continue Reading

  4. L-R: Lina Johansson (Mimbre), Brian Brady, Tara Saclier d’Arquian, Kat Bridge, Anthony Bowne. Photo: James Keates

    News: Compass Commissions announced

    Wednesday 15 May 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    New works to be supported by the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership have just been announced... Continue Reading

  5. mapdance 2013 'Undoing Undone', by Yael Flexer Photo: Chris Nash.

    Review: mapdance - Rich Mix

    Donald Hutera, Wednesday 15 May 2013 — Performance: 10 May 2013

    The late Nigel Charnock’s 'XX' was a highlight of mapdance's (the University of Chichester’s MA student performance company) programme at Rich Mix last Friday.. Continue Reading

  6. Northern Ballet - The Great Gatsby - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 15 May 2013Performance 14 - 18 May 2013

    Martha Leebolt, as Daisy, wears the pasted-on smile of an unhappily married woman keeping up appearances; as her brutish husband, Kenneth Tindall is a compelling dancer with both clout and control  

  7. Northern Ballet - The Great Gatsby - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 15 May 2013Performance 14 - 18 May 2013

    Northern Ballet’s artists work with an eager and very attractive energy and devotion: their style is quick, vivid. The staging, alas, strands them in a succession of interminable scenes  

  8. Igor Stravinsky, courtesy Boosey & Hawkes

    Feature: After the Rite

    Tuesday 14 May 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    The 100th anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' was on 29 May. We ask choreographers, dancers & programmers what this groundbreaking work means to them... Continue Reading

  9. Olympic opening ceremony London 2012 choreographers Temujin Gill & Sunanda Biswas Photo: Chantal Guevara

    News: Talking choreography & collaboration

    Tuesday 14 May 2013

    The National Choreographers' Conference bought together a fascinating mix of speakers who work in film, TV, music video, West End theatre and contemporary dance... Continue Reading

  10. News: Sylvie Guillem

    Tuesday 14 May 2013

    In an interview in the Independent, Guillem speaks her mind about the people she has worked with and her passion for the artform, 'I work hard to make a gift to the audience'. Continue Reading

  11. News: The Royal Ballet - an international company

    Tuesday 14 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Kevin O’Hare, director of the Royal Ballet, highlights the quality of the company's dancers in the Telegraph, as a response to comments from a former Royal Ballet principal dancer about the lack of Bri… Continue Reading

  12. Nijinsky: A Life - Lucy Moore - Book Review

    Press Review 3Judith Flanders, Telegraph, Tuesday 14 May 2013Performance

    There have been a dozen biographies since Richard Buckle’s ground-breaking 1971 book, and while new information has from time to time emerged, by now the well has really run dry, and Lucy Moore merely goes over the well-worn ground.  

  13. Wilkie Branson in 'Varmints'. Photo: Paul Blakemore

    Interview: Wilkie Branson

    Monday 13 May 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    Bboy dance artist & film maker Wilkie Branson is the choreographer for a new children’s dance theatre adaptation of Helen Ward's book 'Varmints' opening in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadle… Continue Reading

  14. Ella Robson Guilfoyle at Cloud Dance Festival Photo: James Rowbotham

    Interview: Introducing Cloud Dance Sundays...

    Monday 13 May 2013

    Producer Chantal Guevara gives us the low down on her new series of laidback contemporary dance evenings at the Lion & Unicorn, Kentish Town... Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet - Hansel and Gretel - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 12 May 2013Performance 8 - 10 May 2013

    Hansel and Gretel will be praised for all the reasons detailed above, and particularly for the enthusiasm of all involved, but the lack of hard editorial control is all too apparent.  

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