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  1. BalletLORENT - Snow White - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 30 March 2016Performance 25 & 26 March 2016

    With a pre-recorded narration from Lindsay Duncan filleted from Duffy’s seductively witty and surreptitiously subversive text, this is high calibre entertainment. Incorporating very young children in the opening scenes as Snow White’s friends and later as forest animals 

  2. Richard Alston Dance Company - An Italian in Madrid/Burning/Nomadic - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 30 March 2016Performance 29 & 30 March 2016

    Patel is an astounding stage presence – spinning soundlessly across a flood of Scarlatti notes, collecting herself into a resonating stillness. 

  3. BalletLORENT - Snow White - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 30 March 2016Performance 25 & 26 March 2016

    Lorent makes beguiling use of her chorus of children, who tumble across the stage as Snow White’s childhood playmates and as an adorable menagerie of woodland creatures. 

  4. Ballet Black - Triple Bill - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 30 March 2016Performance 18 & 19 March 2016

    The wild card in this triple bill comes from Arthur Pita, a choreographer who does things with ballet you don’t see anywhere else. 

  5. Ballet Black - Triple Bill - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 30 March 2016Performance 18 & 19 March 2016

    Robinson is the staccato dancer par excellence, and Reich’s minimalist composition for glockenspiel and piccolo perfectly sets off her sharply incised line 

  6. Royal Academy of Dance’s new male dance ambassador Iain Mackay with students
Photo: Mark Mainz
Courtesy of The Telegraph

    News: Video games and superheroes turn boys onto ballet

    Wednesday 30 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    The Royal Academy of Dance seems to have solved the problem of persuading boys to take ballet lessons by using superheroes and video game characters as role models. “Instead of classes based on the classic… Continue Reading

  7. The Royal Ballet - Giselle - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 30 March 2016Performance 26 February - 15 April 2016

    Muntagirov and Nuñez are technically thrilling; she, at her finest moments, can combine an absolute mastery of the choreography, with the illusion that she’s dancing it for the first time.  

  8. BalletLORENT 'Snow White', Sadler's Wells, Mar 2016. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    Review: BalletLORENT - Snow White - Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Elderkin, Tuesday 29 March 2016 — Performance: 25 & 26 March 2016

    Although Liv Lorent's 'Snow White' is dance theatre for children it doesn't shy away from the dark side of the Grimm's fairytale on which it is based... Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet School - 'My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty'. Photo: ASH

    Review: English National Ballet & English National Ballet School - My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty - The Peacock

    Claire Cohen, Tuesday 29 March 2016 — Performance: 24 March - 2 April 2016

    The full length of the well loved classical ballet is cleverly condensed by Company Associate Artist choreographer George Williamson to tell the famous fairy tale in just one hour...  Continue Reading

  10. Motionhouse 'Broken' Photo: Katja Ogrin

    Interview: The 4D spectacle of Motionhouse

    Wednesday 23 March 2016 by carmel smith

    Co-Director and Founder of one of the UK's most popular dance companies Kevin Finnan tells about their winning formula as Motionhouse prepare for a short London run... Continue Reading

  11. Vogue photoshoot behind the scenes, Sadler's Wells
Photo: Mike Trow

    News: Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova

    Wednesday 23 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova are stars of the ballet world and a couple in real life. Sarah Crompton discovers the chemistry that binds them at work and play. Polunin arrived at the Royal Ballet School at … Continue Reading

  12. Ballet Black - Triple Bill - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 23 March 2016Performance 18 & 19 March 2016

    But Pita is doing something very distinctive here, using the “phasing” techniques of Reich’s score to accumulate layers of expressive richness.  

  13. Grayson Perry's front cloth for English National Ballet - 'She Said' at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    News: Grayson Perry commissioned by English National Ballet

    Tuesday 22 March 2016 by carmel smith

    In his first work for theatre, the Turner Prize winning artist will design a front cloth for the Company's upcoming 'She Said' programme, which opens at Sadler's Wells next month... Continue Reading

  14. Ballet Black - 'To Begin, Begin'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Ballet Black - Triple Bill - Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 22 March 2016 — Performance: 18 & 19 March 2016

    New works by Christopher Marney and Arthur Pita, alongside a revival of a work by Christopher Hampson show Ballet Black on strong form, in a large venue... Continue Reading

  15. Company of Elders 'Maquette', Photo: Jane Hobson

    Review: Company of Elders - Art of Age - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Monday 21 March 2016 — Performance: 18 & 19 March 2016

    Inventive and upbeat, the whole evening is a positive advertisement for ageing... Continue Reading

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