May 2015

  1. Melissa Hamilton - Rubies 
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet's Melissa Hamilton to join Semperoper Ballett in Dresden

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    The First Soloist will have leave of absence from The Royal Ballet for the 2015/2016 season. Continue Reading

  2. The Ruggeds

    Breakin' Convention 2015 - Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Tuesday 5 May 2015 — Performance: 2 - 4 May 2015

    Sadler’s Wells’ annual metamorphosis for its celebration of hip hop dance theatre is always an invigorating experience, with its eclectic, overwhelmingly young crowds and impressively varied, multicul… Continue Reading

  3. Vidya Patel, winner of the South Asian Final. Photo: courtesy BBC

    BBC Young Dancer - the competition so far

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Three finalists have been confirmed so far for this Saturday’s Grand Final of the first BBC Young Dancer competition – taking place at Sadler’s Wells in London and broadcast live on BBC2. Vidy… Continue Reading

  4. Matthew Bourne
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Matthew Bourne: This much I know.

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    New Adventures' Matthew Bourne shares the lessons life has taught him, from autograph collecting to losing his parents, for The Guardian's 'This much I know' series. Continue Reading

  5. Remembering Maya Plisetskaya

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Russian ballerina, considered one of the greatest of the 20th century, died on Saturday at age 89. Continue Reading

  6. Breakin' Convention 2015 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 5 May 2015Performance 2 - 4 May 2015

    Sometimes, though, all you need is style. GOP Dancers pretty much just bounded around a handbag, but with such booty-shaking, hair-tossing and drop-kicking verve you felt you’d been living it up all night. 

  7. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - Roméo et Juliette - London Coliseum

    Press Review 1Jeffery Taylor, Express, Tuesday 5 May 2015Performance 23 - 25 April 2015

    As a dance maker he appears to have strung together sequences of steps observed by him over the years. The result, for a dance lover, is a massive déjà vu as Maillot mechanically churns out all the well-worn clichés 

  8. Amy Hodge's '7-75' at The Place. 
Photo: Zoe Manders

    Amy Hodge - 7-75 - The Place

    Josephine Leask, Friday 1 May 2015 — Performance: 29 April 2015

    Although there’s little joyful celebration of these lived in bodies what’s much more honest and touching is the women’s realistic approach to their changing physiques; an embracing of what they… Continue Reading


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