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

    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

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

    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

  3. Lois Greenfield 'Moving Still'

    Gift ideas for dancers and dance lovers...

    Tuesday 15 December 2015 by Carmel Smith

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

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

    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

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

    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

  6. Itzik Galili. Photo: Gadi Dagon

    Itzik Galili - on making new work from old...

    Tuesday 3 November 2015

    In their November season at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Leeds based Phoenix Dance Theatre premiere a new version of a 1997 work by Israeli born, Netherlands based Galili. He talks to Mike Dixon... Continue Reading

  7. Defracto. Photo: Pierre Morel MED

    Does it matter what you call a performance?

    Friday 30 October 2015 by Lyndsey Winship

    Is it dance, is it circus, is it theatre? As art forms cross-fertilise, the boundaries between them erode and what we call them becomes uncertain. Lyndsey Winship introduces Currency at The Place... Continue Reading

  8. Tavaziva Dance Theatre 'Africacarmen' Photo: DILLONROSE.COM

    Africarmen - Bizet's tale, Tavaziva style

    Tuesday 27 October 2015 by Rachel Elderkin

    Bawren Tavaziva's take on 'Carmen' is set in Equitorial Guinea, with music from Warriors International's Fayyaz Virji and a fusion of ballet, contemporary and African dance... Continue Reading

  9. Claire Cunningham 'Give Me A Reason To Live. Photo: Ben Nienhuis

    Falling for Dance Umbrella

    Monday 12 October 2015

    As the festival prepares to kick off this week, Ruth Little introduces her second 'Definite Article', considering falling as a skill... Continue Reading

  10. Strictly Come Dancing judges: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    Strictly with Vikki

    Friday 2 October 2015 by Vikki Jane Vile

    The Strictly judges are back - and so is our ever so slightly obsessed correspondent Vikki Jane Vile... Continue Reading

  11. Evelyn Glennie & Joss Arnott

    Hearing the sound of the dance...

    Monday 28 September 2015 by Lyndsey Winship

    Choreographer Joss Arnott has bagged a collaboration with Grammy Award winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. Lyndsey Winship went along to meet them both, with composer James Keane... Continue Reading

  12. Antoine Marc. Photo: Gigi Giannella

    Dance West launches new season of classes

    Tuesday 22 September 2015

    The new dance hub for West London, based at the Lyric Hammersmith is launching its autumn season of contemporary classes for young people, aged 6 -24...  Continue Reading

  13. 'The Matter of Origins', Montclair State University, 2010. Pictured: Ted Johnson, Keith Thompson, and Ben Wegman. Photo: John Borstel

    Liz Lerman on grief, age, falling and getting up

    Friday 4 September 2015

    The renowned US choreographer, teacher and writer writes for Dance Umbrella's Definite Article series, curated by Ruth Little. Read an exclusive preview... Continue Reading

  14. Stopgap Dance Company - Artificial Things

    Report from the Fringe

    Friday 4 September 2015 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin picks her favourite moments from an ever-growing number of dance shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. Continue Reading

  15. National Youth Dance Company rehearsing Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Frame[d]. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    In the studio - National Youth Dance Company

    Wednesday 2 September 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Apex Rising this weekend features the National Youth Dance Companies of England, Scotland & Wales, with France's Groupe Grenade–Josette Baïz. Photographer Ambra Vernuccio dropped in on rehearsals... Continue Reading


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