February 2015

  1. Brendan Cole (centre) - 'A Night to Remember' Photo: Shane Finn

    Brendan Cole – A Night to Remember - Fairfield Hall, Croydon

    Vikki Jane Vile, Tuesday 24 February 2015 — Performance: 21 February 2015

    Two years ago, Cole's 'Licence to Thrill' was glitzy, fun, cheeky & had a talented cast of dancers and musicians. New show 'A Night to Remember' is a carbon copy of past crowd pleasin… Continue Reading

  2. Tamsin Fitzgerald

    Tamsin Fitzgerald

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    The founder & artistic director of Hereford based 2Faced Dance who tells us about their double bill 'Dreaming in Code, at The Place on 10th and 11th March as part of a spring tour.... Continue Reading

  3. Baroness Gloria Hooper, Robin Windsor, Frank Doran, Jenny Thomas, Angela Watkinson, Caroline Miller, Director of Dance UK. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Strictly Westminster

    Tuesday 24 February 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Around a hundred people attended the launch of Dance UK's Dance Manifesto 2015 yesterday (Mon 23 Feb), the first time there's been a social dance class in the Houses of Parliament... Continue Reading

  4. Kenneth Tindall
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Kenneth Tindall bows out after 14 years with Northern Ballet

    Monday 23 February 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer is moving on to a career as a Freelance Choreographer. Continue Reading

  5. Sylvie Guillem
Photo: Lesley Leslie-Spinks

    Sylvie Guillem - A life in progress

    Monday 23 February 2015 by Clare Evans

    From her accidental beginnings as a gymnast to her time as Rudolph Nureyev's protegee, Sylvie Guillem talks to The Guardian about her astonishing career, and her big plans for the final curtain... Continue Reading

  6. Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía
Photo: Antonio Acedo

    Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 23 February 2015 — Performance: 20 & 21 February 2015

    There may be flamenco purists who will not be supporters of this populist style of presenting the art form... But, for me, this tour through the brief history of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía was absorbing … Continue Reading

  7. What if Tate Modern was Musée de la Danse? 
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Tate Modern to become a museum of dance for 48 hours

    Monday 23 February 2015 by Clare Evans

    Led by the renowned French choreographer Boris Charmatz, the museum will feature performances ranging from ballet to krump as well as works by Charmatz himself. Continue Reading

  8. Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Monday 23 February 2015Performance 20 & 21 February 2015

    The whole programme was an impressive event. In the dog days of winter, there’s nothing more welcome than a blast of Spanish passion. 

  9. Photo: Humanah Productions

    Pick of Resolution! Review, week five - The Place

    Claire Cohen and Donald Hutera, Friday 20 February 2015 — Performance: 8 Jan - 21 Feb 2015

    A selection of writing from the Resolution! review programme... Continue Reading

  10. Photo by Stephen Wright Photography

    BBC launches campaign to get UK creative.

    Friday 20 February 2015 by Clare Evans

    A campaign to challenge people to get creative has been launched, backed by stars including Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Vegas. Continue Reading

  11. Gala Flamenca - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 20 February 2015Performance 16 & 17 February 2015

    But as powerful as Amaya is, the evening really flies when the dancers all combine forces with their six musicians and singers… a lovely anarchic gaiety emerges when the entire cast are clapping, singing and dancing together. It’s in these communal moments that y… 

  12. Antonio Canales. Photo: Hugo Toscano

    Gala Flamenca - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 19 February 2015 — Performance: 16 & 17 February 2015

    One of the world’s most celebrated flamenco dancers for at least three decades, Antonio Canales is one seriously cool dude - 'un tipo muy simpatico'... Continue Reading

  13. Boyband on stage at Move It. Photo: Samantha Whitaker

    Move It - Olympia

    Samantha Whitaker, Wednesday 18 February 2015 — Performance: 13 - 15 February 2015

    Enormously impressed by the talent & confidence I’d seen, I left Olympia in a bubble of renewed energy & enthusiasm for all things dance. Although I could do without hearing Uptown Funk for a while... Continue Reading

  14. English National Ballet  - Modern Masters. Jiri Kylian'a 'Petite Mort' (James Forbat & Ksenia Ovsyanick) Photo: David Jensen

    Tamara Rojo announces programme of work by female choreographers

    Tuesday 17 February 2015 by Carmel Smith

    'She Said', with work by Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Yabin Wang, is part of English National Ballet's 2015/16 season, announced today... Continue Reading

  15. Tamara Rojo
Photo: Johan Persson

    Tamara Rojo on the need for more female choreographers

    Tuesday 17 February 2015 by Clare Evans

    Artistic Director of the English National Ballet Tamara Rojo looks back at her career as a dancer, and talks to the Guardian about what's next for her and women in dance. Continue Reading

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