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  1. Michael Hulls' 'LightSpace'. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    News: No Body - Sadler's Wells in light and sound

    Tuesday 7 June 2016

    A photo preview of the immersive installations by lighting designers, composers, choreographers and film makers to be found throughout Sadler's Wells this week... Continue Reading

  2. Salah el Brogy Company (featuring in Ignition Festival 2016). Photo: Jane Hobson

    News: Ignition Dance Festival 2016

    Monday 6 June 2016 by Philippa Newis

    While many dance organisations are moving eastwards, DanceWest's Ignition Festival (2 & 3 July) shows there are still good reasons to seek out new contemporary dance in West London boroughs... Continue Reading

  3. Julie Cunningham (front) - at Resolution 2016, The Place. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    News: Rambert's first Choreography Fellow appointed

    Monday 6 June 2016 by carmel smith

    Julie Cunningham, winner of a National Dance Award in 2014 for her work with the Michael Clark Company, will be the inaugural recipient of the Leverhulme Choreography Fellowship... Continue Reading

  4. Ksenia Ovsyanick in English National Ballet's 'Swan Lake' in round at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    Review: English National Ballet - Swan Lake in the round - Royal Albert Hall

    Graham Watts, Monday 6 June 2016 — Performance: 1 - 12 June 2016

    Derek Deane’s arena production is a showy ballet. It may not be for the purists but it is a stunning and rewarding spectacle... Continue Reading

  5. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — 'Betroffenheit' - Sadler's Wells, 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Kent, Friday 3 June 2016 — Performance: 31 May & 1 June 2016

    'Betroffenheit' is German for the numbness and inertia triggered by severe shock and the work explores the emotional desert occupied by those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder... Continue Reading

  6. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 1 June 2016Performance 31 May & 1 June 2016

    With echoes of early David Lynch movies, Edvard Munch and even a touch of Hieronymous Bosch in the agonised groupings, this raises dance-theatre to an entirely new level. Not so much an entertainment as an exorcism. 

  7. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 1 June 2016Performance 31 May & 1 June 2016

    … a two-hour piece of dance theatre, which addresses the experience of human suffering with raw and heroic brilliance. 

  8. Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 1 June 2016Performance 31 May & 1 June 2016

    This is a piece full of brains, craft and atmosphere.  

  9. Fearghus Ó Conchúir. Photo: Ste Murray

    Interview: Fearghus Ó Conchúir - on The Casement Project

    Wednesday 1 June 2016 by carmel smith

    Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme marking the centenary of the First World War, an ambitious project is inspired by the British peer, Irish nationalist & international humanitarian Roger Casement... Continue Reading

  10. Gaby Agis & Eeva Marie Mutka in 'Close Streams' (with installation by Richard Long). Photo: Carlos Dominguez, courtesy Turner Contemporary.

    Review: Gaby Agis - Close Streams - Turner Contemporary, Margate

    Josephine Leask, Wednesday 1 June 2016 — Performance: 21 May 2016

    Josephine Leask travels to Margate to review Agis' work created in 1983, reset for the exhibition 'Seeing Round Corners'... Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet - Matthew Ball, Calvin Richardson & Edward Watson in Wayne McGregor's 'Obsidian Tear'. ©ROH 2016. Photo: Andrej Uspenski

    Review: Royal Ballet - Obsidian Tear | The Invitation | Within the Golden Hour - Royal Opera House

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 30 May 2016 — Performance: 28 May - 11 June 2016

    Wayne McGregor’s new piece, 'Obsidian Tear', is the first Royal Ballet piece to have been created on an all-male cast... It’s a curious piece, flitting between robust maleness, cool androgyn… Continue Reading

  12. Philippe Blanchard. Photo: Ralf Emmerich.

    Review: Philippe Blanchard - There are no such things as silly things - The Place

    Sarah Kent, Friday 27 May 2016 — Performance: 25 May 2016

    Lengths of paper are taped to two of the walls while a screen covers the third. Centre stage is a trolley bearing a video camera and projector while two tea chests, a gorilla suit and a red puffer jacket complete… Continue Reading

  13. Wild Card - dotdotdot dance. Photo: Carole Edrich

    Review: Wild Card - dotdotdot dance - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Josephine Leask, Friday 27 May 2016 — Performance: 26 & 27 May 2016

    dotdotdot’s interrogations are intelligent, refreshing and compelling to watch - the dancers thrill through their obvious love and understanding of this form. Continue Reading

  14. 'Jekyll & Hyde' -  Daniel Collins (Dr Jekyll) & Rachel Muldoon (Dahlia) - The Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan

    Review: The McOnie Company - Jekyll & Hyde - Old Vic

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 27 May 2016 — Performance: 24 - 28 May 2016

    As the deadly dance between Jekyll and Hyde gets more intense, Collins and Hodges’s strobe-lit tussles really convey the fight for sanity... Continue Reading

  15. Transitions Dance Company 2016. Photo: James Keates

    Review: Transitions Dance Company - Laban Theatre

    Alice Westoby, Thursday 26 May 2016 — Performance: 25 - 27 May 2016

    Transitions opened their home run at Laban Theatre last night with an admirably diverse triple bill of work from Ederson Rodrigues Xavier, Theo Clinkard & Dog Kennel Hill Project... Continue Reading

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