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  1. National Dance Awards winners 2015. From left: Wayne McGregor, Caroline Miller, Kevin O'Hare (representing Alessandre Ferri), Rosie Kay, Tamara McLorg, Vadim Muntagirov, Matthew Bourne, Arlene Philips (presenting), Zizi Strallen, Laura Morera, Matthew Ball, William Bracewell, Graham Watts (Chair, NDA Chair). Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    News: National Dance Awards 2015 announced

    Monday 25 January 2016 by carmel smith

    The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2015 were presented today at a ceremony The Place in London, hosted by choreographer Arlene Phillips. Covering all forms of dance, from ballet to flamenco – … Continue Reading

  2. Connor Scott, BBC Young Dancer of the Year, 2015. Photo: Guy Levy.

    Interview: Connor Scott - on BBC Young Dancer & beyond

    Friday 22 January 2016 by carmel smith

    We catch up with Connor as he prepares to take part in Sadler's Wells Sampled next weekend... Continue Reading

  3. Edward Watson - Principal of The Royal Ballet. Photo: Rick Guest

    Interview: Rick Guest on 'What Lies Beneath'

    Friday 22 January 2016 by Carole Edrich

    Carole Edrich talks to the photographer who has a stunning exhibition of his portraits of dancers at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden this month... Continue Reading

  4. News: Women, dance and inequality issues

    Wednesday 20 January 2016 by carmel smith

    Over 400 dance professionals signed a letter to Akram Khan taking issue with his comments on female choreographers, reported in an article in The Stage... Continue Reading

  5. Pina Bausch,T. Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Fernando Suels Mendoza

    News: Fernando Suels Mendoza on dancing for Pina Bausch

    Wednesday 20 January 2016

    Fernando Suels Mendoza on what he learned from the great German choreographer Pina Bausch, and how it feels to perform her works. Continue Reading

  6. Caroline Miller, Dance UK
Photo: Rick Senley

    News: Caroline Miller steps down as Director of Dance UK

    Wednesday 20 January 2016 by Denise Drake

    "I am immensely proud of what I and my colleagues have achieved over the last decade at Dance UK, dance now has a voice at the heart of policy making and government..." Continue Reading

  7. Ockham's Razor - Tipping Point

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 20 January 2016Performance 11 - 23 January 2016

    . . . when you see the careful clasping of hands, as one performer suspends another in the air, or the palpable feeling of freedom and glee  

  8. Akram Khan - Until the Lions - Roundhouse

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 20 January 2016Performance 12 - 24 January 2016

    . . . the most magnetic presence on stage is Taiwanese dancer Chien, a woman of powerful but serene stillness 

  9. Vidya Patel
Photo: Simon Richardson

    News: BBC Young Dancer finalist Vidya Patel: dancer's diary

    Monday 18 January 2016 by Denise Drake

    The rising dance star on her collaboration with Richard Alston, kathak’s rhythm and grace, and meditating before rehearsal Continue Reading

  10. The Royal Ballet - Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 18 January 2016Performance 16 - 30 January 2016

    Enormously pleasing Frederick Ashton double-bill confidently delivered by its human and avian cast 

  11. The Royal Ballet - Francesca Hayward & James Hay in 'Rhapsody' Photo: Helen Maybanks, ©ROH, 2016

    Review: The Royal Ballet - Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 18 January 2016 — Performance: 16 - 30 January 2016

    Here was a vintage re-enactment of the unique style of English ballet, reproduced in fine detail through the sensitive revival of two lesser-known masterpieces of understated elegance by Sir Frederick Ashton... Continue Reading

  12. Simone Danberg Wurtz, Bravery
Photo: Pierre Tappon

    Review: Pick of Resolution - Week 1 - The Place

    Donald Hutera & Amelia Forsbrook, Monday 18 January 2016 — Performance: 9 January 2016

    A selection of writing from the Resolution! review programme . . . Continue Reading

  13. English National Ballet - Le Corsaire - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 18 January 2016Performance 13 - 24 January 2016

    English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is a romp, packed to the gills with pirates, daft plotting and virtuoso dancing. It’s also full of male roles, taken with gusto by the home team and some terrific guest artists. 

  14. English National Ballet - Le Corsaire - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 18 January 2016Performance 13 - 24 January 2016

    Le Corsaire is certainly not deep; it’s ridiculous but winning. An entertainingly sparkly spectacle for a grim January night. 

  15. Akram Khan - Until the Lions - Roundhouse

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Monday 18 January 2016Performance 12 - 24 January 2016

    Christine Joy Ritter moves with animalistic force, the princess’s id unleashed and forced into action. 

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