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
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
Ruth Little, Guest Editor of Dance Umbrella's Definite Article introduces the latest in the series of in-depth writing on dance... Continue Reading
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
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
Their bodies are their main building blocks and they use them tremendously effectively, at one point constructing vertiginous human towers.
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.
The New Adventures principal and choreographer is returning to the school where he trained in September.. Continue Reading
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.
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.
The show may be called Life, but loneliness and death are the real themes tackled here…