November 2015

  1. Sasha Waltz and Guests 'Sacre'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Sasha Waltz and Guests - Sacre - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 16 November 2015 — Performance: 11 - 13 November 2015

    Waltz has approached 'Sacre' with a fresh determination and a thorough respect for the music and the legend. Her interpretation gives full vent in movement to the visceral and shattering range of the sc… Continue Reading

  2. Phoenix Dance Theatre - Until.With/Out.Enough / TearFall / Bloom - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Frater, The Stage, Friday 13 November 2015Performance 11 - 14 November 2015

    Caroline Finn’s Bloom is the saving grace of Phoenix Dance Theatre’s latest mixed bill. 

  3. Phoenix Dance Theatre - Until.With/Out.Enough / TearFall / Bloom - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 November 2015Performance 11 - 14 November 2015

    It’s kudos, certainly, to current director Sharon Watson for making Phoenix the first British company to pick up on Caroline Finn, recent winner of the New Adventures choreographer award. Finn’s 30-minute Bloom is a mordantly dark and funny fantasy that’s partly re… 

  4. Marco da Silva Ferrereira’s 'Hu(r)mano' Photo: José Caldeira

    Currency – Tony Adigun & Inua Ellams, Tabea Martin And Marco Da Silva Ferreira - The Place

    Sarah Kent, Friday 13 November 2015 — Performance: 11 November 2015

    Currency was a three evening mini-festival of European contemporary dance and circus and if the evening I saw is anything to go by, things on the continent look very good... Continue Reading

  5. Carlos Acosta's final curtain call at the Royal Opera House, 12 November, 2015. Photo Ian Gavan, courtesy ROH

    Carlos Acosta bows out at the Royal Ballet

    Friday 13 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    After 17 years, Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta took his final curtain call at the Royal Opera House last night... Continue Reading

  6. Sasha Waltz and Guests - Sacre - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Rachel Elderkin, The Stage, Thursday 12 November 2015Performance 11 - 13 November 2015

    Waltz’s choreography embraces the force of Stravinksy’s music and expels it in desperate, passionate movement. Moments of calm descend, only to explode into savagery as the dancers succumb to their darker impulses in this sacrificial ritual. 

  7. Sasha Waltz and Guests - Sacre - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 12 November 2015Performance 11 - 13 November 2015

    Waltz is terrific at simultaneously marshalling and unleashing the wild energies of her dancers, skewering the stage with images of birth, sex and death, of savage conformity and naked revolt. 

  8. Yu-Hsien Wu in rehearsal. Photo: Johan Persson

    Yu-Hsien Wu - on dancing with Russell Maliphant Company

    Wednesday 11 November 2015

    We asked the Taiwanese dancer and choreographer about her experience of leaving her homeland to work with Russell Maliphant Company and live in London… Continue Reading

  9. Akram Khan. Photo: © Jean Louis Fernandez

    A Giselle for the 21st century

    Wednesday 11 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    English National Ballet announces co-producers, creative team and UK tour dates for its new production of the great romantic ballet by Akram Khan...  Continue Reading

  10. Maeve Berthelot & Colette Hansford of Hofesh Shechter Company collecting the Groucho Club Maverick Award

    Choreographer wins Groucho Club Maverick Award

    Monday 9 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Hofesh Shechter was a joint winner of the Groucho Club Award, announced last week... Continue Reading

  11. Jonathan Ollivier. Photo: Chris Mann

    Mr Wonderful

    Monday 9 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    A celebration of Jonathan Ollivier's life in dance - the New Adventures star who died this the summer takes place next at Sadler's Wells next January... Continue Reading

  12. Rambert - Stephen Wright and Hannah Rudd in 'Rooster' Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Rambert - Love, Art and Rock ‘n’ Roll - Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Elderkin, Thursday 5 November 2015 — Performance: 3 - 7 November 2015

    Through his seamlessly structured choreography Brandstrup captures the subtleties of a relationship with such tender accuracy that you cannot help but be caught by the story unfolding before you.  Continue Reading

  13. Photo (l to r): Mirella Bartrip, Rosemary Butcher, Anthony Bowne by JK Photography

    Honorary Fellowship for Rosemary Butcher

    Thursday 5 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance presented the award to the renowned choreographer in recognition of “her remarkable lifelong contribution to the development of contemporary dance... Continue Reading

  14. Dr Sara Houston, with members of an ENB Dance for Parkinson's group Photo: Mike Massaro

    Success of English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme revealed

    Thursday 5 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Research by academics at Roehampton University concludes tath organised dancing offers those with the condition a physical activity which resonates deeply on intellectual, social, and emotional levels. Continue Reading

  15. Bartabas 'Golgota' © Nabil Boutros

    Sadler's Wells Spring/Summer 2016 season announced

    Thursday 5 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Sadler’s Wells announced the programme for its Spring/Summer 2016 programme today. The season, which runs from January to July includes a number of new commissions, world premieres and UK premieres, featuring … Continue Reading

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