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  1. Kwame Asafo-Adjei in '52 Portraits'

    52 Portraits - 'An epic love song to an art form'

    Friday 8 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Jonathan Burrows tells us about his new online project - with collaborators Matteo Fargion & Hugo Glendinning - which will feature weekly portraits of dance artists....  Continue Reading

  2. Sylvie Guillem

    Sylvie Guillem's final perfomance

    Friday 8 January 2016 by Denise Drake

    Sylvie Guillem’s final performance took place as part of a New Year’s Eve gala at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama and on TV in Japan. Guillem marked the end of her global farewell tour Life In Progress with… Continue Reading

  3. Still from 'Bolshoi Babylon' - Oksana Yushko.

    Bolshoi Babylon - in cinemas & online

    Friday 8 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    A documentary exploring the aftermath of the acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s Artistic Director Sergei Filin in 2013, is out now. Catch it at the Curzon, selected Picturehouse cinemas. Also available online. Continue Reading

  4. Resolution 2016 at The Place
Photo: Chris Nash

    New Year's Resolution at The Place

    Friday 8 January 2016

    78 companies take to the stage over 26 nights at The Place for Resolution 2016, starting this weekend . . . Continue Reading

  5. A still from the Big Dance Pledge 2016. Choreography by Akram Khan

    Akram Khan & Nitin Sawhney's Big Dance Pledge

    Wednesday 6 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Join thousands & dance! Tutorial films, a written teaching guide, the music track and other resources are available to download now... Continue Reading

  6. Alessandra Ferri in Martha Clarke’s 'Chéri', Photo: Joan Marcus.

    A year of dance - looking back on 2015

    Monday 4 January 2016 by Graham Watts

    One of the most remarkable trends of 2015 was the preponderance of great performances by, shall we say, dancers of a certain age writes Graham Watts in his big fat review of the year... Continue Reading

  7. Sir Matthew Bourne. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

    Dance in the 2016 New Year's Honours list

    Monday 4 January 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Choreographer Matthew Bourne becomes a Sir, English National Ballet's Tamara Rojo is awarded the CBE, Royal Ballet Associate choreographer Christopher Wheeldon receives an OBE ... Continue Reading

  8.  'Chotto Desh'.

    Akram Khan's Chotto Desh chosen for Newham's Every Child a Theatre Goer scheme

    Wednesday 30 December 2015 by Carmel Smith

    4,500 Year Six children from 67 primary schools in the borough will see the adaptation of Khan's Olivier Award winning 'Desh' at Stratford Circus... Continue Reading

  9. Imperial Ice Stars - 'The Nutcracker on Ice'

    Dancing on Ice

    Wednesday 30 December 2015

    From the Imperial Ice stars Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall to Canadian collective Le Patin Libre’s Vertical at Somerset House. Lyndsey Winship looks at current developments in ice dance.. Continue Reading

  10. Sylvie Guillem in Mats Ek's 'Bye'

    Sylvie Guillem's last dance

    Wednesday 23 December 2015 by Denise Drake

    On 30 December, Sylvie Guillem will dance in public for the last time Continue Reading

  11. Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 21 December 2015Performance 12 December 2015 - 3 January 2016

    Pita’s heady cocktail of folk-tinged dance, commedia dell’arte grotesques, poignant songs and inventive staging is extraordinarily evocative.  

  12. Strictly Come Dancing Final 2015
Photo: Courtesy of BBC

    Strictly with Vikki - The Finale

    Monday 21 December 2015 by Vikki Jane Vile

    Was it a fitting end for a spectacular series? As former boy band star Jay McGuinness is crowned champion, Vikki Jane Vile gives us her considered opinion . . . Continue Reading

  13. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Monday 21 December 2015Performance 16 December 2015 - 10 January 2016

    The stand-out in a strong series of international divertissements is the Spanish dance, with Fernando Bufalá and the physically chalk-and-cheese Adela Ramírez and Crystal Costa all on sizzling form.  

  14. English National Ballet - Shiori Kase as Clara and Cesar Corrales as Nephew in Nutcracker'. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 18 December 2015 — Performance: 16 December 2015 - 10 January 2016

    It seems that we have entered an era where virtuoso dance skills are being valued much more than the fundamentals... Audiences clamour to see huge jumps and fast, centred pirouettes.. but, ballet is about much more... Continue Reading

  15. Arthur Pita's 'The Little Match Girl'. Photo: Phil Conrad

    Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 16 December 2015 — Performance: 12 December 2015 - 3 January 2016

    An atmospheric environment is captured in the colourful costume and set designs of Yann Seabra & in the charmingly effective musical composition by Frank Moon. Pita squeezes eleven characters from a cast of j… Continue Reading

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