November 2014

  1. Marie Forbes & Sophie Nüzel's 'The Little Witch' at The Place. Photo: Lia Prentaki

    Marie Forbes & Sophie Nüzel - The Little Witch - The Place

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 11 November 2014 — Performance: 31 October & 1 November 2014

    Everybody knows that interactive, “promenade” performances can be dodgy. Add children of all ages, as both performers and punters, and you could easily be headed for a traffic jam. The Little Witch by Marie … Continue Reading

  2. Photo: Ultima Vez by Danny Willems

    Sadler's Wells new season on sale

    Monday 10 November 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Sylvie Guillem, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, English National Ballet, Borix Charmatz, Ultima Vez, New Adventures, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker - all these & more coming to London next year... Continue Reading

  3. The Royal Ballet - Bennet Gartside Steven McRae, Laura Morera, Tristan Dyer in Liam Scarlett's 'The Age of Anxiety' Photo: Bill Cooper ©ROH, 2014

    Royal Ballet - Ceremony Of Innocence / The Age Of Anxiety / Aeternum – Royal Opera House

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 10 November 2014 — Performance: 7 - 17 November 2014

    W. H. Auden’s 1946, Pulitzer Prize winning poem 'The Age Of Anxiety' is rich and challenging fare for the Royal Ballet’s resident storyteller Liam Scarlett... Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet - Ceremony Of Innocence / The Age Of Anxiety / Aeternum – Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoë Anderson, Independent, Monday 10 November 2014Performance 7 - 17 November 2014

    Ceremony of Innocence creates a mood of loss and reflection, with a glowing performance by Marcelino Sambé. 

  5. Akram Khan & Israel Galván - Torobaka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 9 November 2014Performance 3 - 8 November 2014

    Michael Hulls’s tightly focused lighting, the harsh beauty of the chanting – are compelling. But Torobaka lacks shape and forward impulse, and, unlike Khan’s solo work Desh, is never more than the sum of its parts.  

  6. DV8 - John - National Theatre

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 9 November 2014Performance 30 October 2014 - 13 January 2015

    ..the work is redeemed by John’s self-deprecating honesty, and by Newson’s compassionate purpose. His intention is not to batter us with gratuitously sordid detail, but to define love by showing us the ways in which life is deformed by its absence. As each tableau ov… 

  7. Royal Ballet - Ceremony Of Innocence / The Age Of Anxiety / Aeternum – Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Saturday 8 November 2014Performance 7 - 17 November 2014

    The central female role alone – here danced by the majestic Marianela Nuñez – givesthe piece serious worth, as does the grave yet rapturous final pas de deux… 

  8. DV8 - John - National Theatre

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 7 November 2014Performance 30 October 2014 - 13 January 2015

    This is a show of two halves. First a fluid fast-forward through a horrifying childhood, the rotating set deftly revealing one destructive scene after another. 

  9. Dad Dancing - Battersea Arts Centre

    Press Review 3Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Friday 7 November 2014Performance 28 October - 15 November 2014

    Seeing dad taking to the dance floor is, of course, one of the most toe-curlingly embarrassing rites of passage of teenage life, and the show plays neatly on that feeling in a warm-hearted evening of gentle send-ups and recollections which celebrates how dancing together… 

  10. Ina Christel Johannessen

    Ina Christel Johannessen - on zero visibility & Northern Light

    Friday 7 November 2014 by Carmel Smith

    The Norwegian choreographer talks about '...it's only a rehearsal' (part of the Northern Light season, at Sadler's Wells next week), Nordic art and the origins of that company name... Continue Reading

  11. Crystal Pite - 'Polaris'. Dancers: Kidd Pivot, London Contemporary Dance School & Central School of Ballet. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Thomas Adès - See The Music, Hear The Dance: Outlier/Life Story/The Grit in the Oyster/Polaris

    Donald Hutera, Thursday 6 November 2014 — Performance: 28 October - 1 November 2014

    Crystal Pite's 'Polaris' - an altogether tremendous accomplishment, exciting & dramatic, featuring a veritable army of superbly disciplined dancers... seething across the stage in skittering waves. Continue Reading

  12. Dance 'til Dawn - Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 4 November 2014Performance 23 October 2014 - 3 January 2015

    Having skipped through styles from Charleston to jive, the show ends with its stars’ calling card, a stripped-back tango from Vincent and Flavia. Their final dance, performed as if for the movie cameras, has silky lines and sharp-cut footwork, their legs entwining in f… 

  13. Sylvie Guillem in Mats Ek's 'Bye'

    Sylvie Guillem announces final curtain call

    Tuesday 4 November 2014 by Carmel Smith

    After a 35 year career, the extraordinary dancer who has been as remarkable in contemporary dance as in classical ballet, announces her final peformances, in a new programme of work touring internationally, with … Continue Reading

  14. Joe Moran.

    Joe Moran - on Dance Art Foundation's first tour

    Tuesday 4 November 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Taking performances in to hospitals & questioning all-male contemporary dance. Catch Joe Moran at Greenwich Dance next week... Continue Reading

  15. Akram Khan & Israel Galván - Torobaka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 4 November 2014Performance 3 - 8 November 2014

    The stage is stark, just a wide circle of light — a ring, perhaps, for the bull (toro) and the cow (vaca) of the title — where there is some comic confrontation between the two stars. There are brilliantly absurdist moments, particularly from Galván, who in one scen… 

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