August 2010

  1. Burn the Floor at Shaftesbury Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 31 August 2010Performance 26 July - 4 September 2010

    ‘This might not be subtle – but it is fun.’  

  2. Interview: Drew McOnie Q&A

    Tuesday 31 August 2010

    It’s been Drew McOnie’s year for working with some of best choreographers around. He started the year in the limelight as a competitor on BBC1’s Saturday night hit show So You Think You Can Da… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Introducing Faustin Linyekula

    Friday 27 August 2010

    Continuing on from their African Crossroads season in 2009, this year Dance Umbrella brings Congolese dancer/choreographer Faustin Linyekula to the UK. Catch him in his own piece for three male dancers and full… Continue Reading

  4. Interview: Amy Hollingsworth Q&A

    Thursday 26 August 2010

    Amy Hollingsworth is a familiar and much admired dancer on London dance stages – but not for much longer. Having collected a nicely timed Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Female … Continue Reading

  5. Place Prize choreographers 2010. Photo: Benedict Johnson

    News: Judging The Place Prize

    Tuesday 24 August 2010

    The Semi Finals for the next edition of the Place Prize are fast approaching (Thu 9 – Sat 25 September) and as the commissioned choreographers work on 16 new dance works, the judges for this first part of … Continue Reading

  6. Wayne McGregor| Random Dance

    News: Wayne McGregor|Random Dance open class

    Monday 23 August 2010

    During the creation period for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s new work FAR – which premieres at Sadler’s Wells in November, the company are opening up their classes to non company members. Ja… Continue Reading

  7. Dance UK

    News: Dance UK new dance teachers insurance

    Friday 20 August 2010

    Dance UK, the national body for the dance profession is taking steps to save dance teachers money. Working with the insurance brokers Gordon and Co, the organisations have come together to improve First Step, th… Continue Reading

  8. American Ballet Theatre
Scene from Paul Taylor's 'Company B'
Sadler's Wells, 1 - 6 Feb 2011
Photo: Gene Shiavone

    News: American Ballet Theatre to visit Cuba

    Friday 20 August 2010

    American Ballet Theatre is to perform in Cuba this November for the first time since 1960 when the appeared in the first ever Havana International Ballet Festival. Fify years later they are taking part in the bi… Continue Reading

  9. Feature: On Choreography

    Wednesday 18 August 2010

    A Choreographer’s Handbook By Jonathan BurrowsPrice: £14.99 Binding/Format: PaperbackISBN: 978-0-415-55530-2 Imprint: Routledge*Pages: 228 pages Available on amazon.co.uk Jonathan Burrows was a dancer w… Continue Reading

  10. Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney 'Confluence' 20-24 July, Sadler's Wells. Photo: Elliott Franks

    Review: Akram Khan & Nitin Sawhney in Confluence at Sadler's Wells

    Sejal Harji, Wednesday 18 August 2010 — Performance: 20 - 24 July 2010

    Reviewed: 21 July Confluence [kon-floo-uhns] - noun* 1. A coming together of people or things; concourse. A music and dance collaboration from Nitin Sawhney and Akram Khan did exactly what the package said. T… Continue Reading

  11. Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey MP, meets dancers on Horse Guards Parade, 8 July 2010
Photo: Rick Senley

    News: Youth Dance England Conference

    Wednesday 18 August 2010

    Ed Vaizey, Minister for Communication, Culture and the Creative Industries, is the latest speaker to join the line up at the country’s leading conference on youth dance in September. A member of the All Pa… Continue Reading

  12. Feature: The Making of Shoes

    Wednesday 18 August 2010

    Inspired by one of the great passions of the modern age, Shoes explores the gamut of footwear, from the highs of the Louboutin to the lows of the Croc.Composed by Richard Thomas, Shoes is a dance revue that see… Continue Reading

  13. Feature: Richard Alston DVD review

    Monday 16 August 2010

    Richard Alston DVDGypsy Mixture / Nigredo£24.99 (inc. P&P)Reviewed by Graham Watts The medieval philosophy of alchemy – the fanciful process of turningbase metal into gold – is said to produce … Continue Reading

  14. News: Lesley Anne Sayers

    Monday 16 August 2010

    - “a vibrant scholar of dance, scenography and the visual arts” died recently at the age of 52. She had a long association with Laban. Read an obituary by her friend and colleague Valerie Preston-Dun… Continue Reading

  15. English National Ballet in Cinderella at London Coliseum

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 13 August 2010Performance 11-15 August 2010

    “Beyond the restless momentum of the choreography the variations are exquisite from the wall-to-wall waltz of the ball sequence to the corps of white tutu’d stars who accompany Cinderella and her Prince.” 

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