May 2014

  1. Breakin' Convention 2014 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 3 - 5 May 2014

    Chief delight… was the Dutch troupe Don’t Hit Mama, led by a genius drummer, with his companions offering dazzling variations on hip-hop actions, spinning and whirling with the impossible bravura of several Paganinis. 

  2. Breakin' Convention 2014 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Oliver Wainwright – Architect, Guardian, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 3 - 5 May 2014

    The annual three-day festival has transformed the venue into a multi-storey temple of street dance, the foyers brimming with freestyle dance workshops, live graffiti sessions and a lively scrum of hoodies and high-tops.  

  3. Breakin' Convention 2014 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ryan Gilbey - Filmmaker, Guardian, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 3 - 5 May 2014

    The long production process of any film means that a street-based trend or movement has evolved immeasurably in the year it takes to reach cinema screens. Besides, the thrill of breakdancing lies in witnessing it first-hand, with all the physical jeopardy (for the perfor… 

  4. Breakin' Convention 2014 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Brian Logan - Comedian, Guardian, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 3 - 5 May 2014

    Whipped up by hosts Jonzi D and Monie Love… the audience seemed like a comedy crowd, always ready to vocalise their appreciation. Classic hip-hop dance, like comedy, demands its audience react. Like comedy, it’s structured around a series of set pieces or vis… 

  5. Breakin' Convention 2014 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 3 - 5 May 2014

    Crowds surge around ecstatic krumpers on the mezzanine floor; tiny tots queue for classes in B-boying; while the Lilian Baylis theatre plays host to younger artists such as Clara and Mouse whose sweet, silly and clever take on cultural stereotyping is delivered via a sam… 

  6. Breakin' Convention 2014 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4ZOË ANDERSON, The Independent, Wednesday 7 May 2014Performance 3 - 5 May 2014

    Over 11 years, the Sadler’s Wells festival Breakin’ Convention has celebrated and helped to broaden the hip hop dance landscape. The dance battles, headspins and scissor-legged gymnastics are all there, alongside new approaches to storytelling and theatre. 

  7. Avant Garde Dance  in 'RUSH'. Photo: Belinda Lawley

    Breakin' Convention 2014 - Sadler's Wells

    Rachael Nanyonjo, Tuesday 6 May 2014 — Performance: 3 - 5 May 2014

    I've been to Breakin’ Convention a few times over the years and I am always surprised at how the venue is transformed over this weekend. On Saturday Sadler's Wells was buzzing... Continue Reading

  8. Gravity & Levity 'Rites of War' Photo: Mark Morreau

    Gravity and Levity - Rites of War - Stratford Circus

    Lara Hayward, Tuesday 6 May 2014 — Performance: 1 - 3 May 2014

    'Rites of War' is a melting pot of ideas, skills and artistic disciplines. Choreographed by Darshan Singh Bhuller with aerial artist & dancer Lindsey Butcher, it follows the lives of two soldiers... Continue Reading

  9. Mayuri Boonham/ ATMA Dance - 'Ex Nihilo/ The Human Edge'. Photo: Andrej Uspensky, courtesy ROH.

    Mayuri Boonham/ATMA Dance - Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 6 May 2014 — Performance: 29 & 30 April 2014

    I spent the last 20 minutes of 'Ex Nihilo' wondering how much more was left and the whole of 'The Human Edge' hoping that it wouldn’t end too soon.  Continue Reading

  10. Mayuri Boonham/ATMA Dance - Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 4 May 2014Performance 29 & 30 April 2014

    The role was intended for Marianela Nuñez, but in Choe, Boonham may have found her muse. 

  11. NYDC in Akram Khan's 'Vertical Road' Photo: John Ross

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - next Guest Artistic Director for NYDC

    Friday 2 May 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Following two critically acclaimed sell-out performances by the National Youth Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells, NYDC starts its search for the next intake of 30 company members who will work with Sadler’s We… Continue Reading

  12. Olivier Dubois

    Interview: Olivier Dubois - on his new show Tragédie

    Friday 2 May 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Olivier Dubois discusses his new work Tragédie with Evenings Standard's Lyndsey Winship and the revelations he had that led him into a career in dance. Continue Reading

  13. CRYSTAL PITE/KIDD PIVOT - THE TEMPEST REPLICA - SADLER'S WELLS

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 2 May 2014Performance 25 & 26 April 2014

    The latest associate artist at Sadler’s Wells, Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, hits the ground running with this haunting meditation on Shakespeare’s last play.  

  14. Mayuri Boonham/ATMA Dance - Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 1 May 2014Performance 29 & 30 April 2014

    South Asian choreographers have long been a galvanising, experimental force in British dance. And while Mayuri Boonham is a less famous name than Shobana Jeyasingh, her ambitions are just as striking. 

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