1. Feature: National Youth Dance Festival

    Friday 21 July 2006 by Melanie Nix

    Over 130 young dancers and 20 leaders converged in Leeds for the National Youth Dance Festival. The Festival, which was organised by Youth Dance England, brought together 11 youth dance groups from across the c… Continue Reading

  2. Feature: ZooNation

    Friday 23 June 2006

    *ZoonNation – Into the Hoods *Peacock Theatre, 20-23 July 2006 ZooNation present Into the Hoods – an urban fairytale inspired by the musical Into the Woods. Using their trademark narrative streetdan… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Cinderella - Lyon Opera Ballet

    Friday 7 April 2006

    CinderellaLyon Opera Ballet @ Sadler’s Wells, February 03reviewed by Julia Skene-Wenzel Take a rag doll and beam it into post-modernism —- what you get is a fantastically surreal account of Cinderel… Continue Reading

  4. Feature: Nutcracker! Sadler's Wells

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Nutcracker!Sadler’s Wells Dec 02 – Feb 03 and touring.Reviewed by Elizabeth Sandberg Matthew Bourne is a contemporary choreographer who likes to tell stories. Everything you see propels the plot forw… Continue Reading

  5. Feature: Garth Fagan Dance

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Garth Fagan DanceSadler’s Wells Theatre, 4-8 Marchreviewed by David Helms Drawing the LineThe secret to Garth Fagan Dance is drawing. This is a dance language that is highly structured and pictorial, like … Continue Reading

  6. Feature: Northern Ballet Theatre

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Northern Ballet TheatreSadler’s Wells Theatre, March 12-22Wuthering Heightsreview by Francisco Javier Orjales-Mourente When the story of Wuthering Heights is pared down to its bare essentials you are left … Continue Reading

  7. Feature: George Piper Dances

    Friday 7 April 2006

    George Piper dancesCritics Choice******Queen Elizabeth Hall, March 03*Review by Katie Phillips George Piper dances are not only exceptionally talented – they are also very clever. Before the performance ha… Continue Reading

  8. Feature: Compagnia Nacional de Danza

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Compania Nacional de DanzaSadler’s Wells Theatre, March 25-29Reviewed by Francisco Javier Orjales-Mourente Nacho Duato’s reputation as a master of musicality precedes him. However, after an exhilarat… Continue Reading

  9. Feature: Online gift ideas

    Friday 7 April 2006

    A selection of gift ideas available to order online. There are plenty more items to choose from on the following websites, so set aside some time to have a good surf! *Clothing!! * w“ww.dans-ez.com”:… Continue Reading

  10. Feature: Introdans Ensemble

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Introdans Ensemble video clip from Beasts Scary beasts, sweet beasts, crazy beasts and strange beasts are brought to life with humour and vitality in a delicious feast of high quality dance from the Netherlands… Continue Reading

  11. Feature: George Piper Dances, 'Torsion'

    Friday 7 April 2006

    After completely sold-out performances last October, Sylvie Guillem, Billy Trevitt and Michael Nunn are back with their extraordinary programme of work by Russell Maliphant. See a video clip of Torsion featurin… Continue Reading

  12. Feature: The Company

    Friday 7 April 2006

    The DVD of Robert Altman’s film will be released later this month (RRP £19.99) Throughout a distinguished career, Robert Altman has surprised, entertained and challenged audiences with vibrant, freewheel… Continue Reading

  13. Feature: Rambert Dance Company

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Rambert Dance Company Sadler’s Wells, 2 – 6 Nov The mixed programme includes Elsa Canasta by Javier De Frutos. Sexual chemistry bursts out of this vibrant and witty interpretation of Cole Porter̵… Continue Reading

  14. Feature: Robert Cohan & Darshan Singh Bhuller

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Next month Phoenix Dance Theatre come to Sadler’s Wells with a mixed bill of work which includes Forest. It was made by Robert Cohan, the Founder of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, in 1977. Darshan Si… Continue Reading

  15. Feature: Stationary dancing

    Friday 7 April 2006

    The idea of dancing here, outside Tie Rack and surrounded by people I didn’t know was surprisingly nerve racking. Half of me was worried that when the time came I would chicken out. I had been paranoid abo… Continue Reading


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