Reviews

  1. Photo: https://www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/259-ham-and-passion

    Review: Denada dance - Ham and Passion - Wilton's Music Hall

    Ka Bradley , Thursday 23 February 2017 — Performance: 21 – 22 February 2017

    Ham and Passion is a wonderfully wide-spanning, tragicomic work that manages to evade being sanctimoniously ‘about’ the themes it tackles even as it tackles them. And it delivers ham and passion, as promised. Continue Reading

  2. Review: Mercedes Ruiz - Déjame que te baile - Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy , Wednesday 22 February 2017 — Performance: 21 February

    Time flies when you’re watching Mercedes Ruiz dance. Her latest 90-minute show, whose name translates as “let me dance for you”, seems to pass in a whirling flash of footstamps, high spirits and… Continue Reading

  3. Photo: www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-sleeping-beauty-by-marius-petipa

    Review: The Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House:

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 21 February 2017 — Performance: 21 December 2016—14 March 2017

    The real beauty of this Beauty lies in the gorgeous costume and set designs, originally realised by the genius that was Oliver Messel and authentically reimagined for Monica Mason’s 2006 revival by Peter Fa… Continue Reading

  4. Review: Israel Galvan - FLA.CO.MEN - Sadler's Wells

    Katherine Columbus , Friday 17 February 2017 — Performance: 15 & 16 February

    ...wrestling with itself even as the performance plays out. But it’s clear that Galvin has come far with the idea of conceptual flamenco and bringing Spanish dance into the modern world. Continue Reading

  5. Review: ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble – From home with love – Lilian Baylis Studio

    Siobhan Murphy, Saturday 11 February 2017 — Performance: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February

    There is a recognisable muscular collision of bodies here: the dancers’ arcing limbs pass over and around each other; sequences of complicated holds unfurl across the stage; they use each other’s axis… Continue Reading

  6. Photo: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/1929/Theatre/We-Raise-Our-Hands-In-The-Sanctuary

    Review: We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary - Albany

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 9 February 2017 — Performance: 31 January - 11 February

    We Raise Out Hands In The Sanctuary celebrates and revitalises an incredible time but while it reminds us about how far the LGBT community has come, it also warns us about the serious threats to its continuity an… Continue Reading

  7. Chase Johnsey, far right, in Paquita by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Peacock theatre, London, in 2015. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

    Chase Johnsey's unlikely success is a bold and beautiful victory for ballet

    Press Review The awards were given for dance events that were shown in the UK between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016Judith Mackrell, , Wednesday 8 February 2017Performance

    Classical ballet is notoriously an art form that imposes exacting standards of perfection on its dancers. But while it is the women who are presented as the principal victims of those standards – with some battling dangerously to maintain a low weight and lean physi… 

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