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  1. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Monday 12 September 2016Performance 6, 8, 14 & 17 September 2016

    A series of short numbers set to a gospel and blues soundtrack, this Ailey staple first performed in 1960, still has an irrepressible joie de vivre. 

  2. Akram Khan
Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez

    News: The Progress 1000: London's most influential people in dance 2016

    Monday 12 September 2016

    The most influential people in dance in London during 2016 have been named in this year’s 'The Progress 1000'. Continue Reading

  3. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme B - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Monday 12 September 2016Performance 7 - 17 September 2016

    There’s a wonderful richness to the way they move: grand scale and velvety softness, shared conviction and plenty of individual personality. 

  4. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme B - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 September 2016Performance 7 - 17 September 2016

    The dancers trace elaborate ronds de jambe, whip into pirouettes, shimmer like fireflies evading the dawn. Taylor’s choreography is so sharp-edged, so glittering with mordant observation, that you dare not blink. 

  5. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme B - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 12 September 2016Performance 7 - 17 September 2016

    Taylor is a veteran master of American modern dance, and this work shows why. 

  6. Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis - 'The Way You Look (at me) Tonight'. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    Review: Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis - The Way You Look (at me) Tonight- Royal Festival Hall

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 8 September 2016 — Performance: 6 & 7 September 2016

    Cunningham and Curtis disrupt the traditional, linear performance, turn it inside out making it messy, interactive and philosophical... Continue Reading

  7. Kenneth Tharp. Photo: Retts Wood

    News: Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp to stand down as Chief Executive of The Place

    Thursday 8 September 2016 by carmel smith

    After nine years in the role, Kenneth is moving on: "It has been a great privilege to serve the organisation that helped to shape me as an artist and to work alongside so many deeply committed and talented c… Continue Reading

  8. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 7 September 2016Performance 6, 8, 14 & 17 September 2016

    Across four programmes in this London season they perform 10 different works, touching on ritual and lamentation, spirituality, celebration and infectious grooves 

  9. Feature: An Inventory of Falling

    Wednesday 7 September 2016

    In her final article as Guest Editor for Dance Umbrella's series of long form writing, dramaturg Ruth Little introduces an essay by Clod Ensemble's Suzy Willson to her collection The Institute of Contro… Continue Reading

  10. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  in Rennie Harris' 'Exodus'   Photo by Paul Kolnik

    Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 7 September 2016 — Performance: 6, 8, 14 & 17 September 2016

    Three A’s stand proudly at the front of the acronym that identifies this extraordinary company: they represent the late Alvin Ailey and America but they should also be seen as a permanent triple A-star rating. Continue Reading

  11. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 7 September 2016Performance 6, 8, 14 & 17 September 2016

    But the partnership of Akua Noni Parker and Jamar Roberts is entirely splendid on its own terms. Parker matches Roberts in the force and scale of her dancing, and together they recalibrate the material’s classicism to their own raptly sensuous style. 

  12. Candoco Dance Company - You and I Know - Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 7 September 2016Performance 6 September 2016

    She floats on his back as he wheels across the floor, their hands dance on the table top in an intimate exhibition of a larger physical embrace 

  13. Irina Kolesnikova - Her Name Was Carmen - London Coliseum

    Press Review 1Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 5 September 2016Performance 23 - 28 August 2016

    The SPBT dancers are well-trained, and many are impressive. Akulinin has style and panache to spare, Kovalev is brawny and unambiguously villainous; both project old-school Russian-balletic virility. 

  14. Irina Kolesnikova - Her Name Was Carmen - London Coliseum

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 31 August 2016Performance 23 - 28 August 2016

    . . . the storytelling is simplistically (and pleasingly) clear, with straight-backed police officers, kindly volunteers with arms wafting like doves of peace, and a peppy press corps, looking self-satisfied as the refugees pour out their stories from twisted bodies. 

  15. Irina Kolesnikova - Her Name Was Carmen - London Coliseum

    Press Review 2Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 31 August 2016Performance 23 - 28 August 2016

    While there is no doubting her technical prowess – she is as comfortable en pointe as most of us are slouched in an armchair – there is a soulless narcissism about her performance that keeps the audience at arm’s length. 

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