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  1. Laura Dannequin 'Secret Slowness of Movement' Photo:Paul Blakemore

    Review: Laura Dannequin – The Secret Slowness of Movement - part of Dance Umbrella

    Josephine Leask, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 14 & 15 October 2016

    Camden High Street on a Friday afternoon: a crowded, frenetic scene. What bliss, therefore to slip into DRAF, a gallery situated in a quiet mews off the bustling high street. DRAF is an art space and for Laura Da… Continue Reading

  2. 'The Legend of the White Snake'
Photo: China National Peking Opera Company

    Review: China National Peking Opera Company - The General and the Prime Minister & The Legend of the White Snake

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 13 - 15 October 2016

    Although there were some vigorous acrobatics in the climactic battle scene, what was most notable here was how the actors’ precisely structured movements were so clearly led by the music, with every head-ti… Continue Reading

  3. Rambert studio. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: Rambert Revealed 2016

    Saturday 15 October 2016 by carmel smith

    There's still time to drop in on Rambert's South Bank home for a tour, talk, workshop or performance - and check in to a live stream of events all day on Tuesday (18 October) Continue Reading

  4. Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Tempest'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet - Shakespeare Triple Bill & The Tempest - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 14 October 2016 — Performance: 11 - 15 October 2016

    The Bard has been liberally celebrated across the world in this year that marks the 400th anniversary of his death and Birmingham Royal Ballet – perhaps mindful of their closer proximity to Stratford-upon-A… Continue Reading

  5. Dimitris Papaioannou's 'Primal Matter'.  Photo: Nikos Nikolopoulos

    Review: Dimitris Papaioannou – Primal Matter - Old Truman Brewery - part of Dance Umbrella

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 14 October 2016 — Performance: 12 - 14 October 2016

    Watching this is a bit like spying on Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory and finding it has been taken over by Jacques Tati...often playful, sometimes poignant, occasionally disturbing. Continue Reading

  6. Melanie Clark

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Melanie Clark

    Friday 14 October 2016

    Melanie teaches contemporary and ballet at City Academy. "When people leave the class feeling better than when they came in – that’s what makes it worth it!" Continue Reading

  7. Jerome Bel - Gala. Photo: Josefina Tommasi

    Review: Jérôme Bel - Gala - Bernie Grant Arts Centre & touring - part of Dance Umbrella

    Rachel Elderkin, Thursday 13 October 2016 — Performance: 10 & 11 October 2016

    "If you get the chance, go and experience it - for the pure enjoyment" - catch this Dance Umbrella show at Tate Tanks (Sat) and Sadler's Wells (next Tue & Wed) Continue Reading

  8. James Keegan and Michael Flatley dancers.
Photo: Brian Doherty

    News: Michael Flatley opens new Dance Academy in London

    Wednesday 12 October 2016 by Jobeda Khanum

    Classes are taking place in Barking, Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, Islington, Kew, Morden, Staines, Wandsworth, Wimbleon and Woking - for all ages and abilities. A new term will start in January, but it is also … Continue Reading

  9. Arch 8 Dancers - 'Tetris' Dance Umbrella 2016. Photo: Anna Van Kooij

    Review: Arch 8 Dancers - Tetris - part of Dance Umbrella 2016

    Katherine Colombus , Wednesday 12 October 2016 — Performance: 8 - 22 October 2016

    Using Tetris as the starting point for a piece of contemporary dance seems like a simple idea. A series of blocks falling, reacting to space and locking into interconnecting shapes, stacks and patterns makes for … Continue Reading

  10. Michael Clark Company, to a simple, rock ’n’ roll . . . song. Patti Smith, 'LAND', Harry Alexander &  Jordan James Bridge. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Michael Clark Company - to a simple rock ’n’ roll… song - Barbican Theatre

    Sanjoy Roy, Tuesday 11 October 2016 — Performance: 6 - 15 October 2016

    You can take the boy out of ballet school, but you can’t take the ballet school out of the boy. At least, not when that boy is Michael Clark... Continue Reading

  11. Compass Commissions. Tara D'Arquian's 'In Situ'. Photo: Chris Nash

    News: Compass Commissions 2016

    Monday 10 October 2016 by carmel smith

    The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership is inviting UK-based dance artists to apply for the fourth year of its flagship commissioning scheme. The deadline is 21 October... Continue Reading

  12. Michael Clark Company - to a simple, rock ’n’ roll . . . song - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Monday 10 October 2016Performance 6 - 15 October 2016

    "Michael Clark has perhaps the most useful attribute that any artist of any kind can have: he is incapable of being boring, fundamental to which is that he is the most ruthless self-editor...Clark himself making a typically witty cameo, the ghost of Cunningham also r… 

  13. Michael Clark Company - to a simple, rock ’n’ roll . . . song - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, Monday 10 October 2016Performance 6 - 15 October 2016

    "But as a choreographer he’s always been a perfectionist, and even at his most superficially deviant it’s always been the small details – the quixotic angling of the head, the strict placing of the feet, the contrapuntal torsion through the body &nd… 

  14. Michael Clark Company - to a simple, rock ’n’ roll . . . song - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, The Independent, Monday 10 October 2016Performance 6 - 15 October 2016

    Michael Clark, who made his name with post-punk excess, has matured into stark, strange rigour. His new work, to a simple rock’n’roll… song is a dance of otherworldly precision, flowering into moments of warmth – particularly in its tribute to Dav… 

  15. CCN - Ballet de Lorraine – 'Unknown Pleasures'. Dance Umbrella 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: CCN - Ballet de Lorraine – Unknown Pleasures - Sadler's Wells - part of Dance Umbrella 2016

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 10 October 2016 — Performance: 7 & 8 October 2016

    Does it matter who created them? I’d have got more out of individual pieces if I’d known the authorial voice. But the anonymity doesn’t detract & the Ballet de Lorraine dancers show immense … Continue Reading

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