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  1. 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

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.  

  4. Royal Ballet - Manon - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 8 October 2014Performance In rep 26 September - 1 November 2014

    …if Manon’s materialism is superbly portrayed, less convincing is her [Natalia Osipova’s] appetite for love. The problem lies partly with Carlos Acosta, who, as the poet Des Grieux, is not pressingly romantic or sexual enough, nor, in this late stage of his car… 

  5. Still from Jenna Lee's (UK) choreography to Nico Muhly's (NYC) track. Photo: Amber Hunt

    News: #MusictoMoveto

    Wednesday 8 October 2014 by carmel smith

    Dance Umbrella and Fuel invite you to download your pick of some brilliant new music and have a dance yourself. Rafael Bonachela, Vicki Igbokwe & Jenna Lee have already tried it out...  Continue Reading

  6. New Adventures - 'Edward Scissorhands'

    News: New Adventures announce principal casting for Edward Scissorhands

    Wednesday 8 October 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    For the first time the company are announcing the lead casting for specific dates, so audiences will be able to find out when Dominic North and Liam Mower are performing in the title role... Continue Reading

  7. Clod Ensemble in 'An Anatomie in Four Quarters' at Sadler's Wells in 2011.

    News: Clod Ensemble's Performing Medicine programme wins new funding

    Tuesday 7 October 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Dance and movement are at the centre of arts based training for healthcare professionals developed by theatre company Clod Ensemble... Continue Reading

  8. Candoco Dance Company in Hetain Patel's 'Let's Talk about Dis'. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Candoco Dance Company - Playing Another - artsdepot

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 7 October 2014— Performance: 3 October 2014

    Candoco is... To wring out & rattle apart statements of artistic & personal identity seems to have been one of Hetain Patel's goals as he and the dancers set about creating this new work.. Continue Reading

  9. Boy Blue Entertainent 'The Five and the Prophecy of Prana'. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Boy Blue Entertainment - The Five and the Prophecy of Prana - Barbican Theatre

    Symone Keisha, Tuesday 7 October 2014— Performance: 2 - 4 October 2014

    Boy Blue's creative mix of street dance, martial arts, video with an innovative set is slightly rough around the edges but guarantees a night of laughs and awe.  Continue Reading

  10. Zoi Dimitriou 'The Chapter House' Photo: Ludovic des Cognets

    Review: Zoi Dimitriou - The Chapterhouse - Laban Theatre

    Alice Robotham, Monday 6 October 2014— Performance: 3 October 2014

    By reconstructing five pieces from her back catalogue of work, Dimitriou examines what it means to be a creator of art - inviting Isadora software creator Mark Coniglio to perform on stage with her... Continue Reading

  11. The Bo Diddlers. Photo: Pari Naderi

    Review: The Bo Diddlers – STUMP! - The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 6 October 2014— Performance: 3 & 4 October 2014

    Some of the audience were enjoying the Morris in-jokes; others were smiling & nodding at the contemporary references and just about everyone was laughing out loud at the sheer joyful energy of the show.  Continue Reading

  12. Royal Ballet - Manon - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 5 October 2014Performance In rep 26 September - 1 November 2014

    With her topaz gaze, delicate épaulement and precise line, [Francesca] Hayward is an enchantingly beautiful dancer, and it’s very much to her credit that she makes the unflinching interpretive choices that she does. 

  13. Wilton’s Strike! Dance Festival - Wilton's Music Hall

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 5 October 2014Performance 25 - 28 September

    Wilton’s Music Hall is fast becoming a significant dance venue, with itsStrike! festival presenting a compelling mix of new work….[Jo] Meredith is probably the best-kept secret in British contemporary dance. Seek her out. 

  14. Jack Webb ‘Inside Opulence’ at Wilton's Strike! Photo: Judita Kuniskyte

    Review: Wilton’s Strike! Dance Festival - Wilton's Music Hall

    Sanjoy Roy, Friday 3 October 2014— Performance: 25 - 28 September 2014

    The nineteenth-century Wilton’s Music Hall, tucked away in the backstreets between Tower Bridge, Aldgate and Shadwell, is not known as a dance venue.. Sanjoy Roy reviews its first short dance festival... Continue Reading

  15. Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir's 'Variations on Closer'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir - Variations on Closer - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Friday 3 October 2014— Performance: 2 & 3 October 2014

    Choreographers have tried in a variety of ways to challenge the traditional relationship between spectator and performer since the radical re-workings of dance in the sixties... Continue Reading

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