May 2012

  1. Breakin' Convention 2012 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 7 May 2012Performance 5-7 May 2012

    The most arresting act of the evening was the otherworldly Storyboard P. With a gold choker round his neck, he floated on flexible ankles, arms rippling like Pavlova’s swan, fingers a-tremble, chest soaring to inspirational songs by the likes of Curtis Mayfield a… 

  2. Breakin' Convention 2012 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Monday 7 May 2012Performance 5-7 May 2012

    The May Bank Holiday may have been wet and bitterly cold, but Breakin’ Convention hasn’t lost its bounce. Now in its ninth year, the festival of hip hop dance theatre has a solid history, covering everything from rising youth groups to international acts.  

  3. Gecko, Missing at The Place

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Sunday 6 May 2012Performance 2-3 May 2012

    All this stream-of-consciousness and free association could unravel easily, but Lahav keeps his direction taut and sinuous – like the flamenco arms that run through the piece – and the result is a kind of restless delirium, dense with poetic effect.  

  4. Ballet Revolución at The Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 2Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 6 May 2012Performance 25 Apr - 19 May 2012

    The sheer verve of these performers is a reason to see the show, that and their not inconsiderable technique, but the material is unworthy of them.  

  5. Photo: Mark Whitfield

    Dr Marion North

    Friday 4 May 2012 by Sarah Golding

    "Marion leaves us with a wonderful legacy, including our stunning dance building - her ultimate vision realised." Anthony Bowne pays tribute... Continue Reading

  6. Katie Green. Photo: Nuno Santos

    Katie Green Q&A

    Friday 4 May 2012

    After reading English at Cambridge University, Katie Green graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2006 and formed her contemporary dance company Made By Katie Green in the same year. Since then her c… Continue Reading

  7. Royal Ballet - La Fille Mal Gardée at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Seven Magazine, Telegraph, Friday 4 May 2012Performance 24, 26, 28 April, 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 May 2012

    Lise isn’t everybody’s role (Fonteyn, Bussell, Guillem and Rojo are among the many stars who never danced it) but it is ideal for Nuñez, who is at her radiant best in romantic comedy.  

  8. Cathy Marston in rehearsals. Photo: Claire Park

    Cathy Marston to leave Bern Ballett

    Thursday 3 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    The British choreographer who has been leading the Swiss company since 2007 will leave the company at the end of next season Continue Reading

  9. Hofesh Shechter with the U.Dance Ensemble

    U.Dance 2012 Programme Announced

    Thursday 3 May 2012 by Hannah Dye

    The full line up for Youth Dance England’s flagship event, U.Dance 2012 has been announced featuring a new work by Hofesh Shechter. Continue Reading

  10. Dr Roger Wolman (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital) and Andre Oporia (ZooNation). Photo: Rick Senley

    The National Institute of Dance Medicine & Science

    Wednesday 2 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    The opening of the first NHS clinic for the treatment of dance injuries, as part of the new National Institute of Dance Medicine & Science was announced this week Continue Reading

  11. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company 'Just Add Water', 2009

    Dance UK Conference: Nutrition & disordered eating in dance

    Wednesday 2 May 2012

    Dance UK’s symposium gently prized open the doors to the all too secret world of eating disorders and dance. It was an inspiring event writes Josephine Leask...  Continue Reading

  12. SMITH dancetheatre 
'Agnes and Walter: A Little Love Story'
Photo: jmaphotography.

    SMITH dancetheatre - Springloaded at The Place

    Misa Brzezicki, Tuesday 1 May 2012 — Performance: 26 April 2012

    Funny things, titles. They unavoidably create expectation and this rather twee tagline had me anticipating a slight piece of whimsy, something to charm rather than challenge. I was both right, & splendidly wrong. Continue Reading

  13. B-Boy Ata (Finland) features in live streaming from Breakin' Convention on Monday 7 May.

    The Space launches

    Tuesday 1 May 2012 by Carmel Smith

    The new Arts Council/BBC digital arts channel goes live today - with live streaming of Breakin' Convention from Sadler's Wells next Bank Holiday Monday Continue Reading

  14. Emio Greco and Pieter C Scholten 'Rocco' Photo: Laurent Ziegler

    The art of sport

    Tuesday 1 May 2012 by Sarah Golding

    This month the Southbank Centre presents Pierre Rigal’s Game Over , a piece about football, and Rocco by Emio Greco and Pieter C Scholten set in a boxing ring. Clifford Bishop asks why it is that the wor… Continue Reading


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