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  1. Royal Ballet - Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 20 November 2015Performance 18 November - 5 December 2015

    .. what a joy it is to see the company serve up some real choreography. That is, dance in which dance, not design, is key; dance in which music is perfectly rendered in steps, stories are told with crystal clarity, and women are there not merely to be bent like pipe-clea… 

  2. The Royal Ballet - 'Monotones I'  - Yasmine Naghdi, Tristan Dyer, Emma Maguire. ©ROH, 2015. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet - Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 20 November 2015 — Performance: 18 November - 5 December 2015

    Full marks to Kevin O’Hare for revitalising these two lesser-known but essential parts of the British ballet heritage & for dedicating such an uplifting evening to the people of Paris. Continue Reading

  3. Dog Kennel Hill Project - 'Choreography of An Argument Round a Table' Photo: Tony Wadham

    Dog Kennel Hill Project - Choreography of An Argument Round a Table - The Place

    Josephine Leask, Friday 20 November 2015 — Performance: 17 November 2015

    A difficult but fascinating work, brilliantly performed. Like any juicy argument there are moments of real clarity when language & action flow rhythmically. At other times it is jarring, obscene & tedious... Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet - Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 19 November 2015Performance 18 November - 5 December 2015

    There could hardly be two ballets more diametrically opposed than those which make up the Royal’s current double bill – Monotones I and II, with its limpid restraint, and The Two Pigeons, with its whirl of colour and melodrama. Yet at the core of both is a belief in … 

  5. Royal New Zealand Ballet - 'Passchendaele' Photo: Ellie Richards

    Royal New Zealand Ballet - A Passing Cloud - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 19 November 2015 — Performance: 17 - 21 November 2015

    The Royal New Zealand Ballet has a predilection for quirkiness, perhaps even a tendency to break established traditions. It has always been a pioneering ensemble; juggling a repertoire of classical ballets ... Continue Reading

  6. Dance Proms 2015 - Lukas McFarlane - 'Dance UnTitled'. Photo: David Tett

    Dance Proms 2015 - Royal Albert Hall

    Claire Cohen, Wednesday 18 November 2015 — Performance: 15 November 2015

    Inspiration and fun through dance is what the whole event was about. The Finale - when every group danced together in the arena and on stage, filling the enormous space of the venue - was another choreographic feat...  Continue Reading

  7. Christian Rizzo 'd'apres une histoire vraie' Photo: © Marc Domage

    Christian Rizzo - d’apres d’une histoire vraie - Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Kent, Wednesday 18 November 2015 — Performance: 16 & 17 November 2015

    Forget individualism; competitive sparring and macho posturing are banished from this fraternal gathering which is refreshingly amiable, gracious and inclusive. Continue Reading

  8. Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. Photo: Camilla Greenwell

    Introducing Nora

    Monday 16 November 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley, also known as Nora, present an evening of work made for them by Liz Aggiss, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion and Simon Tanguy. We asked them to tell us more... Continue Reading

  9. Tavaziva - Africarmen - The Place

    Press Review 3Rachel Elderkin, The Stage, Monday 16 November 2015Performance 12 & 13 November 2015

    Africarmen may not be the easiest piece to follow, but the company give everything to Tavaziva’s complex, high energy choreography, and that alone is breathtaking to watch. 

  10. Tavaziva - Africarmen - The Place

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 16 November 2015Performance 12 & 13 November 2015

    There’s a lot of talent on this stage; they’ve shown us what they can do, now they need to show us why. 

  11. Tavaziva - Africarmen - The Place

    Press Review 2Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 16 November 2015Performance 12 & 13 November 2015

    The dancers are dynamite, but they detonate on the surface, strewing the stage with hormones and energy. It goes down a storm with its audience. 

  12. Sasha Waltz and Guests 'Sacre'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Sasha Waltz and Guests - Sacre - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 16 November 2015 — Performance: 11 - 13 November 2015

    Waltz has approached 'Sacre' with a fresh determination and a thorough respect for the music and the legend. Her interpretation gives full vent in movement to the visceral and shattering range of the sc… Continue Reading

  13. Phoenix Dance Theatre - Until.With/Out.Enough / TearFall / Bloom - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Frater, The Stage, Friday 13 November 2015Performance 11 - 14 November 2015

    Caroline Finn’s Bloom is the saving grace of Phoenix Dance Theatre’s latest mixed bill. 

  14. Phoenix Dance Theatre - Until.With/Out.Enough / TearFall / Bloom - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 November 2015Performance 11 - 14 November 2015

    It’s kudos, certainly, to current director Sharon Watson for making Phoenix the first British company to pick up on Caroline Finn, recent winner of the New Adventures choreographer award. Finn’s 30-minute Bloom is a mordantly dark and funny fantasy that’s partly re… 

  15. Marco da Silva Ferrereira’s 'Hu(r)mano' Photo: José Caldeira

    Currency – Tony Adigun & Inua Ellams, Tabea Martin And Marco Da Silva Ferreira - The Place

    Sarah Kent, Friday 13 November 2015 — Performance: 11 November 2015

    Currency was a three evening mini-festival of European contemporary dance and circus and if the evening I saw is anything to go by, things on the continent look very good... Continue Reading

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