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  1. Review: Resolution! 2015 -The Place

    Samantha Whitaker, Thursday 15 January 2015 — Performance: 13 January 2015

    You can pretty much expect anything at Resolution!, but on a dreary Tuesday evening, I wasn’t expecting to confront the idea that capitalism is essentially cannibalism... Continue Reading

  2. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, , Thursday 15 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    Yet another depiction of wartime combat, Ivan Perez’ full-length ballet fails to discover a new language for a theme explored by every choreographer from MacMillan to Maliphant.  

  3. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 15 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    It is said that the front-line soldier’s experience is an alternation of utter hell and crushing tedium. Sad to say, Young Men, the new First World War commemoration from the BalletBoyz, is merely something close to hellishly tedious. 

  4. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, , Thursday 15 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    It all works because this doesn’t feel like a period piece — the story of young men going to war is not one consigned to history, sadly. This is the endless cycle of boys throwing themselves into the abyss. Fighting and falling, fighting and falling. You could accuse… 

  5. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 13 January 2015Performance 8 - 18 January 2015

    Cojocaru’s dancing has a moonlit glow, moving in sorrowful ripples. 

  6. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Sarah Frater, The Stage, Tuesday 13 January 2015Performance 8 - 18 January 2015

    A lean of the torso to indicate longing, a bow of the head to suggest reflection, and outstretched hands that tenderly hold his precious Swan Queen. Vasiliev is not a ‘guest artiste’ on professional auto-pilot, but a committed performer whose characterisation almost … 

  7. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 13 January 2015Performance 8 - 18 January 2015

    For Cojocaru it’s a breeze. She’s the most feather-like of dancers — assuming that feather is made out of graphene, or some other ultra-light, ultra-strong wonder material. 

  8. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 13 January 2015Performance 8 - 18 January 2015

    English National Ballet’s production of Swan Lake, by Derek Deane – the ninth version it has danced over the years – is an impeccably judged piece of work. From choreography and plot nuances to Peter Farmer’s designs, it is a model of clear, unmodish thinking, an… 

  9. 'La Sylphide'  - Gudrun Bojesen as the Sylph & Ulrik Birkkjaer as James. The Royal Danish Ballet Soloists and Principals - Bournonville Celebration at Peacock Theatre, London. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Royal Danish Ballet - Soloists and Principals: Bournonville Celebration - Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Monday 12 January 2015 — Performance: 9 & 10 January 2015

    These gorgeous extracts remind us of how absolutely refreshing is the undiluted style of the Royal Danish Ballet and it has introduced me to excellent dancers who are strangers to London... Continue Reading

  10. Sean Gandini

    Interview: Sean Gandini on Cunningham, Bausch, Balanchine & juggling

    Friday 9 January 2015 by carmel smith

    He started his career performing on Covent Garden's piazza in the 1980s - now Sean Gandini has moved inside the Royal Opera House and produced some stunning works combining juggling with dance... Continue Reading

  11. English National Ballet - Alina Cojocaru & Ivan Vasiliev in 'Swan Lake'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 8 January 2015 — Performance: 8 - 18 January 2015

    Alina Cojocaru & Ivan Vasiliev suit each other like caviar and vodka, even in roles that are not ideally matched to either dancer.  Continue Reading

  12. DanceEast's Rural Retreat 2015. Photo: Eamonn McCabe

    News: DanceEast's Rural Retreat 2015

    Wednesday 7 January 2015 by carmel smith

    Last weekend DanceEast hosted its eighth Rural Retreat –at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich. A diverse mix of 22 aspiring leaders from different parts of the world, dance forms and backgrounds, selected for the… Continue Reading

  13. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch '1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch'.  Photo: Ulli Weiss

    Feature: A year of London dance performances

    Tuesday 6 January 2015 by Graham Watts

    Looking back on his diary for 2014 took Graham Watts some time - he'd seen 148 dance performances at 27 different London venues... Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet - Don Quixote - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 6 January 2015Performance 25 November 2014 – 22 January 2015

    Even Natalia Osipova can’t always defy gravity. Making her debut in The Royal Ballet’s production of Don Quixote, the Russian star fell after a soaring leap… Young Akane Takada stepped in for the last two acts, dancing with superb assurance. 

  15. Royal Ballet - Don Quixote - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Juditch Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 6 January 2015Performance 25 November 2014 – 22 January 2015

    While the Royal has plenty of artists who can deliver snappy backbends, high-flying jetes and scorching pirouettes, that kind of fearless exhibitionism isn’t a given throughout the ranks. 

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