October 2015

  1. Dan Canham - 'Of Riders and Running Horses' Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Dan Canham - Of Riders and Running Horses - Dance Umbrella

    Josephine Leask, Monday 19 October 2015 — Performance: 15 - 18 November 2015

    There’s a buzzy atmosphere at Faringdon’s NCP car park, which is empty of cars at this time in the evening. It’s like arriving at a rave in a secret public place... Continue Reading

  2. 'In the Heights' Photo: Johan Persson

    In the Heights - King's Cross Theatre - with choreography by Drew McOnie

    Claire Cohen, Monday 19 October 2015 — Performance:

    The 20-strong cast, whether dancers or singers, are much enhanced by the strong choreography of emerging star Drew McOnie... Continue Reading

  3. James Cousins. Work Place Artist. 2015 Photo: Alicia Clarke

    James Cousins

    Friday 16 October 2015

    We caught up with James fresh from a four city tour of Brazil to talk about the performances he has coming up this Autumn - and what inspires him... Continue Reading

  4. Chartlotte Vincent, Vincent Dance Theatre.

    Watch: How do we level the playing field for female choreographers?

    Friday 16 October 2015 by Clare Evans

    As part of Rambert Live, Judith Mackrell chaired a panel discussion looking at what can be done to change the unequal state of affairs in the dance industry. Continue Reading

  5. Swan Lake - Natasha Oughtred as Odette with Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Birmingham Royal Ballet - Swan Lake - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 16 October 2015 — Performance: 16 & 17 October, 2015

    This expert refurbishment of a much-cherished story irons out the wrinkles and adds embellishments that simplify and explain events with more clarity. Continue Reading

  6. Matthew Bourne
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Matthew Bourne to be honoured for his contribution to the arts at UK Theatre Awards.

    Friday 16 October 2015 by Clare Evans

    The New Adventures Director will receive The Stage award for outstanding contribution to British theatre at the ceremony on October 18 at the Guildhall. Continue Reading

  7. Sleeping Beauty' - Dominic North as Leo &  Ashley Shaw as Aurora. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

    Cast announced for Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

    Wednesday 14 October 2015 by Carmel Smith

    New Adventures are back in London at Sadler's Wells for an eight week run this winter... Continue Reading

  8. London Dance Championships at Ufest

    Tuesday 13 October 2015 by Clare Evans

    New platform to showcase the best of London's young dance groups, get your applications in! Continue Reading

  9. L-R: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Aszure Barton and Yabin Wang

    Dance UK's Choreographers Observerships

    Tuesday 13 October 2015 by Clare Evans

    Are you a choreographer who could benefit from observing other choreographers at work? Then get in quickly, applications close tomorrow! Continue Reading

  10. Claire Cunningham 'Give Me A Reason To Live. Photo: Ben Nienhuis

    Falling for Dance Umbrella

    Monday 12 October 2015

    As the festival prepares to kick off this week, Ruth Little introduces her second 'Definite Article', considering falling as a skill... Continue Reading

  11. Robin Dingemans & Nick Bryson - 'The Point at Which it Last Made Sense' Photo: Bettina Strenske

    ROBIN DINGEMANS & NICK BRYSON - THE POINT AT WHICH IT LAST MADE SENSE - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Kent, Monday 12 October 2015 — Performance: 9 October 2015

    What a joy it is to experience – in oneself – the demolition of the banal stereotypes foisted on us by advertising and reinforced daily by mainstream platitudes. Continue Reading

  12. Sweetshop Revolution - 'I loved you and I loved you'. Photo: Danilo Moroni

    Sweetshop Revolution - I Loved You and I Loved You - artsdepot

    Graham Watts, Monday 12 October 2015 — Performance: 8 October 2015

    Given the intensity of thought that has gone into Marie’s investigation of the composer’s life, its not surprising that she achieves such depth of feeling in the movement she's created... a first… Continue Reading

  13. Rooster Rehearsal - Miguel Altunaga
Photo: Alex Harvey Brown

    Rambert Live-Streamed

    Friday 9 October 2015 by Clare Evans

    Ever wondered what a day in the life of a dancer is like? Well put Wednesday 14th in your diary, because Rambert is going to show you. Continue Reading

  14. Hofesh Shechter - Political Mother - O2 Academy Brixton

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 9 October 2015Performance 7 - 8 October, 2015

    Hofesh Shechter might have just pulled off the most exciting night of dance this year — several thousand screaming and whooping fans would say so. 

  15. Hofesh Shechter - Political Mother - O2 Academy Brixton

    Press Review 5Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 9 October 2015Performance 7 - 8 October, 2015

    Not for the first time with this creation, but more than ever, it also feels as much rock gig as dance show. This is thanks mainly of course to Shechter’s music, not to mention the volume at which it is played through the Academy’s formidable sound-system – you can… 

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