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  1. Tamara Rojo & Akram Khan in his 'Dust' for English National Ballet's Lest We Forget programme at the Barbican. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Feature: Looking back on 2014

    Monday 29 December 2014 by Lise Smith

    With new work for ENB, guest artistic directorship of the National Youth Dance Company and a revival of 'Sacred Monsters', Akram Khan features prominently in Lise Smith's highlights of the year... Continue Reading

  2. Peut-être Theatre - 'The Tin Soldier'

    Review: Peut-être Theatre - The Tin Soldier - Roundhouse Studio Theatre

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Monday 29 December 2014 — Performance: 13 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    Hans Christian Andersen was a charmingly brilliant storyteller. His stories and characters are among the most iconic in children’s, and world literature for that matter. However, they often don’t end very we… Continue Reading

  3. Caroline Flack, with partner Pasha Kovalev. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    Feature: Strictly - the finale

    Tuesday 23 December 2014 by Vikki Jane Vile 1 Comment

    So was it really the best series ever? As TV presenter Caroline Flack achieves perfect scores and secures the audience vote Vikki Jane Vile gives us her considered opinion... Continue Reading

  4. Royal Danish Ballet - Ulrik Birkkjaer & Susanne Grinder - 'Napoli'. Photo: Costin Radu

    Interview: Ulrik Birkkjær

    Tuesday 23 December 2014 by Laura Dodge

    The Royal Danish Ballet Principal & Producer tells Laura Dodge about the celebration of work by choreographer August Bournonville they'll present at the Peacock in January... Continue Reading

  5. News: Darcey Bussell talks Strictly, bullies, and Audrey Hepburn with The Telegraph

    Tuesday 23 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Darcey Bussell discusses her involvement in an upcoming Audrey Hepburn documentary, transitioning from Prima Ballerina to Mum, and why she’s happy to play Strictly’s good cop. “I know what it’s… Continue Reading

  6. Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 19 December 2014Performance 13 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    Hans Christian Andersen’s Christmas tear-jerker is given a new lease of life in an endlessly inventive and triumphant production… How does Pita do it? 

  7. Royal Ballet - 'The Winter's Tale'
Photo: Johan Persson

    Feature: What's on TV & Radio this Christmas

    Friday 19 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Looking for some dance-related jollies to pass your time over the festive season? Look no further. Continue Reading

  8. Vuong 10. Photo: Carole Edrich

    Review: Nina Kov, Catarina Carvalho & Michael John Harper - Vuong 10 - Rich Mix

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 18 December 2014 — Performance: 13 December 2014

    The material created by by this line-up of fresh choreographic talent establishes a novel aesthetic: one that is animal-like, pedestrian, athletic but with the odd flash of conventional technique – a high l… Continue Reading

  9. Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Financial Times, Thursday 18 December 2014Performance 13 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    Girl fails to sell matches. Small body found on frozen pavement. Not a natural subject for a Christmas treat, but Arthur Pita’s 2013 dance version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl manages to transform this unpromising material into an inventive and … 

  10. Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 18 December 2014Performance 13 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    A very enjoyable flight of the imagination. 

  11. Arthur Pita's 'The Little Match Girl' Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Review: Arthur Pita - The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Thursday 18 December 2014 — Performance: 13 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    The Match Girl dances like a survivor with an alternately spritely briskness & a flat-footed grounded quality, to thumping beats that contrast with the lacy snowy landscape... Continue Reading

  12. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker- London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 17 December 2014Performance 11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    ENB’s current Nutcracker, made by the company’s then director Wayne Eagling in 2010, is actually a rather grown-up interpretation of the Christmas ballet, with its demure tone and muted colour palette. 

  13. English National Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'  Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: English National Ballet - The Nutcracker- London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 15 December 2014 — Performance: 11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    Over the past 60 years, ENB’s annual December seasons have become as integral to enhancing London’s Christmas spirit as the Oxford Street lights... Continue Reading

  14. Jonathan Lo

    News: BBC Performing Arts Fund supports Dance talent

    Monday 15 December 2014 by Clare Evans

    Rambert, Birmingham Royal Ballet and South East Dance among the companies set to take on new fellows. Continue Reading

  15. ZooNation - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Guardian, Monday 15 December 2014Performance 9 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    Kate Prince is another choreographer-director who never loses sight of her audience’s wish to be entertained, and The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party sets about the task with riotous energy. 

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