April 2015

  1. Dance Proms Finale

    Dance Proms 2015 registration opens

    Monday 20 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Award winning tap dancer Matt Flint says London’s aspiring young dancers should jump at the chance to gain live performance experience on an international level. Continue Reading

  2. Joseph Mercier in 'R.I.OT.' Photo: Manuel Vason

    Joseph Mercier - Choreography for Superheroes

    Monday 20 April 2015

    RIOT is the result of a lifetime of wanting to be a superhero, & three years of figuring out how to put that childhood dream on stage. The result is a comic book that comes to life... Continue Reading

  3. 'Pina Bausch Backstage'
Photos by Kh. W. Steckelings

    Pina Bausch backstage by KH. W. Steckelings

    Monday 20 April 2015

    A book of 150 photographs taken by KH. W. Steckelings of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has just been published. We have a copy to win! Continue Reading

  4. National Youth Dance Company in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Frame[d]. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    National Youth Dance Company - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Frame[d] - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 20 April 2015 — Performance: 10 April 2015 1 Comment

    This was an extraordinary hour of dance that was professional in every sense other than the performers being paid... Continue Reading

  5. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört' Sadler's Wells, April 2015. Photo Bettina Strenske

    Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 17 April 2015 — Performance: 15 - 18 April 2015

    There is a sense of foreboding throughout and it ends in an unusually abrupt and incomplete way... Despite several episodes of lighter intent, it remains uncompromisingly sinister and unsettling from first to last.  Continue Reading

  6. Kasichana Okene-Jameson. Photo: BBC/Steve Pope

    BBC Young Dancer - BBC Four coverage starts tonight

    Friday 17 April 2015 by Carmel Smith

    In advance of the Grand Final at Sadler's Wells on 9 May, four programmes cover each category final, with an in depth look at the dance forms: ballet, contemporary, hip hop and South Asian... Continue Reading

  7. Diana Vishneva - On the Edge - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 17 April 2015 — Performance: 14 - 18 April 2015

    "The notion that one woman can hold a large audience in her thrall for almost an hour in a solo... is hard to imagine. That she succeeds is an achievement that has to be seen" writes Graham Watts Continue Reading

  8. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 16 April 2015Performance 15 - 18 April 2015

    The “mountain” is a stage covered in soil, and from this barren earth life springs — lives distilled to their eccentricities; behaviours stuck on repeat cycles. Bausch’s world is an ever-shifting collage, moving in a blink from comedy to tragedy, violence to poignance. 

  9. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört

    Press Review 4Lise Smith, Londonist, Thursday 16 April 2015Performance 15 - 18 April 2015

    At a mere two hours plus interval, Auf dem Gebirge is one of the German choreographer’s more compact works. If you haven’t experienced the very particular theatrical magic of Tanztheater Wuppertal yet (and if you can get a ticket) this is a good place to start. 

  10. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, , Thursday 16 April 2015Performance 15 - 18 April 2015

    In short, an all-too Bauschian mound of ideas, originality, darkness and tenderness – performed with passion and conviction by the late choregrapher’s troupe – that would have been so much more potent for a lot of ruthless trimming. 

  11. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, The Stage, Thursday 16 April 2015Performance 15 - 18 April 2015

    A woman walks up a wall horizontally, supported by two men; a man makes a sandwich of his forearm and offers it to the audience. Another man keeps interrupting his rendition of Cry Me a River to remove articles of clothing. There are balloons, screams, cigarettes and a l… 

  12. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Basuch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 16 April 2015Performance 15 - 18 April 2015

    Few would argue with Wuppertal’s commitment to maintaining the astonishing legacy of Pina Bausch. But as the company start to pick though the choreographer’s back catalogue, I wonder if their project of reviving lesser known productions will be one of diminishing returns. 

  13. Diana Vishneva - On the Edge - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 15 April 2015Performance 14 - 18 April 2015

    Her brief … was to create works that were deeply personal to her. The result is a 90-minute show that pushes her stamina and powers of conviction to the limit. Both choreographers have Vishneva dancing on the edge of the confessional, but also on the edge of self-indulgence. 

  14. Diana Vishneva - On the Edge - London Coliseum

    Press Review 2Telegrapht, Mark Monahan, Wednesday 15 April 2015Performance 14 - 18 April 2015

    By the time, at the close, she’s laying into a never-ending heap of lemons and dolling them out to the audience, you have the inescapable feeling that Carlson, and indeed Vishneva, really should have known better. 

  15. Diana Vishneva - On the Edge - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 15 April 2015Performance 14 - 18 April 2015

    Here’s a trend: no longer do ballet dancers retire gracefully aged 35. Instead they build solo careers, becoming commissioners of contemporary work. Sylvie Guillem started it and more dancers are following, including Russian superstar Diana Vishneva. 

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