January 2016

  1. Crystal Zillwoo, Evolutio
Photo: Josh Hawkins

    Resolution 2016 opening night - The Place

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 January 2016 — Performance: 8 January 2016

    This year’s festival opened neither with a bang, nor a whimper; in a rare, complete programme of relatively unembellished pure dance, beginning with a brave solo, leading into two larger scale, ensemble works. Continue Reading

  2. Kwame Asafo-Adjei in '52 Portraits'

    52 Portraits - 'An epic love song to an art form'

    Friday 8 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Jonathan Burrows tells us about his new online project - with collaborators Matteo Fargion & Hugo Glendinning - which will feature weekly portraits of dance artists....  Continue Reading

  3. Sylvie Guillem

    Sylvie Guillem's final perfomance

    Friday 8 January 2016 by Denise Drake

    Sylvie Guillem’s final performance took place as part of a New Year’s Eve gala at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama and on TV in Japan. Guillem marked the end of her global farewell tour Life In Progress with… Continue Reading

  4. Still from 'Bolshoi Babylon' - Oksana Yushko.

    Bolshoi Babylon - in cinemas & online

    Friday 8 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    A documentary exploring the aftermath of the acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s Artistic Director Sergei Filin in 2013, is out now. Catch it at the Curzon, selected Picturehouse cinemas. Also available online. Continue Reading

  5. Resolution 2016 at The Place
Photo: Chris Nash

    New Year's Resolution at The Place

    Friday 8 January 2016

    78 companies take to the stage over 26 nights at The Place for Resolution 2016, starting this weekend . . . Continue Reading

  6. A still from the Big Dance Pledge 2016. Choreography by Akram Khan

    Akram Khan & Nitin Sawhney's Big Dance Pledge

    Wednesday 6 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Join thousands & dance! Tutorial films, a written teaching guide, the music track and other resources are available to download now... Continue Reading

  7. Alessandra Ferri in Martha Clarke’s 'Chéri', Photo: Joan Marcus.

    A year of dance - looking back on 2015

    Monday 4 January 2016 by Graham Watts

    One of the most remarkable trends of 2015 was the preponderance of great performances by, shall we say, dancers of a certain age writes Graham Watts in his big fat review of the year... Continue Reading

  8. Sir Matthew Bourne. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

    Dance in the 2016 New Year's Honours list

    Monday 4 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Choreographer Matthew Bourne becomes a Sir, English National Ballet's Tamara Rojo is awarded the CBE, Royal Ballet Associate choreographer Christopher Wheeldon receives an OBE ... Continue Reading

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