February 2015

  1. The Warwick Report on The Future of Cultural Value

    The Future of Cultural Value - Warwick Commission report

    Tuesday 17 February 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth, concludes that we are failing to build on our strengths as a creative nation, or achieving an acceptable degree of diversity in access and participation.... Continue Reading

  2. Ballet Black - Mixed Programme - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Guardian, Tuesday 17 February 2015Performance 10 - 14 February 2015

    Tuckett has primed his cast to anticipate the music by a fraction of a beat, and the choreography fairly hurtles on its course. 

  3. Royal Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Express, Tuesday 17 February 2015Performance 10 February - 9 April 2015

    From the back row of the ensemble to the pair of glittering stars in the spotlight, the whole company of dancers reeks of quality… There are 17 Swan Lakes left…dip a toe in or you’ll regret it. 

  4. Tango Fire - Flames of Desire - The Peacock

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, Express, Tuesday 17 February 2015Performance 27 January - 14 February 2015

    Nearly every dance ends with a flurry of limbs before spines are bent backwards into a ‘C’ in a freeze-framed portrait of passion. Take iced water. You’ll need it. 

  5. The Coronet, Notting Hill

    A new home for The Print Room

    Monday 16 February 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The former Coronet Cinema, Notting Hill, is being developed into a new cultural space, to include three flexible theatre spaces. Artistic Associate Hubert Essakow presents an evening of dance inspired by the year… Continue Reading

  6. Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia Photo: Luis Castilla

    Rafaela Carrasco - on twenty years of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía

    Friday 13 February 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Rafaela Carrasco's career has been intertwined with Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía ever since the company was formed and since 2013 she has been their Artistic Director... Continue Reading

  7. Ballet Black - Marie-Astrid Mence, Jacob Wye, Isabela Coracy, Christopher Renfurm, Kanika Carr, Damien Johnson, Cira Robinson, Jose Alves in 'Second Coming'.

    Ballet Black - Mixed Programme - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 13 February 2015 — Performance: 10 - 14 February 2015 1 Comment

    Ballet Black programmes show a little company with a large sense of theatre. These dancers have impressive physicality and a leader with an all-seeing and unerring eye. Continue Reading

  8. François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea - 'Say Yes to Another Excess - Twerk' 
Photo: Emile Zeizig

    Grime and grinding - London nightlife is coming to a stage near you

    Friday 13 February 2015 by Clare Evans

    London's nightlife, from Dalston dancefloors to casual sex and dating, will be laid bare in two shows coming to London next month. Continue Reading

  9. Ultima Vez - What the Body Does Not Remember - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 February 2015Performance 10 & 11 February 2015

    The ephemeral nature of dance, the fact that so much disappears from public view, is one of the art form’s frustrations. But, when a work comes back from the past, there’s a unique charm in seeing it with fresh eyes. 

  10. Ballet Black - Mixed Programme - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 13 February 2015Performance 10 - 14 February 2015

    But this is a company that doesn’t take the obvious or easy route — and that’s exactly what makes it interesting. 

  11. Royal Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 13 February 2015Performance 10 February - 9 April 2015

    In that Black Swan pas de deux, there was an added dash of something very special, the spectacle of two glamorous dancers who know each other inside-out almost goading, teasing, daring each other to prove their worth. 

  12. John Ross - 'There, There Stranger' Photo: Chantal Guevara

    Sally Marie & John Ross - Questions and Dancers - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Thursday 12 February 2015 — Performance: 7 February 2015

    The Choreography for Children Award is a biennial commission for two choreographers, giving the opportunity to work alongside dramaturgs & a design team to create a fully produced new dance work for kids. Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet 'Swan Lake' Photo: Alice Pennefather, courtesy ROH

    Royal Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 12 February 2015 — Performance: 10 February - 9 April 2015

    There is no more festive production of Swan Lake than this, with Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs for Anthony Dowell’s 1987 production - a gorgeous centrepiece among The Royal Ballet’s Crown Jewels... Continue Reading

  14. Ultima Vez 'What the Body Does Not Remember' Photo: Danny Willems

    Ultima Vez - What the Body Does Not Remember

    Lise Smith, Thursday 12 February 2015 — Performance: 10 & 11 February 2015

    That the work still looks fresh and modern is testimony to how truly groundbreaking this work was in 1987... Continue Reading

  15. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance 'Atomos' Photo: Ravi Deepres

    Wearable technology & the making of Atomos

    Wednesday 11 February 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Wayne McGregor|Random Dance bring 'Atomos' back to Sadler's Wells this week. Collaborators Studio XO and dancer Anna Novak talk about making the work... Continue Reading

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