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  1. Photo: Rick Guest

    Review: Royal Ballet - Les Enfants Terribles – Barbican

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 30 January 2017 — Performance: 27 - 29 January

    Cocteau’s 1929 novel morphed into a “dance-opera”: for the Barbican’s Glass at 80 celebrations, Javier de Frutos created a completely new choreography for the piece, and drew in a delicio… Continue Reading

  2. Photo: Camilla-Greenwell

    Review: Hagit Yakira Dance - Air Hunger/Free Falling - Trinity Laban Theatre

    Katherine Colombus, Friday 27 January 2017 — Performance: 26 January

    ...that sometimes everyone falls, not everyone can be caught, and sometimes you need to ask for help to get back up again. Continue Reading

  3. Photo: http://www.eastlondondance.org/events/dance-enterprise-ideas-summit-2017/

    News: Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit : 2017

    Wednesday 25 January 2017

    The Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit is back for 2017 with a raft of new guest speakers, entrepreneurs and artists.On Friday 31 March 2017 at Stratford Circus, East London Dance will be hosting a day of conversation… Continue Reading

  4. Boys will be boys
Photo: Rachel Cherry

    News: How to… get boys dancing

    Tuesday 24 January 2017

    Last year we encountered a seven-year-old boy who had been selected by our partner The Royal Ballet School Primary Steps programme to take part in a special dance opportunity. His father’s response was: &l… Continue Reading

  5. Photo: http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/giselle/

    Review: English National Ballet - Giselle - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 23 January 2017 — Performance: 11 - 22 January 2017

    ...a seemingly unending torrent of performances; this was a little gem. An authentic revival of a French ballet given a Russian gloss (albeit by a young man from North Ferriby) stamped with an indelible splash … Continue Reading

  6. News: Innovative mental health dance programme to help young people

    Monday 23 January 2017

    A brand new partnership with HeadStart Newham Mental Health Prevention Programme and the return of the annual Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit and Ideas Fund are the first of a raft of new projects for 2017 announce… Continue Reading

  7. Photo: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/joli-vyann-imbalance/gallery

    Review: Imbalance - Joli Vyann - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Samantha Whitaker , Friday 20 January 2017 — Performance: 16 - 19 Jan

    ...two people, and two smartphones. And it’s this truth that’s brought to light so strikingly in Imbalance, a duet performed by former stunt man and circus artist Jan Patzke and ex-gymnast and dancer … Continue Reading

  8. Photo: https://www.hagityakira.com/about-hagit

    News: Meet Hagit Yakira, founder of Hagit Yakira Dance

    Wednesday 18 January 2017

    I always had a great passion to engage dance in the community. I didn’t want to distinguish my choreographic practice from the people. I want my work to be created with them, through them; I want the work t… Continue Reading

  9. Blak Whyte Gray - Boy Blue Entertainment - Barbican

    Press Review 5Luke Jennings , The Observer , Wednesday 18 January 2017Performance 12 - 21 January 2017

    emphasis is joyful, and in its linking of past and present, it releases the dancers from their symbolic, referential duties. There’s a cathartic moment, immediately recognised by the audience, following which the dancers are performing as themselves, for sheer elati… 

  10. London Mayor to assess dance in the capital

    Press Review Christy Romer, Arts Professional , Monday 16 January 2017Performance

    The Mayor of London is commissioning an assessment of dance in the capital in a bid to discover the sector’s current and future needs, and how best to support its development...“I’ll do everything I can to ensure London’s Creative Industries contin… 

  11. Review: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party - ZooNation - Roundhouse

    Graham Watts, Monday 16 January 2017 — Performance: 30 December 2016 - 22 January 2017

    This is a great show; even better than the first time around. It was originally commissioned by The Royal Ballet to complement performances of Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Won… Continue Reading

  12. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party - ZooNation - Roundhouse

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, , The Telegraph, Monday 16 January 2017Performance

    The latest offering from hip-hop dance troupe ZooNation, this affectionate but irreverent take on the Lewis Carroll classic whipped up a carnivalesque, audience-participatory atmosphere quite alien to that august building. And, far from detracting from the fun, the unlike… 

  13. Blak Whyte Gray - Boy Blue Entertainment - Barbican

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, , Monday 16 January 2017Performance 12 - 21 January 2017

    The work is a striking achievement for Boy Blue Entertainment – and suggests it may be time to drop that last word from their name. Far more formal and introspective than we’ve been used to, it is also more artful in incorporating silence, space and stillness … 

  14. Photo credit: Carl Fox

    Review: Blak Whyte Gray - Boy Blue Entertainment - Barbican

    Siobhan Murphy, Saturday 14 January 2017 — Performance: 12 - 21 January 2017

    Blak Whyte Gray is a layered, meditative piece, stripped of obvious crowd-pleasing b-boy tricks and instead injected with hefty themes and emotions. It’s a beautiful, powerful work that demands an enormous … Continue Reading

  15. Loop Atlas by Matthias Sperling, part of material rearranged by Siobhan Davies Dance. Photograph: Pari Nadei

    'Let's turn the whole world around': inside Siobhan Davies' dance laboratory

    Press Review LYNDSEY WINSHIP, The Guardian, Thursday 12 January 2017Performance

    Does the mind rule the body? Her interest in the body, clearly, does not begin and end on the stage. “It is always communicating,” she says, and this is the basis of her latest show, which opens at the Barbican in London this month. Material / rearranged / to … 

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