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  1. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Saturday 4 May 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    For although the plot turns on the unravelling of its central character, Mayerling is also a superb company vehicle, its teemingly detailed context demanding from everyone on stage the naturalism and clarity in which the Royal excels.  

  2. Beth Loughran (left) & Avatâra Ayuso - Dance UK Business of Dance Bursary recipients

    Dance UK Business of Dance bursaries

    Thursday 2 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Eight dance artists/managers have been announced as the recipients of placements with host organisations, supported by a £1,000 bursary Continue Reading

  3. Maya Dance Theatre

    Accidental Festival - Maya Dance Theatre

    Wednesday 1 May 2013

    Singapore based Germaine Cheng introduces an emerging company appearing at the Roundhouse later this month.. Continue Reading

  4. London Children's Ballet 'The Secret Garden' Photo: John Ross

    London Children's Ballet - The Secret Garden - Peacock Theatre

    Laura Dodge, Wednesday 1 May 2013 — Performance: 24 & 25 April

    Not only is it an obvious delight for the 57 young dancers to be part of London Children’s Ballet, but it's also a delight to watch.  Continue Reading

  5. Polly Risbridger

    East London Dance announce new Director

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Polly Risbridger has been appointed as Director to succeed Kiki Gale. "East London is a very special place for dance with a thriving community and an entrepreneurial spirit." Polly says. Continue Reading

  6. Ten years of Breakin' Convention

    Tuesday 30 April 2013

    Jonzi D, Tony Adigun (Avant Garde Dance) Michael Asante & Kendrick Sandy (Boy Blue Entertainment) talk about the first ten years of Breakin’ Convention on video.. Continue Reading

  7. 'Raven Girl' © Audrey Niffenegger

    The making of Raven Girl

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Wayne McGregor's first narrative-based ballet will be performed at the Royal Opera House at the end of May. Sally Williams (Telegraph) finds out how the collaboration between McGregor and author Audrey Niffe… Continue Reading

  8. How dance liberated women

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    In the Guardian Judith Mackrell discusses how Josephine Baker, Maud Allen & dances such as the Charleston influenced the growing independence and freedom of women in the early 20th century.  Continue Reading

  9. Sexism in dance

    Monday 29 April 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Last week The Female Choreographers Collective, founded by Holly Noble and Jane Coulston launched The Experiment at Laban Theatre to try and answer some questions about what llies at the root of the under repres… Continue Reading

  10. The Female Choreographers Collective (generic image)

    The Experiment - Female Choreographers Collective - Laban Theatre

    Donald Hutera, Monday 29 April 2013 — Performance: 23 April 2013

    What’s matters most, the dance itself or knowing the gender of whoever created it? And after acquiring this knowledge, what assumptions do we make about what we choose to see or how we then perceive it? Continue Reading

  11. Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 'Puz/zle'
Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Monday 29 April 2013 — Performance: 24 & 25 April

    Monks, martial arts, migrants and musicians have all worked with the award-winning dancemaker; with his Eastman company, Cherkaoui now presents his most ambitious work to date.  Continue Reading

  12. Marianela Nunez and The Royal Ballet in 'Diana and Actaeon' 2012. Photo Johan Persson, courtesy ROH

    Royal Ballet scoop Oliviers for dance

    Monday 29 April 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Awards for Christopher Wheeldon and Marianela Nunez & our gallery of photos from the red carpet... Continue Reading

  13. Riccardo Buscarini - The Place Prize for dance winner 2013

    Riccardo Buscarini wins The Place Prize

    Sunday 28 April 2013 by Carmel Smith

    At the end of ten evenings’ performances of the four works which made it through to the final of the UK’s biggest competition for contemporary choreography, Riccardo Buscarini emerged as the judges choic… Continue Reading

  14. The Place Prize Finals 2013

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 28 April 2013Performance 17 - 27 April 2013

    Buscarini’s Athletes is a good choice because it employs advanced dance skills without being ponderously dance-referential. It’s a work whose eerily suggestive beauty will speak to all comers.  

  15. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 28 April 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    Mayerling is a ballet whose horror and darkness seem to expand with every performance. As a theatrical experience it’s unforgettable.  

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