April 2017

  1. Photo credit: https://www.richmix.org.uk/blog/rich-mix-access-all-areas-zinzi-minott

    Review: Zinzi Minott - ‘What Kind of Slave Would I be?’ - Rich Mix

    Asterope Tia Chatzinikola, Monday 24 April 2017 — Performance: 22 April 2017

    ‘What Kind of Slave Would I be?’ pictures how traumatic and indelible experience slavery is, regardless of its kind. Thanks to her twin talents of daring and opposing fear, Minott takes us on a journe… Continue Reading

  2. Interview: FROM FAME To CABARET To LONDON: Toney Wilson Jazz Dancer

    Monday 24 April 2017

    When I walked in to that studio, that first day, everyone was spinning and jumping, and leaping through the air. My mouth was open, my heart was beating fast, and I vowed that day to never stop dancing. Continue Reading

  3. bbc-young-dancer-judges-2017

    Review: BBC Young Dancer 2017

    Ruby Embley , Sunday 23 April 2017 — Performance: 22 April 2017

    ...restlessness in the stalls at Sadler’s Wells tonight. Two huge television cameras dominate the middle of Row G. Next to me is a long glass table with six empty seats waiting for Marc Brew, Kate Prince, K… Continue Reading

  4. Rosie Kay Dance Company, MK ULTRA. Photo credit: Brian Slater

    Review: Rosie Kay Dance Company: MK ULTRA - Trinity Laban Theatre

    Asterope Tia Chatzinikola, Saturday 22 April 2017 — Performance: Touring: 17 March - 18 May 2017

    Rosie Kay’s weird language is well developed and her iconoclastic skills powerful. In the post-show talk led by Luke Jennings, Kay and Adam Curtis encouraged us to anticipate MK ULTRA as the wider picture o… Continue Reading

  5. Photo: https://alchetron.com/Alistair-Spalding-434567-W

    News: Event: Conversation with Alistair Spalding, CBE, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells

    Wednesday 19 April 2017

    Monday 15 May, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pmAn evening talk with Alistair Spalding, CBE, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells at the "London ballet Circle Continue Reading

  6. Photo: http://waywardthread.co.uk/inherent/

    Interview: Si Rawlinson - 'The awkwardness and incapacity of well-meaning people too often gets in the way of urgent social action'

    Tuesday 18 April 2017

    We talk to Si Rawlinson about his work Inherent, which explores the discussion about racism as a white man. Continue Reading

  7. Interview: Naomi Tadevossian - 'It definitely is fun, hurtling and sliding down the set, but it’s also as scary as it looks.'

    Tuesday 18 April 2017

    We talk to Naomi Tadevossian, a dancer with Motionhouse, about performing with the groundbreaking curved set from Scattered.  Continue Reading

  8. Mulan, Hong Kong Dance Company

    Review: Hong Kong Dance Company - Mulan - Southbank Centre

    Jobeda Khanum , Saturday 15 April 2017 — Performance: 15 April 2017

    Witnessing a clear story telling prowess, I welcome the opportunity to see more of this collaboration that also asks the audience to think beyond classic European dance and dance theatre, to see the nurturing mix… Continue Reading

  9. Photo: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/crystal-pite-and-jonathon-young-betroffenheit/gallery

    Review: Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young - Betroffenheit - Sadler’s Wells

    Samantha Whitaker , Thursday 13 April 2017 — Performance: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April

    Betroffenheit is a masterpiece. Theatre, dance, spoken word, song, set design (by Jay Gower Taylor), soundscape (by Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe), costumes (by Nancy Bryant), lighting (by Tom Visse… Continue Reading

  10. Requiem for Aleppo 
Photo: www.requiemforaleppo.com

    News: Requiem for Aleppo

    Tuesday 11 April 2017

    “The urge to express physically what I felt was very strong” Mabana explains, “I hope to convey a sense of humility through the choreography and a strong sense that we are all in this together. … Continue Reading

  11. Photo: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/118517-legend-mulan-2017?gclid=CN-d5LPBktMCFRATGwodQWoJNg

    News: Meet The Dancer - Pan Linguan

    Monday 10 April 2017

    I didn’t actively decide to be a dancer, it felt more like a calling, almost like my destiny. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t stop until I have given my best and reached my goal. I think it&r… Continue Reading

  12. News: Dance Workshop - Carmel Köster and Rene Köster

    Friday 7 April 2017

    Vogue, as it was first named after the magazine, can be traced back to Harlem, but even before that "it originated from prisons where inmates would sneak in Vogue magazines to re-create this fantasy for glam… Continue Reading

  13. Photo: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/matthew-bournes-early-adventures/gallery

    Review: New Adventures — Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures - Sadler's Wells

    Ka Bradley , Friday 7 April 2017 — Performance: 3 - 8 Apr

    Droll, daft and delightful, as pat and fun as triplet alliteration, Early Adventures provides the guffaws we so need, and is a cheering example of work from a choreographer understandably beloved. Continue Reading

  14. Review: Wild Card - Dan Daw

    , Thursday 6 April 2017 — Performance: Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March

    Technically, it’s a brilliant performance as she funnels her body from broad strapping body builder into a narrow slithering Medusa. Her physical change is so swift, there’s barely time to register ju… Continue Reading

  15. Photo: www.42ndstreetmusical.co.uk/

    Review: 42nd Street Musical - Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    Siobhan Murphy, Thursday 6 April 2017 — Performance: 4 April to 14 October 2017

    There’s nothing subtle about 42nd Street – this is musical theatre on the grandest of scales, putting the “ooh-ah” into spectacular. Mark Bramble’s adaptation of the 1933 hit film, c… Continue Reading

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