May 2017

  1. News: Compass Live - Meet the Chair

    Tuesday 30 May 2017

    Finding resources to make an idea come reality in the arts is a key part of the work, and commissioning helps start new projects with substantial funds. And it creates a bond between the commissioner and the arti… Continue Reading

  2. News: Your weekly London dance guide

    Friday 26 May 2017

    We've got your week in dance sorted Continue Reading

  3. Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta performing the Esmeralda pas de deux (c) Laurent Liotardo

    Review: English National Ballet - Emerging Dancer - Sadler's Wells

    Naomi Cockshutt, Friday 26 May 2017 — Performance: 25 May 2017

    Accompanied by English National Ballet Philharmonic and conducted by Gavin Sutherland, the rivals each perform a classical pas de deux as well as a contemporary solo.  Continue Reading

  4. Image by Taisuke Tsurui

    Review: Darren Johnston - Zero Point - Barbican

    Samantha Whitaker, Friday 26 May 2017 — Performance: 25 - 27 May 2017

    The dancers are all exceptional. Their tight, sinewy bodies are perfectly aligned and move with exquisite grace and control through the tough, slow-moving sequences.  Continue Reading

  5. Review: Jakop Ahlbom Company - Horror - The Peacock

    Rhiannon Brace, Thursday 25 May 2017 — Performance: 23 May - 10 June 2017

    If you love the theatre then, whether or not you enjoy the content of the show, you will appreciate Horror’s set design, use of props and talented performers. From the moment the show begins, it's tric… Continue Reading

  6. Review: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Milonga - Sadler's Wells

    VIKKI JANE VILE, Thursday 25 May 2017 — Performance: 22-24 May 2017

    The marriage of tango with contemporary is not an entirely happy one, tango fans will feel the contemporary additions sit uncomfortably and vice versa. However, with spirited live music and atmospheric touches ev… Continue Reading

  7. News: Compass Live - Meet Charlotte Spencer

    Thursday 25 May 2017

    I’m working with six performers and two sound artists and we’re designing the piece for up to 80 audience members to do together. It’s kind of like choreographing for 80 performers who you&rsquo… Continue Reading

  8. Laura Dannequin

    News: Compass Live - Meet Laura Dannequin

    Tuesday 23 May 2017

    I first studied theatre and then landed into dance through a series of chance encounters really, getting inspired and finding ways to stay curious along the way.  Continue Reading

  9. Review: Boris Charmatz - Musée de la danse — danse de nuit

    Josephine Leask, Monday 22 May 2017 — Performance: 17 - 20 May

    Charmatz succeeds in producing a harsh and questioning work which responds to the violence and uncertainty of the current cultural climate. However, while it fascinates, it also alienates.  Continue Reading

  10. Review: Royal Ballet - The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude / Tarantella / Strapless / Symphonic Dances

    VIKKI JANE VILE, Monday 22 May 2017 — Performance: 23 - 31 May

    Although, the inclusion of the Wheeldon piece is jarring in a bill that features no other linear narratives, this is a largely enjoyable and varied evening of contemporary ballet. Continue Reading

  11. News: Compass Live - Compass Commission 2017

    Tuesday 16 May 2017

    We round-up all you need to know about this year's Compass Commissions. Continue Reading

  12. Frauke Requardt (Photo-by-Chris-Nash)

    News: A peak into rehearsals with Frauke Requardt's Mothers

    Tuesday 16 May 2017

    An anarchic look at Motherhood with Frauke Requardt  Continue Reading

  13. Feature: Six surprising hip hop fitness facts

    Monday 15 May 2017

    Discover some top tips to prevent, manage and recover from injuries from the One Dance UK’s Mind the Gap: Train Smart Improve Performance conference  Continue Reading

  14. News: Your weekly London dance guide

    Monday 15 May 2017

    From car park rooftops to the Royal Opera House Clore Studio we've got your week of dance wrapped-up.  Continue Reading

  15. Image by Katarzyna Perlak and Jack Barraclough

    Interview: Project O 'Voodoo is a space where we ask the audience to agree to join us outside of the conventions of organised time'

    Thursday 11 May 2017

    A lot of the work is improvised, so within the choreographic frame we are deciding every time what movement to perform, our bodies are open and responding to the energy in the room, the growing histories of the w… Continue Reading

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