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  1. Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 7 August 2015Performance 4 - 8 August 2015

    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. 

  2. Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 7 August 2015Performance 4 - 8 August 2015

    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… 

  3. Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 7 August 2015Performance 4 - 8 August 2015

    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. 

  4. Isaac Hernandez and Tamara Rojo
Photo: Laurent Liotado

    News: Is Isaac Hernández the next Carlos Acosta?

    Friday 7 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    ENB's new principal dancer on his ascent from speechless Tamara Rojo fan to her leading man. Continue Reading

  5. Irina Kolesnikova as the Black Swan. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre.

    News: Irina Kolesnikova - On balancing Odette and motherhood.

    Friday 7 August 2015 by Graham Watts

    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

  6. Queensland Ballet 'La Sylphide'. London Coliseum, August 2015. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    Review: Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Claire Cohen, Thursday 6 August 2015 — Performance: 4 - 8 August 2015

    This romantic classic is well matched to the gentle style of Australia's Queensland Ballet, who are at London Coliseum for a short season... Continue Reading

  7. Feature: New book: Being a Dancer

    Wednesday 5 August 2015

    We have three copies of this book, jam packed with advice for aspiring dancers and choreographers from 25 leading figures in the dance world, to give away! Continue Reading

  8. Scottish Dance Theatre's 'Yama' by Damien Jalet. Photo: Brian Hartley.

    News: In the Festival & on the Fringe - Dance in Edinburgh

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by carmel smith 1 Comment

    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

  9. Kim Brandstrup
Photo: Johan Persson

    News: KIM BRANDSTRUP TO CREATE WORK FOR THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The piece will be a major collaboration with Denmark's foremost contemporary poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen. Continue Reading

  10. Sue MacLaine - 'Can I Start Again Please' Photo: Zoe Manders

    Review: Fringe at The Place - Sweetshop Revolution/Sue MacLaine

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 4 August 2015 — Performance: 30 July 2015

    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

  11. News: Young people are dancing less

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    An increase in the number of young people going to the cinema and making videos is hiding a significant decrease in engagement in the arts, particularly dance, according to official government statistics. Continue Reading

  12. Carlos Acosta - Cubania - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, The Observer, Tuesday 4 August 2015Performance 27 July - 2 August, 2015

    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. 

  13. Gloria and Eduardo.
Photo: Daniela Pereiro

    Feature: Tango – Café de los Maestros & Friends

    Friday 31 July 2015 by Siobhan Murphy

    Available from Amazon for £19.99 and Presto Classical for £20. Tango enthusiast Siobhan Murphy reviews:The Café de los Maestros project was started back in 2004 by Gustavo Santaolalla and Gustavo Mozzi as a … Continue Reading

  14. Li Cunxin dances The Rite of Spring at Houston Ballet in 1986.

    News: How Li Cunxin danced his way from Mao's China to the London Coliseum.

    Friday 31 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    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

  15. Alistair Spalding speaking at the graduation ceremony after receiving his award.

    News: ‘Trust your intuition’, Alistair Spalding tells graduates

    Friday 31 July 2015

    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

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