March 2014

  1. Pilobolus - Shadowlands - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 4, Metro, Thursday 13 March 2014Performance 11 - 30 March

    There’s a clever mash-up of styles. It’s sometimes cartoony, with Tom and Jerry-style violence, and sometimes weird and sinister. There are vivid colours – particularly in one underwater scene – and a startling use of perspective.  

  2. Olwen Fouéré - Riverrun - The Shed

    Press Review 3Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, Thursday 13 March 2014Performance 11 - 22 March

    This is intellectually acrobatic theatre, and Fouéré is a remarkably magnetic presence — voluble and intense, with a touch of silvery magic about her. She is embodying Joyce’s writing rather than interpreting it, channelling its turbulence and playfulness and dar… 

  3. Tavaziva Ten - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Katie Columbus, The Stage, Wednesday 12 March 2014Performance 11 March 2014

    This performance is a remarkable tribute to Bawren Tavaziva’s work to date, confirmation that over the past 10 years he has consolidated his company as one of the UK’s leading African-contemporary touring groups.  

  4. Kofi Aidoo Appiah - student at Tring Park School. Photo: Brian O' Carroll

    Feature: Balancing aesthetics and athletics

    Wednesday 12 March 2014 by Laura Dodge

    A major conference next month will explore the similarities and differences between dance and aesthetic sports such as figure skating, gymnastics and diving. We find out more from organiser Niamh Morrin... Continue Reading

  5. Vincent Dance Theatre's 'Motherland' Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Vincent Dance Theatre - Motherland - Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Josephine Leask, Wednesday 12 March 2014 — Performance: 6 March 2014 1 Comment

    Charlotte Vincent's 'Motherland' contributed a vital presence to the Women of the World festival (WOW) at Southbank Centre, on the eve of International Women’s Day... Continue Reading

  6. Belén Maya and company. Photo: John Ross

    Review: Belén Maya Company with Manuel Liñán — Trasmín - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Wednesday 12 March 2014 — Performance: 10 March 2014

    His style is compact, punchy, even aggressive; hers is elegant, fluid & explorative. Collectively, with their family of musicians, they present a show in which traditional and contemporary flamenco elements … Continue Reading

  7. Gala Flamenca - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 12 March 2014Performance 11 - 13 March

    Pericet is a marvellous dancer, bringing a thrilling precision to every wheeling turn, every slant of the head. In her later, solo Abandolaos, she is rhythmically witty and dynamically alive. But between her and Flores there is disappointingly little chemistry.  

  8. Review: Candoco Dance Company - Triple Bill - Laban Theatre

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 11 March 2014 — Performance: 27 & 28 February 2014

    By way of clever physical & theatrical contextualisation De Frutos and dancers playfully and profoundly utilised the tools of dance theatre to strip disability of its disabling relevance... Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet 'Lest We Forget'

    News: Tamara Rojo to dance with Akram Khan

    Tuesday 11 March 2014 by Carmel Smith

    'Lest We Forget' English National Ballet's programme including new works by Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett marking the centenary of WWI opens next month at the Barbican Theatre... Continue Reading

  10. William Forsythe's 'Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, No.2'  will be installed in the Old Municipal Market (3-25 May)  - a Brighton landmark which is destined to become a new Dance Space for the city. FREE.
Photo: M Folkwang

    News: Hofesh Shechter's Brighton Festival programme announced

    Monday 10 March 2014 by Carmel Smith

    There are plenty of dance based reasons for going to Brighton in May - including William Forsythe's installation in the Old Municipal Market a Brighton landmark destined to become a new Dance Space for the city...  Continue Reading

  11. News: Darcey Bussell to bring dance to schools

    Monday 10 March 2014 by Lise Smith

    Prima ballerina-turned-Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell has announced her plans to bring a programme of dance education into secondary schools this summer. The lessons, which will be open to both boys … Continue Reading

  12. 'What's Become Of You?' (Questcequetudeviens?) Compagnie 111 Aurélien Bory/Stéphanie Fuster. Photo: Aglaé

    News: Olivier Award nominations announced today

    Monday 10 March 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Richard Alston, Mark Morris, Michael Hulls, Clemmie Sveaas, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Compagnie 111 Aurélien Bory/Stéphanie Fuster all feature in the dance categories... Continue Reading

  13. Ángel Múñoz - From White to Black - Sadler’s Wells

    Press Review 4Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Monday 10 March 2014Performance 9 March

    Broad-chested and with a mane of black curls he was a bull of a man, teasing the audience with slow slides of the foot, sweeping arm gestures and rapid flashes of the red lining of his suit jacket.  

  14. Yorke Dance Project - Figure Ground - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 9 March 2014Performance 27 - 28 February 2014

    As Yorke-Edgell first resists – body language quivering and fretful, arms pushing fearfully away – and then surrenders herself to ecstasy, you have the sense of an almost sexual capitulation. And, in the angularity and anguish of the physical vocabulary, a real sen… 

  15. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - 'Rice'

    Review: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - Rice - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 7 March 2014 — Performance: 27 & 28 February 2014

    The Cloud Gate dancers are finely-honed performers and their lithe, lyrical athleticism is invigorating, even when the material they are performing has the opposite effect. Continue Reading

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