June 2015

  1. COLF Dancers outside St Paul's Cathedral

    City of London Festival 2015

    Friday 12 June 2015 by Clare Evans

    City of London Festival starts in 10 days time, so we've picked some of the dance highlights coming to a corner of the city near you. Continue Reading

  2. Richard Alston Dance Company - Alston At Home - The Place

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 12 June 2015Performance 10 - 13 June 2015

    Alston’s interest in hip hop sees the dancers expanding their language in dramatic opposition to the elegant lightness of his own signature style. The choreographer might be in his sixties, but not content with remaking the past, he’s pushing his company into the next phase. 

  3. Richard Alston Dance Company - Alston At Home - The Place

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 12 June 2015Performance 10 - 13 June 2015

    It’s good to see Alston giving opportunities to new talent, and, as the evening closes with an exhilarating revival of his own Overdrive, the company has rarely looked on more optimistic form. 

  4. Richard Alston Dance Company - Alston At Home - The Place

    Press Review 4Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk, Friday 12 June 2015Performance 10 - 13 June 2015

    Parties in someone’s back garden are often more fun than those in big fancy venues… last night was Richard Alston Dance Company’s cheerful family gathering, held in their home theatre The Place, and offering a hearty buffet of short pieces rather than a… 

  5. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'milonga', Sadler's Wells 2015. Damien Fournier & Jennifer White. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - milonga - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 11 June 2015 — Performance: 9 - 13 June 2015

    Cherkaoui and his team examine the potential of the hold in every conceivable way, focusing on different aspects of the intimacy, dynamism & even comedic potential of Argentine tango, mixed with a contemporar… Continue Reading

  6. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört' Sadler's Wells, April 2015. Photo Bettina Strenske

    Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch announce new choreographic partnerships

    Wednesday 10 June 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Two UK based choreographers have been selected to make new work with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Tim Etchells and Theo Clinkard, along with Paris based partners Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud wi… Continue Reading

  7. Christopher Wheeldon in rehearsals
Photo Bill Cooper

    Christopher Wheeldon: An Englishman in New York

    Tuesday 9 June 2015 by Clare Evans

    The British choreographer has come from ballet to broadway, and is going from strength to strength. Continue Reading

  8. Hanna Wroblewski - 'My Heart became this Monster'

    GOlive London 2015: GOlab 2 - Lion and Unicorn Theatre

    Claire Cohen, Monday 8 June 2015 — Performance: 6 - 18 June 2015

    All five pieces, whether Greek or not, were startlingly powerful in their physicality and all involved a 'battle' theme expressed in different ways. .. Continue Reading

  9. Lest We Forget - Akram Khan's 'Dust'.
Photo: ASH

    English National Ballet win South Bank Sky Arts Award

    Monday 8 June 2015 by Carmel Smith

    - for Lest We Forget, their acclaimed programming marking the centenary of World War One.  Continue Reading

  10. Students recognised for Footprints Dance Festival

    Friday 5 June 2015 by Clare Evans

    Six students from the University of Roehampton in London have been presented with end of year awards paying tribute to the success of the week-long Dance festival in May. Continue Reading

  11. Alain Platel, Fabrizio Cassol, Rodriguez Vangama & Serge Kakudji - Coup Fatal - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4John Lewis, Guardian, Friday 5 June 2015Performance 4 - 6 June 2015

    It’s a staggering, thought-provoking show, and one that’s greeted by a well-deserved standing ovation. 

  12. 'Coup Fatal' Photo: Chris Van der Burght

    Alain Platel, Fabrizio Cassol, Rodriguez Vangama & Serge Kakudji - Coup Fatal - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Friday 5 June 2015 — Performance: 4 - 6 June 2015

    One of the most extraordinary moments is when counter-tenor Kakudji starts singing. Dancing with repeated side-steps, Congolese style, his voice throws out Baroque, operatic arias. It’s fantastically exciting... Continue Reading

  13. Iginition Festival 2015 - Anotine Marc's 'EssE - adreline'. Photo: Gigi Giannella

    Ignition Festival - Choreographers’ Showcase - Rose Theatre

    Philippa Newis, Friday 5 June 2015 — Performance: 3 June 2015

    An evening of new contemporary dance at Kingston's Rose Theatre kicks off the Ignition Dance Festival, presented by Dance West, a new dance development hub for West London... Continue Reading

  14. Project O - Jamila Johnson Small & Alexandrina Hemsley. Photo: Katarzyna Perlak

    SWAGGA - disrupting conventions in dance aesthetics

    Wednesday 3 June 2015

    Jamila Johnson-Small & Alexandrina Hemsley met social worker Kay & psychotherapist Charlotte after they came to see their work & expressed a desire to dance - but a feeling that dance wasn’t for them... Continue Reading

  15. Richard Alston. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Richard Alston - at home

    Wednesday 3 June 2015

    A celebratory programme at The Place next week includes new work from Alston & Lawrance, as well as from dancers Joseph Toonga & Ihsaan de Banya - and a revival of the high octane 'Overdrive'... Continue Reading


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