1. Salah el Brogy Company (featuring in Ignition Festival 2016). Photo: Jane Hobson

    Ignition Dance Festival 2016

    Monday 6 June 2016 by Philippa Newis

    While many dance organisations are moving eastwards, DanceWest's Ignition Festival (2 & 3 July) shows there are still good reasons to seek out new contemporary dance in West London boroughs... Continue Reading

  2. Yorke Dance Project's Phil Sanger & Amy Thake rehearse 'Sea of Troubles'. Photo: Charlotte Macmillan

    Re-staging MacMillan's 'Sea of Troubles'

    Tuesday 10 May 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Recently Rachel Elderkin spent some time with Yorke Dance Project as part of their Professional Pathways Programme & was involved with the process of re-staging a MacMillan work from scratch . . . Continue Reading

  3. Dan Canham's 'Ours Was the Fen Country' Photo Camilla Greenwell

    Falling Away - Disappearance, resistance & remembering in contemporary dance

    Wednesday 27 April 2016

    Ruth Little, Guest Editor of Dance Umbrella's Definite Article introduces the latest in the series of in-depth writing on dance... Continue Reading

  4. East London Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit, 21 March 2016. Photo: Jeremy Freedman

    Bursting With Ideas - the Dance Enterprise Summit

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by Donald Hutera

    Donald Hutera reports on a "rich and rewarding" all day event organised by East London Dance....  Continue Reading

  5. Romeo and Juliet DVD cover

    The Royal Ballet - Fonteyn & Nureyev in Kenneth MacMillan's 'Romeo and Juliet'

    Tuesday 15 March 2016 by Graham Watts

    The fiftieth anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan’s ground-breaking production of 'Romeo and Juliet' has been recognised by the DVD release of Paul Czinner’s film of the ballet... Continue Reading

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

    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

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

    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

  8. 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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

  12. 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)

    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

  13. Langdon Clay - Tallahatchie Bridge, 1997.

    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

  14. dot dot dot dance.

    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

  15. Fly No Filter

    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


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