July 2015

  1. © Ballet Folkloricko De Mexico De Amalia Hernandez

    Ballet Folklórico de México - London Coliseum

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 24 July 2015 — Performance: 22 - 25 July 2015

    Performance reviewed: 22 July Think of a touristic cliché – pretty much any touristic cliché – of Mexico and it almost certainly appears somewhere in Ballet Folklórico de México’s dazzlingly slick show… Continue Reading

  2. Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works - Royal Ballet - Edward Watson, Natalia Osipova.
Photo: Tristram Kenton, ®ROH, 2015.

    How contemporary choreographers are transforming ballet

    Friday 24 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Independent's Zoë Anderson on how ballet got its confidence back. Continue Reading

  3. Arbonauts - The Desire Machine - Brunel Tunnel Shaft

    Press Review 2Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Friday 24 July 2015Performance 14 - 25 July, 2015

    Arbonauts, who have previously created work in Nunhead cemetery, are attracted to the dark and mysterious, and they don’t like to give too much away. By taking that approach, they don’t necessarily do themselves any favours.  

  4. New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 24 July 2015Performance 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    … But The Car Man remains vintage Bourne nonetheless. Like all his works it delivers a supremely and inventively slick entertainment: at its best it also drills down to a hard core of emotional truth.* 

  5. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico - London Coliseum

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, The Stage, Thursday 23 July 2015Performance 22 - 25 July 2015

    The sheer joy bubbling on the stage is infectious and literally spills into the audience as the dancers take to the aisles and invite lucky spectators to dance with them. If you don’t come out with a big, fat smile on your face you are deaf, dumb and blind. In fact… 

  6. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 23 July 2015Performance 22 - 25 July 2015

    Enter the world of Mexican folk dance and we’re talking fuchsia socks with pea-green tights, bejewelled jade tunics and hats like bouquets of hydrangeas (and that’s just the men). There are huge, swirling orange skirts and rainbow-plumed headdresses. It’s so undeni… 

  7. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 23 July 2015Performance 22 - 25 July 2015

    The drilled ranks of dancers rattling out rhythms against the floor in the opening Mattachine number; the fiesta scenes with their weaving lines of beaming lads and lasses, toe-tapping their way into and out of each other’s arms – these and several other scenes could… 

  8. Chair Designate announced for major new dance organisation

    Thursday 23 July 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Sue Wyatt will oversee the merger of ADAD (Association of Dance of the African Diaspora), Dance UK, NDTA (National Dance Teachers Association) & YDE (Youth Dance England) into one leading industry body... Continue Reading

  9. Ballets C de la B performer Mélanie Lomoff in 'Three Studies of Flesh'. Waterfront Stage, Latitude Festival 2015. Photo: Lise Smith

    Dance at Latitude Festival 2015

    Wednesday 22 July 2015 by Lise Smith

    Video & stills cameras to hand, Lise Smith was our reporter in the flowers & wellies in Suffolk, checking out Sadler's Wells dance programme on the Waterfront Stage & East London Dance in the The… Continue Reading

  10. Siobhan Davies Dance joins Dancing Museum

    Tuesday 21 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    The dance company has announced a partnership with the National Gallery as part of the three-year project which brings together dance organisations, galleries and museums to explore new ways of interacting with a… Continue Reading

  11. David Steele - Middlesex University Graduation 2015 - Honorary Degree Awarded

    Honorary Degree for internationally-renowned dance educator

    Tuesday 21 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    Vice Principal of London Contemporary Dance School, David Steele, has been recognised for his contribution to dance education with an honorary degree from Middlesex University. Continue Reading

  12. Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN. Katy Lowenhoff as 'Rita' and Jonathan Ollivier as 'Luca'.
Photo: Johan Persson

    New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Tuesday 21 July 2015 — Performance: 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    While the characters in The Car Man seem glossy and superficial at first, textured, complex and twisted personality traits emerge to make “Bizet’s Carmen re-imagined” the riveting beast that it is.  Continue Reading

  13. New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    Like Carmen too, Bourne’s Car Man explores a seething cauldron of sex, subjugation and violence with little attempt at subtlety. But it’s not quite a straightfoward plot either, twisty enough to be exciting and morally ambiguous enough to disrupt simple conclusions.  

  14. Ardani 25 Dance Gala - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 17 & 18 July 2015

    The Ardani Artists ballet gala brings together an international clutch of top-notch dancers, but instead of the usual short showpieces, it features three contemporary works emphasising choreography above virtuosity or star appeal. 

  15. Ardani 25 Dance Gala - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 17 & 18 July 2015

    Nevertheless the best has been left until last: Facada, by Arthur Pita, a priceless piece of drollery… The story is given a dark Spanish theme, as if the tale of Miss Havisham had been re-created by Pedro Almodovar, and it is superbly original. 

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