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  1. Ignition Dance Festival - Salah El Brogy. Photo: Gigi Giannella Photography

    Review: Ignition Dance Festival - Rose Theatre, Kingston

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 July 2016 — Performance: 2 July 2016

    An enticing roster of exciting choreographers (both emerging and emerged) in the world of contemporary dance made Graham Watts' long journey from North to West London well worth the time and effort....  Continue Reading

  2. Symphony to a Lost Generation - Lloyds Banking Hall

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 8 - 11 July 2016

    Part silent film, part early video game, there’s a naivety about the visuals that undermines efforts at profundity. The strongest scenes are solos for Osipova and Ivanilova where we focus, simply, on a single performer. 

  3. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker - Work/Travail/Arbei - Tate Modern

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 8 - 10 July 2016

    It is a profoundly musical event, its choreography built on ideas of sonority, harmonics and composition. The Tate, dominated by the image, becomes transfused with the formalities, sensualities and detailed logics of music and dance. 

  4. Hofesh Shechter - Babarians - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 6 - 8 July 2016

    On-off searchlights, deafening electronica intercut with snatches of 18th-century baroque music, and chopped-up sections of folksy choreography executed by six dancers. 

  5. Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2016, London. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Akram Khan's Big Dance 2016 - Trafalgar Square

    Josephine Leask, Wednesday 6 July 2016 — Performance: 2 July 2016

    Akram Khan’s Big Dance Opener was a celebration of ‘bringing people together’ and at a time when the UK is divided and in political chaos, when uncertainty and anxiety reigns, there was somethin… Continue Reading

  6. Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Russell Maliphant/Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 6 July 2016Performance 29 June - 3 July 2016

    She’s exploring similar territory to another ballerina, Sylvie Guillem, not least in Russell Maliphant’s Silent Echo, spinning through the shadows while Polunin shows off his ballet leaps. 

  7. Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe - Meeting - Battersea Arts Centre

    Press Review 3Tim Bano, The Stage, Wednesday 6 July 2016Performance 28 June - 2 July 2016

    The performers count out pencil beats in increasingly, impossibly quick succession until the rapid string of numbers sounds like lines of computer code or the digits of pi. It’s mesmerising. 

  8. Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Russell Maliphant/Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 4 July 2016Performance 29 June - 3 July 2016

    Extraordinary backbreaking lifts – one man supporting the two others – and Osipova curling herself backwards into an almost perfect c-shape are just two of the highlights. The rising wail of Sufi singers adds to the heady, perfumed physicality. 

  9. Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Russell Maliphant/Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Vanessa Keys, The Telegraph, Monday 4 July 2016Performance 29 June - 3 July 2016

    Consummate storytellers, Cherkaoui and Osipova are well suited; his theatrical style gives her plenty of material to work with and her flawless control gives his movements a heightened feel.  

  10. Candoco Dance Company's Joel Brown & Laura Patay in Arlene Phillips 'You And I Know'. Photo: Pedro Machado

    Interview: Candoco's Joel Brown, Laura Patay & Stine Nilsen Q&A

    Monday 4 July 2016 by Alice Westoby

    Alice Westoby spoke to performers Joel & Laura and Artistic Co-Director Stine, at the performance of their duet 'You and I Know', as part of Dancing City, Canary Wharf... Continue Reading

  11. Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Russell Maliphant/Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 4 July 2016Performance 29 June - 3 July 2016

    It has its moments; there’s a great scene where she’s standing, lost and distraught, at the side of the highway, illuminated by passing headlights. And there’s a sweetly tender sequence on a swing. 

  12. Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Russell Maliphant/Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 4 July 2016Performance 29 June - 3 July 2016

    There are outstanding moments – lifts in which her exceptional suppleness and strength create the illusion that she’s walking, flying or hovering over her partners’ bodies – but they leave us hungry to see more of what Osipova, and Polunin, might achieve. 

  13. Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Russell Maliphant/Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Anna Winter, Exeunt Magazine, Monday 4 July 2016Performance 29 June - 3 July 2016

    Osipova becomes a kind of mesmeric predator, stalking the stage, her arms rippling, crouching and leaping, her loose hair and limbs whipping and scoring space. 

  14. Natalia Osipova & Sergei Polunin in 'Run Mary Run'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 1 July 2016 — Performance: 29 June - 3 July 2016

    Osipova delivers many layers of performance excellence to three very different vehicles.... Some of the movement may feel familiar but the delivery is certainly unique. Continue Reading

  15. Darcey Bussell leads a dance work out in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    News: Ten years of Big Dance

    Thursday 30 June 2016 by carmel smith

    This week (2 – 10 July) thousands of people will be taking part in Big Dance events across the UK. In London the final Big Dance week starts with hundreds of people performing Akram Khan’s choreogr… Continue Reading

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