Queensland Ballet comes to London being very Scottish. Peter Schaufuss’s production of La Sylphide has plenty of tartan and misty glades, with fresh dancing from this Australian company.
As dance-actors, the best on stage are Vito Bernasconi’s open-hearted Gurn and Greg Horsman’s titteringly vengeful Madge. Though both overdo the pantomime, we always know exactly who their characters are, and exactly what part they play in the ballet’s inexorable f…
The small company is not well known but under new director Li Cunxin, the Chinese dancer whose life was the subject of the film Mao’s Last Dancer, they show impressive skill and ambition.
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Prima Ballerina tells Graham Watts about her love for the classic roles of ballet, and why she thinks less 'traditional' ballerinas should be given the leads. Continue Reading
If you're heading north this month, here's a selection of some of the dance artists and companies you'll find competing for your attention - are there really more than ever this year? Continue Reading
The piece will be a major collaboration with Denmark's foremost contemporary poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen. Continue Reading
The third evening of Fringe at The Place paired a delicate biographical piece from dancer-choreographer Sally Marie, with arresting autobiographical philosophy from Sue MacLaine... Continue Reading
if Acosta wants his contemporary career to be as memorable as the one in ballet, he is going to have to dig deeper than this programme, and find choreographers who can unlock new qualities in him.
Ahead of bringing Queensland Ballet to London for a run of La Sylphide, the Mao's Last Dancer author reflects to The Guardian about his journey so far. Continue Reading
The chief executive and artistic director of Sadler’s Wells has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Roehampton, in tribute to his success and commitment to dance over 15 years at the theatre. Continue Reading