December 2011

  1. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'The Nutcracker' Photo: Roy Smiljanic

    Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at the 02 Arena

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 28 December 2011 — Performance: 27 -30 December 2011

    If it’s Christmas, it must be Nutcracker time. It’s hard to imagine a time when this most ubiquitous of Christmas ballets wasn’t popular – especially this year, when it seems impossible to move in the ca… Continue Reading

  2. Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at the 02 Arena

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 28 December 2011Performance 27 -30 December 2011

    Still, three cheers to BRB, whose dancers rose as one to the demands of the venue, repeatedly taking to the air with a leonine grandeur worthy of the Bolshoi. 

  3. Elektro kif dancers at the Eiffel Tower by Blanca Li

    News: Dance Your City

    Wednesday 21 December 2011 by Mark Doerfel

    Southbank Centre launch a new online dance competition. Create a one minute dance video in front of an iconic landmark, film it and upload... Continue Reading

  4. Cathy Waller, Blueprint Bursary Winner 2012

    News: Cathy Waller announced as Blueprint Bursary winner 2012

    Monday 19 December 2011 by Hannah Dye

    East London Dance and Sadler's Wells are pleased to announce the Blueprint Bursary Winner for 2012 as Cathy Waller. Continue Reading

  5. Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Sadler's Wells

    Sam Gauntlett, Monday 19 December 2011 — Performance: 6 Dec - 22 Jan 2012

    Reviewed: 14 December A Christmas classic, The Nutcracker , scored by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, was first performed in Russia in 1892, with numerous versions and a… Continue Reading

  6. Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 18 December 2011Performance 6 Dec - 22 Jan 2012

    Bourne is brilliant at the business of depicting character and telling stories through movement, and he deploys his ensembles with élan.  

  7. Royal Opera House Interactive Whiteboard Resources

    News: Royal Opera House launch new interactive resources for teachers

    Friday 16 December 2011 by Hannah Dye

    Royal Opera House Education has created a series of free interactive whiteboard resources available to download now. Continue Reading

  8. Robert Parker – new artistic director of Elmhurst School for Dance. Photo: Eric Richmond

    News: Rural Retreat for future leaders in dance

    Friday 16 December 2011 by Mark Doerfel

    25 emerging artistic leaders and producers taking part in DanceEast’s Rural Retreat next month will be hearing from leaders in advertising and sport, as well as well as influential figures in dance and theatre.  Continue Reading

  9. Declan Whitaker, Young Creative 2011.

    News: Three young Londoners selected for YDE Young Creatives

    Friday 16 December 2011 by Hannah Dye

    Three young dancers from London have been selected for a national choreographic development programme, Young Creatives. Continue Reading

  10. Gill Clarke in 'Wild Translations' by Siobhan Davies, 1995. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Feature: Gill Clarke MBE  (1954-2011)

    Friday 16 December 2011 by Mark Doerfel

    "..the dance world has lost an exemplary guiding light." Choreographer Rosemary Lee writes about her friend and colleague who died recently Continue Reading

  11. Michela Meazza in 'Raging Beauty

    News: National Dance Award nominee on screen

    Friday 16 December 2011 by Mark Doerfel

    Michela Meazza (often seen dancing with New Adventures) features in a new film by writer/director Mark Tintner. Raging Beauty has been made to support the work of Refuge, the UK’s largest and longest servin… Continue Reading

  12. Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 15 December 2011Performance 6 Dec - 22 Jan 2012

    But Bourne is no cynic. The story he tells is tender as well as funny: Clara and her fellow orphans are characterised with eccentric touching detail 

  13. Magical Night at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 14 December 2011Performance 13 - 31 December 2011

    The costumes and choreography for each are pitch-perfect: from the pucker-mouthed, roly-poly baby doll, to the violently gymnastic action girl and the cavorting, chaotic monkey.  

  14. ROH2 'Magical Night'. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Review: Magical Night at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Sam Gauntlett, Tuesday 13 December 2011 — Performance: 13 - 31 December 2011

    A beautifully crafted set brings us right into the centre of the action: a children’s pastel bedroom, complete with “outer space” wallpaper, scattered toys and a pair of bunk-beds. It’s ev… Continue Reading

  15. Feature: London 2012

    Monday 12 December 2011 by Mark Doerfel

    We have six pairs of tickets to give away to see Balanchine's splendid version of the Christmas classic at Vue cinemas across London on Thu 22 Dec... Continue Reading

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