February 2014

  1. McOnie Company - Drunk - Bridewell Theatre

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Guardian, Sunday 23 February 2014Performance 5 February - 1 March 2014

    The Boat Race section… is brilliantly funny and shows that McOnie has more to offer than slickness. If he can sustain that level of inventiveness, and avoid the temptation to fall back on hackneyed razzle-dazzle, he’s got an interesting future ahead of him.  

  2. Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Telegraph, Sunday 23 February 2014Performance 22 February - 9 April 2014

    His management of the swooping fish dives in the grand pas de deux was exemplary. Pyrotechnicians aren’t usually known for their partnering but McRae can make every duet seem made to measure.  

  3. Megan & Jessica Kennedy of junk ensemble.  Photo: Ted Jones

    Dublin's junk ensemble on UK tour

    Friday 21 February 2014

    Artistic Directors, choreographers (and twins) Jessica Kennedy and Megan introduce their highly entertaining physical dance/theatre/music production 'The Falling Song'... Continue Reading

  4. 'Blaze' -Jomecia Oosterwolde and Michel Patric Sian. Photo: Roy Beusker

    Blaze - Peacock Theatre

    Lara Hayward, Friday 21 February 2014 — Performance: 18 February - 8 March 2014

    As one big live interactive MTV music video party, the beauty of 'Blaze' is that it is dance for the audience’s sake. Pull on your trainers, get down to the Peacock and be part of it. Continue Reading

  5. Blaze - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 21 February 2014Performance 18 February - 8 March 2014

    I love its all-out eagerness, and the skill with which Anthony van Laast, its director, has marshalled his forces, and I love especially the extravagant bravura of its three breakdancers.  

  6. Moxie Brawl 'It Started with Jason Donovan' Photo:Bruno Rodrigues

    Resolution! 2014 - Akiko Dance Project / Moxie Brawl / Just Us Dance Theatre

    Lise Smith, Thursday 20 February 2014 — Performance: 15 February 2014

    An assortment of comedy, theatre and pure dance performed by artists with varying degrees of experience on the stage was emblematic not only of this Resolution! but of the 25-year history of the programme as a whole. Continue Reading

  7. Annie Hannauer in 'Miniatures'
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Going solo in Miniatures

    Thursday 20 February 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Lea Anderson had never made a solo before – and Annie Hanauer had never danced in one. Candoco dancer Annie tells us how inspiration struck in the V&A museum's miniatures portrait collection... Continue Reading

  8. Blaze - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 3Daisy Bowie- Sell, Time Out, Thursday 20 February 2014Performance 18 February - 8 March 2014

    ‘Blaze’ is no-brains fun. From Es Devlin’s versatile towering cupboard set and Beatrice Jolly’s bold, fluorescent costumes to the pumping Lady Gaga remixes and Jackson 5 classics, this show swaggers confidently through its 90 minutes.  

  9. Blaze - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Katie Colombus, Stage, Thursday 20 February 2014Performance 18 February - 8 March 2014

    This hip-hop show is bursting with the best breaking, popping, locking and krumping specialists you will find in Europe… you will be rewarded with a glimpse at some full-out dancing that will blow your mind.  

  10. Blaze - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Telegraph, Thursday 20 February 2014Performance 18 February - 8 March 2014

    Like any good dance show, the content is built around the talents of the current troupe… Carlos Neto, Virgil “Sky Chief” Dey and the truly remarkable Jeffrey “Machine” McCann…show off their head and shoulder spins in a dazzling display of power moves.  

  11. Fernando Montano in 'Narcissus'

    FERNANDO MONTAÑO - Narcissus film premiere - Hippodrome Casino

    Laura Dodge, Wednesday 19 February 2014 — Performance: 9 February 2014

    The Hippodrome Casino is an unusual setting for ballet. Just off Leicester Square, it is primarily a place for gambling, with a small cabaret theatre nestled upstairs... Continue Reading

  12. Rediscovered footage of Margot Fonteyn in 'Sleeping Beauty' BBC.

    Ballet history month on the BBC

    Tuesday 18 February 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Four programmes about ballet, some featuring newly discovered footage from the 1950s, will be shown on BBC Two and BBC Four in March... Continue Reading

  13. Sara Baras Photo: Santana de Yepes

    Sara Baras

    Monday 17 February 2014

    "I love the freedom of Flamenco dance. It has a wide language without having to forget your roots" says the Spanish star who opens this year's Flamenco Festival London on 1 March... Continue Reading

  14. Fight to save Trockadero Underground

    Monday 17 February 2014 by Carmel Smith

    For the last four years the basement of the Trocadero Centre in Piccadilly has been a centre for the London hip hop community, where street dancers have been able to gather, perform and meet other dancers. Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet - Rhapsody / Tetractys – The Art of Fugue / Gloria - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Guardian, Sunday 16 February 2014Performance 7, 8, 11, 13, 15 February 2014

    Hayward dances, as every Ashtonian must, with her eyes; she is at once the obedient instrument of the choreographer’s vision and the radiantly assured performer seizing her chance.  

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