January 2014

  1. English National Ballet - Le Corsaire - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 10 January 2014Performance 9 - 19 January 2014

    As the heroine Medora, Alina Cojocaru gives the flash steps exquisite finish, while romping gleefully through the melodramatic plot. Vadim Muntagirov, a princely dancer, finds his inner swashbuckler as her pirate lover.  

  2. English National Ballet - Le Corsaire - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 10 January 2014Performance 9 - 19 January 2014

    The real strength of Le Corsaire is that it provides lots of meaty dancing roles to show off the company, who all look like they’re having a rollicking good time.  

  3. Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez, 'booty Looting'. Photo: Danny Willems

    Looking back on  2013

    Thursday 9 January 2014 by Lise Smith 1 Comment

    Bauschian bliss, dangerous dancing and the biggest flowerdrop ever seen at the ballet feature in our contributor Lise Smith’s round up of dance memories... Continue Reading

  4. London International Mime Festival - Compagnie Non Nova

    Press Review Liz Arratoon, Stage, Thursday 9 January 2014Performance 8 - 11 January 2014

    The playful l’Apres-Midi d’un Foehn is followed by its companion piece, Vortex. For both, the narrative is wind-driven and staged within a five-metre circle of air currents created by eight large electric fans… this is a fascinating double bill in which light pla… 

  5. Royal Ballet - Jewels - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 8 January 2014Performance 17, 20, 28, 30 Dec 2013 & 7 Jan 2014

    Osipova was witty, saucy, extravagant, living in the score, knocking spots off her choreography, fizzing through pirouettes, playing to and with McRae – who rejoices in every challenge that she and Balanchine set him.  

  6. Siobhan Davies Dance - Table of Contents - ICA

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 8 January 2014Performance 8 - 19 January 2014

    Most engaging are the interactions between dancers and audience…It’s a fun game but it also puts the viewer inside the choreography, you understand how every movement is a decision. It’s a peek inside the often baffling process of making dance.  

  7. Fuerzabruta - Roundhouse

    Press Review 2Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Tuesday 7 January 2014Performance 23 December - 2 March 2014

    The title translates as “brute force”, and the show certainly takes that philosophy to heart in its determination to make the audience have fun. Director Diqui James and technical director Alejandro Garcia are masters of every trick in the book, bombarding … 

  8. Royal Ballet - Marianela Nunez with Thiago Soares in 'Diamonds'. Photo: Tristram Kenton, courtesy ROH.

    Looking back on  2013

    Monday 6 January 2014 by Graham Watts

    Graham Watts saw 133 performances at 17 London venues last year - and reviewed many of them for us. His highlights - and the occasional low... Continue Reading

  9. NDTA conference 2009. Image: Simon Richardson

    Creating dance leaders - Dance UK's Teacher Mentoring Programme

    Monday 6 January 2014 by Lise Smith

    21 dance teachers from all around England have been selected to take part in Dance UK’s 2014 Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme to develop their leadership skills.  Continue Reading

  10. The Wind in the Willows - Duchess Theatre

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 5 January 2014Performance 11 December 2013 - 1 February 2014

    The decision to take the show from the intimate space of its original venue… and to give it a commercial West End run was to risk unbalancing its very English, homespun charm. Yet if anything, the show looks even better in its new home, the tiny Duchess theatre, … 

  11. Mark Bruce's 'Dracula' Photo: Colin Hawkins

    Writers round ups of dance in 2013

    Thursday 2 January 2014

    For many, Mark Bruce's 'Dracula' was a highlight of the year. Our round up of what the dance critics made of 2013. More to come from our contributors soon... Continue Reading

  12. Dame Gillian Lynne

    Honours for dance

    Thursday 2 January 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Carlos Acosta and Gillian Lynne are two of the high profile figures in the dance world to be included in the New Years Honour List 2014, announced earlier this week... Continue Reading

  13. Wilkie Branson & Joêl Daniel in 'Boing!'  A Travelling Light/Bristol Old Vic* co-production. Photo: Farrow Creatives.

    BOING! - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Thursday 2 January 2014 — Performance: 20 December 2013 - 5 January 2014

    Seamlessly woven through the story & occasional slap stick antics, are effortless b-boying moves, acrobatics & a barrage of jumps, turns & leaps - as impressive for their integration into the momentum… Continue Reading


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