November 2010

  1. Royal Ballet 'Romeo & Juliet' Carlos Acosta & Tamara Rojo. Photo: Dee Conway

    Royal Ballet at the O2

    Friday 26 November 2010

    Next June the Royal Ballet present a unique production of Romeo & Juliet at the O2. An all star cast of Royal Ballet dancers including Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Edward Watson… Continue Reading

  2. Laboratory Dance Project

    Laboratory Dance Project at The Place

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 24 November 2010 — Performance: 23 November 2010

    As tensions between North and South Korea hit the headlines once again, a very different image of South Korea was unveiled on the stage at The Place. Part of the Kore-A-moves festival, promoting Korean Dance in … Continue Reading

  3. Craig Revel Horwood and dancers from I Love Salsa. Photo: Helen Maybanks

    Research Shows Dance is Best for Bones

    Tuesday 23 November 2010

    Craig Revel Horwood joined young dancers from I Love Salsa on 26 October 2010 to highlight the bone-heath benefits of dance. The event followed research from Glasgow Caledonian University showing that dance prov… Continue Reading

  4. Dancers' Career Development Bursary Reception
Left-Right: George Long, Raquel Meseguer, Tony Dyson (DCD Chairman), Ragnhild Olsen, Colin Nears (DCD Vice-Chairman)

Photo: Paul Liburd (a DCD re-trained dancer).

    DCD awards six retraining bursaries

    Tuesday 23 November 2010

    Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) has announced that six retraining bursaries have been awarded to Independent professional dancers who presented outstanding retraining applications. The bursaries have bee… Continue Reading

  5. Move: Choreographing You, at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre to 9 Jan 2011.
Top: William Forsythe's 'The Fact of the Matter', Photo: Alastair Muir.
Below: Mike Kelly's 'Test Room'.

    Time to Move!

    Tuesday 23 November 2010

    *If you haven’t already been to see Move: Choreographing You a fascinating – and fun – exhibition exploring the historical and current relationship between the visual arts and dance, this weeke… Continue Reading

  6. Angela Towler (Rambert Dance Company)
Photo: Simon Weir.

    New support for dancers' health

    Tuesday 23 November 2010

    Dance UK are another step closer towards the creation of the UK’s first National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science. They will be announcing the full details of significant support from dance floor ma… Continue Reading

  7. Genée International Ballet Competition 2010 Silver Medalist Francesca Hayward.
Photo: Elliott Franks

    Silver medals for UK ballet students

    Tuesday 23 November 2010

    The finals of the Francesca Hayward and Sean Bates took place in front of a packed house at Sadler’s Wells on Sunday evening (21 November). Organised by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the annual competi… Continue Reading

  8. Srishti 'Love is in the Air'
Photo: Simon Richardson

    Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance Creations with Scarabeus in Love Is In The Air at The Place

    Graham Watts, Monday 22 November 2010 — Performance: 18 November 2010

    I would have thought that there was nothing new that dance could possibly add to Romeo & Juliet that hasn’t already been said, but then along comes Nina Rajarani with an interpretation of Shakespeare&#… Continue Reading

  9. Hetain Patel's 'TEN'

    ROH Firsts in Programme 3: Rachel Erdos, Goddard/Nixon Project, Hetain Patel at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Monday 22 November 2010 — Performance: 19 November 2010

    No circus stunts or digital trickery; no sofas suspended above the stage; no puppetry or film work; the final selection in this year’s Firsts platform seems by comparison with the first two programmes very… Continue Reading

  10. Lucy Bennett & Chris Pavla in 'Within' choreographed by Thomas Noone for StopGAP
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    StopGAP in Trespass - Within & Splinter at The Place

    Sam Gauntlett, Monday 22 November 2010 — Performance: 20 November 2010

    StopGAP has a strong philosophy of integration and participation, encompassing able-bodied dancers with dancers who have a physical or learning disability. The five full-time members and their individual strengt… Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 22 November 2010Performance in rep until 31 December 2010

    ‘Frederick Ashton’s 1948 super-traditional version of the classic fairytale is perfect family fare , with filigree dancing, clear story-telling and romping good humour from the Step Sister.’  

  12. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    ‘The style is clearly McGregor’s own – the rippling backs, the tendril arms, the probing hyperextensions – but this is McGregor in evolution. Gone, for now, are the neurotic deformations of line; in their place is a blazing, mysterious post-classi… 

  13. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    ‘…for the first time in a work McGregor has made with Random, FAR grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.’ 

  14. Judges Dame Monica Mason & Dame Antoinette Sibley with Genee Competition medalists. Photo: Elliott Franks

    Genee International Ballet Competition at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 22 November 2010 — Performance: Sunday 21 November 2010

    After its journey around world-wide venues, the annual Genée International Ballet Competition, the flagship event for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), came home to London for 2010, celebrating 90 years of the … Continue Reading

  15. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 19 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    “ Great theory – however accurately rendered – does not necessarily make for great dance.”  

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