May 2016

  1. Royal Ballet - Matthew Ball, Calvin Richardson & Edward Watson in Wayne McGregor's 'Obsidian Tear'. ©ROH 2016. Photo: Andrej Uspenski

    Royal Ballet - Obsidian Tear | The Invitation | Within the Golden Hour - Royal Opera House

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 30 May 2016 — Performance: 28 May - 11 June 2016

    Wayne McGregor’s new piece, 'Obsidian Tear', is the first Royal Ballet piece to have been created on an all-male cast... It’s a curious piece, flitting between robust maleness, cool androgyn… Continue Reading

  2. Philippe Blanchard. Photo: Ralf Emmerich.

    Philippe Blanchard - There are no such things as silly things - The Place

    Sarah Kent, Friday 27 May 2016 — Performance: 25 May 2016

    Lengths of paper are taped to two of the walls while a screen covers the third. Centre stage is a trolley bearing a video camera and projector while two tea chests, a gorilla suit and a red puffer jacket complete… Continue Reading

  3. Wild Card - dotdotdot dance. Photo: Carole Edrich

    Wild Card - dotdotdot dance - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Josephine Leask, Friday 27 May 2016 — Performance: 26 & 27 May 2016

    dotdotdot’s interrogations are intelligent, refreshing and compelling to watch - the dancers thrill through their obvious love and understanding of this form. Continue Reading

  4. 'Jekyll & Hyde' -  Daniel Collins (Dr Jekyll) & Rachel Muldoon (Dahlia) - The Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan

    The McOnie Company - Jekyll & Hyde - Old Vic

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 27 May 2016 — Performance: 24 - 28 May 2016

    As the deadly dance between Jekyll and Hyde gets more intense, Collins and Hodges’s strobe-lit tussles really convey the fight for sanity... Continue Reading

  5. Transitions Dance Company 2016. Photo: James Keates

    Transitions Dance Company - Laban Theatre

    Alice Westoby, Thursday 26 May 2016 — Performance: 25 - 27 May 2016

    Transitions opened their home run at Laban Theatre last night with an admirably diverse triple bill of work from Ederson Rodrigues Xavier, Theo Clinkard & Dog Kennel Hill Project... Continue Reading

  6. Northern Ballet - '1984'. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

    Northern Ballet - 1984 - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 25 May 2016 — Performance: 24 - 28 May 2016

    Watson is credited as both choreographer & director and he has encouraged a seamless integration of all artistic contributions to build a holistic representation of Orwell’s nightmare vision of the future... Continue Reading

  7. Lost Dog - Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me) - Battersea Arts Centre

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 25 May 2016Performance 24 - 28 May 2016

    Like The National Theatre of Brent, he can shift tone in the blink of an eye – the madcap humour suddenly gives way to a moment of explosive anger or breath-stopping poignancy; he creates an epic battle with a red spotlight and fans, vocalising his own sound effects.  

  8. What Remains . . . Anatomy of An Artist - Siobhan Davies Studios

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 25 May 2016Performance 21 - 22 May 2016

    Anyone who has seen Cunningham dance, and admired her meticulous accuracy and classical grace, might be surprised to see her tackling the ferocious furnace of language, hip-hop rhythms and archaic prosody that characterise the poetry of Tempest.  

  9. Northern Ballet - 1984 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 25 May 2016Performance 24 - 28 May 2016

    Watkins sets up defined lexicons for each type of character. It’s a little restrictive but wins on clarity.  

  10. David Waring. Photo: Chris Nash

    David Waring Q&A

    Monday 23 May 2016

    The Artistic Director of Transitions - Trinity Laban's graduate company - performing at home in South East London this week (Wed -Fri) Continue Reading

  11. Nederlands Dans Theater 2 - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 23 May 2016Performance 17 - 20 May 2016

    The combination of shameless sexuality, parodic classicism, quirky humour and Edward Gorey gothic is parlayed seamlessly by dancers apparently made of India rubber 

  12. Nederlands Dans Theater 2 - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 May 2016Performance 17 - 20 May 2016

    Van Manen gives us flurries of stage-skimming terre-à-terre, taut-sprung reverses, skittering turns. Steps glint and ricochet like beads cascading from a broken necklace 

  13. 'An American in Paris' Robert Fairchild & Leanne Cope. Photo: Matthew Murphy

    Wheeldon's An American in Paris comes to London

    Friday 20 May 2016 by Carmel Smith

    The award winning production will be at the Dominion next Spring, after opening in Paris and transferring to Broadway... Continue Reading

  14. NDT2 'Cacti'. Katarina van den Wouwer & Gregory Lau  Photo: Johan Persson

    Nederlands Dans Theater 2 - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 19 May 2016 — Performance: 17 - 20 May 2016

    A robust programme, while being overwhelming in the number of works it includes, nevertheless wins prizes for variety, stellar dancing and sensational stage design. Continue Reading

  15. Winner of the ENB Emerging Dancer Award 2016 Cesar Corrales.  Photo:  Laurent Liotardo

    English National Ballet - Emerging Dancer 2016 - London Palladium

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 18 May 2016 — Performance: 17 May 2016

    Cesar Corrales scooped English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award last night... Continue Reading

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