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  1. David Steele - Middlesex University Graduation 2015 - Honorary Degree Awarded

    News: Honorary Degree for internationally-renowned dance educator

    Tuesday 21 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    Vice Principal of London Contemporary Dance School, David Steele, has been recognised for his contribution to dance education with an honorary degree from Middlesex University. Continue Reading

  2. Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN. Katy Lowenhoff as 'Rita' and Jonathan Ollivier as 'Luca'.
Photo: Johan Persson

    Review: New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Tuesday 21 July 2015 — Performance: 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    While the characters in The Car Man seem glossy and superficial at first, textured, complex and twisted personality traits emerge to make “Bizet’s Carmen re-imagined” the riveting beast that it is.  Continue Reading

  3. New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    Like Carmen too, Bourne’s Car Man explores a seething cauldron of sex, subjugation and violence with little attempt at subtlety. But it’s not quite a straightfoward plot either, twisty enough to be exciting and morally ambiguous enough to disrupt simple conclusions.  

  4. Ardani 25 Dance Gala - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 17 & 18 July 2015

    The Ardani Artists ballet gala brings together an international clutch of top-notch dancers, but instead of the usual short showpieces, it features three contemporary works emphasising choreography above virtuosity or star appeal. 

  5. Ardani 25 Dance Gala - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 17 & 18 July 2015

    Nevertheless the best has been left until last: Facada, by Arthur Pita, a priceless piece of drollery… The story is given a dark Spanish theme, as if the tale of Miss Havisham had been re-created by Pedro Almodovar, and it is superbly original. 

  6. New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    Classical choreographers could learn a great deal from Bourne’s attention to narrative. Programmes for his productions, as often as not, have no synopsis; the story is told, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, by the dancers on the stage. 

  7. New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Express, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    But the best performance of the evening is North’s extended sequence in prison and his subsequent escape… This is Bourne at his best. 

  8. New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Tuesday 21 July 2015Performance 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    While The Car Man doesn’t quite reach the heights of Bourne’s monumental Swan Lake, it remains a masterful piece of storytelling. Coupled with Lez Brotherston’s dynamic set design, it’s unforgettable. 

  9. ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at the London Coliseum - Alastair Marriott’s 'Zeitgeist'. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Review: Ardani 25 Dance Gala - London Coliseum

    Claire Cohen, Monday 20 July 2015 — Performance: 17 & 18 July 2015

    Alastair Marriott – Zeitgeist | Marcelo Gomes – Tristesse| Arthur Pita – Facada It was just as well the Ardani 25 Dance Gala included world class performers. At any one time only a few people… Continue Reading

  10. Feature: Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism

    Monday 20 July 2015 by carmel smith

    Dr Royona Mitra tells us about her recently published book on the work of Akram Khan - and we have a copy to give away... Continue Reading

  11. New Adventures - The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Guardian, Monday 20 July 2015Performance 14 July - 9 August, 2015

    The Car Man is one of Matthew Bourne’s best shows, a steamy melodrama that’s just right for sultry summer nights. 

  12. 2015-16 Dancers Mentoring Programme Dancers

    News: Dancers selected for Dance UK’s Mentoring Programme

    Friday 17 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    Over eight months, each dancer will meet with a high level, paid mentor to discuss and consider a future beyond or alongside their performing careers. Continue Reading

  13. Magpie YG dancers 9th July

    News: 30 years for Magpie Dance

    Friday 17 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    The contemporary dance charity celebrated 30 years of working with people with learning disabilities with a dinner in their honour. Continue Reading

  14. Marcelo Gomes in rehearsals for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.
Photo: New Adventures' Facebook

    News: Marcelo Gomes - 'This is quite a moment for me'

    Friday 17 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    Gomes, 35, is arguably at the peak of his ballet career, but it's onwards and upwards for The Car Man star. Continue Reading

  15. Faith Prendergast, Karl Fargerlund-Brekke & Dan Whiley in Sweetshop Revolution's 'I loved you and I loved you'. Photo: © Danilo Moroni

    News: Sally Marie remembers Morfydd Owen

    Friday 17 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    Marie's 'I loved you and I loved' you explores the true story of the enigmatic Welsh composer, who was born almost 100 years ago and died in mysterious circumstances at the age of just 26. Continue Reading

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