May 2012

  1. Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review Paul Taylor, Independent, Saturday 19 May 2012Performance 10 May 2012 - 26 Jan 2013

    In fact, after a slightly fumbling start, this adaptation is a divinely daffy delight.  

  2. Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 18 May 2012Performance 15 - 19 May 2012

    There is not remotely enough room here to do justice to the evening’s most substantial work, Siobhan Davies’s The Art of Touch (1995), still less to Rambert’s intoxicatingly affectionate delivery of it.  

  3. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Record breaking Big Dance

    Friday 18 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Pictured - children from Burdett Coutts Primary School in Victoria rehearsing for their Big Dance at lunchtime today Continue Reading

  4. François Testory. Photo: Manuel Vason

    François Testory & Simon Vincenzi - Springloaded at The Place

    Germaine Cheng, Friday 18 May 2012 — Performance: 15 May 2012

    Performance reviewed: 15 May For the three performers in François Testory and Simon Vincenzi’s Empire, a drink is never too far away. The stage, littered with champagne bottles and accompanying glasses, is sh… Continue Reading

  5. Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judiith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 17 May 2012Performance 15 - 19 May 2012

    An exemplary mixed programme that leaves us gobsmacked, as always, by the shining versatility of Rambert’s dancers.  

  6. Dr Marion North at Laban. Photo: Mark Whitfield

    Dr Marion North, obituary

    Thursday 17 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Marion North OBE, CBE, PhD, DArts, DLit, dance educator, movement researcher and arts leader, born 2 November 1925, died 3 May 2012Obituary: Ian Bramley Dr Marion North, who has died at the age of 86, was one of… Continue Reading

  7. Your Move website

    Your Move

    Thursday 17 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    A new photoblog website will celebrate movement in the widest sense for the next 60 days and is open to everyone to upload their photos... Continue Reading

  8. Dancers rehearsing for their Big Dance Schools Pledge performance at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Photo: Sandy Todd

    Big Schools dance welcomes the Olympics

    Thursday 17 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    On the day the Olympic torch arrives in the UK, over half a million school children around the world will be dancing Wayne McGregor's Olympic inspired piece at 1pm (BST) Continue Reading

  9. Rambert Dance Company in Mark Baldwin's 'What Wild Ecstasy'. Design: Michael Howells. Dancers: Jon Savage and Mbulelo Ndabeni. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 16 May 2012 — Performance: 15 - 19 May 2012

    An excellent evening of mixed repertoire includes a superb interpretation of 'L’Après Midi d’un faune' and the London premiere of Mark Baldwin’s 'What Wild Ecstasy'..  Continue Reading

  10. Wah! Wah! Girls. Photo: Steve Tanner

    Wah! Wah! Girls

    Wednesday 16 May 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Tanika Gupta has written a new musical, Wah! Wah! Girls, now showing at the Peacock Theatre until 23 June. Gupta discusses the role of mujra dancers in 16th-century Mughal India, the secretive underground versi… Continue Reading

  11. Image: Darcey Bussell, courtesy of Darcey Bussell.

    New President for Royal Academy of Dance

    Monday 14 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Darcey Bussell is to succeed Dame Antoinette Sibley, who retired last month, as President of the Royal Academy of Dance. Continue Reading

  12. The Place Prize for dance - commissions announced

    Monday 14 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Sixteen new works will be made this summer, to be performed at The Place in September - with four selected for the Final in Spring 2013 Continue Reading

  13. Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review Kate Bassett, Sun.Independent, Sunday 13 May 2012Performance 10 May 2012 - 26 Jan 2013

    The tap-dancing is pretty dazzling, choreographed by Bill Deamer. It’s legerdepied really: from the waist up, an air of nonchalant idling, while the feet are a blur of patent leather, rapping out punctilious beats.  

  14. Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review 3Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, Sunday 13 May 2012Performance 10 May 2012 - 26 Jan 2013

    Bill Deamer provides exuberant and witty choreography and Matthew White’s production is delivered with zest and polish.  

  15. Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, The Observer, Sunday 13 May 2012Performance 10 - 12 May 2012

    In another extraordinary set-piece, we meet the seven cave-dwellers who will keep Snow White safe from the Queen’s wrath. Suspended from cables, and equipped with potholers’ headlamps, they scuttle up and down the vertical rock-face with the speed and adroi… 

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