November 2016

  1. Akram Khan and English National Ballet - Giselle

    Press Review 5Zoë Anderson , The Independent, Monday 21 November 2016Performance

    Akram Khan’s new Giselle is a work of immense confidence and scouring anger. Reimagining one of ballet’s most-loved classics, the story of a village girl betrayed by a nobleman, this production is another big, ambitious risk taken by English National Ballet un… 

  2. The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor - Chroma / Multiverse / Carbon Life - The Royal Opera House

    , Monday 21 November 2016 — Performance: 10 - 19 November 2016

    That Wayne McGregor is still live and firing exercises at the dancers of The Royal Ballet, ever expanding how they can move their bodies in wondrous ways, ten years’ on from his somewhat controversial appo… Continue Reading

  3. New English Ballet Theatre 2016
Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    New English Ballet Theatre — Quint-essential: Five New Ballets - Peacock Theatre

    Naomi Cockshutt, Monday 21 November 2016 — Performance: 9 - 12 November

    Celebrating their fifth anniversary New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) return to the Peacock Theatre with fourteen dancers to present a programme of five newly commissioned ballets accompanied by a live orchestra.… Continue Reading

  4. English National Ballet - Akram Khan's Giselle - Sadler’s Wells

    Press Review 4LYNDSEY WINSHIP , , Wednesday 16 November 2016Performance 15 - 19 November

    This radical reworking of a classic is a triumph...How timely that Akram Khan's Giselle begins with a wall. A giant wall, the peasant workers trapped on one side, the powerful on the other, reminiscent of the costumed aristocracy of The Capitol in the Hunger Games, o… 

  5. Leap of Faith perform at the first national arts in health conference and showcase.
Photo: Helen Murray

    Benefits of dance for older people not fully appreciated, report says

    Monday 14 November 2016

    such activities need support to relay these benefits to non-dance sectors, according to a study by Aesop and People Dancing. Continue Reading

  6. Jean Abreu - A Thread - Southbank Centre

    Jean Abreu Dance - A Thread - Southbank Centre

    Rachel Elderkin, Wednesday 9 November 2016 — Performance: Friday 4 November 2016

    Jean Abreu is a British-Brazilian choreographer. His latest work A Thread was inspired by the work of Sao-Paulo based visual artist and sculptor Elisa Bracher and the resulting piece feels part art installation, … Continue Reading

  7. Rambert Dance Company - Contemporaries 2016 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Wednesday 9 November 2016Performance

    Rambert. Ninety years old it may be – making it Britain’s oldest dance troupe – but its willingness to take risks and promote up-and-coming talent is as robust as ever. 

  8. Vincent Dance Theatre 
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Vincent Dance Theatre - Virgin Territory - The Place

    Josephine Leask , Monday 7 November 2016 — Performance: 2 - 5 November 2016

    While there’s a fair amount of literature about digital media’s extensive contribution to the over-sexualisation of our culture, (feminists Susie Orbach, Natasha Walters, Ariel Levy) not many choreogr… Continue Reading

  9. Yang Liping - Under Siege
Photographer: LI Xiao

    Yang Liping - Under Siege – Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy , Monday 7 November 2016 — Performance: 2 - 5 November 2016

    The foundation story of China’s Han dynasty tells of a four-year armed struggle for supremacy between the Han and the Chu, from BC206 to 202. It’s an epic tale of battles, betrayals, sieges, scheming,… Continue Reading

  10. The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle: 17th National Dance Awards

    17th National Dance Awards

    Saturday 5 November 2016

    The 17th National Dance Awards winners will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony to be held in Central London on Monday, 6th February 2017. The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle has listed the full nomin… Continue Reading

  11. Vincent Dance Theatre - Virgin Territory - The Place

    Press Review 3, Evening Standard, Thursday 3 November 2016Performance 2 - 5 November 2016

    The hypersexualisation of society and its effect on young women is a live issue, and it's one choreographer Charlotte Vincent tackles in Virgin Territory, a dance theatre piece that zooms in on a selfie-obsessed culture that confuses 'Likes' with being liked. 

  12. Burn the Floor - Fire in the Ballroom - The Peacock

    Press Review 5Jeffrey Taylor, The Express, Wednesday 2 November 2016Performance

    “This is not just the same old good night out, somehow it’s hope for the future. Don’t miss it.” 

  13. Burn the Floor - Fire in the Ballroom - The Peacock

    Press Review 5Vikki Jane Vile, Plays to see, Wednesday 2 November 2016Performance

    Burn the Floor has a reputation as a hot-bed of talent for unearthing new Strictly professionals and on this showing I wouldn’t be surprised if we had seen some dance stars of the future in action. 

  14. Fevered Sleep 'Men  Girls Dance' 
Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Fevered Sleep - Men & Girls Dance - South East Dance

    Katherine Colombus , Tuesday 1 November 2016 — Performance:

    The more I think about it, the more it baffles me that this should be suggested as something we should be urging our daughters to do. Social conditioning happens for a reason. We develop instincts and take precau… Continue Reading


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