January 2015

  1. Carlos Acosta - winner of the De Valois Award, presented by Darcey Bussell. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    National Dance Awards for 2014

    Monday 26 January 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2014, were announced today in a lunchtime event hosted by Arlene Phillips... Continue Reading

  2. The Royal Ballet's 'Onegin' - Marianela Nuñez as Tatiana, Thiago Soares as Onegin ©ROH 2015. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet - Onegin - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 26 January 2015 — Performance: 24 January - 27 February 2015

    The bond between real-life partners Marianela Nuñez & Thiago Soares translates into an ardent performance of heartrending sentimentality... Continue Reading

  3. Kaori Ito in 'Plexus'

    Compagnie 111 / Aurélien Bory / Kaori Ito – Plexus – Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 23 January 2015 — Performance: 22 & 23 January 2015

    French director Aurélien Bory is immersed in a project of creating performance portraits of female dancers. This collaboration with Kaori Ito, part of LIMF, is the second of a planned trilogy... Continue Reading

  4. Compagnie 111 / Aurelien Bory / Kaori Ito - Plexus - Part of London International Mime Festival 2015

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 23 January 2015Performance 22 & 23 January 2015

    There’s nothing very emotionally compelling here, but it’s probably enough that you’ve never seen anything like it before. 

  5. Resolution! 2015 - The Place

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 23 January 2015Performance 22 January 2015

    “..that’s the beauty and point of Resolution! It offers choreographers that much-needed transition between studio and stage.” 

  6. Dam Van Huynh Photo: Thuan Lam Hieu

    A questioning intelligence: Dam Van Huynh

    Thursday 22 January 2015 by Donald Hutera

    Ahead of a showing of his new work 'Gesundheit!' at Rich Mix next Friday (30 Jan), the Southern Vietnam born, US educated and now UK based choreographer talks to Donald Hutera... Continue Reading

  7. Twenty years in dance

    Thursday 22 January 2015 by Carmel Smith

    As Richard Alston marks his company's 20th anniversary he compares highlights of the last two decades with Judith Mackrell in the Guardian Continue Reading

  8. Richard Alston. Photo: Ida Zenner

    Richard Alston - seeing the music

    Wednesday 21 January 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Over his 45 year career in dance Richard Alston has developed a choreographic style which is intrisincally linked with music. As his company celebrates its 20th anniversary this month we dip in to the video archive... Continue Reading

  9. Justyna Sochaj - Sonámbulas' Photo: Janetta Verheij

    Pick of Resolution! Review, week one - The Place

    Marianne Tuckman / Lyndsey Winship, Tuesday 20 January 2015 — Performance: 8 Jan - 21 Feb 2015

    Each week we'll be sharing the reviews from one evening in the previous week, written by participants in Resolution! Review - the critical writing programme which accompanies the season... Continue Reading

  10. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Jeffery Taylor, Daily Express, Monday 19 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    The surprise of the evening was Matthew Rees who, dressed in black, rushes into what seemed to be a field hospital desperately comforting as many of his wounded comrades as he could. Your spirits rise and hope starts to build; then he shoots himself in the mouth. Acco… 

  11. Gecko - Institute - Linbury Studio Theatre, part of London International Mime Festival

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 19 January 2015 — Performance: 17 - 20 January 2015

    ...a deliriously dense, modernist swirl of ideas, whose loopy absurdist exuberance is anchored by some extraordinarily tight choreography & an intuitive understanding of physical comedy. Continue Reading

  12. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, , Sunday 18 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    There are far too many sorrowful cradlings, sentimental pietàs and emptily anguished duets. The moment of death, endlessly reprised, is represented as a willowy, aestheticised folding to the stage. The brutal truth is that for all his evident sincerity of purpose, Pére… 

  13. Director General Tony Hall (centre) with ( from left) Balletboyz, Kiri Te Kanawa, Darcey Bussell & Kenneth Tharp

    BBC makes a song & dance in 2015

    Friday 16 January 2015 by Carmel Smith

    'Strictly Modern Dance' - a history of contemporary dance ' features students from Trinity Laban; Darcey Bussell and Kenneth Tharp join the BBC Young Dancer team & a screening of Wim Wender… Continue Reading

  14. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 16 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    If only Pérez’s choreography had been a little more focused, a little more condensed, the evening could have been an unequivocal triumph. 

  15. Gandini Juggling - 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architecture. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Gandini Juggling - 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Lise Smith, Friday 16 January 2015 — Performance: 13 - 15 January 2015

    Underpinning the artistry of ballet - and a virtuoso display of juggling is a mathematical bedrock.... Continue Reading


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