December 2014

  1. Best dance moves for men.
Source: Business Insider's YouTube Channel

    Men, your Christmas party dance moves sorted

    Friday 5 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    ... it's all very scientific! A study conducted by Northumbria University in Newcastle has taken the guess work out of your next big night on the town Continue Reading

  2. The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations - the UK's first ever industry wide conference

    Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    From 9 - 12 April 2015 at venues across London, a major conference will take place, with contributions from some of the most prominent figures in the international dance world and a programme of performances... Continue Reading

  3. ROH's 'Wind in the Willows'
Photo: Johan Persson

    Will Tuckett and Andrew Motion on making The Wind in the Willows

    Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Inspired by Kenneth Grahame's melancholy depiction of a gentler England that was about to disappear into a war, choreographer Will Tuckett and poet Andrew Motion tell the Guardian how they adapted the classi… Continue Reading

  4. The Snowman - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 3Serena Davies, Telegraph, Wednesday 3 December 2014Performance 26 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

    The Snowman is now on its seventeenth annual visit to London’s Peacock Theatre. It’s as crucial to Christmas as mince pies. Dislike it, and Santa won’t come. And yet myself and my four-year-old daughter – the target age if the Saturday morning audience demographi… 

  5. Jonathan Goddard and Kristin McGuire in 'Dracula'
Photo: Colin Hawkins

    Dracula - Mark Bruce Company

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 3 December 2014 — Performance: 26 November 2014

    Having seen the work twice, I am confident that it is the most absorbing and satisfying piece of new narrative dance theatre made in the UK for several years. Although I struggle to imagine any other dancer in t… Continue Reading

  6. What should a dancer look like?

    Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Australian choreographer Kate Champion and artist and 'fat-activist' Kelli Jean Drinkwater have made waves by advertising for 'Fat Dancers' for a new work to premiere in the Sydney Festival ne… Continue Reading

  7. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    New dance space for London in 'Olympicopolis'

    Tuesday 2 December 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Sadler's Wells will create a new venue with a 600 seat dance theatre, flexible ‘making’ spaces for research, development & production, facilities for a Choreographic School and a Hip Hop Academy... Continue Reading

  8. Untitled #21
2008 Photo: Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Dancing Away - photos by Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Tuesday 2 December 2014 by Carmel Smith

    "I wanted the audience to see, to be able to imagine, the movement before and after, not just the frozen moment" - a new London gallery shows photos by a legendary dancer. Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet's 'Swan Lake' - Alina Cojocaru & Alejandro Virelles. Photo: ASH

    Win tickets to see English National Ballet's Swan Lake

    Tuesday 2 December 2014 by Carmel Smith

    The perfect January treat - we have three pairs of tickets to see Alina Cojocaru & Ivan Vasiliev in the lead roles of ENB's classic production at the London Coliseum! Continue Reading

  10. Judith Mackrell : Do choreographers need editors?

    Monday 1 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Throughout history, countless authors can attribute a great chunk of their success to the ruthless pen strokes of a trusted editor. So why not choreographers? “In the world of theatre, at least in tradi… Continue Reading

  11. 'Art of Being' flier

    Just looking... ballet in the window of Le Peep Boutique

    Monday 1 December 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Jenna Lee's 'tiniest ballet in the world’ will be performed in the window of a Park Lane shop this Thursday evening - with costumes by Elizabeth Emmanuel. Continue Reading


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