April 2013

  1. Polly Risbridger

    News: East London Dance announce new Director

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Polly Risbridger has been appointed as Director to succeed Kiki Gale. "East London is a very special place for dance with a thriving community and an entrepreneurial spirit." Polly says. Continue Reading

  2. Feature: Ten years of Breakin' Convention

    Tuesday 30 April 2013

    Jonzi D, Tony Adigun (Avant Garde Dance) Michael Asante & Kendrick Sandy (Boy Blue Entertainment) talk about the first ten years of Breakin’ Convention on video.. Continue Reading

  3. 'Raven Girl' © Audrey Niffenegger

    News: The making of Raven Girl

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Wayne McGregor's first narrative-based ballet will be performed at the Royal Opera House at the end of May. Sally Williams (Telegraph) finds out how the collaboration between McGregor and author Audrey Niffe… Continue Reading

  4. News: How dance liberated women

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    In the Guardian Judith Mackrell discusses how Josephine Baker, Maud Allen & dances such as the Charleston influenced the growing independence and freedom of women in the early 20th century.  Continue Reading

  5. News: Sexism in dance

    Monday 29 April 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    Last week The Female Choreographers Collective, founded by Holly Noble and Jane Coulston launched The Experiment at Laban Theatre to try and answer some questions about what llies at the root of the under repres… Continue Reading

  6. The Female Choreographers Collective (generic image)

    Review: The Experiment - Female Choreographers Collective - Laban Theatre

    Donald Hutera, Monday 29 April 2013 — Performance: 23 April 2013

    What’s matters most, the dance itself or knowing the gender of whoever created it? And after acquiring this knowledge, what assumptions do we make about what we choose to see or how we then perceive it? Continue Reading

  7. Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 'Puz/zle'
Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Review: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Monday 29 April 2013 — Performance: 24 & 25 April

    Monks, martial arts, migrants and musicians have all worked with the award-winning dancemaker; with his Eastman company, Cherkaoui now presents his most ambitious work to date.  Continue Reading

  8. Marianela Nunez and The Royal Ballet in 'Diana and Actaeon' 2012. Photo Johan Persson, courtesy ROH

    News: Royal Ballet scoop Oliviers for dance

    Monday 29 April 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    Awards for Christopher Wheeldon and Marianela Nunez & our gallery of photos from the red carpet... Continue Reading

  9. Riccardo Buscarini - The Place Prize for dance winner 2013

    News: Riccardo Buscarini wins The Place Prize

    Sunday 28 April 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    At the end of ten evenings’ performances of the four works which made it through to the final of the UK’s biggest competition for contemporary choreography, Riccardo Buscarini emerged as the judges choic… Continue Reading

  10. The Place Prize Finals 2013

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 28 April 2013Performance 17 - 27 April 2013

    Buscarini’s Athletes is a good choice because it employs advanced dance skills without being ponderously dance-referential. It’s a work whose eerily suggestive beauty will speak to all comers.  

  11. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 28 April 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    Mayerling is a ballet whose horror and darkness seem to expand with every performance. As a theatrical experience it’s unforgettable.  

  12. The Place Prize Finals 2013

    Press Review 3Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Friday 26 April 2013Performance 17 - 27 April 2013

    It’s her force of personality, sharp timing and sheer technique that carry this intricate, layered piece [The Wishing Well] about memory and the hopes and desires of childhood, and the way they are tempered and transformed in later life.  

  13. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Louise Levene, Telegraph, Friday 26 April 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    Watson tackles each dialogue with such intelligence, such naturalism, such physical command that whole back-stories are made flesh and each solo becomes a distinct stage in the syphilitic prince’s decline.  

  14. Marianela Nunez and The Royal Ballet in 'Diana and Actaeon' 2012. Photo Johan Persson, courtesy ROH

    News: The Olivier Awards - for dance

    Thursday 25 April 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    The winners of this year's Society of London Theatre awards have been announced - find out who won & take a look at the contenders in the dance categories Continue Reading

  15. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 25 April 2013Performance 24 & 25 April

    Cherkaoui is brilliant at creating striking images, and his dancers never look less than beautiful or perform with anything other than staggering, fluid skill. But apart from one sunlit scene where sculptors chisel their bodies into shape, the tone is unrelentingly earnest.  

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