October 2015

  1. Matthew Bourne at the UK Theatre Awards

    Dance in the UK Theatre Awards

    Friday 23 October 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Matthew Bourne, Candoco Dance Company and Rambert were all winners at the recentlty announced UK Theatre Awards... Continue Reading

  2. Hofesh Shechter Company - Political Mother: The Choreographer's Cut - Brixton Academy

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 23 October 2015Performance 7 & 8 October 2015

    At last! After a year in which he has (among other things) reined himself in rather too much at Covent Garden (in Untouchable) and then rather too little at Sadler’s Wells (in barbarians), here is an evening by Hofesh Shechter in which everything knits like magic. 

  3. La Veronal - Voronia - Dance Umbrella at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 23 October 2015Performance 19 & 20 October 2015

    The dancers are extraordinary, pulling, snapping and stretching themselves into grotesque positions and somehow achieving a vision of distorted Goya-like beauty. Imagine a fantasy collaboration between Wayne McGregor, Jean-Paul Sartre and Luis Bunuel and you are halfway there. 

  4. Idan Sharabi & dancers / Claire Cunningham - Dance Umbrella at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 23 October 2015Performance 16 & 17 October, 2015

    – the pieces have one effect in common: the nagging sense that their deeper meanings unfold more inside the performers’ heads than on the stage. 

  5. DeNada Dance Theatre - Ham And Passion - Blue Elephant Theatre

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 23 October 2015Performance 19 October 2015

    Clearly UK-based Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra shares a similar sense of mischief to filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, particularly in the fluid nature of male and female sexuality. 

  6. DeNada Dance Theatre - Ham And Passion - Blue Elephant Theatre

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Friday 23 October 2015Performance 19 October 2015

    Small, bold outfits like DeNada are hot right now. Lost Dog, Sweetshop Revolution, Rosie Kay Dance Company, Impermanence Dance Theatre and others like them are delivering with an urgency that larger contemporary ensembles are not. 

  7. Hemabharathy Palani - 'Trikonanga'. Photo: Arvind Sridhar

    Out of India: Modern Moves - Dance Umbrella at Barbican Pit

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 22 October 2015 — Performance: 21 - 24 October 2015

    It’s very refreshing to see three new Indian choreographers in Dance Umbrella’s Out of India, representing a budding, contemporary dance scene from a country that is so rooted in traditional dance styles... Continue Reading

  8. La Veronal - Voronia - Dance Umbrella at Sadler’s Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 22 October 2015 — Performance: 19 & 20 October 2015

    This work is ostensibly based on the ‘concepts of good and evil’ in some relation to Krubera Voronia, the deepest-known cave on Earth, with its entrance located in the remote Abkhazian area of Georgia... Continue Reading

  9. Riccardo Buscarini. Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Riccardo Buscarini on his new work - No Lander

    Wednesday 21 October 2015

    We caught up with Place Prize winning Riccardo Buscarini to talk about the inspiration for his new work, premiering at The Place next week - and his top tips for spending time in London... Continue Reading

  10. Birmingham Royal Ballet  - 'The King Dances'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Birmingham Royal Ballet - Theme and Variations / Enigma Variations / The King Dances - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 21 October 2015 — Performance: 16 & 17 October 2015

    David Bintley's 'The King Dances' is a rare example of a new classical work, which has purpose & is done well. Continue Reading

  11. In the picture - honours for dance

    Tuesday 20 October 2015 by Carmel Smith

    More than 40 of Britain’s most renowned dance professionals – from prima ballerinas to local dance teachers, from dance critics to the choreographer of Mamma Mia – gathered for a historic photogra… Continue Reading

  12. 'In Situ'. Photo: Chris Nash

    Compass Commissions - third round now open

    Tuesday 20 October 2015 by Carmel Smith

    As part of the Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership supporting professional dance artists, the two South East London based organisations support the creation of new work... Continue Reading

  13. Dance UK Industry Award 2015 - open for nominations

    Tuesday 20 October 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The award aims to highlight the important, but often unacknowledged, contributions made by individuals that make a real difference to how dance is created, supported and seen...  Continue Reading

  14. H2 Dance 'Staging Ages'. Photo: Benedict Johnson

    H2 Dance - Staging Ages - The Place

    Josephine Leask, Tuesday 20 October 2015 — Performance: 17 October 2015

    - poignancy, texture, reflection and naughtiness. A work that gives us a realistic, honest take on ageing, it is a tribute not just to the choreographers but the performers that make it so real. Continue Reading

  15. Claire Cunningham 'Give Me a Reason To Live'. Photo: Ben Nienhuis

    Idan Sharabi & dancers / Claire Cunningham - Dance Umbrella at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Elderkin, Monday 19 October 2015 — Performance: 16 & 17 October, 2015

    As Cunningham backs upstage she begins to sing. Here, hovering mid-air supported between wall & crutches, image, intention & emotion connect to create one of the strongest moments of the piece.  Continue Reading

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