1. Sammi Russel
Photo : DanceWorks

    News: Meet the teacher - Sami Russell

    Thursday 24 November 2016

    Sami Russell is a co founder of, she graduated from Chichester University with a BA(hons) in Dance in 2008, followed by completing her Masters degree focusing on performance in 2009. As a member of m… Continue Reading

  2. New English Ballet Theatre — Quint-essential: Five New Ballets - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 4Christopher Curtis,, Monday 21 November 2016Performance

    This brought a new angle to a familiar narrative, creating satisfying, polished, beautifully performed and nuanced dance. There is real depth to this choreography.  

  3. Akram Khan and English National Ballet - Giselle

    Press Review 5Hanna Weibye, The Arts , Monday 21 November 2016Performance

    ...a work of intelligence, power, beauty, and - most gratifying of all in this age of lies, damned lies and politics - stunning integrity. This is a ballet about issues that matter, made by people who know what they're doing. 

  4. Akram Khan and English National Ballet - Giselle

    Press Review Emily May , A Younger Theatre , Monday 21 November 2016Performance

    The accumulation of Khan’s transformative vision, a severe, effecting musical score, Tim Yip’s breathtaking design, and the sheer athleticism and emotional intensity of ENB’s performers creates a work that presents the audience with a tour de force of hu… 

  5. English National Ballet Giselle, Akram Khan - Dancer Tamara Rojo Photo 
Photo: Jason Bell

    Review: Akram Khan and English National Ballet - Giselle

    Graham Watts, Monday 21 November 2016 — Performance:

    Wow, wow and, thrice, wow! Here’s to a new masterpiece of neoclassical dance. Akram Khan has reimagined one of the most popular ballets in such a unique way that his Giselle seems destined to become a cl… Continue Reading

  6. The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor - Chroma / Multiverse / Carbon Life - The Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, Monday 21 November 2016Performance

    Images of catastrophe inform McGregor’s newest ballet. Multiverse is in two sections, the first of which is set to Steve Reich’s 1965 score It’s Gonna Rain, which converts the fiercely apocalyptic sermon of a street preacher into loops of rhythmic sound.… 

  7. Akram Khan and English National Ballet - Giselle

    Press Review 5Zoë Anderson , The Independent, Monday 21 November 2016Performance

    Akram Khan’s new Giselle is a work of immense confidence and scouring anger. Reimagining one of ballet’s most-loved classics, the story of a village girl betrayed by a nobleman, this production is another big, ambitious risk taken by English National Ballet un… 

  8. Review: The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor - Chroma / Multiverse / Carbon Life - The Royal Opera House

    , Monday 21 November 2016 — Performance: 10 - 19 November 2016

    That Wayne McGregor is still live and firing exercises at the dancers of The Royal Ballet, ever expanding how they can move their bodies in wondrous ways, ten years’ on from his somewhat controversial appo… Continue Reading

  9. New English Ballet Theatre 2016
Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    Review: New English Ballet Theatre — Quint-essential: Five New Ballets - Peacock Theatre

    Naomi Cockshutt, Monday 21 November 2016 — Performance: 9 - 12 November

    Celebrating their fifth anniversary New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) return to the Peacock Theatre with fourteen dancers to present a programme of five newly commissioned ballets accompanied by a live orchestra.… Continue Reading

  10. English National Ballet - Akram Khan's Giselle - Sadler’s Wells

    Press Review 4LYNDSEY WINSHIP , , Wednesday 16 November 2016Performance 15 - 19 November

    This radical reworking of a classic is a triumph...How timely that Akram Khan's Giselle begins with a wall. A giant wall, the peasant workers trapped on one side, the powerful on the other, reminiscent of the costumed aristocracy of The Capitol in the Hunger Games, o… 

  11. Leap of Faith perform at the first national arts in health conference and showcase.
Photo: Helen Murray

    News: Benefits of dance for older people not fully appreciated, report says

    Monday 14 November 2016

    such activities need support to relay these benefits to non-dance sectors, according to a study by Aesop and People Dancing. Continue Reading

  12. Jean Abreu - A Thread - Southbank Centre

    Review: Jean Abreu Dance - A Thread - Southbank Centre

    Rachel Elderkin, Wednesday 9 November 2016 — Performance: Friday 4 November 2016

    Jean Abreu is a British-Brazilian choreographer. His latest work A Thread was inspired by the work of Sao-Paulo based visual artist and sculptor Elisa Bracher and the resulting piece feels part art installation, … Continue Reading

  13. Rambert Dance Company - Contemporaries 2016 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Wednesday 9 November 2016Performance

    Rambert. Ninety years old it may be – making it Britain’s oldest dance troupe – but its willingness to take risks and promote up-and-coming talent is as robust as ever. 

  14. Vincent Dance Theatre 
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Vincent Dance Theatre - Virgin Territory - The Place

    Josephine Leask , Monday 7 November 2016 — Performance: 2 - 5 November 2016

    While there’s a fair amount of literature about digital media’s extensive contribution to the over-sexualisation of our culture, (feminists Susie Orbach, Natasha Walters, Ariel Levy) not many choreogr… Continue Reading

  15. Yang Liping - Under Siege
Photographer: LI Xiao

    Review: Yang Liping - Under Siege – Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy , Monday 7 November 2016 — Performance: 2 - 5 November 2016

    The foundation story of China’s Han dynasty tells of a four-year armed struggle for supremacy between the Han and the Chu, from BC206 to 202. It’s an epic tale of battles, betrayals, sieges, scheming,… Continue Reading


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