July 2016

  1. Australian Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Monday 18 July 2016Performance 13 - 16 July 2016

    Adam Bull is more capable than charismatic as Siegfried, but Amber Scott is a lyrical and very touching Odette, and Dimity Azoury makes an interesting journey as the Baroness 

  2. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker - Work/Travail/Arbei - Tate Modern

    Press Review 2Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 18 July 2016Performance 8 - 10 July 2016

    De Keersmaeker’s choreography – slow sways, shuffles, swinging turns, pounding runs – is calculatedly unshowy, and a lot less interesting than the music.  

  3. Vicki Amedume in rehearsals at Wac Arts. Photo: Chris Andreou.

    Inflight from Home - diversifying circus with Wac Arts

    Monday 18 July 2016 by Vicki Amedume

    "One of the big barriers to a more diverse aerial community is the cost of training & we wanted to address that." Vicki Amedume introduces a new site-specific aerial performance taking place this weekend... Continue Reading

  4. Australian Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 18 July 2016Performance 13 - 16 July 2016

    If Murphy’s dramatic template is classical, he works hard to give his characters a more contemporary edge.  

  5. Australian Ballet - 'Swan Lake' - Dimity Azoury, Adam Bull & Amber Scott. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Australian Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 15 July 2016 — Performance: 13 - 16 July 2016

    Murphy’s lore of the lake is not so much a refurbishment of the traditional story and its iconic classical, Imperial Russian choreography; more a complete brick-by-brick deconstruction... Continue Reading

  6. Paco Peña 'Patrias'. Photo: Andy Phillipson

    Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 14 July 2016 — Performance: 12 - 16 July 2016

    This is a serious & beguiling work, uplifted by all the flamenco arts ( guitar, song, dance, percussion) but also through pacey theatrical direction from Peña’s long-term artistic consultant, Jude Kelly. Continue Reading

  7. Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 12 - 16 July 2016

    After an evocative opening tribute to Lorca with Pena and two solo dancers (Angel Munoz and Mayte Bajo) who emerge like interrogatory ghosts, the remaining show proceeds in fits and starts. 

  8. Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 12 - 16 July 2016

    The performers don’t act, but rather focus our attention on the subtleties of sound and the inflections of Fernando Romero’s choreography. Instead of projecting outwards, they pull us in. It’s utterly captivating. 

  9. Acland Burghley School. Photo courtesy Jack Petchey Foundation

    Step into Dance - Step Live! - Sadler's Wells

    Carole Edrich, Wednesday 13 July 2016 — Performance: 9 July 2016

    The Step Into Dance programme is now the biggest secondary dance school in the UK and a creditable embodiment of co-founder Sir Jack Petchey's message to the dancers: “If you think you can, you can!” Continue Reading

  10. Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 12 - 16 July 2016

    Using text, dance, music, song and film, we hear words from Lorca, Antonio Machado and Pablo Neruda, the voice of Franco, snatches of folk song and stories of resistance and self-sacrifice.  

  11. Hofesh Shechter - Babarians - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Anna Winter, Exeunt Magazine, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 6 - 8 July 2016

    Their physical language is recognisably Shechterian: low, loose-hipped simian loping in huddled formations, arms swinging and punching the air, fragments of folk-dance and solitary convulsions. 

  12. Latitude 2014. Photo: Lise Smith

    Heading to Latitude this weekend?

    Monday 11 July 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin has the low down on what to see & where to dance at the Henham Park, Suffolk festival, from Thursday evening... Continue Reading

  13. Ignition Dance Festival - Salah El Brogy. Photo: Gigi Giannella Photography

    Ignition Dance Festival - Rose Theatre, Kingston

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 July 2016 — Performance: 2 July 2016

    An enticing roster of exciting choreographers (both emerging and emerged) in the world of contemporary dance made Graham Watts' long journey from North to West London well worth the time and effort....  Continue Reading

  14. Symphony to a Lost Generation - Lloyds Banking Hall

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 8 - 11 July 2016

    Part silent film, part early video game, there’s a naivety about the visuals that undermines efforts at profundity. The strongest scenes are solos for Osipova and Ivanilova where we focus, simply, on a single performer. 

  15. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker - Work/Travail/Arbei - Tate Modern

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 8 - 10 July 2016

    It is a profoundly musical event, its choreography built on ideas of sonority, harmonics and composition. The Tate, dominated by the image, becomes transfused with the formalities, sensualities and detailed logics of music and dance. 

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