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  1. Choreographer and dancer: Daniel Hammond 'How to build a shelf' Photo: Brian Slater

    YDE Young Creatives - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Donald Hutera, Wednesday 22 May 2013 — Performance: 17 May 2013

    I have to say I had a better time at the fifth edition of YDE's Young Creatives at the Royal Opera House than either of the recent showcases of new work by ENB’s and Rambert’s dancers... Continue Reading

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

    Wilkie Branson & Sally Cookson - Varmints - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Nouchi, Wednesday 22 May 2013 — Performance: 17 & 18 May 2013

    “Is it meant to be an animal or a human?” whispers my eight year old, when a darkly-lit stage reveals its first Varmint, a strange hybrid creature, dressed in eccentric attire.. Continue Reading

  3. 'Raven Girl' © Audrey Niffenegger

    The making of Raven Girl

    Wednesday 22 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Choreographer Wayne McGregor and writer/illustrator Audrey Niffenegger talk about the making of his first full length ballet.. ‘I was thinking about how in fairy tales things are always transforming: people … Continue Reading

  4. Amy Bell & Valentina Golfieri. Photo: Chris Nash

    Spring Loaded - Amy Bell And Valentina Golfieri/Aoife Mcatamney/Gary Clarke - The Place

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 21 May 2013 — Performance: 17 May 2013

    If it’s May, it must be Spring Loaded, The Place’s annual platform of new commissions from upcoming young choreographers. Friday’s triple bill wove together dance and dark comedy, gentle folksong and strid… Continue Reading

  5. Jasmin Vardimon

    Jasmin Vardimon's Excellence in International Dance

    Tuesday 21 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Jasmin Vardimon, has been awarded the 2013 International Theatre Institute (ITI) Award for Excellence in International Dance. She has been chosen for the award in recognition of her choreographic work over recent years.  Continue Reading

  6. Sadler's Wells Dance House

    Tuesday 21 May 2013

    Sarah Crompton introduces her new book about the leading dance venue. (Congratulations to Lily Dettmer and Catherine Yau who won copies of the book in our recent competition!) Continue Reading

  7. Photo Credit: Hugo Glendinning

    Arts Council Award for Leading UK Dance Organisations

    Tuesday 21 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    A £150,00 Arts Council award has been given to a new consortium of dance organisations led by Nottingham’s Dance4 alongside East London Dance, Merseyside Dance Initiative and Dance Initiative Greater … Continue Reading

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    Compass Commissions announced

    Wednesday 15 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

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

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

    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

  13. 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  

  14. 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  

  15. Igor Stravinsky, courtesy Boosey & Hawkes

    After the Rite

    Tuesday 14 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    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

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