May 2013

  1. mapdance 2013 'Undoing Undone', by Yael Flexer Photo: Chris Nash.

    mapdance - Rich Mix

    Donald Hutera, Wednesday 15 May 2013 — Performance: 10 May 2013

    The late Nigel Charnock’s 'XX' was a highlight of mapdance's (the University of Chichester’s MA student performance company) programme at Rich Mix last Friday.. Continue Reading

  2. Northern Ballet - The Great Gatsby - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 15 May 2013Performance 14 - 18 May 2013

    Martha Leebolt, as Daisy, wears the pasted-on smile of an unhappily married woman keeping up appearances; as her brutish husband, Kenneth Tindall is a compelling dancer with both clout and control  

  3. Northern Ballet - The Great Gatsby - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 15 May 2013Performance 14 - 18 May 2013

    Northern Ballet’s artists work with an eager and very attractive energy and devotion: their style is quick, vivid. The staging, alas, strands them in a succession of interminable scenes  

  4. Igor Stravinsky, courtesy Boosey & Hawkes

    After the Rite

    Tuesday 14 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    The 100th anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' was on 29 May. We ask choreographers, dancers & programmers what this groundbreaking work means to them... Continue Reading

  5. Olympic opening ceremony London 2012 choreographers Temujin Gill & Sunanda Biswas Photo: Chantal Guevara

    Talking choreography & collaboration

    Tuesday 14 May 2013

    The National Choreographers' Conference bought together a fascinating mix of speakers who work in film, TV, music video, West End theatre and contemporary dance... Continue Reading

  6. Sylvie Guillem

    Tuesday 14 May 2013

    In an interview in the Independent, Guillem speaks her mind about the people she has worked with and her passion for the artform, 'I work hard to make a gift to the audience'. Continue Reading

  7. The Royal Ballet - an international company

    Tuesday 14 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Kevin O’Hare, director of the Royal Ballet, highlights the quality of the company's dancers in the Telegraph, as a response to comments from a former Royal Ballet principal dancer about the lack of Bri… Continue Reading

  8. Nijinsky: A Life - Lucy Moore - Book Review

    Press Review 3Judith Flanders, Telegraph, Tuesday 14 May 2013Performance

    There have been a dozen biographies since Richard Buckle’s ground-breaking 1971 book, and while new information has from time to time emerged, by now the well has really run dry, and Lucy Moore merely goes over the well-worn ground.  

  9. Wilkie Branson in 'Varmints'. Photo: Paul Blakemore

    Wilkie Branson

    Monday 13 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Bboy dance artist & film maker Wilkie Branson is the choreographer for a new children’s dance theatre adaptation of Helen Ward's book 'Varmints' opening in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadle… Continue Reading

  10. Ella Robson Guilfoyle at Cloud Dance Festival Photo: James Rowbotham

    Introducing Cloud Dance Sundays...

    Monday 13 May 2013

    Producer Chantal Guevara gives us the low down on her new series of laidback contemporary dance evenings at the Lion & Unicorn, Kentish Town... Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet - Hansel and Gretel - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 12 May 2013Performance 8 - 10 May 2013

    Hansel and Gretel will be praised for all the reasons detailed above, and particularly for the enthusiasm of all involved, but the lack of hard editorial control is all too apparent.  

  12. Royal Ballet - Hansel and Gretel - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Saturday 11 May 2013Performance 8 - 10 May 2013

    The cleverness of Scarlett’s update lies in its psychological truth. He’s certainly done his homework (even Stockholm Syndrome is there). He also finds neat inversions.  

  13. Big Dance Pledge 2013

    Big Dance - keeps on dancing

    Friday 10 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    English National Ballet have come up with a three minute routine to learn for the Big Dance Pledge next weekend... Continue Reading

  14. ZooNation's 'Some Like it Hip Hop' Photo: Simon Prince

    Zoonation - Some Like it Hip Hop - Peacock Theatre

    Sanjoy Roy, Friday 10 May 2013 — Performance: 3 May - 30 June 2013

    It’s a blast. Most hip-hop shows are “showy”, with dazzling displays of street-dance style, and this one is no exception: there are backflips and catflips and slides and locks and what have you,… Continue Reading

  15. Andrej Uspenski - Dancers: Behind the Scenes at the Royal Ballet

    Dancers: Behind the Scenes at the Royal Ballet

    Friday 10 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Andrej Uspenski, dancer with the Royal Ballet, has produced a book of his photography. He provides a back stage view of the company and talks about the daily life of a professional dancer in the Guardian.  Continue Reading


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