December 2015

  1. Carlos Acosta - A Classical Selection - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 9 December 2015Performance 8 - 13 December 2015

    Acosta is particularly fine, both in his boldly assured partnering and in his embodiment of style 

  2. Carlos Acosta - A Classical Selection - London Coliseum

    Press Review 5Sarah Frater, The Stage, Wednesday 9 December 2015Performance 8 - 13 December 2015

    Acosta may be in his early 40s, but his technique, charisma and theatrical allure still outshine all else on stage. He has that rarest of combinations – classical nobility and classless charm, combined with downy-soft placement and steely strength 

  3. Tiago Gambogi 'Bittersweet River'. Photo: Kristina Kashtanova

    Bittersweet River - on the streets of London

    Wednesday 9 December 2015 by Donald Hutera

    Earlier this month Tiago Gambogi staged a non-confrontational solo performance on the street in front of the UK offices an Anglo-Australian multinational mining company. Donald Hutera was there too... Continue Reading

  4. One Dance launch, 7 December 2015. Photo: Elliott Franks

    Four become One Dance UK

    Monday 7 December 2015 by Carmel Smith

    A new industry body for dance – the result of the merger of Association of Dance of the African Diaspora, Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association and Youth Dance England – was launched this evening... Continue Reading

  5. The Royal Ballet's Leticia Stock & Thomas Whitehead in rehearsal for 'The Nutcracker' ©ROH, 2015. Photo: Andrej Uspenski

    Leticia Stock - living the Nutcracker dream

    Monday 7 December 2015 by Laura Dodge

    In advance of making her debut as Clara in the Royal Ballet's seasonal favourite, newly promoted First Artist Leticia talks to Laura Dodge about stress and snowflakes, dancer discipline and Christmas in London... Continue Reading

  6. Macbeth - Young Vic - with choreography by Lucy Guerin

    Press Review 3Henry Hitchins, Evening Standard, Monday 7 December 2015Performance to 23 January 2016

    Macbeth is a play that can withstand a lot of fanciful reimagining, and director Carrie Cracknell and choreographer Lucy Guerin have created a quirky interpretation that’s as much about spidery dance moves as about Shakespeare’s knotty verse.  

  7. Macbeth - Young Vic - with choreography by Lucy Guerin

    Press Review 3Paul Taylor, Independent, Monday 7 December 2015Performance to 23 January 2016

    ..this arresting modern-dress Macbeth is a deliberately disconcerting mixture of dance-deconstruction (the witches in flesh-coloured leotards are a dominant presence…) and cropped text. The former sometimes swamps the latter… 

  8. Macbeth - Young Vic - with choreography by Lucy Guerin

    Press Review 3Michael Billington, Guardian, Sunday 6 December 2015Performance to 23 January 2016

    What we are left with is a viscerally exciting production, but one in which movement takes precedence over exploration of meaning. 

  9. Faith Prendergast & Karoline Krackowska  in Leila McMillan's 'Family Portrait' Photo: Camilla Greenwell.

    Leila McMillan - Wild Card: this way, that way - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Friday 4 December 2015 — Performance: 3 December 2015

    Performer, choreographer and teacher, Leila McMillan creates a micro artistic community to experience during her eclectic evening of curated events, this way, that way at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s… Continue Reading

  10. Rudolf Nureyev (played by Artem Ovcharenko) in 'Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom'. BBC/IWC Media/Alexey Kostromin

    Dance programmes from the BBC to watch out for...

    Friday 4 December 2015 by Carmel Smith

    'Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance', filmed at Trinity Laban, and 'Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom', Carlos Acosta in Imagine... and 'Ballrooms & Ballerinas' a histo… Continue Reading

  11. Avatâra Ayuso' AVA Dance 'Evidencia' Photo: Pau Ros

    BritishSpanish Society Gala of Spanish Dance and Dancers - The Place

    Donald Hutera, Thursday 3 December 2015 — Performance: 26 November 2015

    AVA Dance, Estela Merlos, DeNada Dance, Laura Morera & Baltic Dance Theatre featured in a packed gala programme... Continue Reading

  12. National Theatre - 'wonder.land'

    Javier De Frutos in wonder.land

    Wednesday 2 December 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Venezuelan born, London based choreographer Javier De Frutos is busy reworking the movement for Damon Albarn’s version of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' opening this month at the National… Continue Reading

  13. Russell Maliphant Company - Conceal | Reveal - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Lucy Ricketts, A Younger Theatre, Wednesday 2 December 2015Performance 26 - 28 November 2015

    The Russell Maliphant Company production of Conceal | Reveal at Sadler’s Wells promises a night of all-consuming music, dance and light that all intertwine into one to create an astonishingly excellent performance. 

  14. Russell Maliphant Company - Conceal | Reveal - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Gareth Johnson, Gay Star News, Wednesday 2 December 2015Performance 26 - 28 November 2015

    Conceal | Reveal is a fitting tribute and showcase for a towering creative partnership and delivers contemporary dance at its very best. 

  15. Ballet Cymru - TIR / Celtic Concerto / Traces Imprinted - Lilian Baylis Studio Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, Wednesday 2 December 2015Performance 29 & 30 November, 2015

    Best are the solos, which evolve into a proper dialogue between lyrics and dance: a study in grieving staggered lines to a lament of unrequited love; a swaggering mix of disco and ballet to the song of an errant tinker. 

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