1. TAO '8' Photo: Zhang Shengbin

    Review: TAO Dance Theater – 6 & 8 – Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Thursday 6 October 2016 — Performance: 3 & 4 October 2016

    Your mind starts seeing all sorts of things in the austere calligraphy of Tao’s choreography...It’s poetry in motion, and completely enchanting.  Continue Reading

  2. Avant Garde Dance - Fagin's Twist - The Place

    Press Review 4Rachel Elderkin, The Stage, Wednesday 5 October 2016Performance 28 September - 15 October 2016

    From pickpocketing scenes to fights filled with dives and airborne rotations, Adigun’s choreography pulses with energy. It’s brought to life by a cast that act and dance with every ounce of their being, together evoking the dark heart of Dickensian London. 

  3. Avant Garde Dance - Fagin's Twist - The Place

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian, Wednesday 5 October 2016Performance 28 September - 15 October 2016

    Adigun also uses hip-hop’s taut formations and face-offs to suggest close-knit gangs and the tensions within them. 

  4. Avant Garde Dance - Fagin's Twist - The Place

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 5 October 2016Performance 28 September - 15 October 2016

    This is a confident piece of dance-theatre, with a young, versatile cast who not only dance but also deliver wordy text by Maxwell Golden, making Fagin's Twist very clear on narrative, and accessible for all ages. 

  5. Carlos Acosta in 'The Classical Farewell', Royal Albert Hall, October 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Carlos Acosta - The Classical Farewell - Royal Albert Hall

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 4 October 2016 — Performance: 3 - 7 October 2016

    As a gala celebration to close one important facet of this great guy’s career, it is a well-deserved, well-constructed and thoroughly enjoyable evening.  Continue Reading

  6. Lyn Wallis. Photo: David Tett

    News: Lynn Wallis, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance, to step down

    Monday 3 October 2016

    Lynn Wallis OBE will be stepping down from her role as Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance at the end of 2016. For 22 years, Lynn has been the custodian of the RAD’s artistic integrity and cred… Continue Reading

  7. Avant Garde Dance Company 'Fagin's Twist'. Photo: Rachel Cherry

    Review: Avant Garde Dance - Fagin's Twist - The Place

    Graham Watts, Sunday 2 October 2016 — Performance: 28 September - 15 October 2016

    Tony Adigun has created a thoughtful and invigorating new take on 'Oliver Twist' in contemporary dance theatre that remains compelling viewing throughout... it has to be a contender for best new dance … Continue Reading

  8. The Royal Ballet 'La Fille Mal Gardee'. Vadim Muntagirov as Colas & Laura Morera as Lise ©ROH, 2015, photo: Tristam Kenton

    Review: Royal Ballet - La Fille Mal Gardée - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 30 September 2016 — Performance: 30 September - 22 October 2016

    This ballet’s feel-good factor is inbuilt through Osbert Lancaster’s wonderfully colourful and highly-stylised cartoon-book designs and in Jack Lanchbery’s vivid, summer-fuelled arrangement of … Continue Reading

  9. Akram Khan in rehearsals at ENB. Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez

    News: Akram Khan on the making of his Giselle

    Wednesday 28 September 2016 by carmel smith

    A round up of interviews with Akram Khan, a video preview & reviews as English National Ballet's new production opens in Manchester... Continue Reading

  10. News: Russell Maliphant Company launches new education programme

    Tuesday 27 September 2016 by carmel smith

    Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant has launched a new Education Programme. It offers venues, youth companies, schools (from Key Stage 4 upwards), colleges and universities the chance to a… Continue Reading

  11. Uchenna Dance 'The Headwrap Diaries'. Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

    Review: Uchenna Dance - The Headwrap Diaries - The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 26 September 2016 — Performance: 19 & 20 September 2016

    The best parts of the show are undoubtedly the pure dance sections, which are beautifully rehearsed and performed with infectious energy. Shanelle Clemenson is a notably fierce performer, waacking with fearsome s… Continue Reading

  12. L-E-V - OCD Love - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings , Observer , Monday 26 September 2016Performance 25 September

    Watching OCD Love, it’s striking how perfectly music and choreography can reflect the obsessive-compulsive state. Hilborn’s poem describes a life punctuated and hyperextended by ritual: “At night, she’d lay in bed and watch me turn all the lights o… 

  13. Cirque Eloize - iD - The Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 4Matt Breen, Tim Out , Monday 26 September 2016Performance 25 September

    Jeannot Painchaud’s company have taken its usual theatrics and re-envisioned them for a kind of street dance-influenced, hip hop-inspired, cyberpunk city of the future.  

  14. 'Home Turf' participants.  Photo: Tony Nandi

    Review: Home Turf - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Monday 26 September 2016 — Performance: 24 September 2016

    Choreographers draw on the team work of football, the partnering, fancy footwork & rigorous training. Solos and duets bring moments of suspense and intensity, ensemble sections are comical & endearing... Continue Reading

  15. Jamaal Burkmar's '16 Bars'. Photo: Danilo Moroni

    Review: Jamaal Burkmar - New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase - Platform Theatre

    Katie Colombus, Friday 23 September 2016 — Performance: 21 - 24 September 2016

    As his style is refined and his structure honed, he will further develop his creative process, already so full of pace, poise and promise.... Continue Reading


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