September 2015

  1. Winners Lania Atkins Jana Baldovino Leroy Mokgatle & Makensie Henson (l-r) at Genée 2015. Photo Elliott Franks,   Royal Academy of Dance

    Genée International Ballet Competition 2015

    Tuesday 22 September 2015

    Live streamed for the first time, the Royal Academy of Dance's flag ship event took place at Sadler's Wells last weekend. The winning dancers came from S. Africa, Australia and New Zealand... Continue Reading

  2. Antoine Marc. Photo: Gigi Giannella

    Dance West launches new season of classes

    Tuesday 22 September 2015

    The new dance hub for West London, based at the Lyric Hammersmith is launching its autumn season of contemporary classes for young people, aged 6 -24...  Continue Reading

  3. Hofesh Shechter Company - barbarians - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 22 September 2015Performance 18 - 25 September 2015

    It’s effective – but it is all effect. Where is it going? 

  4. Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 22 September 2015Performance In rep 19 September - 2 December 2015

    It is only fair to mention that McRae himself (who acts committedly throughout), is a dancer more of boyish brio rather than animal magnetism – he needs someone to tease out his earthier side as, say, the now-retired Leanne Benjamin did so brilliantly in 2011 in anothe… 

  5. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - The Trocks: Programme One - The Peacock

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Express, Tuesday 22 September 2015Performance 15 - 20 September, 2015

    At first glance it is enough to send a shiver up any ballet lover’s spine, but on last week’s opening night it was crystal clear that this 26-strong male group is concerned not only with shredding classical ballet’s conventions for a bit of a laugh but actually lov… 

  6. Hofesh Shechter Company-  barbarians -  'tHE bAD' Photo: Gabriele Zucca

    Hofesh Shechter Company, barbarians, Sadler’s Wells

    Samantha Whitaker, Tuesday 22 September 2015 — Performance: 18 - 25 September 2015

    It’s impulsive, uninhibited and feels at times completely improvised until the dancers snap back into unison with micro-beat precision.  Continue Reading

  7. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company – Strange Blooms and Material Men - Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 18 September 2015Performance 16 & 17 September 2015

    Once again, Shobana Jeyasingh’s double bill draws on themes of hybridity and migration; once again, she surprises her audience. 

  8. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - The Trocks: Programme One - The Peacock

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 18 September 2015Performance 15 - 20 September, 2015

    Underneath, though, you recognise the lineaments of ballet itself – the symbols, the style, the struggles of performance and personalities – and that makes for a kind of truth. 

  9. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - The Trocks: Programme One - The Peacock

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 18 September 2015Performance 15 - 20 September, 2015

    It is all, needless to say, uproariously camp, with arched eyebrows timed perfectly to Tchaikovsky’s beat. But while it’s often played for laughs, there is also some awesome dancing, deadly serious, all on pointe, packed with crowd-pleasing virtuoso fouettés between… 

  10. Finalists of the 2015 Genée International Ballet Competition. 
Photo: Elliott Franks  Royal Academy of Dance

    Finalists chosen for Genée International Ballet Competition 2015

    Friday 18 September 2015 by Clare Evans

    A record 76 contestants from 16 countries have been whittled down to 12; all set to compete in the first Genée Final ever to be streamed online.  Continue Reading

  11. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. 'Paquita'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - The Trocks: Programme One - The Peacock

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 18 September 2015 — Performance: 15 - 20 September, 2015

    Underneath the layers of tutu and false eyelashes that would make even Katie Price pause for thought, there is rigorous training and real technical skill. And because they know the right moment to pull back and s… Continue Reading

  12. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company.'Material Men'. Photo: Chris Nash

    Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company – Strange Blooms and Material Men - Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Lise Smith, Friday 18 September 2015 — Performance: 16 & 17 September 2015

    Jeyasingh is already well-known for her seamless blending of classical bharatanatyam and western contemporary dance; with this new programme, popping and b-boying are new additions to the mix. Continue Reading

  13. Hofesh Shechter Company with English Baroque Soloists in 'Orphée et Eurydice'. Photo (C) ROH, Bill Cooper

    Royal Opera - Orphée et Eurydice - Royal Opera House

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 16 September 2015 — Performance: 14 September - 3 October 2015

    Performance reviewed: 14 September This new production of Gluck’s opera, the first time the Royal Opera House has staged his longer 1774 French rewrite, is also the opening salvo of #HOFEST, a multi-venue sea… Continue Reading

  14. Spotlight on: Hussein Chalayan

    Tuesday 15 September 2015 by Clare Evans

    Ahead of his debut show for Sadler's Wells, Hussein Chalayan talks to Judith Mackrell about the relationship between fashion and dance. Continue Reading

  15. Botis Seva

    Botis Seva - on his Wild Card programme

    Tuesday 15 September 2015 by Carmel Smith

    "The work draws out social and political issues that we are challenged with today – other young Londoners like me, as well as others within the dance field and hip hop politics more widely." Continue Reading

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