August 2011

  1. Feature: Akademi presents Choreogata

    Tuesday 30 August 2011

    Akademi launches a new platform of contemporary dance introducing some of the finest UK choreographers. This programme was premiered at the Southbank Centre in April 2011. Catch Choreogata in London at Rich Mix,… Continue Reading

  2. James Cousins

    News: New Adventures Choreographer Award

    Tuesday 30 August 2011

    New Adventures have announced that 22 year old James Cousins is the winner of the very first New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Bowled over by the standard of all the applications, the judges decided to … Continue Reading

  3. Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning. Photo: Brian Slater, courtsey Youth Dance England

    News: Train to teach dance this autumn

    Thursday 25 August 2011

    There’s still time to sign up for the new qualification devised for dance professionals who work, or wish to work, with children and young people beyond the School Curriculum. Trinity Laban, the London pro… Continue Reading

  4. Interview: Dorothy's Shoes Q&A

    Wednesday 24 August 2011

    Whatever the weather throughout the summer there’s always something happening on the terraces outside the National Theatre in the Watch this Space season. This Bank Holiday Monday, as part of the Alternat… Continue Reading

  5. Sadler's Wells Summer University participants.
Photo: Ben Dowden

    News: Choreography camp - Sadler's Wells style

    Tuesday 23 August 2011

    Whilst many of us have been enjoying a break this month, fifteen young choreographers have been immersed in the first Sadler’s Wells Summer University for the last two weeks. It’s the start of a four… Continue Reading

  6. Feature: TeZukA

    Monday 22 August 2011

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s TeZukA is at Sadler’s Wells from 6 – 10 September.**Visionary Japanese manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka provides the inspiration for Belgian/Moroccan choreographer… Continue Reading

  7. Feature: Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre

    Monday 22 August 2011

    How would you define yourselves in just three sentences? Animal Lost started with this question and the result is a look at stereotypes, misperceptions and social clichés. Yossi Berg started collaborating with… Continue Reading

  8. Richard Alston company dancer Nathan Goodman with Folkert de Jong's 'The Dance' Photo Hugo Glendinning.

    News: The Place - at the Saatchi Gallery

    Monday 22 August 2011

    Choreographer Richard Alston is to create dance for an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. His company will be performing in and around the first exhibition in the gallery to be dedicated entirely to sculpture &#… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet costume sale

    News: Bag a ballet costume bargain

    Monday 22 August 2011

    Get down to Purfleet, Essex to bag your self a ballet bargain in the latest Royal Opera House costume sale on the weekend of 24 & 25 September. More than 1500 costumes from a range of opera and ballet produ… Continue Reading

  10. Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 22 August 2011Performance 9 - 14 August 2011

    ‘What we see is the modernisation of an ancient Chinese tradition of tumbling, of legerdemain, of skills honoured and long understood in popular theatre. These performers lack nothing in ability, in bravura, and the setting is now balletic, and a wild thing it i… 

  11. National Ballet of China in The Peony Pavilion at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 22 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘…it is a tapestry of Western and Far Eastern dance conventions, and, in its score, of pieces by five big-league European composers. Fusion indeed.’ 

  12. National Ballet of China in The Peony Pavilion at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 22 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘The world’s ballet companies may seem increasingly interchangeable in repertory and style, but National Ballet of China’s Peony Pavilion stands out as a captivating original.’  

  13. National Ballet of China in The Peony Pavilion at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘The National Ballet of China’s The Peony Pavilion may come with pointe shoes, arabesques and a full symphony orchestra, but it shares much of its DNA with traditional Chinese opera. It has the same impact on untutored Western eyes – that of a spectacle… 

  14. Rock the Ballet at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘Rock the Ballet, with Rasta Thomas and his Bad Boys of Dance, neither displays nor demands any imagination, and its appeal passes all understanding. It’s a Chippendales show for tweenies, bafflingly choreographed to the record collection of someone fast appr… 

  15. Eun-Me Ahn Company in Princess Bari at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Alice Bain, Guardian, Monday 22 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘The Buddhist-inspired costumes alone could eat up all the words of this review – mostly unisex dresses of raw symbolic colour ringing the changes with polka dots, sovereign-sized sequins, hats, red parasols, golden fans and metallic silks creating an exot… 

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