March 2015

  1. Shobana Jeyasingh's 'Bayadère – The Ninth Life' Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Shobana Jeyasingh - Bayadère – the Ninth Life - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Thursday 26 March 2015 — Performance: 25 - 28 March 2015 1 Comment

    'Bayadère - The Ninth Life' is an interesting work overall & very nearly a brilliant one. There’s much to be admired, as usual, about Jeyasingh’s command of material & her exc… Continue Reading

  2. Shobana Jeyasingh - Bayadère – the Ninth Life - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 26 March 2015Performance 25 - 28 March 2015

    It moves from clear storytelling into contemporary abstraction; from concrete ideas to elastic meanings; from black and white, us and them, to hybrid forms. As an observation on identity, that’s clever, but as a theatrical arc it doesn’t make a satisfying close to th… 

  3. Shobana Jeyasingh - Bayadère – the Ninth Life - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, The Stage, Thursday 26 March 2015Performance 25 - 28 March 2015

    While never less than intriguing – a girl-on-girl duet with feet planted in armpits is extraordinary – its dusky eroticism and sinuous, tantric gestures end up reinforcing the stereotypical image of the dancers rather than challenging it. 

  4. Photo: Jevan Chowdhury (Moving Cities)

    Single session tickets now on sale for the biggest ever dance industry conference

    Wednesday 25 March 2015 by Carmel Smith 1 Comment

    Dance UK's The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations takes place in London, 9 - 12 April. If you don't have time for a day or weekend, now you can book a session on a specific dance form on the Saturday … Continue Reading

  5. Candoco Dance Company in Jérôme Bel’s 'The Show Must Go On' L-R: Katy Francis, Gary Clarke. Suzie Birchwood and Jia-Yu Corti. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    Candoco Dance Company - Jérôme Bel - The Show Must Go On

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Wednesday 25 March 2015 — Performance: 21 & 22 March 2015

    Inclusive & increasingly exciting Candoco has lovingly restaged Jérôme Bel’s conceptual crowd-pleaser and given it spectacular representation on the Sadler’s Wells main stage... Continue Reading

  6. ArtsEd Musical Theatre Easter School, 2014

    Easter Schools

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    A selection of dance courses to get you moving these Easter holidays. Continue Reading

  7. (L-R) Valeri Hristov Harris Beattie Haley Vaux Valerie Aitken and Petal Miller Ashmole at the 2015 Phyllis Bedells Bursary

    Winners of Phyllis Bedells Bursary announced

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    The bursary is awarded to dancers under 17 years of age, and is a launching pad for a possible career with companies like The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet... Continue Reading

  8. Winner of English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer 2015. Jinhao Zhang in the Dying Swan. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    English National Ballet - Emerging Dancer - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 24 March 2015 — Performance: 23 March 2015

    Jinhao Zhang was a popular choice as the winner of the sixth English National Ballet Emerging Dancer award after a competition that must have been very hard to judge since the seven contestants all brought somet… Continue Reading

  9. The People's Choice winner, Laurretta Summerscales and The Emerging Dancer Award winner, Jinhao Zhang.
Photo: ASH

    English National Ballet announces winners of Emerging Dancer 2015

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The announcement was made last night at the end of the 6th annual competition, having been selected by a judging panel of renowned industry figures. Continue Reading

  10. A new dawn for Royal Ballet's Swan Lake

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    After a 28 year run, a new Swan Lake is in the works for The Royal Ballet. Luke Jennings and Judith Mackrell look at what we can expect... Continue Reading

  11. Candoco Dance Company / Jérôme Bel - The Show Must Go On - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 24 March 2015Performance 21 & 22 March 2015

    This revival is staged by Candoco, a company of disabled and able-bodied dancers, and here the group is expanded to embrace a range of ages, races, shapes and sizes. In its diversity, it’s actually a real celebration of ordinariness, as universal as the show’s TOTP2 … 

  12. Royal Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 24 March 2015Performance

    The principal couple were Steven McRae and guest artist Evgenia Obraztsova, from the Bolshoi. She is an enchanting Odette-Odile, with a lovely singing line, but on this occasion appeared nervous, and despite McRae’s most assiduous attentions, the partnership never real… 

  13. Candoco Dance Company / Jérôme Bel - The Show Must Go On - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 24 March 2015Performance 20 - 21 March, 2015

    The chemistry of the Candoco cast and the unerring wit and humanity of Bel’s direction are irresistible… it’s one of the most potent moments of theatre I’ve known. 

  14. Marcelo Gomes in rehearsals for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

    Marcelo Gomes to guest star in New Adventures' Car Man

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    The American Ballet Theatre star will perform the titular role in the multi-award winning dance thriller during its four week summer season at Sadler’s Wells Continue Reading

  15. Ann Maguire Gala - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Monday 23 March 2015Performance 22 March 2015

    When Ann Maguire was fatally stabbed in her Leeds classroom in 2014 it sent shockwaves around the world (the Pope and David Cameron paid tribute to her life). The dance world also mourned because Maguire’s daughter Emma is a soloist at the Royal Ballet. 

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