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  1. English National Ballet's 'Swan Lake' at the London Coliseum

    News: Get into London Theatre

    Monday 8 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Theatres all over the capital will welcome in the new year by offering discounted tickets as part of Get Into London Theatre, the annual promotion that allows the public to see some of the best-loved shows in Lo… Continue Reading

  2. Dr Carine Plancke

    News: Research to explore role of traditional dance in 'New Rwanda'

    Monday 8 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    New research on the role of traditional dance in creating a ‘new Rwanda’, as the country recovers from the impact of the 1994 genocide Continue Reading

  3. English National Ballet - 'The Gospel According to the Other Mary'

    News: The NY street dancer who became English National Opera's surprise Christmas Star

    Monday 8 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    The identity of the ENO's unknown star who became a twitter sensation after his first performance has been revealed as 25-year-old street dancer James Davis. Continue Reading

  4. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Darshan Singh Bhuller 'Mapping'  Photo: Toni Nandi

    Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre - Mapping / Shadows / Shift / Document - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 8 December 2014— Performance: 25 - 29 November 2014

    - an excellent balance of thematic relevance coupled with dramatic and choreographic variety.  Continue Reading

  5. English National Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Photo: Amber Hunt

    News: Tamara Rojo: The importance of dance in schools and The Nutcracker

    Monday 8 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Tamara Rojo has criticised the decision of former education secretary Michael Gove to cut dance from the school curriculum, and talks about the importance of The Nutcracker as a 'gateway' ballet Continue Reading

  6. Royal Ballet - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Monday 8 December 2014Performance 6 December 2014 - 16 January 2015

    It is absurdist, often dark, occasionally Kafka-esque. Wheeldon does not shy away from this – the sausage-making scene in the Cook’s kitchen is straight out of Sweeney Todd, and the axe-wielding lunacy of the Queen of Hearts creates a real sense of jeopardy. 

  7. English National Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Photo: ANnabel Moeller

    Feature: Our top picks for Christmas Gifts

    Friday 5 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Something for all the dancers and dance lovers on your Christmas list, from elegant coffee table books to Strictly Come Dancing masks. Continue Reading

  8. Best dance moves for men.
Source: Business Insider's YouTube Channel

    News: Men, your Christmas party dance moves sorted

    Friday 5 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    ... it's all very scientific! A study conducted by Northumbria University in Newcastle has taken the guess work out of your next big night on the town Continue Reading

  9. News: The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations - the UK's first ever industry wide conference

    Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Clare Evans 0 Comments

    From 9 - 12 April 2015 at venues across London, a major conference will take place, with contributions from some of the most prominent figures in the international dance world and a programme of performances... Continue Reading

  10. ROH's 'Wind in the Willows'
Photo: Johan Persson

    News: Will Tuckett and Andrew Motion on making The Wind in the Willows

    Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Inspired by Kenneth Grahame's melancholy depiction of a gentler England that was about to disappear into a war, choreographer Will Tuckett and poet Andrew Motion tell the Guardian how they adapted the classi… Continue Reading

  11. The Snowman - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 3Serena Davies, Telegraph, Wednesday 3 December 2014Performance 26 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

    The Snowman is now on its seventeenth annual visit to London’s Peacock Theatre. It’s as crucial to Christmas as mince pies. Dislike it, and Santa won’t come. And yet myself and my four-year-old daughter – the target age if the Saturday morning audience demographi… 

  12. Jonathan Goddard and Kristin McGuire in 'Dracula'
Photo: Colin Hawkins

    Review: Dracula - Mark Bruce Company

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 3 December 2014— Performance: 26 November 2014

    Having seen the work twice, I am confident that it is the most absorbing and satisfying piece of new narrative dance theatre made in the UK for several years. Although I struggle to imagine any other dancer in t… Continue Reading

  13. News: What should a dancer look like?

    Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Australian choreographer Kate Champion and artist and 'fat-activist' Kelli Jean Drinkwater have made waves by advertising for 'Fat Dancers' for a new work to premiere in the Sydney Festival ne… Continue Reading

  14. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    News: New dance space for London in 'Olympicopolis'

    Tuesday 2 December 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Sadler's Wells will create a new venue with a 600 seat dance theatre, flexible ‘making’ spaces for research, development & production, facilities for a Choreographic School and a Hip Hop Academy... Continue Reading

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2008 Photo: Mikhail Baryshnikov

    News: Dancing Away - photos by Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Tuesday 2 December 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    "I wanted the audience to see, to be able to imagine, the movement before and after, not just the frozen moment" - a new London gallery shows photos by a legendary dancer. Continue Reading

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