February 2016

  1. EDge group shot
Photo: CamillaGreenwell

    EDge Company Dance on tour

    Monday 22 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    EDge, London Contemporary Dance School’s vibrant postgraduate dance company to tour four specially commissioned new works across 15 venues and six countries. Continue Reading

  2. Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras - Voces, Suite Flamenca - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 22 February 2016Performance 16 -20 February 2016

    Baras is a woman who knows a power pose or two, but her speciality is floor-pummelling footwork, one heel jackhammering into the floor then gradually slowing with absolute control. 

  3. Yukiko Masui, It Takes Two Too
Photo: Mickael Marso Riviere

    Pick of Resolution! Review, week seven - The Place

    Maya Pindar, Sunday 21 February 2016 — Performance: 19 February 2016

    Each week we share the reviews from one evening in the previous week, written by participants in Resolution! Review – the critical writing programme which accompanies the Resolution! season and provides tw… Continue Reading

  4. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Le Sacre du Printemps' Photo: Ulli Weiss

    English National Ballet to dance Bausch's Rite

    Friday 19 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    English National Ballet will become only the second company in the world, other than Tanztheater Wuppertal to dance Pina Bausch’s masterpiece 'The Rite of Spring' The performances will be at Sadle… Continue Reading

  5. Tara D'Arquian's 'Quests' at The Borough Hall Greenwich. Photo: Chantal Guevara

    Tara D'Arquian - Quests - Greenwich Dance

    Alice Westoby, Friday 19 February 2016 — Performance: 17 - 20 February 2016

    Greenwich Dance’s home is unrecognisable for Tara D’Arquian’s immersive piece Quests. The piece is the second in a trilogy of works titled In Situ which transform spaces in South East London and explore th… Continue Reading

  6. Sara Baras, Sadler's Wells, February 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras - Voces, Suite Flamenca - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 19 February 2016 — Performance: 16 -20 February 2016

    There are shows for which reviewing is a chore; shows that are entertaining, challenging, fascinating; and there are those rare occasions when just to be in the audience is an honour... Continue Reading

  7. Farruquito
Photo: Sophie Mühlenburg

    Farruquito 'When I don’t dance every day, I am still dancing in my mind'

    Wednesday 17 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    For Farruquito, flamenco is not about a technique — it’s a life steeped in all the elements of traditional gypsy culture.  Continue Reading

  8. Jinhao Zhang, winner of Emerging Dancer in 2015
Photo: ASH

    English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition

    Wednesday 17 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Entering its seventh consecutive year English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be held this year for the first time at the London Palladium on Tuesday 17 May 2016. Vital to English Nation… Continue Reading

  9. Gracefool Collective, This really is too much
Photo: Maria Alzamor

    Pick of Resolution - Week 5 - The Place

    Amelia Forsbrook and Sarah Crompton, Wednesday 17 February 2016 — Performance: 13 February 2016

    Resolution, the UK’s biggest dance festival for emerging artists is back for its 27th year and in full swing at The Place. Each week we share the reviews from one evening in the previous week, written by parti… Continue Reading

  10. Royal Ballet - After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 17 February 2016Performance 12, 16, 17, 19 February & 10, 11 March 2016

    Strapless is part of an all-Wheeldon programme which rises to exhilarating excellence with its two companion works 

  11. Royal Ballet - After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 2Zoë Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 17 February 2016Performance 12, 16, 17, 19 February & 10, 11 March 2016

    Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares are tender in the lyrical After the Rain, while the fizzing Within the Golden Hour shows off its fine cast in distinctive, lively steps. 

  12. Studio Wayne McGregor at Here East

    Studio Wayne McGregor set to open at the end of 2016

    Tuesday 16 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    The new space, in Here East, part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will have three dance studios, including two of the largest in London. Artists will be given access to the world-class studios for free in ex… Continue Reading

  13. Hubert Essakow's 'Terra' in rehearsal at The Print Room. Photo: Stephen Wright.

    The Print Room at the Coronet

    Tuesday 16 February 2016

    As Hubert Essakow prepares to present the first dance work in the Victorian playhouse for 100 years, Artistic Director Anda Winters tells about her plans for their new home -and the part that dance will play in it... Continue Reading

  14. Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsals for After The Rain
Photo: Bill Cooper/ROH

    Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez 'working together better than ever now'

    Monday 15 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    The dancers, as they prepared to co-star in Christopher Wheeldon’s intimate ballet After The Rain, a piece they performed as a married couple four years ago Continue Reading

  15. Equity achieves union agreements with independent choreographers

    Monday 15 February 2016

    New agreements have been reached by Equity with independent choreographers producing small-scale shows... Continue Reading

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