Features

  1. Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in 'El Cristal' Photo: Monster Cat.

    News: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba - at home

    Tuesday 28 July 2015 by Rhiannon Brace

    As members of Cuba's leading contemporary dance company join Carlos Acosta in his 'Cubania' at the Royal Opera House, Rhiannon Brace writes about seeing them perform & rehearse in Havana... Continue Reading

  2. Ballets C de la B performer Mélanie Lomoff in 'Three Studies of Flesh'. Waterfront Stage, Latitude Festival 2015. Photo: Lise Smith

    Feature: Dance at Latitude Festival 2015

    Wednesday 22 July 2015 by Lise Smith

    Video & stills cameras to hand, Lise Smith was our reporter in the flowers & wellies in Suffolk, checking out Sadler's Wells dance programme on the Waterfront Stage & East London Dance in the The… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism

    Monday 20 July 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    Dr Royona Mitra tells us about her recently published book on the work of Akram Khan - and we have a copy to give away... Continue Reading

  4. Ballet Folklórico de México

    Feature: Win a pair of tickets to see Ballet Folklórico de México!

    Tuesday 14 July 2015

    We have three pairs of tickets up for grabs for the opening night of Ballet Folklórico de México next Wednesday (22 July) Continue Reading

  5. Latitude 2014. Photo: Lise Smith

    News: The low down on dance at Latitude this weekend

    Tuesday 14 July 2015 by Lise Smith

    Head to the Waterfront Stage for Rambert, Co Chameleon, Titanium, AVA Dance, BBC Young Dancers & NYDC; Theatre Arena for East London Dance's Club Cultures & Pandora's Playground for DanceEast..  Continue Reading

  6. Ben Duke in 'Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)'. Photo: Zoe Manders.

    Feature: Edinburgh - a risk assessment

    Monday 13 July 2015

    Ben Duke is taking a show to the Fringe. "I risk failure.. I think it would look like this: a slightly desperate, financially ruined, middle aged man dressed like God performing to a crowd of three people..." Continue Reading

  7. Genee 2015

    Feature: Genée International Ballet Competition 2015

    Sunday 12 July 2015 by Jessica Wilson

    The Royal Academy of Dance has a programme of workshops & events to complement the return to the UK of its flagship competition in September... Continue Reading

  8. Rambert's Adam Blyde and Miguel Altunaga in 'Rooster'. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Feature: Free ranging Rooster

    Wednesday 8 July 2015 by Lise Smith

    With its sassy moves & soundtrack of vintage 1960s Rolling Stones hits, Christopher Bruce's well loved work is sure to be a festival favourite at Latitude next weekend... Continue Reading

  9. Lilia Pegado & Donald Hutera in the 'sunken garden'.

    Feature: Garden Parties and Park Living

    Tuesday 23 June 2015 by Donald Hutera

    Veteran freelance dance journalist turned curator/creative producer Donald Hutera on the dance-related performances in the 2015 InTRANSIT Festival. Continue Reading

  10. Project O - Jamila Johnson Small & Alexandrina Hemsley. Photo: Katarzyna Perlak

    Feature: SWAGGA - disrupting conventions in dance aesthetics

    Wednesday 3 June 2015

    Jamila Johnson-Small & Alexandrina Hemsley met social worker Kay & psychotherapist Charlotte after they came to see their work & expressed a desire to dance - but a feeling that dance wasn’t for them... Continue Reading

  11. Street art by Levalet, Paris, France (http://levalet.org).

    Feature: Gravity & Grace - The Institute of Controlled Falling

    Friday 29 May 2015

    Dramaturg Ruth Little guest edits this year’s Dance Umbrella’s Definite Article series.Her theme is our relationship with gravity -with contributions from artists, scientists & social commentators… Continue Reading

  12. Antoinette Gomis

    Feature: Breakin' Convention Preview Picks

    Thursday 30 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    Get to know a few of the artists who'll be bringing alternative and fusion styles to Breakin' Convention this weekend... Continue Reading

  13. Figs in Wigs 'Show Off'

    Feature: Figs in Wigs - playing with movement

    Tuesday 21 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    "We started making dance as soon as we started making theatre. As untrained dancers we developed a simple system of our own to create routines in a democratic manner..."  Continue Reading

  14. Joseph Mercier in 'R.I.OT.' Photo: Manuel Vason

    Feature: Joseph Mercier - Choreography for Superheroes

    Monday 20 April 2015

    RIOT is the result of a lifetime of wanting to be a superhero, & three years of figuring out how to put that childhood dream on stage. The result is a comic book that comes to life... Continue Reading

  15. 'Pina Bausch Backstage'
Photos by Kh. W. Steckelings

    Feature: Pina Bausch backstage by KH. W. Steckelings

    Monday 20 April 2015

    A book of 150 photographs taken by KH. W. Steckelings of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has just been published. We have a copy to win! Continue Reading

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