1. Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement - The Courtauld Institute

    Press Review 5Matthew Collings, Evening Standard, Wednesday 19 October 2016Performance 20 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

    It is a dense, focused exhibition, curated by Alexandra Gerstein, working in collaboration with the Rodin Museum. In it, we realise that Rodin’s term, “mathematics”, means elegance, placement, proportion, space, configuration and the relationship of extr… 

  2. News: Gary Clarke wins UK Theatre award for Coal

    Tuesday 18 October 2016 by carmel smith

    The production won the Achievement in Dance category - beating other nominees Dance Consortium and Northern Ballet... Continue Reading


    Press Review 4Jeffrey Taylor , The Express , Monday 17 October 2016Performance

    David Bintley left me gasping last week. The Birmingham Royal Ballet stopped off in Islington and showed us his latest full length work dedicated to the current Shakespeare celebrations. Honestly, could any story conceived by man be more convoluted than this gallop throug… 


    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, Monday 17 October 2016Performance

    In collaboration with Rae Smith and an excellent design team, Bintley’s production spins a convincing sense of wonder. The opening sea storm is a marvel of theatrical ingenuity, its roaring, spumy waves conjured from the most delicate of billowing silk.  

  5. Soft Machine - XiaoKe and ZiHan. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Choy Ka Fai - Soft Machine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 13 & 14 October

    It sounds, well, rather worthy. In fact, this was an often tartly funny exposure of our own western prejudices as much as a showcase for today’s Asian dance... Continue Reading

  6. Mikah Smillie
Photo: National Youth Ballet of Great Britain

    News: New Artistic Director, Mikah Smillie joins National Youth Ballet of Great Britain

    Monday 17 October 2016 by Jobeda Khanum

    The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain announce the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Mikah Smillie. Following the passing of the company’s Founding Director Jill Tookey. Continue Reading

  7. Laura Dannequin 'Secret Slowness of Movement' Photo:Paul Blakemore

    Review: Laura Dannequin – The Secret Slowness of Movement - part of Dance Umbrella

    Josephine Leask, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 14 & 15 October 2016

    Camden High Street on a Friday afternoon: a crowded, frenetic scene. What bliss, therefore to slip into DRAF, a gallery situated in a quiet mews off the bustling high street. DRAF is an art space and for Laura Da… Continue Reading

  8. 'The Legend of the White Snake'
Photo: China National Peking Opera Company

    Review: China National Peking Opera Company - The General and the Prime Minister & The Legend of the White Snake

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 13 - 15 October 2016

    Although there were some vigorous acrobatics in the climactic battle scene, what was most notable here was how the actors’ precisely structured movements were so clearly led by the music, with every head-ti… Continue Reading

  9. Rambert studio. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: Rambert Revealed 2016

    Saturday 15 October 2016 by carmel smith

    There's still time to drop in on Rambert's South Bank home for a tour, talk, workshop or performance - and check in to a live stream of events all day on Tuesday (18 October) Continue Reading

  10. Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Tempest'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet - Shakespeare Triple Bill & The Tempest - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 14 October 2016 — Performance: 11 - 15 October 2016

    The Bard has been liberally celebrated across the world in this year that marks the 400th anniversary of his death and Birmingham Royal Ballet – perhaps mindful of their closer proximity to Stratford-upon-A… Continue Reading

  11. Dimitris Papaioannou's 'Primal Matter'.  Photo: Nikos Nikolopoulos

    Review: Dimitris Papaioannou – Primal Matter - Old Truman Brewery - part of Dance Umbrella

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 14 October 2016 — Performance: 12 - 14 October 2016

    Watching this is a bit like spying on Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory and finding it has been taken over by Jacques Tati...often playful, sometimes poignant, occasionally disturbing. Continue Reading

  12. Melanie Clark

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Melanie Clark

    Friday 14 October 2016

    Melanie teaches contemporary and ballet at City Academy. "When people leave the class feeling better than when they came in – that’s what makes it worth it!" Continue Reading

  13. Jerome Bel - Gala. Photo: Josefina Tommasi

    Review: Jérôme Bel - Gala - Bernie Grant Arts Centre & touring - part of Dance Umbrella

    Rachel Elderkin, Thursday 13 October 2016 — Performance: 10 & 11 October 2016

    "If you get the chance, go and experience it - for the pure enjoyment" - catch this Dance Umbrella show at Tate Tanks (Sat) and Sadler's Wells (next Tue & Wed) Continue Reading

  14. James Keegan and Michael Flatley dancers.
Photo: Brian Doherty

    News: Michael Flatley opens new Dance Academy in London

    Wednesday 12 October 2016 by Jobeda Khanum

    Classes are taking place in Barking, Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, Islington, Kew, Morden, Staines, Wandsworth, Wimbleon and Woking - for all ages and abilities. A new term will start in January, but it is also … Continue Reading

  15. Arch 8 Dancers - 'Tetris' Dance Umbrella 2016. Photo: Anna Van Kooij

    Review: Arch 8 Dancers - Tetris - part of Dance Umbrella 2016

    Katherine Colombus , Wednesday 12 October 2016 — Performance: 8 - 22 October 2016

    Using Tetris as the starting point for a piece of contemporary dance seems like a simple idea. A series of blocks falling, reacting to space and locking into interconnecting shapes, stacks and patterns makes for … Continue Reading


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