October 2014

  1. The return of the tea dance...

    Friday 17 October 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Tea Dances were a pre/post war past-time to which people flocked to to socialize. Rhik Samadder writes in the Guardian… “Before the 1950s, young people flocked to tea dances to socialise, and dance … Continue Reading

  2. Jérôme Bel / Theater Hora - Disabled Theatre - Shaw Theatre

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 14 & 15 October 2014

    … seven of them perform solos of their own devising, and the mood becomes more animated. The spectators join in, making their own rhythms and the dances themselves range from old-fashioned free dance, to a kind of physical rap with a spinning chair… 

  3. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Beauty and the Beast / Shadows of War - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 17 & 18 October, 2014

    (Delia) Mathews’s flighty grace and shapely patterns give Belle a more inquisitive, rather than innocent, nature, while Iain Mackay as the Beast is powerful in stature but without macho excess – his aggression and vulnerability is shown vividly through Bintley’s co… 

  4. Rocio Molina - Bosque Ardora - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 16 - 18 October, 2014

    She prowls in an animal mask, or dances in steely unison with Eduardo Guerrero and Fernando Jiménez, all curling hands and scything kicks. 

  5. Rocio Molina - Bosque Ardora - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 16 - 18 October, 2014

    We see Molina… as the mythological Teumessian fox, her faced hidden by a long, snouty mask, limbs tensed in witchily hieratic shapes … music recedes to a haunting background atmosphere and at others it is a roaring beast of a sound, whirling and stamping like… 

  6. Rocio Molina - Bosque Ardora - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 5Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 16 - 18 October, 2014

    Molina is an unconventional and absolutely compelling dancer, all interesting angles and accents. With arms scrolling and torso snaking, she can be sensuous and curvaceous, but she can also be sharp, funky and funny… 

  7. Dance represented in the 1000 London's most influential list

    Friday 17 October 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Dance has a higher profile this year with Rambert's Mark Baldwin, the Royal Ballet's Natalia Osipova and Ed Watson and Dance UK's Caroline Miller & Helen Laws as new entries... Continue Reading

  8. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'Beauty and the Beast' Photo: Bill Cooper

    Birmingham Royal Ballet - Beauty and the Beast - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 16 October 2014 — Performance: 14 - 16 October 2014

    David Bintley’s choice of stories to choreograph has always shown a bias towards great literature that happens to have been marvellously represented in film... Continue Reading

  9. Dr Sara Houston receives the fellowship from Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, a member of the Higher Education Academy board.

    National Teaching Fellowship award for Roehampton lecturer

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Dr Sara Houston is the first London based lecturer in dance to become a fellow - and the first in the country for 10 years in her field. Continue Reading

  10. Face to Face 2014

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Do you work in dance in the South East? Join in a day of planning for the future of dance in the region, organised by The Dance Strategy Group at Sadler's Wells on 7 November... Continue Reading

  11. Anthony Missen (second from right) with Company Chameleon. Photo: Brian Slater

    Company Chameleon's Anthony Missen on 'The Beauty of the Beast'

    Wednesday 15 October 2014

    "It's all about male behaviour & interaction - different faces of masculinity & maleness – the beauty, the beast, the idiot, camaraderie, the strength, the vulnerability & sensitivity"  Continue Reading

  12. Sangeeta Isvaran and villagers at the Centre Valbio, Ranomafana, Madagascar. Photo: Dr Cassidy Rist

    People Dancing - an international dance event in Cardiff next month

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Carmel Smith

    If you're a practitioner, producer, manager, educator, policy maker, collaborator or a dance artist there will be something for you at the Foundation for Community Dance's Cardiff event... Continue Reading

  13. Photo (Hannes Langolf) by Hugo Glendinning

    Win tickets to see DV8's JOHN at the National Theatre

    Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Carmel Smith

    DV8's latest National Theatre co-production opens at the end of this month. The winner of our competition to win a pair of tickets to see one of the first London performances is Ben McEwen... Continue Reading

  14. Ivan Blackstock in rehearsals. Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

    Ivan Blackstock's A Harlem Dream - cabaret style hip hop

    Monday 13 October 2014 by Siobhan Murphy

    “I like putting people into another dimension. I’m always very inspired by a lot of surreal artists; Dali is my guy.” The man behind Dance Umbrella's first hip hop commission talks to Siobh… Continue Reading

  15. Radioballet 'From The Waltz To The Mambo'Photo: Alex Brenner. BE Festival 2014

    Best of BE Festival - Julia Schwartzbach/Radioballet/Mokhallad Rasem - Barbican Pit

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Monday 13 October 2014 — Performance: 8 - 11 October 2014

    All three young makers in this selection from Birmingham’s international theatre festival' programme took a simple concept & productively exploited it to variably clever, hilarious or moving effect...  Continue Reading

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