July 2011

  1. Circa in Wunderkammer at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 22 July 2011Performance 19 - 24 July 2011

    “The performers are impressively skilled, though, and shown to much better effect in more purely physical sections that depend fundamentally on strength, poise and trust.”  

  2. Royal New Zealand Ballet in From Here to There at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Jann Parry , Telegraph, Friday 22 July 2011Performance 14 - 16 July 2011

    “Stiefel will inherit a well-trained troupe and an eclectic repertoire. Best of all, a young ex-company member, Andrew Simmons, turns out to be a gifted choreographer. A Song in the Dark is a poignant interplay of light and shadows, people and phantoms.”  

  3. English National Ballet. Roland Petit's 'Carmen' 21-24 July, London Coliseum. Photo: Annabel Moeller. Dancer: Fernanda Oliveira

    English National Ballet in Roland Petit Triple Bill: L'Arlesienne/ Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/ Carmen at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 22 July 2011 — Performance: 21 - 23 July 2011

    Rarely has a programme of dance embraced sadness and joy with such parity. The joy of English National Ballet giving overdue recognition to one of the world’s greatest choreographers was tinged with the sa… Continue Reading

  4. Wendy Houstoun '50 Acts'

    Wendy Houstoun in 50 Acts at Jackson's Lane Theatre

    Lise Smith, Friday 22 July 2011 — Performance: 19 July 2011

    Wendy Houstoun presses a microphone to her racing pulse, fresh from a manic sprint around the Jackson’s Lane stage, and hears the ominous sound of time ticking away. Sometimes, in more anxious moments, th… Continue Reading

  5. The Featherstonehaughs 'Edits'. Ming-Hei Wong, Ryen Perkins-Gangnes, Sebastian Kurth.
Photo: Pau Ross.

    The Featherstonehaughs farewell tour

    Wednesday 20 July 2011

    Lea Anderson has produced some of the exciting work in UK contemporary dance over the last 25 years, so it will be the end of an era when she winds up her companies The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs… Continue Reading

  6. Dance Proms 2011. Top Left - Morgan Aslanoff School of Dance 'Do Your Thing'. Top Right - Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance School 'Thillana'. Bottom Left - Anthony Clifford Studios 'Bossa Nova Baby'. Bottom Right - Kilburn School of Dance 'Avatar'

    Dance Proms shortlist announced

    Tuesday 19 July 2011

    Twenty five young dance acts from around the UK have been selected to perform together at Dance Proms, a new national dance festival, at the Royal Albert Hall in November. Dance Proms was launched in February 20… Continue Reading

  7. 'I dance and I feed you', Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, Fri 22 Jul 2011

    I dance and I feed you

    Tuesday 19 July 2011

    Dance and dinner are all rolled into one in a unique solo show in the Lilian Baylis Studio this Friday evening (22 July). In I dance and I feed you Radhouane El Meddeb prepares a couscous as part of his performa… Continue Reading

  8. Guerilla ballet

    Monday 18 July 2011

    A dancer protested against BP’s sponsorship of the Royal Opera House’s Summer Screen in Trafalgar Square last week. “We didn’t want to disrupt the performance: bringing free ballet and op… Continue Reading

  9. Jasmin Vardimon Company 'Yesterday'
Photo: Alistair Muir.

    Jasmin Vardimon Company on the move

    Monday 18 July 2011

    Jasmin Vardimon Company is moving to Ashford in Kent, where The Stour Centre will become its new permanent home, providing facilities for the company to create new work, develop new creative collaborations and e… Continue Reading

  10. Ashton's Romeo and Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 18 July 2011Performance 11 - 17 July 2011

    ‘But the night, for all its compromise, belongs to Vasiliev and Osipova, he a Byronic Romeo with his wild curls and Soyuz-powered jump, she an impetuous teen who skitters through Ashton’s embroidered steps as if racing to her death. You can see both trying to… 

  11. Ashton's Romeo and Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Observer, Monday 18 July 2011Performance 11 - 17 July 2011

    ‘Osipova throws herself into Ashton’s frantic footwork with glee and girlish eagerness. Almost gawkily teenage, her gamine face is hyper-expressive, beaming right to the back rows.’ 

  12. Royal New Zealand Ballet 'A Song in the Dark.' Dancers: Abigail Boyle & Qi Huan.
Photo: Stephen A'Court.

    Royal New Zealand Ballet in From Here to There at Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Monday 18 July 2011 — Performance: 14 - 16 July 2011

    Plan to A / A Song in the Dark / Banderillero Reviewed: 14 July I grew up accepting the popular belief that British explorer James Cook was the first European to discover New Zealand, whereas, in fact, the firs… Continue Reading

  13. Royal New Zealand Ballet in From Here to There at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 15 July 2011Performance 14 - 16 July 2011

    ‘Royal New Zealand Ballet is a textbook case of how a small company can defy the definitions that size usually brings. The troupe is modest, just 32 dancers, yet on a rare visit to London last night its triple bill had the elegance and panache that many larger t… 

  14. Wendy Houstoun tickets to win!

    Friday 15 July 2011

    Dance theatre artist Wendy Houstoun’s latest solo show 50 Acts comes to Jacksons Lane next Tuesday (19 July) – for one night only. We have a pair of tickets to give away!For your chance to win, answ… Continue Reading

  15. Celebrating UK Street Dance

    Friday 15 July 2011

    This weekend the Southbank Centre presents Intelligent Movement – a celebration of hip hop culture with performances, battles, talks, poetry and free dance workshops taking place in spaces across the site… Continue Reading


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