April 2016

  1. Annie Lok - 'Missing'. Photo: Header

    Annie Pui Ling Lok – Metaphors We Live By - Greenwich Dance

    Alice Westoby, Wednesday 13 April 2016 — Performance: 8 April 2016

    This theme of separation and rejoining, of yo-yo-ing back and forth was recurring as the audience were dragged between realistic and surreal moments, trying to keep up with the pace at which Lok’s mind deci… Continue Reading

  2. National Youth Dance Company 'In-Nocentes'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    National Youth Dance Company - In-Nocentes - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 12 April 2016 — Performance: 7 April 2016

    The choreographic structure established a seamless flow of danced episodes, maintaining a momentum that never let up over the course of an hour...  Continue Reading

  3. National Youth Dance Company - In-Nocentes - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Anna Winter, Exeunt Magazine, Monday 11 April 2016Performance 7 April 2016

    A few dancers pick out a loose-limbed module of movement, leaping in tandem and sweeping across the stage, punctuating the air with delicate inflections of their wrists and fingers. 

  4. Race Horse Company - Super Sunday - Roundhouse

    Press Review 5Katharine Kavanagh, The Stage, Monday 11 April 2016Performance 4 - 16 April 2016

    While all the company members are skilled in the art of engaging the audience with a look or a wiggle, a precocious star-turn from Odilon Pindat – as the leather lingerie-clad flyer in a human catapult – soars toward the divine. 

  5. Motionhouse 'Broken' Photo: Katja Ogrin

    Motionhouse - Broken - The Peacock

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 April 2016 — Performance: 6 - 9 April 2016

    The cast are all powerful performers, each contributing different specialisms to an impressive pool of skills that enable a wider spatial range of movement potential with their activity occupying most of the pros… Continue Reading

  6. Alexander Whitley - Pattern Recognition - Platform Theatre

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 11 April 2016Performance 7 - 9 April 2016

    As the duet progresses, however, the eight lights (neatly squat, black objects) start to trundle more experimentally around the stage; and as their swivelling glass “eyes” react to what the dancers are doing, they seem to interact with them on more equal terms, assum… 

  7. Race Horse Company - Super Sunday - Roundhouse

    Press Review Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, Monday 11 April 2016Performance 4 - 16 April 2016

    Finnish troupe Race Horse Company opened 2016’s Circus Fest season last night with a performance that was big on springing like human yoyos, big on flying around and most of all, big on thrills. 

  8. Boy Blue Entertainment - A Night with Boy Blue, Barbican Theatre, April 2016. Photo: Mark Allan

    Boy Blue Entertainment - A Night With Boy Blue - Barbican Theatre

    Ruth Mattock, Monday 11 April 2016 — Performance: 8 & 9 April 2016

    The style and power the youngest movers are capable of is a constant joy – and this isn’t the kind of dance that teaches little girls to be princesses and dolls. Continue Reading

  9. Crystal Pite.

    The Royal Ballet's new season to include a Crystal Pite commission

    Thursday 7 April 2016 by Carmel Smith

    - alongside three other new works, including a new work by Wayne McGregor with a score commissioned from Steve Reich - and a celebration of his tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer... Continue Reading

  10. The 7 Fingers - Triptyque - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 6 April 2016Performance

    On arrays of wooden pommels set atop movable rods, five équilibristes (hand-balancers) perform gravity-defying handstands, legs stretching skywards or pitching at vertiginous angles. 

  11. The 7 Fingers 'Nocturnes' Photo: Alexandre Galliez

    The 7 Fingers - Triptyque - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 5 April 2016 — Performance: 1 & 2 April 2016

    One of the seven founders of the company, Samuel Tétreault, has now taken this hybrid entertainment a step further with a show that brings those circus skills alongside contemporary dance.  Continue Reading

  12. Putting on those red shoes - Ashley Shaw at the press conference announcing Matthew Bourne's production of 'The Red Shoes'. Photo: Graham Watts.

    Matthew Bourne's new production - The Red Shoes

    Tuesday 5 April 2016 by Carmel Smith

    “It was probably my first introduction to the weird and wonderful world of ballet when I was a teenager,” Matthew Bourne said at a press conference this morning... Continue Reading

  13. NYDC 'In - Nocentes' Photo: Peter Teigen

    Continued funding - and a new Guest Artistic Director for NYDC

    Monday 4 April 2016 by Carmel Smith

    As the current cohort of young dancers prepare for the premiere of a work created with them by Michael Keegan-Dolan, it's announced that funding of £450k has been awarded for the coming year... Continue Reading

  14. Richard Alston Dance Company - An Italian in Madrid/Burning/Nomadic - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 4 April 2016Performance 29 & 30 March 2016

    For Maria Barbara he has recruited Vidya Patel, an exquisite young Kathak dancer from Birmingham, whose grace, beauty and vivid technique colour the choreography.  


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