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  1. les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s tauberbach - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Donald Hutera, The Times, Thursday 10 April 2014Performance 8 - 9 April 2014

    …the gritty yet highly stylised 90-minute performance possessed a level of kinetic integrity and emotional truth that lifted it well out of the ordinary.  

  2. les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s tauberbach - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Hanna Weibye, artsdesk, Thursday 10 April 2014Performance 8 - 9 April 2014

    The transformation of this ugliness is Platel’s achievement: tauberbach is richly able to find and expose the beauty in what is not conventionally considered beautiful, and in so doing it argues forcefully for the importance of what – and who – is not conventiona… 

  3. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - LAC (After Swan Lake), Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 10 April 2014Performance 9 - 12 April 2014

    This is a lot of story to tell, and Maillot choreographs it at a ferocious lick – a fusion of neoclassical and modern steps tumbling across the stage. Impressively he infuses the dancing with vividly pointed character detail, and the superb Monte-Carlo dancers work t… 

  4. News: Youth Dance England welcomes 'tougher' dance exams

    Wednesday 9 April 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Director Linda Jasper says "it can only strengthen the subject as a very valuable and unique discipline in the curriculum." Continue Reading

  5. English National Ballet - My First Ballet: Coppélia - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Telegraph, Wednesday 9 April 2014Performance 8 - 19 April 2014

    Kaylee Marko’s Swanilda has neat feet and pretty manners, and Marcio Teixera makes an amiable Franz. Sadly, the entire delightful enterprise has been derailed, yet again, by the insistence on an on-stage narrator, in the shape of batty old toymaker Dr Coppelius.  

  6. les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s tauberbach - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/10754788/Tauberbach-Sadlers-Wells-review.html, Wednesday 9 April 2014Performance 8 - 9 April 2014

    Among this tapestry of strange vignettes – collectively, a bleakly optimistic portrait of a ruined but extraordinary person – are some to delight even the most hardened expressionist-sceptic.  

  7. les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s tauberbach - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 9 April 2014Performance 8 - 9 April 2014

    …one man’s dress-up games with the clothes around him, another’s childish sex play – yanking at a woman’s knickers, baring his own bottom – evolves into a dysfunctional but curiously tender imitation of an erotic duet.  

  8. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo 'LAC'

    News: Jean-Christophe Maillot

    Tuesday 8 April 2014 by carmel smith

    The artistic director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo - at the London Coliseum with 'Lac' a modern interpretation of 'Swan Lake' - talks to the Guardian's Judith Mackrell Continue Reading

  9. Richard Alston Dance Company's 'Phaedra'. Photo: Tony Nandi

    News: The Oliver Awards 2014

    Monday 7 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    The Society of London Theatre’s 39th annual Oliver Awards will be presented at the Royal Opera House this Sunday 13 April. The awards honour the best in London’s drama, musicals, opera and dance, and… Continue Reading

  10. Members of the National Youth Dance Company rehearse Akram Khan's Vertical Road. Image: Tony Nandi

    News: Making the case for youth dance

    Monday 7 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    The success of initiatives like Big Dance, and TV talent shows such as Sky 1’s Got to Dance and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, has inspired ever-increasing numbers of young people to start dancing… Continue Reading

  11. Savion Glover - SoLe Sanctuary - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 6 April 2014Performance 3 - 6 April 2014

    Glover is no less adventurous and resourceful. He and Davis establish tap-patterns, embroider them with both wit and some muscular ferocity, pass them one to another, start to shift dynamic schemes and adopt them to their own bravura ends.  

  12. English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 6 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    Khan’s Dust, for which Jocelyn Pook has composed a haunting choral score, superimposes tableaux of the men at the front with the women they left behind. In one profoundly affecting sequence, Khan places himself at the heart of a rolling wave of impacted bodies. O… 

  13. New Adventures - Lord of the Flies - The Lowry, Salford

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Saturday 5 April 2014Performance 2 - 5 April 2014

    …by the end of an absorbing two hours you have completely forgotten that only eight professional dancers are involved. You are simply gripped by the power and emotion of the storytelling.  

  14. Savion Glover - SoLe Sanctuary - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 4 April 2014Performance 3 - 6 April 2014

    Utterly unique, he tales no prisoners, makes no concessions to facile entertainment. This show, featuring just two dancers, little musical accompaniment and a Buddhist monk who sits cross-legged in a corner, is more ritual than performance; a test of endurance for both… 

  15. Savion Glover - SoLe Sanctuary - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 April 2014Performance 3 - 6 April 2014

    With his body hunched in concentration, his hands beating their own, internalised time signature, Glover can lose himself completely in the variations of one-eight count pattern – tiny vibrations of his foot registering minute fractions of rhythm.  

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