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  1. News: Face to Face 2014

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Do you work in dance in the South East? Join in a day of planning for the future of dance in the region, organised by The Dance Strategy Group at Sadler's Wells on 7 November... Continue Reading

  2. Anthony Missen (second from right) with Company Chameleon. Photo: Brian Slater

    News: Company Chameleon's Anthony Missen on 'The Beauty of the Beast'

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 0 Comments

    "It's all about male behaviour & interaction - different faces of masculinity & maleness – the beauty, the beast, the idiot, camaraderie, the strength, the vulnerability & sensitivity"  Continue Reading

  3. Sangeeta Isvaran and villagers at the Centre Valbio, Ranomafana, Madagascar. Photo: Dr Cassidy Rist

    News: People Dancing - an international dance event in Cardiff next month

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    If you're a practitioner, producer, manager, educator, policy maker, collaborator or a dance artist there will be something for you at the Foundation for Community Dance's Cardiff event... Continue Reading

  4. Photo (Hannes Langolf) by Hugo Glendinning

    Feature: Win tickets to see DV8's JOHN at the National Theatre

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 by carmel smith

    DV8's latest National Theatre co-production opens at the end of this month. The winner of our competition to win a pair of tickets to see one of the first London performances is Ben McEwen... Continue Reading

  5. Ivan Blackstock in rehearsals. Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

    Feature: Ivan Blackstock's A Harlem Dream - cabaret style hip hop

    Monday 13 October 2014 by Siobhan Murphy 0 Comments

    “I like putting people into another dimension. I’m always very inspired by a lot of surreal artists; Dali is my guy.” The man behind Dance Umbrella's first hip hop commission talks to Siobh… Continue Reading

  6. Radioballet 'From The Waltz To The Mambo'Photo: Alex Brenner. BE Festival 2014

    Review: Best of BE Festival - Julia Schwartzbach/Radioballet/Mokhallad Rasem - Barbican Pit

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Monday 13 October 2014— Performance: 8 - 11 October 2014

    All three young makers in this selection from Birmingham’s international theatre festival' programme took a simple concept & productively exploited it to variably clever, hilarious or moving effect...  Continue Reading

  7. BRB 'Miracle in the Gorbals' - Delia Mathews as the Suicide and Iain Mackay as the Minister with artists of the company. Photo: Roy Smiljanic

    Feature: Miracle in the Gorbals: a landmark in British Ballet rediscovered.

    Monday 13 October 2014 by Graham Watts 0 Comments

    Gillian Lynne was in the original 1944 production of Robert Helpmann's ballet, which she has recreated for Birmingham Royal Ballet. Graham Watts looks back at divided critical opinion of the time...  Continue Reading

  8. Ben Duke with  Ino Riga in 'Like Rabbits'. Photo: Zoe Manders

    Review: Lost Dog and Lucy Kirkwood - Like Rabbits - The Place

    Graham Watts, Monday 13 October 2014— Performance: 10 & 11 October 2014

    Ben Duke & Lucy Kirkwood have created a loose interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s short story ‘Lappin and Lapinova’ in dance theatre, through a pleasing blend of spoken text, mime and movement.  Continue Reading

  9. New Adventures - Lord of the Flies - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Express, Sunday 12 October 2014Performance 8 - 11 October 2014

    Brutal, charming, deranged yet ultimately full of hope, director Matthew Bourne and choreographer Scott ambler rub our noses into the rotten side of human nature.  

  10. Theo Clinkard - Ordinary Courage/Accumulation - Laban Theatre

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 12 October 2014Performance 7 October 2014

    ‘Ordinary Courage’ is a nuanced and powerful examination of loss, inspired by the death of Clinkard’s mother in 2010. 

  11. New Adventures - Lord of the Flies - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 10 October 2014Performance 8 - 11 October 2014

    Matthew Bourne has always been clear that his adaptation of Lord of the Flies is principally about the kids… What appears on stage, however, explodes any preconceptions of a dutiful community project. 

  12. New Adventures 'Lord of the Flies'. Photo: Helen Maybanks

    Review: New Adventures - Lord of the Flies - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 10 October 2014— Performance: 8 - 11 October 2014

    I can't think of any box that doesn’t get a large tick from this exhilarating production... it's superbly structured and well-paced dance theatre.  Continue Reading

  13. Ballet Revolución. Photo: Nilz Boehme

    Review: Ballet Revolución - Peacock Theatre

    Samantha Whitaker, Friday 10 October 2014— Performance: 7 - 25 October 2104

    - a celebration of dance in a range of styles that takes eclectic to the extreme. Classical ballet, sizzling salsa, mambo & Cuban, African & Spanish-infused folk dance, modern jazz, contemporary, hip-hop… Continue Reading

  14. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Beauty and the Beast/Shadows of War

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 9 October 2014Performance 8 October (coming to Sadler's Wells, 17 & 18 Oct)

    The result is as brazenly theatrical as Helpmann himself was, a lively, oddball study in life, death, envy and crowd-mentality that’s as much dance-theatre as ballet. 

  15. Royal Ballet - Manon - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 8 October 2014Performance In rep 26 September - 1 November 2014

    Day after day, every single dancer on stage from the humblest beggar to the leading lady manages to project character and mould meaning.  

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