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  1. News: THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL PRESENTS ITS SPECIAL COLLECTIONS CURATED ONLINE

    Monday 13 February 2017

    This Ballet History Timeline is not only a fantastic interactive reference, it also an inspiring, free educational resource for students of dance studies. Any direct quotes from authors have been referenced in th… Continue Reading

  2. Review: ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble – From home with love – Lilian Baylis Studio

    Siobhan Murphy, Saturday 11 February 2017 — Performance: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February

    There is a recognisable muscular collision of bodies here: the dancers’ arcing limbs pass over and around each other; sequences of complicated holds unfurl across the stage; they use each other’s axis… Continue Reading

  3. Photo: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/1929/Theatre/We-Raise-Our-Hands-In-The-Sanctuary

    Review: We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary - Albany

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 9 February 2017 — Performance: 31 January - 11 February

    We Raise Out Hands In The Sanctuary celebrates and revitalises an incredible time but while it reminds us about how far the LGBT community has come, it also warns us about the serious threats to its continuity an… Continue Reading

  4. Chase Johnsey, far right, in Paquita by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Peacock theatre, London, in 2015. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

    Chase Johnsey's unlikely success is a bold and beautiful victory for ballet

    Press Review The awards were given for dance events that were shown in the UK between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016Judith Mackrell, , Wednesday 8 February 2017Performance

    Classical ballet is notoriously an art form that imposes exacting standards of perfection on its dancers. But while it is the women who are presented as the principal victims of those standards – with some battling dangerously to maintain a low weight and lean physi… 

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Photo: Justin Piperger

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Lizzi Kew Ross

    Tuesday 7 February 2017

    Do you have a piece of advice that has always stuck with you and who was it said by?Almost everything that Jane Dudley, ex -Graham dancer and teacher at The Place said during my time there: “What are you sa… Continue Reading

  6. Photo: www.shamitaray.webs.com

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Shamita Ray

    Tuesday 7 February 2017

    What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring dancer?Enjoy it! It won’t last forever.  Continue Reading

  7. Review: Sampled - Sadler's wells

    Josephine Leask , Monday 6 February 2017 — Performance: 3 & 4 February

    ...dynamic, interactive exhibition centre and presents not only a cross-section of choreographic gems, but also workshops, demonstrations, live- DJ’ing and Beatboxing...refreshing is that each sample offer… Continue Reading

  8. Congratulations to this year's winners
Photo: NDA2016

    News: Winners of the 17th National Dance Awards

    Monday 6 February 2017

    The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th National Dance Awards Continue Reading

  9. The cast of Trisha Brown's 'Set and Reset' performing in Tate Modern's The Tank

    Set and Reset - Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg and composer Laurie Anderson

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson , The Independent, Monday 6 February 2017Performance

    Robert Rauschenberg, whose work embraced pop art, abstract impressionism and dance (both as a performer and as a designer)...Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset is a glowing celebration of art as collaboration, as layered and lovely as the Robert Rauschenberg collages on i… 

  10. Review: German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi - Tango Fire - Peacock Theatre

    Vikki Jane Broad, Wednesday 1 February 2017 — Performance:

    Tango Fire is undoubtedly a an enticing and sizzling display filled with a blur of fast footwork from end to end with every couple bringing a different dynamic to the stage. Cornejo’s fans were certainly ve… Continue Reading

  11. Photo: www.BoysBalletLondon.com

    News: Wayne Sleep OBE is new Ambassador for the London Boys Ballet School

    Monday 30 January 2017

    “We are all very excited and truly honoured that Wayne Sleep is supporting our school as Ambassador. With our continually expanding team and upcoming teacher appointments, we look forward to many future ac… Continue Reading

  12. English National Ballet - Giselle - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4, Evening Standard, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    A traditional production with a beautiful central performance. the story of a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart when betrayed by her nobleman lover (don't worry, it all comes back to haunt him), but whatever the age, Giselle can be a ballet of great power, espe… 

  13. Wayne McGregor - Woolf Works - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Jane Shilling, The Telegraph, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    McGregor’s choreography plangently suggests the fleeting passage of life and light, until the final, inexorable darkness that ends a work whose subtle play of intellect and emotion make it, not merely a beautiful exercise in narrative metamorphosis, but a meditation… 

  14. Royal Ballet - Les Enfants Terribles – Barbican

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    Moreover, Glass’s unusually spiky score – for just three pianos – is less immersive than you might hope...De Frutos’s enjoyably impish dash of Last Supper imagery in the latter stages. But it all ultimately feels remote: an intriguing and mildy out… 

  15. Dewey Dell - Marzo - The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review 2, The Observer , Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    The piece is dreamily surreal. Teodora Castellucci’s choreography has a simplistic, counter-gravitational quality to it that melds seamlessly with Demetrio Castellucci’s crunching electronic score (Teodora and Demetrio are brother and sister; a third sibling, … 

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