December 2011

  1. English National Ballet's Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov in 'The Nutcracker'. Photo: Annabel Moeller

    English National Ballet in The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 12 December 2011 — Performance: 8 - 30 Dec 2011

    "the brilliance of Peter Farmer’s opening set design, the superb rendition of Tchaikovsky’s magical score and above all the exquisite dancing of Daria Klimentová & Vadim Muntagirov.." Continue Reading

  2. Deborah Bull

    Deborah Bull to leave Royal Opera House

    Friday 9 December 2011 by Carmel Smith

    The Creative Director and former Royal Ballet Principal is taking up the newly created role of Director, King’s Cultural Partners (part of King’s College London) in March 2012. Continue Reading

  3. Lost Dog's 2011 Place Prize winning 'It Needs Horses'

    The Place Prize – take five

    Thursday 8 December 2011

    The fifth round of The Place Prize for Dance is now open for entries from any UK-based choreographer. Entrants submit an anonymous three-minute long video outlining the idea for an original dance work of up to 2… Continue Reading

  4. Building starts on Rambert's new South Bank home

    Thursday 8 December 2011 by Carmel Smith

    It's taken nine years of fundraising and planning to get to this point but now it looks like the company will be moving in some time in 2013.  Continue Reading

  5. Political Mother, Hofesh Shechter Company. Image Credit: Simona Boccedi

    Fresh at The Place

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 7 December 2011 — Performance: 3 Dec 11

    If it’s December, it must be Fresh, The Place’s annual celebration of dance by and for young people. This year’s event brought a particularly dazzling selection of dance to the Robin Howard stage from some… Continue Reading

  6. Whats On Stage Awards

    Wednesday 7 December 2011 by Carmel Smith

    The only awards decided solely by the audience are awaiting your votes in the Best Choreography category now Continue Reading

  7. Royal Ballet 'The Nutcracker' Photo: Johan Persson

    Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 6 December 2011 — Performance: In rep from 3 Dec 2011 - 18 Jan 2012

    One should always have a sugar plum in reserve. Sarah Lamb was taken ill at the beginning of this opening night performance and her place was taken by Marianela Nuñez Continue Reading

  8. '6 Breaths' Sydney Dance Company Photo: Wendell Theodoro

    Sydney Dance Company – 6 Breaths /LANDforms at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Lise Smith, Monday 5 December 2011 — Performance: 1 -3 Dec 2011

    I first encountered the work of Rafael Bonachela shortly before his winning the inaugural Place Prize would launch the jobbing choreographer and guest artist of his former company, Rambert, into full-time artist… Continue Reading

  9. UNDANCE Photo Ravi Deepres

    Turnage/McGregor/Wallinger UNDance at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 5 December 2011 — Performance: 1 - 3 Dec 2011

    The first challenge set by this work began even before the start in determining the meaning of ‘Undance’. Was it some fragmented Franglais or perhaps, more likely, an expression to signify the deconstructio… Continue Reading

  10. Welcome to the new look!

    Friday 2 December 2011

    It’s early days, we’re still unpacking and rearranging features & info brought over from the old site (home for ten years) but we hope you’re going to like our new format.  Continue Reading

  11. Fearghus O Conchúir's 'Tabernacle' Photo: Jonathan Mitchell

    Fearghus Ó Conchúir's Tabernacle at The Place

    Donald Hutera, Thursday 1 December 2011 — Performance: 29 Nov

    Catholicism in Ireland is the big, convoluted topic underpinning this 80-minute quintet that premiered last May at the Dublin Dance Festival. Continue Reading


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