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  1. Aracaladanza 'Clouds'

    Review: Clouds - Arcaladanza - Southbank

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Wednesday 30 July 2014— Performance: 26 - 30 July 2014

    Rolling tables and cast members dancing with their shadows, comical bobbing heads on springs above oversized overcoats and a dance in which everyone wore scuba diving flippers, and of course fluffy clouds with le… Continue Reading

  2. English National Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 28 July 2014Performance 23 - 27 July 2014

    Coppélia is a frivolous show; it’s interesting as an example of 19th-century ballet but as a piece of theatre it’s inconsequential. This is a well executed production but hardly makes the case for ballet as a relevant, living art. When will someone make a story ball… 

  3. Arthur Pita - Nobody's Baby, The World’s Greatest Show - Paul Hamlyn Hall

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Monday 28 July 2014Performance 26 July 2014

    In this one-off performance at the Paul Hamlyn Hall – the great iron and glass structure where people drink champagne during intervals at the Royal Opera House – the space becomes a tatty dance hall, draped with US flags and ringed with audience seats. 

  4. Arthur Pita - Nobody's Baby, The World’s Greatest Show - Paul Hamlyn Hall

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 28 July 2014Performance 26 July 2014

    There’s so much to love about this piece, except for the fact that its story must not only exhaust the dancers, but the audience too. Pita rightly wants us to feel the special circle of hell in which his dancers are trapped. But at two and a half hours, Nobody̵… 

  5. Mariinsky Ballet -  'Swan Lake'_Uliana Lopatkina. Photo: Mikhail Logvinov

    News: Mariinsky Ballet - London 2014 summer season

    Monday 28 July 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    As one of the world's oldest ballet companies arrives at the ROH, Lyndsey Winship has the low down on who to look out for... and Sarah Crompton talks to Xander Parish, the first British dancer to join the company Continue Reading

  6. News: Beats for Peace across the world

    Friday 25 July 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Dancers in Sydney, London & Glasgow performed Rafael Bonachela's choreography simultaneously on Saturday 12 July at midnight BST, in the Big Commonwealth Dance. Watch a video.. Continue Reading

  7. Swing Patrol, 2011

    News: Swing Patrol success in the Dragons' Den

    Friday 25 July 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Dragon Deborah Meaden, a dance enthusiast since her stint on Strictly, has invested £65k in an already highly successful London based swing dance group.. Continue Reading

  8. Wendy Whelan 'Restless Creature'. Photo: Christopher Duggan

    Review: Wendy Whelan - Restless Creature - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Graham Watts, Friday 25 July 2014— Performance: 22 - 24 July 2014

    Unquestionably one of the greatest ballet dancers ever to emerge from the USA, now aged 47, Wendy Whelan is still dancing and at the very peak of her form, albeit now exploring new territories in contemporary dance... Continue Reading

  9. BalletBoyz Michael Nunn (left), William Trevitt (right), with composer Keaton Hensonm at their Kingston Studios. Photo: Sophie Harris-Taylor

    Feature: Billy Trevitt - on Balletboyz at the Roundhouse

    Friday 25 July 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Next week brings the last chance to see the award winning 'Fallen/Serpent' double bill, with an excerpt of a new work in collaboration with composer Keaton Henson & live music from the BBC Concert Orchestra Continue Reading

  10. Wendy Whelan - Restless Creature - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 24 July 2014Performance 22 - 24 July 2014

    It is an established pattern for ballet dancers nearing the end of their classical careers to look towards contemporary dance choreography. That makes it sound like a way of winding down, but it is by no means an easy step to take, as Wendy Whelan’s four-part progr… 

  11. Wendy Whelan - Restless Creature - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 24 July 2014Performance 22 - 24 July 2014

    Both pieces feel exploratory rather than fully formed and I admired them more than I liked them. But I love watching Whelan and this evening.. is a chance to see the beginning of a new stage in the life of one of those dancers who has made an individual mark on her art. … 

  12. English National Ballet's 'Coppélia'. Jung ah Choi - Coppelia Doll & Swanilda - Shiori Kase. Photo: John Ross

    Review: English National Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 24 July 2014— Performance: 23 - 27 July 2014

    Shiori Kase is not naturally a showy dancer but radiates confidence & assuredness, possessing a command of technique that melts each pose into the premium positions of beautiful understated lines.. Continue Reading

  13. Carlos Acosta - Cubanía - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 23 July 2014Performance 21 - 23 July 2014

    There’s plenty of decent dancing on stage, but as a format it doesn’t work. The first half is frankly a bit boring: mostly pedestrian choreography, only redeemed by the Royal Ballet’s eloquent dancer, Zenaida Yanowsky. 

  14. Carlos Acosta - Cubanía - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Wednesday 23 July 2014Performance 21 - 23 July 2014

    The three-night, sold-out show at the Royal Opera House is a mixed programme and ultimately a mixed bag, though no less thrilling for its sharp attention to control and technique.  

  15. Carlos Acosta - Cubanía - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 23 July 2014Performance 21 - 23 July 2014

    Cubanía, an evening by ballet star Carlos Acosta, has fine dancers and thin choreography, covering the gaps with plenty of energy. 

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