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  1. Photo credit: Carl Fox

    Review: Blak Whyte Gray - Boy Blue Entertainment - Barbican

    Siobhan Murphy, Saturday 14 January 2017 — Performance: 12 - 21 January 2017

    Blak Whyte Gray is a layered, meditative piece, stripped of obvious crowd-pleasing b-boy tricks and instead injected with hefty themes and emotions. It’s a beautiful, powerful work that demands an enormous … Continue Reading

  2. Loop Atlas by Matthias Sperling, part of material rearranged by Siobhan Davies Dance. Photograph: Pari Nadei

    'Let's turn the whole world around': inside Siobhan Davies' dance laboratory

    Press Review LYNDSEY WINSHIP, The Guardian, Thursday 12 January 2017Performance

    Does the mind rule the body? Her interest in the body, clearly, does not begin and end on the stage. “It is always communicating,” she says, and this is the basis of her latest show, which opens at the Barbican in London this month. Material / rearranged / to … 

  3. Photo: https://www.rad.org.uk/learn-to-dance/find-an-activity/childrens-repertoire-workshop

    Feature: The Royal Academy of Dance imaginative new dance classes inspired by the film Ballerina

    Wednesday 11 January 2017

    The Royal Academy of Dance has created a new dance class inspired by the film Ballerina, to be taught exclusively by RAD Registered Teachers.  Continue Reading

  4. Photo: www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk

    Feature: Meet Shobana Jeyasingh, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

    Monday 9 January 2017

    Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company is rooted in a vision of societies that are culturally coherent in new and unexpected ways. Avoiding cliché and stereotype, they produce work that directly resonates with all ou… Continue Reading

  5. Dorrance Dance 2014 
Photo: Christopher Duggan

    Interview: Meet Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance

    Monday 9 January 2017

    Dorrance Dance founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Michelle Dorrance, the company’s inaugural performance garnered a Bessie Award for “blasting open our notions of tap.&rdq… Continue Reading

  6. Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54 teaching at The Annual Conference and AGM 2011 photo: Brian Slater

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54

    Sunday 8 January 2017

    Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54 is a freelance dance artist and has been teaching in academic and community settings across London for over 13 years. Icy is the Artistic Director of her own company, Dynamic Eclipse Arts a… Continue Reading

  7. Pina Bausch, Polunin and a hip-hop Alice in Wonderland: the best dance to watch in 2017

    Press Review Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Wednesday 4 January 2017Performance

    Pina Bausch, Polunin and a hip-hop Alice in Wonderland: the best dance to watch in 2017 

  8. The Red Shoes - Matthew Bourne/New Adventures - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson , The Independent, Wednesday 28 December 2016Performance The Red Shoes is playing Sadler’s Wells until January 29, 2017.

    Bringing the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film to the stage, he creates his own swirling world of colour and illusion, luscious in its period detail. It’s as much a love letter to the ballet world of the 1940s as it is about its heroine, wannabe starlet Victoria Page. 

  9. Review: The Red Shoes - Matthew Bourne/New Adventures - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 21 December 2016 — Performance: The Red Shoes is playing at Sadler’s Wells til January 29, 2017.

    Matthew Bourne has stepped out of his comfort zone to take a huge risk with The Red Shoes. His tried and tested genre - one that he owns almost exclusively - lies in deconstructing popular narratives (mostly th… Continue Reading

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Photo : PATRICK BALDWIN

    News: Major companies still failing disabled’ – Arts Council report

    Monday 12 December 2016

    ‘Major companies still failing disabled’ – Arts Council report Continue Reading

  11. Eifman Ballet - Up & Down - London Coliseum

    Press Review 2Luke Jennings , The Guardian, Monday 12 December 2016Performance Friday 9 - Saturday 10 2016

    “Boris Eifman is a phenomenon,” one hyperbolic programme quote reads. “He is the choreographer that cynical, hard-nosed dance critics love to hate, but whom audiences shower with adoration.” The adoration was restrained at the end of Up & Down,… 

  12. Photo: Quang Kien Van, Lunar Shadows, Rich Mix

    Review: Quang Kien Van - Lunar Shadows - Rich Mix

    Ka Bradley, Tuesday 6 December 2016 — Performance: Sunday 4 December

    thought-provoking images that emerge from the general dance palaver have the lyrically insistent, syntactically unconventional quality of poetry, but their attachment to the straight prose of the voiceover makes … Continue Reading

  13. Photo : Protein Dance - 'May Contain Food@

    Review: Luca Silverstrini’s Protein - May Contain Food - Shoreditch Town Hall

    Josephine Leask, Tuesday 6 December 2016 — Performance: Tuesday 6th Dec : 6.15pm and 8.30pm

    ...as the intoxicating smell of baking gingerbread cake wafts through the space, we wait with anticipation for the final tasting of the evening. It brings us another foody memory which we will take home and treasure. Continue Reading

  14. The Peony Pavilion, Cao Shuci
Photo : National Ballet of China

    Review: National Ballet of China - The Peony Pavilion - Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 30 November 2016 — Performance: 29 November - 3 December

    Performance reviewed: 29 November The Peony Pavilion is a 16th-century Ming Dynasty tale originally performed as a 20-hour kunqu opera. For the National Ballet of China, it’s been distilled to less than two ho… Continue Reading

  15. Fevered Sleep 'Men  Girls Dance' 
Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Review: Fevered Sleep - Men & Girls Dance - South East Dance

    Katherine Colombus , Wednesday 30 November 2016 — Performance:

    The more I think about it, the more it baffles me that this should be suggested as something we should be urging our daughters to do. Social conditioning happens for a reason. We develop instincts and take precau… Continue Reading

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