May 2015

  1. Rosie Kay '5 Soldiers' The Rifles Officers’ Club. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Rosie Kay Dance Company - 5 Soldiers - The Rifles Club

    Josephine Leask, Monday 11 May 2015 — Performance: 6 & 7 May 2015

    What is particularly revealing for me is the interaction between the four men and one woman, especially when they are off-duty or waiting for action. Continue Reading

  2. Sasha Waltz & Guests 'd'avant' Photo: Sebastian Bolesch

    Sasha Waltz & Guests - d'avant - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Sarah Kent, Monday 11 May 2015 — Performance: 6 & 7 May, 2015

    This magical piece draws to a close with a mournful dirge. There’s no conclusion, only the wry acceptance of the coexistence of opposites such as the scared and profane, and the thought that anything can be… Continue Reading

  3. BBC Young Dancer Final 2015 winner Connor Scott (centre) with (l to r) Zoe Ball, Clemency Burton-Hill, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Darcey Bussell, Alistair Spalding, Carlos Acosta, Kenrick Sandy, Mavin Khoo, Matthew Bourne. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    BBC Young Dancer 2015 - The Final - Sadler's Wells & BBC2

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 May 2015 — Performance: 9 May 2015

    Contemporary dancer 17 year old Connor Scott from Northumberland, a 'wild card' finalist, emerged as the winner on Saturday night... Continue Reading

  4. BBC Young Dancer 2015. Left to right:  Harry Barnes, Archie Sullivan, Connor Scott, Jacob O'Connell, Vidya Patel, Kieran Lai - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ellis Parrinder

    BBC Young Dancer Final 2015 - the line up

    Saturday 9 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The full line up for the Grand Final of BBC Young Dancer, taking place at Sadler’s Wells this evening (and broadcast live on BBC2 from 7pm) has been revealed following the broadcast of the Ballet Final last n… Continue Reading

  5. What if Tate Modern was Musée de la danse?
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Charmatz takes over TATE

    Saturday 9 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    Tate Modern will become Musée de la danse, as French choreographer Boris Charmatz and a company of 100 dancers temporarily invade next weekend. Continue Reading

  6. Rojas & Rodríguez - Titanium. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Rojas & Rodríguez - Titanium - The Peacock

    Graham Watts, Friday 8 May 2015 — Performance: 5 - 23 May 2015

    There is certainly a fire in their particular brand of nuevo flamenco but it is the brilliant breakdancing that puts you on the edge of the seat. Continue Reading

  7. James Wilton - Last Man Standing
Photo: Werner Kmetitsch

    James Wilton Dance - Last Man Standing - The Place

    Josephine Leask, Friday 8 May 2015 — Performance: 6 May 2015

    Last Man Standing could be the supporting act for any dark, moody Indie- art-rock- band... While Wilton creates a world of shadowy sci-fi fantasy and Greek mythology, there is nothing remotely nebulous about his … Continue Reading

  8. Alessandra Ferri in Vogue June 2015 Photo: (VOGUE/Linda Brownlee)

    Alessandra Ferri back for Royal Ballet's Woolf Works.

    Friday 8 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    Wayne McGregor sought out the 52 year old dancer for the role in his latest production, opening this week. She will be the Royal Ballet's oldest leading lady since Dame Margot Fonteyn. Continue Reading

  9. Sasha Waltz & Guests - d'Avant - Southbank Centre

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 8 May 2015Performance 6 & 7 May, 2015

    At moments, the chaos is overwhelming. Yet balanced against the mess is the confident, formal beauty of the men’s singing and the powerful intimacy that develops between them. 

  10. Panic Lab - R.I.O.T - Stratford Circus

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 8 May 2015Performance 30 April - 1 May 2015

    The cast throw themselves into stylised fight scenes, the stuff of real bodies and not blockbuster CGI. R.I.O.T.’s rough-around-the-edges nature is both its charm and its kryptonite. 

  11. Breakin' Convention 2015 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 8 May 2015Performance 2 - 4 May 2015

    Les Twins, French artists Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, dance regularly for Beyoncé. Long, lean and chiselled, they have a teasing style, playing around with their remarkable technique. Fluid lines freeze into sharp edges. They’ll dip back until their shoulders touch t… 

  12. Rojas and Rodriguez - Titanium - The Peacock

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 8 May 2015Performance 5 - 23 May, 2015

    In other words, competition is strong, and Titanium is a show that doesn’t quite know what it is. The energetic, nine-strong cast – augmented by a live, four-piece band on stage – are made up of flamenco dancers, hip-hop dancers and breakdancing “b-boys”, the l… 

  13. Royal Ballet's Natalia Osipova in 'La Fille mal gardée' ©ROH. Tristram Kenton, 2015.

    Royal Ballet - La Fille mal gardée – Live Cinema Relay

    Graham Watts, Thursday 7 May 2015 — Performance: 5 May 2015

    I used to think cinema relays were wonderful at bringing ballet to places where folk are denied the chance to see the art live; now though, I think that they are fascinating addenda to anyone’s enjoyment of… Continue Reading

  14. Sasha Waltz and Guests. Photo: Sebastian Bolesch

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet on dancing with your ex...

    Wednesday 6 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    They were a couple when they made 'D'Avant' together in 2001 (with Luc Dunberry & Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola). With Sasha Waltz & Guests they perform for the first time in the … Continue Reading

  15. McGregor on Virginia Woolf

    Wednesday 6 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Wayne McGregor shows work in progress on his first full length work for the Royal Ballet in a video featuring Alessandra Ferri and Federico Bonelli Continue Reading

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