November 2012

  1. Or Schraiber, Batsheva Ensemble. Image: Christ Nash

    Batsheva Ensemble Q&A

    Tuesday 13 November 2012 by Hannah Dye

    The younger section of Batsheva Dance Company visit London next week. Company dancer Or Schraiber tells us more about his journey into dance... Continue Reading

  2. Jasmin Vardimon Company - FREEDOM - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 13 November 2012Performance 12 & 13 November 2012

    Vardimon is good at conjuring moments of nightmarish threat, and at times there is a terrific energy on stage. But the vividness of her theatrical invention is undercut by the prosaic structuring of the work.  

  3. Kenneth MacMillan

    Tuesday 13 November 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    As the Royal Ballet present a triple bill of MacMillan's work opening this weekend, Jessica Duchen reflects back on the enduring appeal of his choreography.  Continue Reading

  4. Betsy Gregory. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Betsy Gregory to step down from Dance Umbrella

    Monday 12 November 2012

    Artistic Director for the last seven years, has announced she will leave at the end of the 2013 festival of cutting edge contemporary dance Continue Reading

  5. Rosas 'Cesena' in  Bern Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

    Rosas - Cesena - Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Monday 12 November 2012 — Performance: 8 & 9 November 2012

    De Keersmaeker has overseen a fortuitous combination in Ann Veronica Janssens’s unobtrusive but iconic scenography; the transcendently echoing voices of experimental music collective graindelavoix and Anne-… Continue Reading

  6. Rosas - En Atendant & Cesena - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 1Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 12 November 2012Performance 5 - 9 November 2012

    Heroically patient dance academics could perhaps merrily chew over En Atendant and Cesena’s undeniably complex structures and “dusk” and “dawn” themes. As entertainment, these pieces are as joyful and satisfying as a flat tyre in the rain.  

  7. Vincent Dance Theatre - Motherland - The Place

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 11 November 2012Performance 8 - 10 November 2012

    At its best, Motherland delivers moments of extraordinary intimacy, reminiscent of the late Pina Bausch. What it lacks, however, is Bausch’s magical timing.  

  8. Royal Ballet - Viscera / Infra / Fool's Paradise - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 11 November 2012Performance 3 - 14 November 2012

    Abstract ballet of the sort this programme show-cases has concretised in form, and by the ninth or tenth pas de deux of the evening, with yet another woman being manipulated by yet another man, you start to wonder if there’s an alternative.  

  9. Royal Ballet - Viscera / Infra / Fool's Paradise - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 11 November 2012Performance 3 - 14 November 2012

    Scarlett matches it with ferocious pirouettes, flashing six-o-clock legs and lifts that drop like a stomach in a lift. This is abstract ballet that would rather be an action movie.  

  10. Jasmin Vardimon. Photo: Ben Harries

    Jasmin Vardimon first Artistic Director for National Youth Dance Company

    Friday 9 November 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Choreographer Jasmin Vardimon, has been appointed as Guest Artistic Director for the first year of the National Youth Dance Company. Vardimon will work closely with NYDC members in all levels of their training pr… Continue Reading

  11. Toni Jodar

    Toni Jodar - Modern Dance Speaks! - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Josephine Leask, Friday 9 November 2012 — Performance: 7 & 8 November 2012

    Enlightening for an uninformed audience & engaging for all, Jodar is a jack-of-all trades as he travels across the stage in regal balletic jetés & pirouettes, emotes in contraction & release &… Continue Reading

  12. Rosas - Cesena - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 9 November 2012Performance 8 & 9 November 2012

    Some scenes are maddeningly inaccessible – there’s a nagging feeling that the lyrics are the key – but others are mysteriously enthralling, sometimes ritualistic, often heart-catching.  

  13. Vincent Dance Theatre - Motherland - The Place

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 9 November 2012Performance 8 - 10 November 2012

    It’s a very Pina Bausch-y piece, with its brief scenes and snapshots, the exaggerated femininity, a bit of misery and bodily fluid, and the feeling it’s just a bit too long.  

  14. National Dance Awards nominations announced

    Friday 9 November 2012

    Organised by the dance section of the Critics' Circle, the only UK awards ceremony dedicated exclusively to dance will be made at The Place next January. Continue Reading

  15. London's most influential Dance Creatives

    Thursday 8 November 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Tamara Rojo, Toby Sedgwick, Kenrick Sandy, Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas have been added to the list of London's 1000 most influential people for 2012. Continue Reading


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