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  1. Akram Khan Company 'DESH' Photo: Richard Haughton

    News: Akram Khan to perform DESH in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Monday 1 September 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    As part of a new British Council initiative, Akram Khan takes his award winning production back to the country which inspired it later this month... Continue Reading

  2. Dance Umbrella - Moving London Hundreds - Top Shot  by Barnaby Stone.

    Feature: Get snapping!

    Friday 22 August 2014 by Lucie Sheppard 0 Comments

    With smart phones always to hand, recording fleeting moments has become ever easier. Dance Umbrella & Siobhan Davies Dance invite you to spot choreography in the everyday.. Continue Reading

  3. News: Top performances at The Place

    Friday 22 August 2014 by carmel smith

    All the students studying GCSE Dance at The Place achieved passes, with A* -C grades... Continue Reading

  4. Deloitte Ignite 2014

    News: Coming soon - Chris Ofili paints Royal Ballet dancers

    Tuesday 19 August 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    This year's Deloitte Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House features a new commission by Aakash Odedra, which includes Turner Prize winner Ofili painting directly on to the bodies of dancers... Continue Reading

  5. Mariinsky Ballet - The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Monday 18 August 2014Performance 10 - 12 August 2014

    Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH is a joyful finale to the Mariinsky Ballet’s triple bill, bubbling over with invention and fabulous dancing. 

  6. Mariinsky Ballet - The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 15 August 2014Performance 11 - 12 August 2014

    A trio of showoffs wind themselves in and out of the action; a loving couple dance wistfully. On Monday, the casting was just spot-on, with the prodigious Kimin Kim fizzing and flying, and Nadezhda Batoeva and Filipp Stepin in spiky, spirited support. 

  7. Mariinsky Ballet - The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 15 August 2014Performance 11 - 12 August 2014

    …the imprisoned cavaliers embalmed in a stone frieze, and the terrifying entrance of Kostchei’s fluttering, lurching, winged and taloned monsters. I must have seen dozens of Firebirds, and few match this for fairytale shock and awe. 

  8. Mariinsky Ballet - The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Financial Times, Tuesday 12 August 2014Performance 11 - 12 August 2014

    Alexander Golovin’s fantastical forest and Bakst’s principal costumes with their gaudy palette of mauve and turquoise have a pop-up storybook magic and the rear wall made from the petrified corpses of knights gives additional force to Stravinsky’s sublime resolution. 

  9. Mariinsky Ballet - Apollo / A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 12 August 2014Performance 8 - 9 August 2014

    I think the whole thing a marvel, marvellously danced by the present Mariinsky cast, with Viktoria Tereshkina an extra marvel as Titania, with our local boy, Xander Parish, a splendid Demetrius, and the whole troupe on magnificent form. A great ballet, superbly done. 

  10. Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Inala

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Standard, Tuesday 12 August 2014Performance 11 & 12 August 2014

    …there are lovely moments, including one solo where dancer Dane Hurst (himself South African) lunges slowly across the stage and seems to be deeply inhaling the harmonies. Ultimately it’s a warm-hearted and entertaining endeavour. And the singing is irresistible. 

  11. Mariinsky Ballet - Apollo / A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 12 August 2014Performance 8 - 9 August 2014

    It’s a full-length Dream, padding out the familiar Mendelssohn score with additional musical extracts. And while it follows Shakespeare’s play more faithfully than [Frederick] Ashton, it delivers a fraction of the latter’s humane sweetness and jokes.  

  12. Mariinsky Ballet - Apollo / A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 12 August 2014Performance 8 - 9 August 2014

    …Viktoria Tereshkina’s Titania was as light and delicate as gossamer, Timur Askerov noble and accomplished as Oberon. Vasily Tkachenko’s Puck cast a girdle round the earth in a series of casual jetés and Anastasia Matvienko’s Hippolyta appeared out of nowher… 

  13. Mariinsky Ballet - Apollo / A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoë Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 12 August 2014Performance 8 - 9 August 2014

    [Xander] Parish has pure line and a high jump, but he’s good in the quirky details too – the young god walking on his heels, or swinging an arm like a Pete Townshend guitar hero. 

  14. Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Inala

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 12 August 2014Performance 11 & 12 August 2014

    The stage design is admirably simple – just a few packing cases that serve as chairs, baggage and boats. The dancers are dressed in leather kilts, with their features sometimes concealed beneath tribal masks.  

  15. Inala. Photo: Giulietta Verdon-Roe

    News: Edinburgh International Festival 2014

    Tuesday 12 August 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    The Edinburgh International Festival opened last week and runs until the 31 August – here’s a round up of what dance events will be presented as part of the festival and which ones will be coming to … Continue Reading

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