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  1. Alexander Whitley & Natalie Allen in 'Pattern Recognition'. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Alexander Whitley - Pattern Recognition - Platform Theatre

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 27 April 2016 — Performance: 8 April 2016

    Pattern Recognition is the next stage in an evolution of Whitley's digitally-enhanced dance, moving on from 'The Measures Taken', his collaboration with the digital arts studio, Marshmallow Laser Feast... Continue Reading

  2. Young dancers

    News: Could bio-banding cut risk of injury for ballet dancers?

    Wednesday 27 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Grouping young ballet dancers by their developmental rather than chronological age could help lower their risk of injury, a study has suggested. Dancers in vocational training are grouped by age and with full-ti… Continue Reading

  3. Dan Canham's 'Ours Was the Fen Country' Photo Camilla Greenwell

    Feature: Falling Away - Disappearance, resistance & remembering in contemporary dance

    Wednesday 27 April 2016

    Ruth Little, Guest Editor of Dance Umbrella's Definite Article introduces the latest in the series of in-depth writing on dance... Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet - Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 27 April 2016Performance

    As Hermione, Calvert displays an impressive dramatic range, and dancing of smooth and measured beauty. Her balances are serene and her leitmotif arabesque turns perfectly pitched 

  5. Pablo Bronstein's 'Historical Dances in an Antique Setting', Tate Britain. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    News: Dance at Tate Britain

    Tuesday 26 April 2016 by carmel smith

    Pablo Bronstein's new 'Historical Dances in an Antique Setting' for the grand Duveen Galleries, features continuous performance by three dancers... Continue Reading

  6. Duwane Taylor

    Interview: Duwane Taylor - back Into the Hoods

    Tuesday 26 April 2016 by carmel smith

    As a school boy, Krump champion Duwane saw the first version of Zoonation's hit show and knew what he wanted to do. Ten years later he's dancing in 'Into the Hoods: Remixed' - at The Peacock n… Continue Reading

  7. Dance Class

    News: Applying for dance auditions

    Tuesday 26 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Fleur Mellor, dancer, choreographer and creative producer for theatre and commercial dance offers three essential steps when applying for dance auditions – brush up your CV, invest in good photographs and … Continue Reading

  8. Protein Dance - 'May Contain Food'. Photo: Chris Nash.

    Review: Protein Dance - May Contain Food - The Place

    Sarah Kent, Monday 25 April 2016 — Performance: 20 April - 7 May 2016

    Among all the chaos, the most satisfying moments come when the performers join together to create a cacophony of farmyard sounds – mooing, clucking, bleating and grunting – and to sing... Continue Reading

  9. Northern Ballet 1984

    News: Backstage: How costumes and lights give dance life

    Monday 25 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    From lighting and costume to the tactics of touring, dance offers a unique set of challenges. Costume design and production tends to be a more involved process in dance, needing to take into account not just th… Continue Reading

  10. Barely Methodical Troupe - Kin - Roundhouse

    Press Review 4Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, Monday 25 April 2016Performance 20 - 24 April 2016

    Their bodies are their main building blocks and they use them tremendously effectively, at one point constructing vertiginous human towers. 

  11. Balletboyz - Life - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Vanessa Keys, The Telegraph, Monday 25 April 2016Performance 20 - 24 April 2016

    BalletBoyz are one of today’s genuine ensemble companies, and de Frutos has used their chemistry to his and their advantage, delivering choreography so effortless that it looks entirely improvised.  

  12. Christopher Marney

    News: Christopher Marney joins Ballet Central as Artistic Director

    Monday 25 April 2016 by carmel smith

    The New Adventures principal and choreographer is returning to the school where he trained in September.. Continue Reading

  13. Desert Dancer - Picturehouse Central

    Press Review 2Wendy Ide, Guardian, Monday 25 April 2016Performance 23, 26 & 28 April 2016

    Afshin (Reece Ritchie) finds a band of like-minded creatives at university in Tehran and decides to ride the wave of political and social optimism that coincides with the 2009 election and form a dance company. 

  14. Balletboyz - Life - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 22 April 2016Performance 20 - 24 April 2016

    The first of the two works, by Pontus Lidberg, makes me want to see everything that the choreographer has made. The second, by Javier De Frutos, is funnier than any dance I’ve seen in ages. 

  15. Balletboyz - Life - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 22 April 2016Performance 20 - 24 April 2016

    The show may be called Life, but loneliness and death are the real themes tackled here… 

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