1. Australian Ballet - 'Swan Lake' - Dimity Azoury, Adam Bull & Amber Scott. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Australian Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 15 July 2016 — Performance: 13 - 16 July 2016

    Murphy’s lore of the lake is not so much a refurbishment of the traditional story and its iconic classical, Imperial Russian choreography; more a complete brick-by-brick deconstruction... Continue Reading

  2. Paco Peña 'Patrias'. Photo: Andy Phillipson

    Review: Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 14 July 2016 — Performance: 12 - 16 July 2016

    This is a serious & beguiling work, uplifted by all the flamenco arts ( guitar, song, dance, percussion) but also through pacey theatrical direction from Peña’s long-term artistic consultant, Jude Kelly. Continue Reading

  3. Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 12 - 16 July 2016

    After an evocative opening tribute to Lorca with Pena and two solo dancers (Angel Munoz and Mayte Bajo) who emerge like interrogatory ghosts, the remaining show proceeds in fits and starts. 

  4. Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 12 - 16 July 2016

    The performers don’t act, but rather focus our attention on the subtleties of sound and the inflections of Fernando Romero’s choreography. Instead of projecting outwards, they pull us in. It’s utterly captivating. 

  5. Acland Burghley School. Photo courtesy Jack Petchey Foundation

    Review: Step into Dance - Step Live! - Sadler's Wells

    Carole Edrich, Wednesday 13 July 2016 — Performance: 9 July 2016

    The Step Into Dance programme is now the biggest secondary dance school in the UK and a creditable embodiment of co-founder Sir Jack Petchey's message to the dancers: “If you think you can, you can!” Continue Reading

  6. Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company - Patrias - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 12 - 16 July 2016

    Using text, dance, music, song and film, we hear words from Lorca, Antonio Machado and Pablo Neruda, the voice of Franco, snatches of folk song and stories of resistance and self-sacrifice.  

  7. Hofesh Shechter - Babarians - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Anna Winter, Exeunt Magazine, Wednesday 13 July 2016Performance 6 - 8 July 2016

    Their physical language is recognisably Shechterian: low, loose-hipped simian loping in huddled formations, arms swinging and punching the air, fragments of folk-dance and solitary convulsions. 

  8. Latitude 2014. Photo: Lise Smith

    Feature: Heading to Latitude this weekend?

    Monday 11 July 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin has the low down on what to see & where to dance at the Henham Park, Suffolk festival, from Thursday evening... Continue Reading

  9. Ignition Dance Festival - Salah El Brogy. Photo: Gigi Giannella Photography

    Review: Ignition Dance Festival - Rose Theatre, Kingston

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 July 2016 — Performance: 2 July 2016

    An enticing roster of exciting choreographers (both emerging and emerged) in the world of contemporary dance made Graham Watts' long journey from North to West London well worth the time and effort....  Continue Reading

  10. Symphony to a Lost Generation - Lloyds Banking Hall

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 8 - 11 July 2016

    Part silent film, part early video game, there’s a naivety about the visuals that undermines efforts at profundity. The strongest scenes are solos for Osipova and Ivanilova where we focus, simply, on a single performer. 

  11. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker - Work/Travail/Arbei - Tate Modern

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 8 - 10 July 2016

    It is a profoundly musical event, its choreography built on ideas of sonority, harmonics and composition. The Tate, dominated by the image, becomes transfused with the formalities, sensualities and detailed logics of music and dance. 

  12. Hofesh Shechter - Babarians - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 July 2016Performance 6 - 8 July 2016

    On-off searchlights, deafening electronica intercut with snatches of 18th-century baroque music, and chopped-up sections of folksy choreography executed by six dancers. 

  13. Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2016, London. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Akram Khan's Big Dance 2016 - Trafalgar Square

    Josephine Leask, Wednesday 6 July 2016 — Performance: 2 July 2016

    Akram Khan’s Big Dance Opener was a celebration of ‘bringing people together’ and at a time when the UK is divided and in political chaos, when uncertainty and anxiety reigns, there was somethin… Continue Reading

  14. Natalia Osipova - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Russell Maliphant/Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 6 July 2016Performance 29 June - 3 July 2016

    She’s exploring similar territory to another ballerina, Sylvie Guillem, not least in Russell Maliphant’s Silent Echo, spinning through the shadows while Polunin shows off his ballet leaps. 

  15. Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe - Meeting - Battersea Arts Centre

    Press Review 3Tim Bano, The Stage, Wednesday 6 July 2016Performance 28 June - 2 July 2016

    The performers count out pencil beats in increasingly, impossibly quick succession until the rapid string of numbers sounds like lines of computer code or the digits of pi. It’s mesmerising. 


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