September 2015

  1. Frieze Silhouette (c.1923).Photography: © Fred Daniels Estate

    South of No North - Approaches to Art and Performance

    Monday 14 September 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Curator Ben Harman on his exhibition - inspired by Fred Daniels early 20th century photographs featuring the pioneering choreography of Margaret Morris - opening at Siobhan Davies Dance this week... Continue Reading

  2. Dana Fouras in Russell Maliphant Company's Conceal | Reveal

    Dana Fouras and Russell Maliphant: Back again.

    Friday 11 September 2015 by Clare Evans

    Dana Fouras pressed pause on her dance career to look after her children with choreographer Russell Maliphant. Now she's back, and the two are collaborating again. They talk to Sarah Crompton about how they … Continue Reading

  3. English National Ballet - Lest We Forget. Akram Khan's 'Dust'. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Thursday 10 September 2015 — Performance: 8 - 12 September 2015

    This revival allows us to look at how robust these three pieces actually are - and 'Dust', choreographed by ballet novice Akram Khan, stands out as the work with real strength and heft. Continue Reading

  4. Breakin' Convention 2015, The Ruggeds. Photo: Paul Hampartsoumian

    Funding boost for hip hop dance theatre

    Tuesday 8 September 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Sadler's Wells based Breakin’ Convention and ZooNation have together been awarded over £1 million as part of Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Programme... Continue Reading

  5. NACA 2015 - Jamaal Burkmar and Matthew Bourne.
Photo: Danilo Moroni


    Tuesday 8 September 2015 by Clare Evans

    Burkmar was chosen out of over 100 applicants to win the award, which has helped launch the careers of James Cousins, John Ross, and Sally Marie. Continue Reading

  6. Groupe Grenade–Josette Baïz - Wayne McGregor's 'Entity'. Photo: Léo Ballani

    Apex Rising - Programme 2 - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Monday 7 September 2015 — Performance: 5 September 2015

    The companies taking part share technical expertise, professionalism and an incredible ability to immerse themselves into guest choreographers’ work as a powerful, cohesive unit. Continue Reading

  7. 'The Matter of Origins', Montclair State University, 2010. Pictured: Ted Johnson, Keith Thompson, and Ben Wegman. Photo: John Borstel

    Liz Lerman on grief, age, falling and getting up

    Friday 4 September 2015

    The renowned US choreographer, teacher and writer writes for Dance Umbrella's Definite Article series, curated by Ruth Little. Read an exclusive preview... Continue Reading

  8. Stopgap Dance Company - Artificial Things

    Report from the Fringe

    Friday 4 September 2015 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin picks her favourite moments from an ever-growing number of dance shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. Continue Reading

  9. Akram Khan with NYDC dancers.
Photo: Tony Nandi

    Akram Khan: Dance needs to be given higher status in schools

    Friday 4 September 2015 by Clare Evans

    The choreographer has called for the UK Government to to include the discipline on the national curriculum. Continue Reading

  10. 'McQueen'. Left to right: Sophie Apollonia, George Hill, Jordan Kennedy, Eloise Hymas and Rachel Louisa Maybank. Photo: Specular

    McQueen - Theatre Royal, Haymarket

    Graham Watts, Friday 4 September 2015 — Performance: 17 August - 7 November 2015

    Marney’s achievement is to inject a consistent style into the background movement of mannequins magically brought to life, helping to accentuate the artistic authenticity of McQueen’s unique visions... Continue Reading

  11. National Youth Dance Company rehearsing Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Frame[d]. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    In the studio - National Youth Dance Company

    Wednesday 2 September 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Apex Rising this weekend features the National Youth Dance Companies of England, Scotland & Wales, with France's Groupe Grenade–Josette Baïz. Photographer Ambra Vernuccio dropped in on rehearsals... Continue Reading

  12. Alison McWhinney
Photography by ASH

    Alison Mcwhinney - on dancing with ENB

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The Australian born dancer who won English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award last year talks to us in advance of the company's performances of Lest We Forget at Sadler's Wells next week... Continue Reading

  13. Rambert dance company in The 3 Dancers.
Photo: Chris Nash

    The Three Dancers: from Canvas to Stage

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 by Clare Evans

    Rambert brings to life one of Picasso's most renowned works, and the themes of ecstasy and doom which haunt the vivid cubist imagery. Continue Reading

  14. Tobias Batley as Winston Smith.
Photo: Guy Farrow.

    Big Brother comes to Ballet

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 by Clare Evans

    Northern Ballet will be tackling George Orwell's enduring tale of dystopia in their new production of 1984. Continue Reading


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