May 2014

  1. Olivier Dubois - Tragédie - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 9 May 2014Performance 8 - 10 May 2014

    In Tragédie, French choreographer Olivier Dubois sets out to explore the human condition. It turns out to be very long, very loud and very naked. 

  2. 'Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No.2'. William Forsythe. Brighton Festival 2014. © Victor Frankowksi

    Nowhere and Everywhere... and in Brighton

    Friday 9 May 2014 by Carmel Smith

    William Forsythe's installation of hundreds of delicate swinging pendulums in a derelict market building is a Brighton Festival highlight... Continue Reading

  3. Olivier Dubois - Tragédie - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 1Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 9 May 2014Performance 8 - 10 May 2014

    The trick, the hook for audiences, is of course the nudity, but in this age – when prurience and sexual bravado waltz hand in hand – there is no shock value, and in Dubois’ gaspingly portentous show, little interest. 

  4. The Measures Taken - Alexander Whitley

    Alexander Whitley on The Measures Taken

    Friday 9 May 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Choreographer Alexander Whitley talks to the Evening Standard’s Lyndsey Winship of his transition from dancer to choreographer and his new work The Measures Taken, which is inspired by our relationship wit… Continue Reading

  5. The digital future of dance photography

    Friday 9 May 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    The work of the Danish photographer Ingrid Bugge offers a glimpse into the possibilities of the digital future writes the Guardian's Judith Mackrell.  Continue Reading

  6. Olivier Dubois - Tragédie - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 9 May 2014Performance 8 - 10 May 2014

    In this relentless, driven work that begins as a parade ground drill and ends in a kind of universal anarchy, Olivier Dubois is attempting to expose what makes us individuals. Stripped to the skin it is obvious that each person is different; they have different shapes, d… 

  7. Olivier Dubois - Tragédie - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Friday 9 May 2014Performance 8 - 10 May 2014

    What Dubois appears to be doing here is establishing a mood of carefully regulated order and also going out of his way to immunise us to the sight of onstage nakedness.  

  8. Royal Swedish Ballet 'Juliet and Romeo' Photo: Gert Weigelt

    Sadler's Wells Autumn season

    Thursday 8 May 2014 by Carmel Smith

    A packed programme is on sale now. We take a look at some of the highlights... Continue Reading

  9. 'Solo for Two'

    Osipova and Vasiliev - together again on stage

    Thursday 8 May 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Ballet super stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev will be performing at the London Coliseum this summer. The programme - Solo For Two - includes a new work by choreographer Arthur Pita... Continue Reading

  10. Company Decalage at International Dance Festival Birmingham

    International Dance Festival Birmingham

    Thursday 8 May 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Although it's well underway, there's still plenty of treats to come in this year's programme, which runs until 25 May... Continue Reading

  11. Vera Tussing 'T Dance' Photo: Chris Nash

    Vera Tussing - T-Dance - The Place

    Samantha Whitaker, Thursday 8 May 2014 — Performance: 7 & 8 May 2014

    Would you like to be lifted? Spiritually or physically? As an audience member at Vera Tussing’s T-Dance, you have the opportunity to try both. Following on from her phenomenally successful installation Sound B… Continue Reading

  12. Gravity and Levity - Rites of War - Stratford Circus

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 1 - 3 May 2014

    Rites is brutally clear-eyed about the endlessness and senselessness of war. Few works nail our attention as violently as this, opening to an explosion of smoke and noise and a uniformed soldier (discreetly attached to rope and harness) ricocheting upwards in a blast of agony. 

  13. Havana Rakatan - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, The Stage, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 6 - 24 May 2014

    The 12 dancers (and one swing) are nimble, flirtatious and on tip-top form. Some are long-standing members of the troupe, while others are more recent additions, but all sumba, rumba and salsa with sunny allure. 

  14. David Toole in Stopgap Dance Company's 'Artificial Things'.Photo: Chris Parkes

    David Toole

    Wednesday 7 May 2014 by Carmel Smith

    You might have seen him in the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in 2012 - next week he's in London with Stopgap Dance Company in 'Artificial Things' in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells... Continue Reading

  15. The pleasures & pain of physical exertion

    Wednesday 7 May 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    In Maximum, a show which is part of the Next Wave festival in Melbourne, Australia, a dancer and a bodybuilder run in circles around a stage in a show which explores the physical toll on the body... Continue Reading


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