August 2015

  1. Irina Kolesnikova as the Black Swan. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre.

    Irina Kolesnikova - On balancing Odette and motherhood.

    Friday 7 August 2015 by Graham Watts

    St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Prima Ballerina tells Graham Watts about her love for the classic roles of ballet, and why she thinks less 'traditional' ballerinas should be given the leads. Continue Reading

  2. Queensland Ballet 'La Sylphide'. London Coliseum, August 2015. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    Queensland Ballet - La Sylphide - London Coliseum

    Claire Cohen, Thursday 6 August 2015 — Performance: 4 - 8 August 2015

    This romantic classic is well matched to the gentle style of Australia's Queensland Ballet, who are at London Coliseum for a short season... Continue Reading

  3. Being a Dancer

    Wednesday 5 August 2015

    Lyndsey Winship introduces her new book, which is jam packed with advice for aspiring dancers and choreographers from 25 leading figures in the dance world. Plus we have a 25% discount code! Continue Reading

  4. Scottish Dance Theatre's 'Yama' by Damien Jalet. Photo: Brian Hartley.

    In the Festival & on the Fringe - Dance in Edinburgh

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Carmel Smith 1 Comment

    If you're heading north this month, here's a selection of some of the dance artists and companies you'll find competing for your attention - are there really more than ever this year? Continue Reading

  5. Kim Brandstrup
Photo: Johan Persson

    KIM BRANDSTRUP TO CREATE WORK FOR THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The piece will be a major collaboration with Denmark's foremost contemporary poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen. Continue Reading

  6. Sue MacLaine - 'Can I Start Again Please' Photo: Zoe Manders

    Fringe at The Place - Sweetshop Revolution/Sue MacLaine

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 4 August 2015 — Performance: 30 July 2015

    The third evening of Fringe at The Place paired a delicate biographical piece from dancer-choreographer Sally Marie, with arresting autobiographical philosophy from Sue MacLaine... Continue Reading

  7. Young people are dancing less

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    An increase in the number of young people going to the cinema and making videos is hiding a significant decrease in engagement in the arts, particularly dance, according to official government statistics. Continue Reading

  8. Carlos Acosta - Cubania - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, The Observer, Tuesday 4 August 2015Performance 27 July - 2 August, 2015

    if Acosta wants his contemporary career to be as memorable as the one in ballet, he is going to have to dig deeper than this programme, and find choreographers who can unlock new qualities in him. 

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