January 2015

  1. Royal Ballet - Don Quixote - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Juditch Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 6 January 2015Performance 25 November 2014 – 22 January 2015

    While the Royal has plenty of artists who can deliver snappy backbends, high-flying jetes and scorching pirouettes, that kind of fearless exhibitionism isn’t a given throughout the ranks. 

  2. Jeanetta Laurence - Associate Director of The Royal Ballet

    New Year Honours for Dance 2015

    Tuesday 6 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    Jeanetta Laurence, Janet Smith, Marguerite Porter and others received Honours for their contributions to dance... Continue Reading

  3. Kirsty Oswald and Mark Ebulue in Frantic Assembly’s 'Othello'. 
Photo: Manuel Harlan

    Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham on Frantic Assembly’s Othello

    Tuesday 6 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham talk to The Guardian about their reluctance to identify as choreographers and dance that’s inspired them. “Scott and I were very inspired by DV8. There was an ignition mom… Continue Reading

  4. Barely Methodical Troupe
Photo: Matilda Temperley

    Bromance is in the air

    Saturday 3 January 2015 by Laura Dodge

    A new UK based circus group are opening this year's London International Mime Festival 2015 this week. Laura Dodge went to meet Barely Methodical Troupe... Continue Reading

  5. American science teacher uses dance routines to explain biology

    Friday 2 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    Science teacher Richard Spencer’s creative approach to lessons, including his mitosis mamba and DNA boogie, are inspiring his Middlesbrough College students. “I went to a science festival for a day just … Continue Reading

  6. Richard Alston Dance Company meet hip-hop choreographer Ajani Johnson-Goffe at Sadler’s Wells. 
Photo: Chris Nash

    The Guardian: Unmissable Dance for Spring 2015

    Friday 2 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    The New Year’s just begun, but Diana Vishneva’s On The Edge and The Associates and Richard Alston Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells have already been picked as unmissable dance events for 2015. B… Continue Reading

  7. 'Tatiana Bruni, Olga, Costume Design for ‘The Bolt’, 1931, gouache and watercolour on paper. Courtesy GRAD and St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music'

    Judith Mackrell: How Shostakovich’s The Bolt changed ballet history

    Friday 2 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    Stalin’s brutal state clampdown in 1930s Soviet Russia changed the lives of many burgeoning cultural figures of the time, including some of the most important names in ballet. The Guardian’s Judith Mackr… Continue Reading

  8. Don Quixote. 
Photo: ROH / Johan Persson

    Luke Jennings: Are some ballets too dangerous?

    Friday 2 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    Last Saturday, while dancing Kitri in Don Quixote, Natalia Osipova slipped and fell, and was in the second half replaced by first soloist Akane Takada. The Guardian’s Luke Jennings examines the often bruta… Continue Reading

  9. Luke Schaufuss with Jenny Bede.
Photo: Katherine Anne Rose for the Observer

    One to watch in 2015: Luke Schaufuss

    Friday 2 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    Twenty-one year-old Luke Schaufuss comes from a string of renowned dancers, and at age six started training to follow in their footsteps. “I was constantly being thrown out of ballet class for misbehaving,” … Continue Reading

  10. English National Ballet's 'Nutcracker' - The Guardian

    Backstage pictures from ENB's Nutcracker world tour

    Friday 2 January 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Guardian has been busy attending rehearsals for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker, watching dances from Spain, Arabia, China and Russia. Check out their photos from behind the scenes: The Guardian, 25 … Continue Reading


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