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  1. News: Your weekly London dance guide

    Saturday 10 June 2017

    From Foxtrots to films we've got your week in dance wrapped-up.  Continue Reading

  2. Obibini - Carole Edrich

    News: Obibini: A no-spoilers photo review

    Friday 9 June 2017

    A no-spoilers review of Obibini, an immersive dance theatre production created by Spoken Movement at Redbridge Drama Centre Continue Reading

  3. Kintsugi - James Keates

    Review: Transitions Dance Company - Triple Bill - Laban Theatre

    Rachel Nouchi, Tuesday 6 June 2017 — Performance: 30 May - 02 June

    The evening opened with a simple, but effective piece based on highly original material from choreographer, Charles Linehan, whereby he employed film footage from drones using the dancers as subjects to create ch… Continue Reading

  4. Zenaida Yanowsky as Marguerite in Marguerite and Armand © Tristram Kenton/ROH 2011

    Review: Royal Ballet - The Dream | Symphonic Variations | Marguerite and Armand

    Rachel Nouchi, Tuesday 6 June 2017 — Performance: 07 - 10 June

    The evening rolls out three one-act ballets of such diversity, it only highlights the choreographer's immense imagination and far reaching ability to distill the human experience through movement, whether th… Continue Reading

  5. Review: Frauke Requardt – Mothers – The Place

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 2 June 2017 — Performance: May 31 -June 1 2017

    Reviewed Wednesday 31 May Motherhood is the subject of this latest work from the British-based German choreographer Frauke Requardt. There’s nothing cosy and comforting here, though: created with her fellow pe… Continue Reading

  6. Nothing but Time - James Keates

    News: Charles Linehan 'Nothing but Time is starkly atmospheric and choreographically playful; it was fun to make.'

    Thursday 1 June 2017

    In this piece I feature a single and powerful directional light that casts shadows much in the way that I filmed footage for the Shadow Drone Project in the late afternoon sunlight.  Continue Reading

  7. News: Compass Live - Meet the Chair

    Tuesday 30 May 2017

    Finding resources to make an idea come reality in the arts is a key part of the work, and commissioning helps start new projects with substantial funds. And it creates a bond between the commissioner and the arti… Continue Reading

  8. News: Your weekly London dance guide

    Friday 26 May 2017

    We've got your week in dance sorted Continue Reading

  9. Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta performing the Esmeralda pas de deux (c) Laurent Liotardo

    Review: English National Ballet - Emerging Dancer - Sadler's Wells

    Naomi Cockshutt, Friday 26 May 2017 — Performance: 25 May 2017

    Accompanied by English National Ballet Philharmonic and conducted by Gavin Sutherland, the rivals each perform a classical pas de deux as well as a contemporary solo.  Continue Reading

  10. Image by Taisuke Tsurui

    Review: Darren Johnston - Zero Point - Barbican

    Samantha Whitaker, Friday 26 May 2017 — Performance: 25 - 27 May 2017

    The dancers are all exceptional. Their tight, sinewy bodies are perfectly aligned and move with exquisite grace and control through the tough, slow-moving sequences.  Continue Reading

  11. Review: Jakop Ahlbom Company - Horror - The Peacock

    Rhiannon Brace, Thursday 25 May 2017 — Performance: 23 May - 10 June 2017

    If you love the theatre then, whether or not you enjoy the content of the show, you will appreciate Horror’s set design, use of props and talented performers. From the moment the show begins, it's tric… Continue Reading

  12. Review: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Milonga - Sadler's Wells

    VIKKI JANE VILE, Thursday 25 May 2017 — Performance: 22-24 May 2017

    The marriage of tango with contemporary is not an entirely happy one, tango fans will feel the contemporary additions sit uncomfortably and vice versa. However, with spirited live music and atmospheric touches ev… Continue Reading

  13. News: Compass Live - Meet Charlotte Spencer

    Thursday 25 May 2017

    I’m working with six performers and two sound artists and we’re designing the piece for up to 80 audience members to do together. It’s kind of like choreographing for 80 performers who you&rsquo… Continue Reading

  14. Laura Dannequin

    News: Compass Live - Meet Laura Dannequin

    Tuesday 23 May 2017

    I first studied theatre and then landed into dance through a series of chance encounters really, getting inspired and finding ways to stay curious along the way.  Continue Reading

  15. Review: Boris Charmatz - Musée de la danse — danse de nuit

    Josephine Leask, Monday 22 May 2017 — Performance: 17 - 20 May

    Charmatz succeeds in producing a harsh and questioning work which responds to the violence and uncertainty of the current cultural climate. However, while it fascinates, it also alienates.  Continue Reading

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