October 2014

  1. Zoi Dimitriou 'The Chapter House' Photo: Ludovic des Cognets

    Zoi Dimitriou - The Chapterhouse - Laban Theatre

    Alice Robotham, Monday 6 October 2014 — Performance: 3 October 2014

    By reconstructing five pieces from her back catalogue of work, Dimitriou examines what it means to be a creator of art - inviting Isadora software creator Mark Coniglio to perform on stage with her... Continue Reading

  2. The Bo Diddlers. Photo: Pari Naderi

    The Bo Diddlers – STUMP! - The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 6 October 2014 — Performance: 3 & 4 October 2014

    Some of the audience were enjoying the Morris in-jokes; others were smiling & nodding at the contemporary references and just about everyone was laughing out loud at the sheer joyful energy of the show.  Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet - Manon - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 5 October 2014Performance In rep 26 September - 1 November 2014

    With her topaz gaze, delicate épaulement and precise line, [Francesca] Hayward is an enchantingly beautiful dancer, and it’s very much to her credit that she makes the unflinching interpretive choices that she does. 

  4. Wilton’s Strike! Dance Festival - Wilton's Music Hall

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 5 October 2014Performance 25 - 28 September

    Wilton’s Music Hall is fast becoming a significant dance venue, with itsStrike! festival presenting a compelling mix of new work….[Jo] Meredith is probably the best-kept secret in British contemporary dance. Seek her out. 

  5. Jack Webb ‘Inside Opulence’ at Wilton's Strike! Photo: Judita Kuniskyte

    Wilton’s Strike! Dance Festival - Wilton's Music Hall

    Sanjoy Roy, Friday 3 October 2014 — Performance: 25 - 28 September 2014

    The nineteenth-century Wilton’s Music Hall, tucked away in the backstreets between Tower Bridge, Aldgate and Shadwell, is not known as a dance venue.. Sanjoy Roy reviews its first short dance festival... Continue Reading

  6. Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir's 'Variations on Closer'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir - Variations on Closer - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Friday 3 October 2014 — Performance: 2 & 3 October 2014

    Choreographers have tried in a variety of ways to challenge the traditional relationship between spectator and performer since the radical re-workings of dance in the sixties... Continue Reading

  7. Grupo Corpo 'Parabelo' Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Grupo Corpo - Triz/ Parabelo - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 3 October 2014 — Performance: 1 - 4 October 2014

    All dancers are athletes but those who make the grade in Grupo Corpo (which means 'Body Group'), have the stamina of extreme Ironmen: the kind of people who run marathons on consecutive days - for a year Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet star Melissa Hamilton takes on Manon

    Friday 3 October 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Since joining The Royal Ballet in 2007, Melissa Hamilton has risen through the ranks and is now a First Soloist. She makes her debut as Manon this month (13th October) at The Royal Opera House. Hamilton talks ab… Continue Reading

  9. Northern Ballet's 'Cleopatra' Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra and Tobias Batley as Mark Antony. Photo Bill Cooper

    Northern Ballet success at Taglioni European Ballet Awards

    Thursday 2 October 2014 by Carmel Smith

    The Leeds based company won in the Best Company category. ENB's Alina Cojocaru was named Best Female Dancer and the Mariinsky's Xander Parish Best Young Male Dancer at a Gala ceremony in Berlin on Saturday.. Continue Reading

  10. BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2015

    BBC Young Dancer - coming soon

    Thursday 2 October 2014 by Carmel Smith

    The first year of the competition will have four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance. The Final will be broadcast live on BBC2 on Saturday 9 May next year Continue Reading

  11. Lost Dog and Lucy Kirkwood - 'Like Rabbits' Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Ben Duke - on Lost Dog, rabbits and Virginia Woolf

    Wednesday 1 October 2014

    Created with award winning writer Lucy Kirkwood, 'Like Rabbits', inspired by one of Woolf's lesser known short stories comes to The Place for two nights... Continue Reading

  12. Strictly Come Dancing

    Strictly with Vikki

    Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Vikki Jane Vile

    "Without Bruce, the show felt liberated and now operates as the slick and fast moving unit it was meant to," says our woman in the sequins, Vikki Jane Vile Continue Reading


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