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  1. Winner of English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer 2015. Jinhao Zhang in the Dying Swan. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: English National Ballet - Emerging Dancer - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 24 March 2015 — Performance: 23 March 2015

    Jinhao Zhang was a popular choice as the winner of the sixth English National Ballet Emerging Dancer award after a competition that must have been very hard to judge since the seven contestants all brought somet… Continue Reading

  2. The People's Choice winner, Laurretta Summerscales and The Emerging Dancer Award winner, Jinhao Zhang.
Photo: ASH

    News: English National Ballet announces winners of Emerging Dancer 2015

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by carmel smith

    The announcement was made last night at the end of the 6th annual competition, having been selected by a judging panel of renowned industry figures. Continue Reading

  3. News: A new dawn for Royal Ballet's Swan Lake

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    After a 28 year run, a new Swan Lake is in the works for The Royal Ballet. Luke Jennings and Judith Mackrell look at what we can expect... Continue Reading

  4. Candoco Dance Company / Jérôme Bel - The Show Must Go On - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 24 March 2015Performance 20 - 21 March, 2015

    This revival is staged by Candoco, a company of disabled and able-bodied dancers, and here the group is expanded to embrace a range of ages, races, shapes and sizes. In its diversity, it’s actually a real celebration of ordinariness, as universal as the show’s TOTP2 … 

  5. Royal Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 24 March 2015Performance

    The principal couple were Steven McRae and guest artist Evgenia Obraztsova, from the Bolshoi. She is an enchanting Odette-Odile, with a lovely singing line, but on this occasion appeared nervous, and despite McRae’s most assiduous attentions, the partnership never real… 

  6. Candoco Dance Company / Jérôme Bel - The Show Must Go On - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 24 March 2015Performance 20 - 21 March, 2015

    The chemistry of the Candoco cast and the unerring wit and humanity of Bel’s direction are irresistible… it’s one of the most potent moments of theatre I’ve known. 

  7. Marcelo Gomes in rehearsals for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

    News: Marcelo Gomes to guest star in New Adventures' Car Man

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    The American Ballet Theatre star will perform the titular role in the multi-award winning dance thriller during its four week summer season at Sadler’s Wells Continue Reading

  8. Ann Maguire Gala - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Monday 23 March 2015Performance 22 March 2015

    When Ann Maguire was fatally stabbed in her Leeds classroom in 2014 it sent shockwaves around the world (the Pope and David Cameron paid tribute to her life). The dance world also mourned because Maguire’s daughter Emma is a soloist at the Royal Ballet. 

  9. Ann Maguire Gala - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 23 March 2015Performance 22 March 2015

    Gala occasions don’t often have such warmth. Across a programme of new works, highlights and fine musical choices, the first gala for the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund was fluently staged and movingly danced. 

  10. Ann Maguire Gala - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 23 March 2015Performance 22 March 2015

    Emma Maguire delivered a short and infinitely touching speech about her mother, her own loss of innocence, and the power of dance to redeem, and made it through those impossibly difficult few minutes with a dignity that was nothing short of heroic. 

  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    On Thursday, the music-making – from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and vocal ensemble Ex Cathedra – was thrillingly good. And, while not quite being able to share the capacity audience’s ecstatic reception at the end, nor could I entirely begrudge it for the tireless … 

  12. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    The best dancing actually happens in the programme’s opening piece, George Balanchine’s Serenade (from 1935), set to lush Tchaikovsky. Standing out in a stageful of girls and their diaphanous skirts are the super-swift moves of Momoko Hirata, and the fulsome port de … 

  13. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    The best of Bintley’s own contributions are the dances for the men: the opening chorus of avid, restlessly leaping seminarians; Mathias Dingman as a religious runaway who grabs at the air as he races towards freedom and doom. Other sections feel more thinly imagined… 

  14. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Daily Express, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    CARMINA BURANA is a flat-out brutal pastiche of medieval religious obsessions. It is also, with its cast of thousands, a perfect window on to this superb company of dancers. 

  15. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'Carmina Burana'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 20 March 2015 — Performance: 19 - 21 March 2015

    This celebratory double bill from Birmingham Royal Ballet presented ballets that were significant trailblazers. George Balanchine’s Serenade founded the school of American ballet; and David Bintley’s Carmi… Continue Reading

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