1. Breakin' Convention goes Stateside

    Wednesday 12 June 2013 by Carmel Smith

    In its tenth anniversary year, the International Festival of Hip Hop Theatre, based at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London is about to take over the Apollo Theater in New York. From Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 June… Continue Reading

  2. Jean Abreu with Gilbert and George. Photo: Paul Scala

    Jean Abreu - exploring the body

    Wednesday 12 June 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Gilbert and George's series 'The Fundamental Pictures' inspired Abreu's latest production 'Blood' - and for the first time the artists have allowed their works to be used on stage...  Continue Reading

  3. Ben Duke. Photo: Zoe Manders

    Bonnie Bird Fund New Choreography Award 2013

    Tuesday 11 June 2013 1 Comment

    The closing date for applications for the second award is next Monday 17 June. The £10,000 bursary and support scheme is open to choreographers with at least five years professional experience Continue Reading

  4. RIOT Offspring, Sadler's Wells, 8 June 2013.Photo: Bettina Strenske

    National Youth Dance Company (in between) & RIOT Offspring -Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Tuesday 11 June 2013 — Performance: 8 June 2013

    Two performances which harnessed young energy and creativity, from the calm and reflective (in-between ) to the explosive RIOT Offspring , made for a Saturday night full of vitality and was a tribute to the many… Continue Reading

  5. Royal Opera House Chance to Dance participants (aged 9 - 11) dance in 'The Rite of Spring' Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

    Chance to Dance - The Rite

    Monday 10 June 2013

    Over thirty 9 - 11 year olds performed a specially adapted version of Kenneth MacMillan's ballet The Rite of Spring, in the week of the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky's music.. Continue Reading

  6. Mariinsky Ballet's 'Swan Lake', featuring  Ekaterina Kondaurova & TimurAskerov

    Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake live 3D cinema screening

    Laura Dodge, Monday 10 June 2013 — Performance: 6 June 2013

    The allure of the Mariinsky’s dancers, the irresistible music & staging of the ballet made this a stunning performance and I’m glad I was able to experience it - without flying to St Petersburg. Continue Reading

  7. Tamara Rojo & Akram Khan at the English National Ballet press conference on Monday 10 June 2013. Photo: David Jensen

    English National Ballet announce 2014 season

    Monday 10 June 2013 by Carmel Smith

    - which includes 'Lest We Forget' a programme of new works by Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant & Liam Scarlett to mark the centenary of World War One at the Barbican Theatre Continue Reading

  8. Iveta Lukosiute with Jonny Ball

    Strictly Come Dancing 2013

    Thursday 6 June 2013

    This year the BBC have announced an early and radical reshuffle of their line up of professionals, including the departure of several long timers... writes Vikki Jane Vile. Continue Reading

  9. Lucy Guerin Inc - Untrained - Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 6 June 2013Performance 5-6 June 2013

    The novices bring honesty, vulnerability and authenticity to the stage, and some real comedy chops. It’s also an invitation to really look, to consider the moving body anew.  

  10. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 6 June 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    But magnificent though Kobborg was, he was matched every step of the way by the detail of Cojocaru’s performance. The couple dance together so often that their limbs seem melded into the same instinctive shapes and her confidence in him allows her to take breathtakin… 

  11. Rambert Dance Company - RainForest - Barbican Art Gallery

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 6 June 2013Performance 5 June 2013

    Rambert, which had close connections with Cunningham, made this guest appearance during the run, showing off its luscious revival of RainForest.  

  12. Clod Ensemble's 'Zero' - featuring Uri Roodner & Antonia Grove & co. Sadler's Wells Photo: Tony Nandi

    Clod Ensemble - Zero - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 6 June 2013 — Performance: 4 & 5 June 2013

    Clod Ensemble’s Zero is a tragedy in five acts which takes inspiration from the blues, weather patterns and human relationships. Each act is introduced by a weather forecast.. Continue Reading

  13. Clod Ensemble - Zero - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 5 June 2013Performance 4 & 5 June 2013

    As a concept, Zero is vivid with possibilities, but, frustratingly, Willson’s choreography brings it to only intermittent life.  

  14. ATMA Dance: 'Erhebung' Sculpture: Jeff Lowe. Dancers: Hian Ruth Voon & Shreya Kumar. Photo: Chris Nash

    ATMA/Mayuri Boonham - Erhebung - Rich Mix

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 5 June 2013 — Performance: 31 May - 2 June 2013

    'Erbhebung' is a quietly bold work: introspective and poetic, it makes its own rather unique mark on the landscape of modern Indian dance... Continue Reading

  15. Jamila Johnson-Small’s 'The Birthday Party', part of Birthday Rites. Photo: Jemima Yong

    Birthday Rites - Chisenhale Dance Space

    Donald Hutera, Tuesday 4 June 2013 — Performance: 29 May 2013

    I wonder if Mercier’s literally punchy approach to 'Rite' could be the most flat-out original & daring of all the versions lately staged in London... Continue Reading


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