April 2015

  1. Foundation for the Future: UK Initiatives panel. Photo: Clare Evans

    Dance UK Conference - Emerging Artists: Training, Creativity & Choreography

    Tuesday 14 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Dance UK's first ever dance conference ended on an up-beat note, as the industry prepares itself for the dynamic next generation of dance artists. Continue Reading

  2. Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild in An American in Paris.
Photo: Angela Sterling

    How Christopher Wheeldon adapted 'An American in Paris' for Broadway

    Tuesday 14 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Royal Ballet choreographer talks to Judith Mackrell about his adaptation of 'An American in Paris', currently playing at Palace Theatre. Continue Reading

  3. Jonzi D demonstrates his 'urban hip hop tree' at the Dance of the African Diaspora session. Photo: Carole Edrich

    Dance UK conference - The Future: dance Form debates

    Tuesday 14 April 2015

    On Saturday afternoon at Dance UK’s The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations conference attendees were spoilt for choice as five concurrent sessions addressed the future of different dance forms: Ballet, B… Continue Reading

  4. Scottish Dance Theatre - Innocence - Royal Festival Hall, Spirit Level

    Press Review 5Jeffery Taylor, Express, Tuesday 14 April 2015Performance 10 April 2015

    If ever a company deserved more government funding for nationwide dance initiatives like this, it’s Scottish Dance Theatre. 

  5. Scottish Dance Theatre - Innocence

    Scottish Dance Theatre - Innocence - Royal Festival Hall, Spirit Level

    Claire Cohen, Tuesday 14 April 2015 — Performance: 10 April 2015

    In staging their dance experience for young children, Scottish Dance Theatre wisely followed the golden rule: keep it simple. As any parent knows, an expensive toy can lie unused on the floor while their child p… Continue Reading

  6. Scottish Dance Theatre - Miann

    Scottish Dance Theatre and The One Ensemble - Miann - Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 14 April 2015 — Performance: 9 April 2015

    Darkin has created a work that sits perfectly on her superb little company and Miann has the hallmarks of becoming a signature work for Scottish Dance Theatre. Continue Reading

  7. Scottish Dance Theatre and The One Ensemble - Miann - Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, The Observer, Tuesday 14 April 2015Performance 9 April 2015

    The best moments of Miann, for me, are choreographic rather than atmospheric. 

  8. Sylvie Guillem collects her Special Award from Sir Anthony Dowell. Photo: Alistair Muir, courtesy SOLT>

    Olivier Awards 2015 announced

    Sunday 12 April 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The Olivier Awards were announced at the Royal Opera House last night (Sunday 12th April). Sarah Blanc and Lise Smith were on the red carpet to catch interviews with some of the nominees, amongst others, as th… Continue Reading

  9. Farooq Chaudhry accepting the Award for Best Male Dancer on behalf of Akram Khan. 
Photo: John Ross

    Chair of Dance UK steps down

    Sunday 12 April 2015 by Carmel Smith

    After his public statement last week supporting criticism of UK dance training by choreographers Akram Khan, Lloyd Newson and Hofesh Shechter, Farooq Chaudhry announced he has stepped down Continue Reading

  10. National Youth Dance Company - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Frame[d] - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4David Jays, Guardian, Sunday 12 April 2015Performance 10 April 2015

    NYDC’s work is unequivocally good for its young dancers, but it is also good for audiences, offering a rewarding tour around Planet Cherkaoui. 

  11. National Youth Dance Company - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Frame[d] - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Saturday 11 April 2015Performance 10 April 2015

    The section in which the corps transport the oversized frames, balancing their bodies on the tips of the right angles, is mesmerising. This affecting scene is intensified by a soothing medieval polyphonic soundtrack and clever lighting design. 

  12. The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations. Photo: Jevan Chowdhury

    Dance UK Conference - The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations

    Saturday 11 April 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Dance UK's industry wide conference closed on Sunday. So far we have reports on the Dragon's Den Agile fundraiser, dance in education, digital & health... Continue Reading

  13. Hofesh Shechter with Shechter Junior, his new apprentice program for young talented dancers between 18 - 25

    Sarah Crompton on talent vs effort

    Friday 10 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Leading dance companies' recent criticism of the standard of British dancers must be put into a wider context if we want young people to succeed, argues Sarah Crompton. Continue Reading

  14. Tanztheater Wuppertal - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei
Photo: Karlheinz Krauskopf

    Tanztheater Wuppertal dancers on performing Pina Bausch

    Friday 10 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Guardian's Chris Wiegand talks to Tanztheater Wuppertal dancers about two of Pina Bausch's 80s creations ahead of their revival at Sadler's Wells this month. Continue Reading

  15. South Bank Sky Arts Awards Nominees

    Friday 10 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    The 2015 nominations for Sky Arts Dance Award have been announced. Continue Reading

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