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  1. English National Ballet - Shiori Kase as Clara and Cesar Corrales as Nephew in Nutcracker'. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    Review: English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 18 December 2015 — Performance: 16 December 2015 - 10 January 2016

    It seems that we have entered an era where virtuoso dance skills are being valued much more than the fundamentals... Audiences clamour to see huge jumps and fast, centred pirouettes.. but, ballet is about much more... Continue Reading

  2. Arthur Pita's 'The Little Match Girl'. Photo: Phil Conrad

    Review: Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 16 December 2015 — Performance: 12 December 2015 - 3 January 2016

    An atmospheric environment is captured in the colourful costume and set designs of Yann Seabra & in the charmingly effective musical composition by Frank Moon. Pita squeezes eleven characters from a cast of j… Continue Reading

  3. Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review Gareth Johnson, Gay Star News, Wednesday 16 December 2015Performance 12 December 2015 - 3 January 2016

    This is masterful storytelling – using a combination of dance, song, and live music. 

  4. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Zoë Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 16 December 2015Performance 1 December 2015 - 24 January 2016

    Matthew Bourne’s production for New Adventures bubbles over with gothic bright ideas, from puppetry to a forest of sleepwalkers. 

  5. Royal Ballet - The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 16 December 2015Performance 8 December 2015 - 14 January 2016

    Hayward’s dancing is reliably superb, her elegant feet and pliant upper body a gorgeous instrument for the colour and sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score.  

  6. Lois Greenfield 'Moving Still'

    News: Gift ideas for dancers and dance lovers...

    Tuesday 15 December 2015 by carmel smith

    Looking for some present buying inspiration? We've got a few ideas for gifts with dance appeal.... Continue Reading

  7. PanicLab - Jordan Lennie in 'Swan Lake II: Dark Waters' Photo: Dinah Mullen

    Review: PanicLab - Swan Lake II: Dark Waters - Chelsea Theatre

    Donald Hutera, Monday 14 December 2015 — Performance: 24 & 25 November 2015

    Part of my semi-resistance to PanicLab’s admittedly original take on the famous tropes of 'Swan Lake' is that its waters aren’t dark enough – not for my taste, anyway. I’m not sa… Continue Reading

  8. Steven Roth

    News: New Executive Director for Scottish Ballet

    Monday 14 December 2015 by Denise Drake

    Steven Roth has been appointed as Scottish Ballet’s Executive Director, to work alongside Chief Executive/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson. Continue Reading

  9. Ashley Shaw as Aurora & Dominic North as Leo in Matthew Bourne's 'Sleeping Beauty'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 14 December 2015 — Performance: 1 December 2015 - 24 January 2016

    Perhaps the most memorable icon of the Bourne Beauty is the decision to represent the baby Aurora as a wild child through the form of engaging puppetry, entertainingly achieved through a mix of technical wizardry… Continue Reading

  10. Carlos Acosta - A Classical Selection - London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Monday 14 December 2015Performance 8 - 13 December 2015

    His Agon is a balance between sharp lines and full-bodied movement, musically phrased. 

  11. Carlos Acosta - A Classical Selection - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 14 December 2015Performance 8 - 13 December 2015

    The Agon pas de deux, which he dances with Zenaida Yanowsky, is dispatched with chivalrous precision, and he and Marianela Nuñez have fizzing, high-wire fun with Diana and Actaeon. 

  12. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, The Arts Desk, Friday 11 December 2015Performance 1 December 2015 - 24 January 2016

    This Sleeping Beauty has style and incident in spades, but for all its brash energy, it struggles to connect on an emotional level. 

  13. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 11 December 2015Performance 1 December 2015 - 24 January 2016

    …an exhilarating, entertaining production – and one clearly destined to become a classic of the genre Bourne has made his own. 

  14. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 11 December 2015Performance 1 December 2015 - 24 January 2016

    Conceptually audacious but entirely logical it is a fully realised reimagining; packed with witty asides and details, great ensembles and a fistful of solos, it offers a rich display of Bourne’s choreographic and theatrical invention. 

  15. News: Royal Ballet leavers

    Thursday 10 December 2015 by carmel smith

    First Soloist Ricardo Cervera and Principal Roberta Marquez are both leaving the Company in December... Continue Reading

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