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  1. Being a Dancer

    Wednesday 5 August 2015

    Lyndsey Winship introduces her new book, which is jam packed with advice for aspiring dancers and choreographers from 25 leading figures in the dance world. Plus we have a 25% discount code! Continue Reading

  2. Scottish Dance Theatre's 'Yama' by Damien Jalet. Photo: Brian Hartley.

    In the Festival & on the Fringe - Dance in Edinburgh

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Carmel Smith 1 Comment

    If you're heading north this month, here's a selection of some of the dance artists and companies you'll find competing for your attention - are there really more than ever this year? Continue Reading

  3. Kim Brandstrup
Photo: Johan Persson

    KIM BRANDSTRUP TO CREATE WORK FOR THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The piece will be a major collaboration with Denmark's foremost contemporary poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen. Continue Reading

  4. Sue MacLaine - 'Can I Start Again Please' Photo: Zoe Manders

    Fringe at The Place - Sweetshop Revolution/Sue MacLaine

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 4 August 2015 — Performance: 30 July 2015

    The third evening of Fringe at The Place paired a delicate biographical piece from dancer-choreographer Sally Marie, with arresting autobiographical philosophy from Sue MacLaine... Continue Reading

  5. Young people are dancing less

    Tuesday 4 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    An increase in the number of young people going to the cinema and making videos is hiding a significant decrease in engagement in the arts, particularly dance, according to official government statistics. Continue Reading

  6. Carlos Acosta - Cubania - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, The Observer, Tuesday 4 August 2015Performance 27 July - 2 August, 2015

    if Acosta wants his contemporary career to be as memorable as the one in ballet, he is going to have to dig deeper than this programme, and find choreographers who can unlock new qualities in him. 

  7. Gloria and Eduardo.
Photo: Daniela Pereiro

    Tango – Café de los Maestros & Friends

    Friday 31 July 2015 by Siobhan Murphy

    Available from Amazon for £19.99 and Presto Classical for £20. Tango enthusiast Siobhan Murphy reviews:The Café de los Maestros project was started back in 2004 by Gustavo Santaolalla and Gustavo Mozzi as a … Continue Reading

  8. Li Cunxin dances The Rite of Spring at Houston Ballet in 1986.

    How Li Cunxin danced his way from Mao's China to the London Coliseum.

    Friday 31 July 2015 by Clare Evans

    Ahead of bringing Queensland Ballet to London for a run of La Sylphide, the Mao's Last Dancer author reflects to The Guardian about his journey so far. Continue Reading

  9. Alistair Spalding speaking at the graduation ceremony after receiving his award.

    ‘Trust your intuition’, Alistair Spalding tells graduates

    Friday 31 July 2015

    The chief executive and artistic director of Sadler’s Wells has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Roehampton, in tribute to his success and commitment to dance over 15 years at the theatre. Continue Reading

  10. Sylvie Guillem in Akram Khan's 'technê'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Sylvie Guillem - Life in Progress - London Coliseum

    Siobhan Murphy, Thursday 30 July 2015 — Performance: 28 July - 2 August 2015

    Her prowess in pure technique is here shown as undimmed even at the age of 50 and her charisma fills the stage.... Continue Reading

  11. Chris Trenfield in New Adventures 'The Car Man'. Photo: Chris Mann

    The Car Man on Sky Arts

    Wednesday 29 July 2015 by Carmel Smith

    If you can’t get to Sadler’s Wells before the end of the run (9 August), you’ve now got the chance to see a new film of Matthew Bourne’s reimagining of Carmen next Monday, 3 August, 8pm... Continue Reading

  12. Faith Prendergast, Karl Fargerlund-Brekke & Dan Whiley in Sweetshop Revolution's 'I loved you and I loved you'. Photo: ©Danilo Moroni

    She loves it and she loves it...

    Tuesday 28 July 2015 by Donald Hutera

    Sally Marie talks to Donald Hutera about her new show 'I loved you and I loved you'; her smart new apprenticeship scheme Sweetshop Tigers & the responsibilities inherent in receiving public funding... Continue Reading

  13. Carlos Acosta - Cubania - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 28 July 2015Performance 27 July - 2 August, 2015

    Acosta, pictured performing Tocororo with Veronica Corveas, proves that at 42 he can still hold his own with dancers more than a decade younger.  

  14. Carlos Acosta - Cubania - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Vanessa Keys, Telegraph, Tuesday 28 July 2015Performance 27 July - 2 August, 2015

    Alexander Varona as the cigar-puffing, shoe-shuffling, gyrating rival in Tocororo is a stand-out, and Acosta transitions flawlessly from ballet maestro to boyhood breakdancer and back again. There’s energy aplenty but as a whole, lacks the passion to make a mark. 

  15. Cubania - 'Sight Unseen', Royal Opera House. Photo: ©ROH / Bill Cooper

    Carlos Acosta - Cubania - Royal Opera House

    Siobhan Murphy, Tuesday 28 July 2015 — Performance: 27 July - 2 August, 2015

    The end is almost nigh for Carlos Acosta’s classical ballet career – he says he’ll finish next year – but the Royal Ballet’s Cuban dynamo has no intention of giving up dance... Continue Reading

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