October 2016

  1. Hagit Yakira - 'Free Falling'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Hagit Yakira - Wild Card - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Elderkin, Monday 31 October 2016 — Performance: 27 & 28 October 2016

    One man falling – or making himself fall. On each occasion he recovers, his actions building in pace and intensity until he is joined by his fellow performers. As they offer him momentary support the work e… Continue Reading

  2. Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 'Fractus V'. Photo: Bettina Strenske.


    Sarah Kent, Monday 31 October 2016 — Performance: 27 & 28 October 2016

    Initially created in 2014 'Fractus V' has grown from a trio into a quintet of male dancers whose backgrounds include flamenco, lindy hop, circus arts and contemporary dance... Continue Reading

  3. NEBT rehearsal George Williamson's 'Foreign'. Photo: Rachel Elderkin

    In the Studio with New English Ballet Theatre

    Monday 31 October 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin spent time with NEBT, a company set up to support young artists in the first decade of their career, as they prepare for their performances at The Peacock next week (9 - 12 Nov) Continue Reading

  4. Sara Matthews. Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    Trinity Laban appoints new Dean of Dance

    Friday 28 October 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Previously the Director of Central School of Ballet, Sara Matthews joins the South East London based conservatoire in January... Continue Reading

  5. Photo: Victor Fung Dance Company

    Meet the teacher - Victor Fung

    Friday 28 October 2016

    An independent dance artist based in Hong Kong and London, Victor teaches a release based contemporary class, level one, at The Place on Friday evenings -drop in available... Continue Reading

  6. Flexer & Sandiland - Disappearing Acts - The Place

    Josephine Leask , Friday 28 October 2016 — Performance: 27 - 29 October

    What’s so engaging about Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland’s Disappearing Acts is that through text, lighting, sound and movement, it investigates some of the blind spots in our lives: the unasked questio… Continue Reading

  7. Actress Lesley Joseph, with partner Anton du Beke, leaves Strictly Come Dancing, 23 October 2016. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    So far, so Strictly

    Thursday 27 October 2016 by Vikki Jane Vile

    Vikki Jane Vile updates us with views and news from the UK's favourite ballroom, mid way through the season.... Continue Reading

  8. The Royal Ballet - Natalia Osipova as Anna Anderson in 'Anastasia'. Photo: Tristram Kenton, courtesy ROH, 2016

    The Royal Ballet - Anastasia - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 27 October 2016 — Performance: 26 October - 12 November 2016

    A lesser known work by a great choreographer, Kenneth MacMillan - and with Natalia Osipova the first Russian to dance in the title role... Continue Reading

  9. Jasmin Vardimon Company - Pinocchio - Sadler’s Wells

    Press Review Emily May, A Younger Theatre , Wednesday 26 October 2016Performance 24 & 25 October 2016

    It’s elaborate, magical, and at times confusing, but Vardimon’s Pinocchio delivers moments of charm and imagination. Although at times the movement can appear simplistic and repetitive, the overall visual appeal and emotional intensity of Pinocchio makes it an… 

  10. Jasmin Vardimon Company 'Pinocchio'. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Jasmin Vardimon Company - Pinocchio - Sadler’s Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 26 October 2016 — Performance: 24 & 25 October 2016

    Vardimon’s choreography is voraciously imaginative, especially in the descriptive terms of establishing character, such as in the oily, slithering entrance of the Fox and the Cat & the arresting imagery… Continue Reading

  11. Soft Machine - Rianto. Photo: Law Kian Yan

    Choy Ka Fai – Soft Machine: Rianto | Yuya – Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 26 October 2016 — Performance: 21 & 22 October 2016

    Berlin-based Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai has posed a number of interesting questions with this project, which looks with a fresh, inquisitive perspective at the shape of contemporary dance across Asia... Continue Reading

  12. Acosta Danza. Photo: Andrew Lang

    Carlos Acosta's new company to tour the UK next year after opening at Sadler's Wells

    Monday 24 October 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Acosta Danza, based in Havana, Cuba, will become a Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company - alongside Rosas and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Continue Reading

  13. Set and Reset_Reset, a restaging project by Trisha Brown Company and Candoco Dance Company
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Candoco Dance Company - Beheld/ Set and Reset/Reset - Sadler’s Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 24 October 2016 — Performance: 21 & 22 October 2016

    It is amazing how quickly one forgets that Candoco is an inclusive company. The ebb and flow of movement, so crisply and fluidly achieved, is beautiful to watch; and the fact that it is being delivered by a grou… Continue Reading

  14. Quarantine - 'Wall Flower'. Photo Simon Banham

    Quarantine - Wallflower - Battersea Arts Centre - part of Dance Umbrella

    Sarah Kent, Monday 24 October 2016 — Performance: 20 - 22 October 2016

    Wallflower is not a performance so much as an invitation to contemplate the important role played by music and dance in our lives...It's an invitation to remember all the floors you have spun across... Continue Reading

  15. Hakeem Onibudo

    Meet the teacher - Hakeem Onibudo

    Monday 24 October 2016

    Hakeem has been teaching his Xpress Yo'Self street dance classes at Danceworks for over 20 years. Participants learn fresh routines dancing to an eclectic mix of music. Whatever the level of class, he alway… Continue Reading

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