July 2012

  1. Rehearsals for Sadler's Wells Connect production 'Compass'. Photo: Gigi Giannella

    National Youth Dance Company announced

    Wednesday 18 July 2012

    Sadler’s Wells has been selected to form the new National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). It will receive £400,000 annually for three years to run the company, with equal amounts coming from the Department of Edu… Continue Reading

  2. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker 'Fase: Four movements to the Music of Steve Reich' 1982. Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at Tate Modern

    Wednesday 18 July 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Tate Modern launches the opening of its new space, the Tanks, with a 15-week festival of ‘art in action’ including live performance, film and installation. Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and her company … Continue Reading

  3. Marianela Nunez and The Royal Ballet in Diana and Actaeon, photo Johan Persson courtesy of ROH

    Royal Ballet - Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 16 July 2012 — Performance: 12, 14, 16, 17, 20 July

    For her farewell programme as Director of The Royal Ballet, Dame Monica Mason has stepped right outside of the comfort zone that has governed most of the decision-making during her tenure. Continue Reading

  4. Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures - Play Without Words

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 16 July 2012Performance 12 July - 5 August 2012

    The whole production is tautly unified. The intricate telling and retelling of the same story is never confusing: the New Adventures dancers draw their characters so precisely, from the social comedy of parties and pop television to the way everybody succumbs to tempta… 

  5. Matthew Bourne's 'Play Without Words' at Sadler's Wells, July 2012. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures - Play Without Words

    Graham Watts, Monday 16 July 2012 — Performance: 12 July - 5 August 2012

    'Play Without Words' portrays a dark story of powerful mind games & complex relationships with depth, yet still finds room for plenty of Bourne’s quirky humour - a must-see show. Continue Reading

  6. Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2012 Image: Bettina Strenske

    Catch up on Big Dance Trafalgar Square

    Monday 16 July 2012 by Hannah Dye

    If you missed the memorable Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2012 then browse our image gallery and watch the Channel 4 documentary. Continue Reading

  7. Big Dance Trafalgar Square

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 16 July 2012Performance Saturday 14 July

    The result was a bit like watching an athletics field that’s been stripped of any idea of competition: fluid hubs of purposeful activity; people in white tabards, each daubed with an Olympic-coloured dot, flowing along lanes and tracks…  

  8. Tom Chambers (Jerry Travers) and Summer Strallen (Dale Tremont) in 'Top Hat'.Aldwych Theatre Photo: Brinkhoff and Mogenburg

    Top Hat - Aldwych Theatre

    Graham Watts, Monday 16 July 2012 — Performance: Booking until April 2013

    Summer Strallen captures what Arlene Croce once described as the ‘lunar radiance’ of Ginger Roger’s dancing style while matching the hyper-flexibility of her notable deep back bends and high kicks.  Continue Reading

  9. 'One Extraordinary Day' Streb Action on Millenium Bridge. © Copyright Julian Andrews 2012.

    One Extraordinary Day it was...

    Sunday 15 July 2012

    Sunday 15 July was the One Extraordinary Day the London 2012 Festival programme promised – but didn’t reveal when it would happen. New Yorker Elizabeth Streb’s 36 daredevil aerialists started … Continue Reading

  10. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance 'Too Mortal'

    Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - Too Mortal - St Pancras Church

    Misa Brzezicki, Friday 13 July 2012 — Performance: 12 - 13 July 2012

    The peace was shattered by the sudden appearance of six dancers; bursting out of individual pews and thrown backwards into arched positions over the edges separating them, holding themselves motionless, other tha… Continue Reading

  11. Monica Mason Looks Back

    Friday 13 July 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Dame Monica Mason has retired as Director of the Royal Ballet. She reflects on her time with the company that she joined at the age of 16 as a member of the corps de ballet in 1958.  Continue Reading

  12. 'Dance Means...' Hannah Anderson-Ricketts & Irven Lewis. Photo: Irven Lewis.

    A Big Dance Day

    Friday 13 July 2012

    For Misa Brzezicki Wednesday this week was devoted to Big Dance. See what she found out and about on the streets of London... (lots still available this weekend) Continue Reading

  13. New Movement Collective 'Casting Traces' Jonathan Goddard Photo: Ignius Pupinis

    New Movement Collective - Casting Traces – TestBed1

    Graham Watts, Thursday 12 July 2012 — Performance: 10 - 14 July 2012

    This promise of creative originality took immediate shape as an origami ticket into this peculiar, immersive, voyeuristic experience... Continue Reading

  14. Dance Umbrella presents Shobana Jeyasingh's 'Too Mortal' in churches this summer. Photo: JP Masclet

    Dance Umbrella announces plans for Autumn 2012

    Wednesday 11 July 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Choreographer Jonathan Burrows joins Betsy Gregory in curating an intensive ten day festival of adventurous work in a new venue for dance Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet - triple bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Seven Magazine, Telegraph, Wednesday 11 July 2012Performance 30 June, 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2012

    Helen Crawford was bright and clean in her variation and Sarah Lamb swooped through the Beriosova solo, but it was hardly the bevy of ballerinas that Ashton intended.  

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