April 2015

  1. Akram Khan's 'Dust' for English National Ballet. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Leading choreographers question value of UK dance training

    Thursday 9 April 2015 by Carmel Smith 3 Comments

    Choreographers Akram Khan, Lloyd Newson and Hofesh Shechter today issued a statement criticising the standard of contemporary dance training at London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban and Northern School … Continue Reading

  2. NYDC in rehearsal.  Photo: Gigi Giannella

    The National Youth Dance Company - three years on

    Tuesday 7 April 2015 by Carmel Smith

    As NYDC prepare for the world premiere of their new work with Guest Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on Friday, Director Jane Hackett tells us about the invaluable experience the company gives to young dancers.. Continue Reading

  3. Designer Stephen Jones Millinery
Choreographer Jasmin Vardimon
Performance Nevena Jovanovic
Director Matthew Donaldson
Photo: Lena C. Emery

    AnOther magazine presents dance, fashion and film in MOVEment at Sadler's Wells

    Tuesday 7 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Some of the world's leading fashion designers, contemporary choreographers and visionary film makers join forces at Sadler's Wells on 18 April. Continue Reading

  4. Matthew Bourne in rehearsal for 'The Car Man.'
Photo: Chris Mann

    New Adventures in rehearsal for The Car Man

    Tuesday 7 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Matthew Bourne talks to The Independent about reinventing The Car Man, and why it's not suitable for Christmas... Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet - The Four Temperaments / Untouchable / Song of the Earth - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Jeffery Taylor, Express, Tuesday 7 April 2015Performance 27 March - 14 April 2015

    A sombre evening desperate for an injection of an essential ingredient, the old-fashioned joy of dance. 

  6. Adam Blyde as Mitch and Eve Mutso as Blanche in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. Photo: Andrew Ross

    Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 7 April 2015 — Performance: 31 Mar - 2 Apr

    Performance reviewed: 31 March 2015 Great American literature returned to Sadler’s Wells for the second successive week with Northern Ballet’s interpretation of The Great Gatsby being superseded by Scottish … Continue Reading

  7. Mary Clarke in her office at Dancing Times in the late 1970s. Photograph: Dancing Times Photograph: Jack Blake/Dancing Times via The Guardian

    Distinguished dance critic Mary Clarke has died aged 91

    Thursday 2 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Established critic, dance novelist and Editor of Dancing Times for 45 years, Mary Clarke is fondly remembered by Jonathan Gray and Judith Mackrell. Continue Reading

  8. Thomas Ades - See The Music Hear The Dance - Crystal Pite's 'Polaris' -  Sadler's Wells

    The Olivier Awards 2015

    Thursday 2 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Find out more about the dancers, choreographers and productions up for an Olivier Award this year. Continue Reading

  9. Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk, Thursday 2 April 2015Performance 31 Mar - 2 Apr

    Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theatre director Nancy Meckler worked very closely on the production, which consequently feels tightly-plotted and taut with drama, the dance and the story always progressing in unison. 

  10. Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 2 April 2015Performance 31 Mar - 2 Apr

    The big ensembles, the wedding dances and lindy jives flow naturally from the smaller moments – and how interesting it is to see a female choreographer handling a ballet’s sex scenes. 

  11. Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 2 April 2015Performance 31 Mar - 2 Apr

    Cavallari is just super as Stanley, a depiction of prowling, unyielding masculinity absolutely in the mould of Brando (who famously played him in Elia Kazan’s 1951 film), while Eve Mutso’s Blanche is, if anything, better still. A lyrical classicist, Mutso (who create… 

  12. The launch of BBC Young Dancer 2015 at Sadler's Wells. From right: Tony Hall, Carlos Acosta, David Nixon, Sharon Watson, DJ Renegade, Matthew Bourne, Alistair Spalding, Seeta Patel, Kenrick Sandy. Photo: Sim Cannety-Clarke, courtesy BBC.

    BBC Young Dancer - category finalists announced

    Wednesday 1 April 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Twenty Category Finalists in the first ever BBC Young Dancer competition have been announced, ahead of a series of programmes to be broadcast in April and May on BBC Four... Continue Reading


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