1. Sara Matthews. Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    News: Trinity Laban appoints new Dean of Dance

    Friday 28 October 2016 by carmel smith

    Previously the Director of Central School of Ballet, Sara Matthews joins the South East London based conservatoire in January... Continue Reading

  2. Photo: Victor Fung Dance Company

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Victor Fung

    Friday 28 October 2016

    An independent dance artist based in Hong Kong and London, Victor teaches a release based contemporary class, level one, at The Place on Friday evenings -drop in available... Continue Reading

  3. Review: Flexer & Sandiland - Disappearing Acts - The Place

    Josephine Leask , Friday 28 October 2016 — Performance: 27 - 29 October

    What’s so engaging about Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland’s Disappearing Acts is that through text, lighting, sound and movement, it investigates some of the blind spots in our lives: the unasked questio… Continue Reading

  4. Actress Lesley Joseph, with partner Anton du Beke, leaves Strictly Come Dancing, 23 October 2016. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    Feature: So far, so Strictly

    Thursday 27 October 2016 by Vikki Jane Vile

    Vikki Jane Vile updates us with views and news from the UK's favourite ballroom, mid way through the season.... Continue Reading

  5. The Royal Ballet - Natalia Osipova as Anna Anderson in 'Anastasia'. Photo: Tristram Kenton, courtesy ROH, 2016

    Review: The Royal Ballet - Anastasia - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 27 October 2016 — Performance: 26 October - 12 November 2016

    A lesser known work by a great choreographer, Kenneth MacMillan - and with Natalia Osipova the first Russian to dance in the title role... Continue Reading

  6. Jasmin Vardimon Company - Pinocchio - Sadler’s Wells

    Press Review Emily May, A Younger Theatre , Wednesday 26 October 2016Performance 24 & 25 October 2016

    It’s elaborate, magical, and at times confusing, but Vardimon’s Pinocchio delivers moments of charm and imagination. Although at times the movement can appear simplistic and repetitive, the overall visual appeal and emotional intensity of Pinocchio makes it an… 

  7. Jasmin Vardimon Company 'Pinocchio'. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Review: Jasmin Vardimon Company - Pinocchio - Sadler’s Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 26 October 2016 — Performance: 24 & 25 October 2016

    Vardimon’s choreography is voraciously imaginative, especially in the descriptive terms of establishing character, such as in the oily, slithering entrance of the Fox and the Cat & the arresting imagery… Continue Reading

  8. Soft Machine - Rianto. Photo: Law Kian Yan

    Review: Choy Ka Fai – Soft Machine: Rianto | Yuya – Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 26 October 2016 — Performance: 21 & 22 October 2016

    Berlin-based Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai has posed a number of interesting questions with this project, which looks with a fresh, inquisitive perspective at the shape of contemporary dance across Asia... Continue Reading

  9. Acosta Danza. Photo: Andrew Lang

    News: Carlos Acosta's new company to tour the UK next year after opening at Sadler's Wells

    Monday 24 October 2016 by carmel smith

    Acosta Danza, based in Havana, Cuba, will become a Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company - alongside Rosas and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Continue Reading

  10. Set and Reset_Reset, a restaging project by Trisha Brown Company and Candoco Dance Company
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Candoco Dance Company - Beheld/ Set and Reset/Reset - Sadler’s Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 24 October 2016 — Performance: 21 & 22 October 2016

    It is amazing how quickly one forgets that Candoco is an inclusive company. The ebb and flow of movement, so crisply and fluidly achieved, is beautiful to watch; and the fact that it is being delivered by a grou… Continue Reading

  11. Quarantine - 'Wall Flower'. Photo Simon Banham

    Review: Quarantine - Wallflower - Battersea Arts Centre - part of Dance Umbrella

    Sarah Kent, Monday 24 October 2016 — Performance: 20 - 22 October 2016

    Wallflower is not a performance so much as an invitation to contemplate the important role played by music and dance in our lives...It's an invitation to remember all the floors you have spun across... Continue Reading

  12. Hakeem Onibudo

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Hakeem Onibudo

    Monday 24 October 2016

    Hakeem has been teaching his Xpress Yo'Self street dance classes at Danceworks for over 20 years. Participants learn fresh routines dancing to an eclectic mix of music. Whatever the level of class, he alway… Continue Reading

  13. Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - 'Inter_rupted'. Photo : Foteini Christofilopoulou

    Review: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - Inter_rupted - Barbican Theatre - part of Dance Umbrella 2016

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 24 October 2016 — Performance: 20 - 22 October 2016

    The moments of more purely kathak movement are the most interesting: that intricate foot stamping (at one point replaced by the crouched dancers slapping their hands against the floor), the liquid arms and articu… Continue Reading

  14. Hege Haagenrud  'Use My Body While It's Still Young' Photo Ellen Lande Gossner

    Review: Hege Haagenrud – Use My Body While It’s Still Young – The Place

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 21 October 2016 — Performance: 19 & 20 October 2016

    The dancers gathered here are an extraordinary resource, with decades of experience at the highest levels – but they don’t get much opportunity to extend themselves... Continue Reading

  15. Burn the Floor - Fire in the Ballroom, 2016.

    Review: Burn the Floor - Fire in the Ballroom - The Peacock

    Graham Watts, Friday 21 October 2016 — Performance: 18 October - 5 November 2016

    The sizzling hot element of Burn the Floor is this extraordinary dance ensemble. Their versatility, both as individuals and in their couples, is extraordinary... Continue Reading


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