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  1. Lyn Wallis. Photo: David Tett

    News: Lynn Wallis, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance, to step down

    Monday 3 October 2016

    Lynn Wallis OBE will be stepping down from her role as Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance at the end of 2016. For 22 years, Lynn has been the custodian of the RAD’s artistic integrity and cred… Continue Reading

  2. Avant Garde Dance Company 'Fagin's Twist'. Photo: Rachel Cherry

    Review: Avant Garde Dance - Fagin's Twist - The Place

    Graham Watts, Sunday 2 October 2016 — Performance: 28 September - 15 October 2016

    Tony Adigun has created a thoughtful and invigorating new take on 'Oliver Twist' in contemporary dance theatre that remains compelling viewing throughout... it has to be a contender for best new dance … Continue Reading

  3. The Royal Ballet 'La Fille Mal Gardee'. Vadim Muntagirov as Colas & Laura Morera as Lise ©ROH, 2015, photo: Tristam Kenton

    Review: Royal Ballet - La Fille Mal Gardée - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 30 September 2016 — Performance: 30 September - 22 October 2016

    This ballet’s feel-good factor is inbuilt through Osbert Lancaster’s wonderfully colourful and highly-stylised cartoon-book designs and in Jack Lanchbery’s vivid, summer-fuelled arrangement of … Continue Reading

  4. Akram Khan in rehearsals at ENB. Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez

    News: Akram Khan on the making of his Giselle

    Wednesday 28 September 2016 by carmel smith

    A round up of interviews with Akram Khan, a video preview & reviews as English National Ballet's new production opens in Manchester... Continue Reading

  5. News: Russell Maliphant Company launches new education programme

    Tuesday 27 September 2016 by carmel smith

    Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant has launched a new Education Programme. It offers venues, youth companies, schools (from Key Stage 4 upwards), colleges and universities the chance to a… Continue Reading

  6. Uchenna Dance 'The Headwrap Diaries'. Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

    Review: Uchenna Dance - The Headwrap Diaries - The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 26 September 2016 — Performance: 19 & 20 September 2016

    The best parts of the show are undoubtedly the pure dance sections, which are beautifully rehearsed and performed with infectious energy. Shanelle Clemenson is a notably fierce performer, waacking with fearsome s… Continue Reading

  7. L-E-V - OCD Love - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings , Observer , Monday 26 September 2016Performance 25 September

    Watching OCD Love, it’s striking how perfectly music and choreography can reflect the obsessive-compulsive state. Hilborn’s poem describes a life punctuated and hyperextended by ritual: “At night, she’d lay in bed and watch me turn all the lights o… 

  8. Cirque Eloize - iD - The Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 4Matt Breen, Tim Out , Monday 26 September 2016Performance 25 September

    Jeannot Painchaud’s company have taken its usual theatrics and re-envisioned them for a kind of street dance-influenced, hip hop-inspired, cyberpunk city of the future.  

  9. 'Home Turf' participants.  Photo: Tony Nandi

    Review: Home Turf - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Monday 26 September 2016 — Performance: 24 September 2016

    Choreographers draw on the team work of football, the partnering, fancy footwork & rigorous training. Solos and duets bring moments of suspense and intensity, ensemble sections are comical & endearing... Continue Reading

  10. Jamaal Burkmar's '16 Bars'. Photo: Danilo Moroni

    Review: Jamaal Burkmar - New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase - Platform Theatre

    Katie Colombus, Friday 23 September 2016 — Performance: 21 - 24 September 2016

    As his style is refined and his structure honed, he will further develop his creative process, already so full of pace, poise and promise.... Continue Reading

  11. Akademi - Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance - Rich Mix

    Press Review 4 Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 21 September 2016Performance 9 September 2016

    Asifa Lahore, Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen, is as dazzling as she is outrageous, tripping on to the stage in a burqa before delivering a smouldering song medley in a cocktail frock (“Make me cook, make me clean, Asian men are so mean…) 

  12. Photo: Jevan Chowdhury, Moving Cities London.

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    Wednesday 21 September 2016 by carmel smith

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  13. L-E-V 'OCD Love'. Photo: Regina Brocke

    Review: L-E-V - OCD Love - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Tuesday 20 September 2016 — Performance: 19 & 20 September 2016

    Overall the aesthetic - a complex mixture of languorous stretches, balletic footwork athletic balances, grotesque gesticulations, staccato jumps and grimaces - is rivetingly decadent. Continue Reading

  14. SCARABEUS AERIAL THEATRE - Antonio Harris in 'Depths of my Mind'.  Photo: Mark Morreau

    Feature: Scientific fact meets fictional friction

    Sunday 18 September 2016 by Donald Hutera

    "The teenage brain is full of synaptic connections.. & their hearts and minds full of mood swings. Aerial work expresses this very well" Donald Hutera reports on a new show from Scarabeus Aerial Theatre... Continue Reading

  15. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 14 September 2016Performance 6, 8, 14 & 17 September 2016

    Across four programmes in this London season they perform 10 different works, touching on ritual and lamentation, spirituality, celebration and infectious grooves 

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