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  1. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 18 August 2015Performance 13 - 22 August 2015

    If you’re after a night at the ballet, with tutus and Tchaikovsky, this will do the job. But if you’re looking to be truly moved or see new life breathed into an old classic you might be disappointed. 

  2. Sergei Polunin in David LaChapelle's hit music video for “Take Me to Church” by Hozier

    News: Pop and Ballet

    Friday 14 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The crossover between contemporary dance and ballet is shifting, with ballet dancers in music videos, and pop stars composing for ballets. Continue Reading

  3. Rupert Pennefather in Giselle. 
Photo: ROH, Tristram Kenton.

    News: Rupert Pennefather to leave The Royal Ballet

    Friday 14 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The versatile principal has decided to move on after 16 years with the company.  Continue Reading

  4. Review: St Petersburg Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 14 August 2015 — Performance: 13 - 22 August 2015

    Kolesnikova as Odette not only does she embodies the Russian aesthetic for the role so completely but she performs like a finely-tuned engine, with every cog and piston gliding perfectly into place. Continue Reading

  5. Utopia, part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse
Photo: David Levene

    Review: UTOPIA: LIVE LATES - Arlene Phillips, Tommy Franzen, ZooNation, Alison Jackson

    Samantha Whitaker, Thursday 13 August 2015 — Performance: 4 - 23 August

    Money, inheritance and celebrity were the key themes of Arlene’s ‘dance mash up’ - from b-boying to ballroom - set to a diverse playlist and performed by a group that ranged in age from eight to 84. Continue Reading

  6. Christopher Marney (centre) in rehearsals for McQueen.
Photo: Specular

    News: Christopher Marney - on making the moves for 'McQueen'

    Tuesday 11 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The New Adventures & Balletboyz choreographer explains the challenges and joys of bringing the visionary designer to life through dance. Continue Reading

  7. Balé de Rua - Baila Brazil - Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 11 August 2015Performance 5 - 15 August, 2015

    The mixture of religion, irreverence and pleasure is infectious, putting a twitch in both your step and your spirit.  

  8. Jonathan Ollivier (1977 - 2015) as Luca in The Car Man.
Photo: Chris Mann

    News: Jonathan Ollivier Remembered

    Monday 10 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    Following yesterday’s tragic incident, Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director of New Adventures, and Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director of Sadler's Wells have issued tributes. Continue Reading

  9. News: Jonathan Ollivier

    Monday 10 August 2015 by carmel smith

    In brief: New Aventures’ dancer Jonathan Ollivier was tragically killed in a motorbike accident on his way to Sadler’s Wells to perform in the final show of The Car Man season on Sunday afternoon. Fu… Continue Reading

  10. Sadler's Wells
Photo: Morley Von Sternberg

    News: Sadler’s Wells announces 21 new artists for Summer University

    Friday 7 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The participants, all in the early stages of their careers, will take part in an intensive two week programme with the aim of furthering their contributions as dance makers. Continue Reading

  11. Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 7 August 2015Performance 4 - 8 August 2015

    On their first visit to the UK, Australia’s Queensland Ballet deliver a gorgeous production, steeped in highland mystery and alive with the dance. 

  12. Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 7 August 2015Performance 4 - 8 August 2015

    Queensland Ballet comes to London being very Scottish. Peter Schaufuss’s production of La Sylphide has plenty of tartan and misty glades, with fresh dancing from this Australian company. 

  13. Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 7 August 2015Performance 4 - 8 August 2015

    As dance-actors, the best on stage are Vito Bernasconi’s open-hearted Gurn and Greg Horsman’s titteringly vengeful Madge. Though both overdo the pantomime, we always know exactly who their characters are, and exactly what part they play in the ballet’s inexorable f… 

  14. Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 7 August 2015Performance 4 - 8 August 2015

    The small company is not well known but under new director Li Cunxin, the Chinese dancer whose life was the subject of the film Mao’s Last Dancer, they show impressive skill and ambition. 

  15. Isaac Hernandez and Tamara Rojo
Photo: Laurent Liotado

    News: Is Isaac Hernández the next Carlos Acosta?

    Friday 7 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    ENB's new principal dancer on his ascent from speechless Tamara Rojo fan to her leading man. Continue Reading

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