1. Royal Ballet - Firebird / In The Night / Raymonda -Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Friday 28 December 2012Performance 22, 29 December, 4, 9, 11 January 2013

    Praise heavens.. for this triple bill, which gilds the Royal once more in its familiar crystalline lustre and puts it firmly back on top of the premier league. I would hazard that no dancing on earth can compare with that on display in Into the Night, created by Jerome… 

  2. The Royal Ballet's Itziar Mendizabal & Bennet Gartside in 'The Firebird'. Photo Tristram Kenton courtesy ROH

    Royal Ballet - Firebird / In The Night / Raymonda -Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Friday 28 December 2012 — Performance: 22, 29 December, 4, 9, 11 January 2013

    Covent Garden is always a festive place to visit in the Christmas season, and this year The Royal Ballet supplements its regular trip to the Kingdom Of Sweets with a triple bill of shorter repertory works... Continue Reading

  3. Sergei Polunin and his new found fame in Russia

    Friday 21 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Polunin left the Royal Ballet Company and London in a sudden and dramatic fashion early in 2012. He brings us up to date with his return to dance at the Stanislavsky theatre, a competition on Russian TV and more.  Continue Reading

  4. The Nutcracker guide for beginners

    Friday 21 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Judith Mackrell picks out a few of her favourite Nutcracker productions delving into the details and delights of this festive treat.  Continue Reading

  5. The Royal Ballet - The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Telegraph, Friday 21 December 2012Performance 10 Dec 2012 - 16 Jan 2013

    Ricardo Cervera danced and mimed the toymaker’s enchanted nephew with sunny precision, and Melissa Hamilton was full of eastern promise in the Arabian dance. Steven McRae once again stole the show, though, with his thrilling Sugar Plum Prince.  

  6. BOING! at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 21 December 2012Performance 20 - 31 December 2013

    The performances are immensely engaging, with taut dancing and vivid characterisation. The charm and invention will keep adults happy, while the children in the audience were very obviously hooked.  

  7. Kate Scanlan, The FI.ELD Facilitator

    Thursday 20 December 2012 by Hannah Dye

    East London Dance is on the search for the Future Innovators of Dance. They want to hear from16-25 year olds who have a passion in dance. We find out more from The FI.ELD Facilitator Kate Scanlan.  Continue Reading

  8. Book review - Look Before You Leap

    Thursday 20 December 2012

    A new edition of Dance UK's handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone working, or seeking to work, as a choreographer says Laura Dodge Continue Reading

  9. Ballet Bouquets - the how and why

    Wednesday 19 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Stephen Wicks and Mark Welford, former Royal Ballet dancers, run Bloomsbury Flowers supplying bouquets to the Royal Opera House for ballets, dancers and performers. They explain the tradition of flower throwing a… Continue Reading

  10. Cris Penfold as Toad and Sam Archer as Badger in Will Tuckett's 'The Wind in the Willows' Photo: Johan Persson

    The Wind in the Willows - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Monday 17 December 2012 — Performance: 17 December - 5 January 2013

    This is a sweet, smiley winter warmer of a show with all the personality and well-worn appeal of Kenneth Grahame's original tale intact. Continue Reading

  11. The Pina Bausch Sourcebook

    Christmas Gifts 2012

    Monday 17 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Looking for last minute ideas for presents? Here's a few with dance appeal... Continue Reading

  12. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 16 December 2012Performance 12 December - 5 January 2012

    it was Klimentová who transformed the evening. Here was that rare thing in our ballet today, an assured ballerina, in command of her métier. Not a girl, not a kitten pretending to be a tiger, but an elegant woman bringing the proper inevitability to step and phrase  

  13. The Royal Ballet - The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 16 December 2012Performance 10 Dec 2012 - 16 Jan 2013

    Performances were sincere, and yet again I salute the elegant clarity and brilliancy of Stephen McRae, the prince of the great pas de deux.  

  14. New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 16 December 2012Performance 4 Dec - 26 Jan 2013

    Too often, you find yourself applauding Bourne’s conceptual dexterity instead of being transported by a truly theatrical experience. While this Sleeping Beauty undoubtedly ravishes the eye, it never quite touches the heart.  

  15. Fuerzabruta

    Fuerzabruta is back

    Sunday 16 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Prepare for sensory overload and don't expect to be able to follow any sort of plot. "The audience gets as perilously close to the action as the company's insurance providers will presumably allow" Continue Reading

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