1. Vidya Patel, with Richard Alston &  Nancy Nerantzi. Photo: Jane Hobson

    Feature: BBC Young Dancer Finalist Vidya Patel - on dancing for Richard Alston

    Tuesday 15 March 2016 by Vidya Patel 1 Comment

    "Even though the movement language is different, the common ground between the way Richard choreographs and the Kathak style is that they both put great importance on musicality..." Continue Reading

  2. Pink Jukebox Trophy at the Rivoli Ballroom, 20 February 2016. Photo: Carole Edrich

    Feature: Pink Jukebox Trophy at the Rivoli Ballroom

    Monday 14 March 2016 by Carole Edrich

    Whether vast formal Ballroom and Latin dance competition or small local show, the world of same-sex dancing as exemplified by the Pink Jukebox Trophy is warmer, friendlier, more egalitarian and wonderfully transn… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Reclaiming the streets - and owning ballet

    Wednesday 9 March 2016

    Nando Messias was beaten up on the street behind Toynbee Studios. Some years later he presents 'The Sissy’s Progress' in the same place - a spectacle of provocation, celebration & hyper flamb… Continue Reading

  4. Bartabas 'Golgota' - with Andrés Marín. Photo: Nabil Boutros

    News: Setting the stage for Bartabas and company

    Thursday 25 February 2016

    We asked Emma Wilson, Director of Technical and Production at Sadler's Wells about the challenges of preparing for a cast which includes four horses and a donkey... Continue Reading

  5. 'My Own Private Movie' Photo: Susan Kempster

    News: Women GOlive lands at The Library at Willesden Green

    Thursday 25 February 2016 by Donald Hutera

    Donald Hutera introduces the "fertile and frankly fabulous array of vital, varied female talent" he has in store for a new venue for dance in NW10 on 8 March... Continue Reading

  6. Hubert Essakow's 'Terra' in rehearsal at The Print Room. Photo: Stephen Wright.

    Feature: The Print Room at the Coronet

    Tuesday 16 February 2016

    As Hubert Essakow prepares to present the first dance work in the Victorian playhouse for 100 years, Artistic Director Anda Winters tells about her plans for their new home -and the part that dance will play in it... Continue Reading

  7. Ruth St Denis (in brownface): The Mother of American Modern Dance authenticates herself with Indian men dressed as priests - New York 1906. (From 'Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Tansnational Labor' by Priya Srinivasan)

    Feature: Writing from Silence

    Monday 15 February 2016

    A transnational collective of dance scholars and artists of colour argue that the debate sparked by Akram Khan's comments about female choreographers has so far been polarised and one-dimensional... Continue Reading

  8. Langdon Clay - Tallahatchie Bridge, 1997.

    Feature: Scottish singer/song writer on Karine Polwart on Falling and Feeling

    Wednesday 10 February 2016

    - in the latest Dance Umbrella Definite Article, edited by dramaturg Ruth Little, on the dynamic and emotional structure in popular songs... Continue Reading

  9. dot dot dot dance.

    Feature: Dot Dot Dot Dance - the top pick list

    Thursday 4 February 2016

    With Flamenco Festival London opening on 16 February, we asked UK based flamenco artists for their 'must see' picks of the programme... Continue Reading

  10. Fly No Filter

    Feature: Live Vibe Generations - 20 years of Impact

    Wednesday 27 January 2016 by Lise Smith

    Lise Smith talks to Artistic Director Hakeem Onibudo - and some of the groups who have been part of the Impact Dance story - as they get ready for a special evening at The Peacock on 6 February... Continue Reading

  11. Alessandra Ferri in Martha Clarke’s 'Chéri', Photo: Joan Marcus.

    Feature: A year of dance - looking back on 2015

    Monday 4 January 2016 by Graham Watts

    One of the most remarkable trends of 2015 was the preponderance of great performances by, shall we say, dancers of a certain age writes Graham Watts in his big fat review of the year... Continue Reading

  12. Strictly Come Dancing Final 2015
Photo: Courtesy of BBC

    Feature: Strictly with Vikki - The Finale

    Monday 21 December 2015 by Vikki Jane Vile

    Was it a fitting end for a spectacular series? As former boy band star Jay McGuinness is crowned champion, Vikki Jane Vile gives us her considered opinion . . . Continue Reading

  13. Lois Greenfield 'Moving Still'

    News: Gift ideas for dancers and dance lovers...

    Tuesday 15 December 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    Looking for some present buying inspiration? We've got a few ideas for gifts with dance appeal.... Continue Reading

  14. Tiago Gambogi 'Bittersweet River'. Photo: Kristina Kashtanova

    Feature: Bittersweet River - on the streets of London

    Wednesday 9 December 2015 by Donald Hutera

    Earlier this month Tiago Gambogi staged a non-confrontational solo performance on the street in front of the UK offices an Anglo-Australian multinational mining company. Donald Hutera was there too... Continue Reading

  15. Peter Andre & Janette Manrara. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    News: Strictly Halloween

    Wednesday 4 November 2015 by Vikki Jane Vile

    Vikki Jane Vile updates us on progress in the current season of the BBC's flagship Saturday night (and several others) show...  Continue Reading


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