January 2017

  1. Photo: www.BoysBalletLondon.com

    News: Wayne Sleep OBE is new Ambassador for the London Boys Ballet School

    Monday 30 January 2017

    “We are all very excited and truly honoured that Wayne Sleep is supporting our school as Ambassador. With our continually expanding team and upcoming teacher appointments, we look forward to many future ac… Continue Reading

  2. English National Ballet - Giselle - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4, Evening Standard, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    A traditional production with a beautiful central performance. the story of a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart when betrayed by her nobleman lover (don't worry, it all comes back to haunt him), but whatever the age, Giselle can be a ballet of great power, espe… 

  3. Wayne McGregor - Woolf Works - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Jane Shilling, The Telegraph, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    McGregor’s choreography plangently suggests the fleeting passage of life and light, until the final, inexorable darkness that ends a work whose subtle play of intellect and emotion make it, not merely a beautiful exercise in narrative metamorphosis, but a meditation… 

  4. Royal Ballet - Les Enfants Terribles – Barbican

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    Moreover, Glass’s unusually spiky score – for just three pianos – is less immersive than you might hope...De Frutos’s enjoyably impish dash of Last Supper imagery in the latter stages. But it all ultimately feels remote: an intriguing and mildy out… 

  5. Dewey Dell - Marzo - The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review 2, The Observer , Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    The piece is dreamily surreal. Teodora Castellucci’s choreography has a simplistic, counter-gravitational quality to it that melds seamlessly with Demetrio Castellucci’s crunching electronic score (Teodora and Demetrio are brother and sister; a third sibling, … 

  6. Dancing Bear, Dancing Bear - Camden People’s Theatre

    Press Review 3Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    It begins with the men completely naked – so we can be in no doubt of their sex – but gradually boundaries blur as gender is performed, and emotional coercion and physical control come to the fore. Ryan and Evans respond to Ringham’s voice. Who controls … 

  7. Royal Ballet - Les Enfants Terribles – Barbican

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, Monday 30 January 2017Performance

    Yet despite the best efforts of De Frutos and his team, there are real problems with the opera itself. Its music, scored for thee pianos, drives a compelling emotional pulse, yet the vocal lines are often strangely inexpressive and the work’s dramatic pace veers odd… 

  8. Photo: Rick Guest

    Review: Royal Ballet - Les Enfants Terribles – Barbican

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 30 January 2017 — Performance: 27 - 29 January

    Cocteau’s 1929 novel morphed into a “dance-opera”: for the Barbican’s Glass at 80 celebrations, Javier de Frutos created a completely new choreography for the piece, and drew in a delicio… Continue Reading

  9. Photo: Camilla-Greenwell

    Review: Hagit Yakira Dance - Air Hunger/Free Falling - Trinity Laban Theatre

    Katherine Colombus, Friday 27 January 2017 — Performance: 26 January

    ...that sometimes everyone falls, not everyone can be caught, and sometimes you need to ask for help to get back up again. Continue Reading

  10. Photo: http://www.eastlondondance.org/events/dance-enterprise-ideas-summit-2017/

    News: Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit : 2017

    Wednesday 25 January 2017

    The Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit is back for 2017 with a raft of new guest speakers, entrepreneurs and artists.On Friday 31 March 2017 at Stratford Circus, East London Dance will be hosting a day of conversation… Continue Reading

  11. Boys will be boys
Photo: Rachel Cherry

    News: How to… get boys dancing

    Tuesday 24 January 2017

    Last year we encountered a seven-year-old boy who had been selected by our partner The Royal Ballet School Primary Steps programme to take part in a special dance opportunity. His father’s response was: &l… Continue Reading

  12. Photo: http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/giselle/

    Review: English National Ballet - Giselle - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 23 January 2017 — Performance: 11 - 22 January 2017

    ...a seemingly unending torrent of performances; this was a little gem. An authentic revival of a French ballet given a Russian gloss (albeit by a young man from North Ferriby) stamped with an indelible splash … Continue Reading

  13. News: Innovative mental health dance programme to help young people

    Monday 23 January 2017

    A brand new partnership with HeadStart Newham Mental Health Prevention Programme and the return of the annual Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit and Ideas Fund are the first of a raft of new projects for 2017 announce… Continue Reading

  14. Photo: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/joli-vyann-imbalance/gallery

    Review: Imbalance - Joli Vyann - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Samantha Whitaker , Friday 20 January 2017 — Performance: 16 - 19 Jan

    ...two people, and two smartphones. And it’s this truth that’s brought to light so strikingly in Imbalance, a duet performed by former stunt man and circus artist Jan Patzke and ex-gymnast and dancer … Continue Reading

  15. Photo: https://www.hagityakira.com/about-hagit

    News: Meet Hagit Yakira, founder of Hagit Yakira Dance

    Wednesday 18 January 2017

    I always had a great passion to engage dance in the community. I didn’t want to distinguish my choreographic practice from the people. I want my work to be created with them, through them; I want the work t… Continue Reading

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