DON GNU - Raiders of the Grey Gold. Photo by Christoffer Brekne
Review: DON GNU – Raiders of the Grey Gold

Danish physical theatre and dance company DON GNU has become, not just a staple, but a highlight of my Edinburgh Fringe schedule. The company made its third appearance at the festival in…

Kalakuta Republik at EIF ensemble. Photo by Gaelle Beri
Review: Kalakuta Republik

The Nigerian musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti fused jazz and African music throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, pioneering the music known as Afrobeat. It is Kuti’s now legendary music that served…

Festival Artists in Thousandth Orange. Photo by Christopher Duggan.
Review: ‘NOW” Premieres at Vail Dance Festival

The Vail Dance Festival (VDF) is an incubator of creation. A tiny town, sweeping views, fresh air, and a curated collection of talented artists; every ingredient for the natural formation of art.…

Cas Public - 9
Review: Cas Public 9 – athletic and rapid

Working with Ludwig van Beethoven’s music had been a desire of Hélène Blackburn’s for some time before she developed the piece 9 based on the composer’s most recognizable work, his ninth symphony,…

Scottish Ballet's production of Helen Pickett's The Crucible. Photo by Andy Ross
Review: Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible

The Crucible, a Scottish Ballet adaptation of American playwright Arthur Miller’s most widely produced play and the highly anticipated feature of the company’s 50th Anniversary season, debuted at the Edinburgh International Festival…

Company Chordelia’s The Chosen. Photos by Nadine Boyd
Review: Company Chordelia’s The Chosen

Company Chordelia’s The Chosen opens with a strong audiovisual premise. The sound of waves surging and receding is accompanied by six dancers seated on mirrored boxes who slide to the ground and…

My'Kal Stromile, artist of Boston Ballet; photo by Brooke Trisolini
Boston Ballet announces 2019–2020 Company Roster

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the 2019–2020 season roster. A total of 69 dancers make up the Company roster, with 56 in the main company and 13 in Boston Ballet…

Mercedes Ruiz
Review of Flamenco Workshop with Mercedes Ruiz

What could be better than a lie-in on a Sunday morning? A workshop with Mercedes Ruiz.  Her Buleria workshop was aimed at the intermediate level, so everyone in the class already knew…

MARIA MORENO - GALA FLAMENCA
Review: Flamenco Festival 2019 – Gala Flamenca

Flamenco continues to evolve – even within the traditional style. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, without warning it grabs you, challenges your perceptions, leaves you wonderstruck. The Gala…

Sadler’s Wells Young Associate Ruby Portus is a rising young female choreographic talent using dance to tackle social issues

In this podcast we talk with Sadler’s Wells Young Associate Ruby Portus who is a dancer and choreographer using her voice to tackle sociopolitical issues in a playful way. Listen to Ruby…

LCDS - Theo Clinkard. Photo by Camilla Greenwell
Dancing for Life – The Place is 50!

In Autumn 2019, The Place enters its sixth decade as a driving force for dance development pushing the art form forward. Looking to the future with a global vision of a world…

Ruth Brill Birmingham Royal Ballet. Photo by Richard Battye
Birmingham Royal Ballet First Artist & Choreographer Ruth Brill on stepping off the stage to focus on choreography

In this podcast, we talk to Birmingham Royal Ballet First Artist and Choreographer Ruth Brill about her decision to hang up her pointe shoes to focus on a full-time choreographic career. Ruth…

Sara Baras. Photo by Sofia Wittert
Review: Flamenco Workshop with Sara Baras Company

Taking a flamenco workshop from Maria Jesús Garcia and Charo Pedraja, members of the Sara Baras company, was a privilege, indeed. Learning Alegria choreography and techniques from these two talented dancers was…

Photo by Jordan Opel
The Dancer’s Perfect Summer Diet

It’s summer! That means dancers all over the world are heading off to summer intensives, workshops, and master classes to hone their technique for the fall season ahead. With the long days…

Aeternum. Nehemiah Kish and Marianela Nunez. ROH, 2013. Ph. Johan Persson
Nehemiah Kish to retire from The Royal Ballet

Principal dancer Nehemiah Kish has announced his decision to retire from The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2018/19 season after nine years with the Company. He will give his last performance on the Royal…

BalletBoyz - Them Us. Photo by George Piper
REVIEW: BalletBoyz Them/Us

BalletBoyz Them/Us opened with a short behind the scenes video of the six dancers in the studio providing an insight into the self-created piece ‘Them’. What was lovely about the film was…

Elena Ilinykh and Alexey Lyubimov in RASPUTIN. Credit Alexey Kerkis
REVIEW: Sergei Polunin at London Palladium: Rasputin

Sergei Polunin chose to present the story of the mysterious Russian character Rasputin, for his second programme at the London Palladium. The story of the self-proclaimed holy man who ingratiated himself with…

Selene Guerrero-Trujillo with Artists of the Ballet in The Second Detail. Photo by Bruce Zinger
William Forsythe: Inside the Studio | The National Ballet of Canada

In this latest video, step inside the studio with choreographer William Forsythe as he rehearses the National Ballet of Canada for Physical Thinking, a programme featuring three of his works, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Approximate Sonata 2016 and The…

Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spira, Sisters Grimm
London theatre duo take to global stage

West End theatre company Sisters Grimm has announced a major partnership with the largest theatre company in Asia to tour China this winter, thanks to support from the Department for International Trade…

Observe classes at Royal Ballet School’s 2019 Summer Intensives

Booking for the Royal Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Dance Teacher Observation Programme is now open. Continue your professional development by watching teachers train some of the world’s finest dancers. Classes include classical ballet,…

Rocio Chacon
Rocio Chacon

Rocio was born in Mendoza, Argentina, grew up in Barcelona and has been living in London for the past eight years. With a background in Media and Documentary Studies, she moved to…

Anna Mortimer

I work in video making short absurd films revealing peculiar characters combatting and destabilising the environments they find themselves framed within. Much of my work is about older women in contemporary culture.…

Max Revell (c) BBC, Jeff Spicer
Max Revell wins BBC Young Dancer 2019

20-year-old Max Revell from Cornwall has been named the Winner of BBC Young Dancer 2019. The Grand Final of the competition took place on Saturday 18 May at Birmingham Hippodrome. On winning…

Miami City Ballet - Firebird. Nathalia Arja. Photo © Karolina Kuras.
Miami City Ballet: Looking Back/ Leaping Forward

Miami City Ballet ended its 2018-2019 season with a unique take on George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by placing it underwater thus giving it a purely Miami interpretation of William Shakespeare’s…

Emilia Cadorin performing Coppélia. Photo by Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2019 winners

Having performed the Flames of Paris pas de deux with partner Rentaro Nakaaki and Untitled Code, a solo by choreographed by Rambert dancer Miguel Altunaga, Julia Conway was announced as winner on stage at Sadler’s…

Boston Ballet
Boston Calling Partners with Boston Ballet

Boston Calling has announced that Boston Ballet will make their festival debut as part of the diverse entertainment lineup taking the festivals’ stages for Boston Calling Music Festival’s 10th edition. This partnership…

U Dance at Southbank Centre
Line-up announced for summer celebration of youth dance

U.Dance the national youth dance festival presented by One Dance UK, in partnership with the ISTD, returns to London’s Southbank Centre this summer with a line-up of youth dance groups from across the United…

Stefan Jovanović, Constellations © Moad Musbahi,featuring Katye Coe, Roni Katz, Pau Aran Gimeno, and Charlie Cattrall
Wild Card returns with fools, participation, dark comedy and dance in June

Dance theatre maker Stefan Jovanović presents the latest bespoke Wild Card offering with Constellations, an atmospheric evening of rituals, dark comedy and dance at the Lilian Baylis Studio on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June. Wild Card is an increasingly popular Sadler’s…

Boston Ballet. Photo by Rosalie OConnor
Boston Ballet announces tours and appearances

After returning from the historic debut in Paris, which received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, Boston Ballet is proud to announce a varied schedule of tours and appearances this year,…

Dance Umbrella. DU19-Hocus Pocus © Philippe Pache
Dance Umbrella Festival 2019 further line up announced!

Dance Umbrella, London’s international festival of contemporary dance takes place across the capital from 8 – 27 October 2019. Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella, introduces the programme…

Julia Glawe
Julia Glawe announced as new Executive Director of Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella, London’s leading festival of international dance, has today announced the appointment of Julia Glawe as new Executive Director. Julia was previously Executive Director of Milwaukee Ballet, Senior Vice President and Director of the…

Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa - Vessel (c) Yoshikazu Inoue
Review: Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa – Vessel

French-Belgium choreographer Damien Jalet and Japanese sculpture Kohei Nawa’s Vessel is an unforgettable visual metamorphosis of extraordinary bodies transforming into mind-bending sculptures, that feels like watching a live art installation. Vessel opens…

REVIEW: English National Ballet’s ‘She Persisted’

English National Ballet’s She Persisted is an outstanding triple bill full of emotion, creativity and a strong compelling female voice. Tamara Rojo, ENB Artistic Director, stood before the striking colourful curtain created…

Choredrome Artists 2019
Choreodrome 2019 artists announced

Supporting 18 dance artists and collectives to explore and develop new performance ideas. At The Place, our unique positioning within the dance industry allows us to offer artists at every stage of…

English National Ballet - Dance Journeys. Photo by Thomas Stroppel
English National Ballet’s Dance Journeys 2019

English National Ballet presents Dance Journeys 2019, showcasing the creative voices of young people on the main stage at Sadler’s Wells during the Company’s She Persisted programme. Dance Journeys, supported by John Lyon’s Charity,…

Sixteen Dances for Soloist and Company of Three (1952) Photo by Gerda Peterich
Merce Cunningham Centennial at the Barbican

As part of the official global celebration of the Merce Cunningham Centennial, the Barbican presents the world premiere and Barbican co-production of Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, in the Barbican Theatre; the UK…

The Royal Ballet School Healthy Dancer Programme
The Royal Ballet School Healthy Dancer Programme

The Royal Ballet School presents a new film introducing the world-class healthcare programme. They now employ more than 20 in-house healthcare practitioners who support their students from the age of 11. You…

Patricia Guerrero and Ruben Olmo in "Horas Contigo" ©Javier Fergo for the Jerez Festival
Rubén Olmo’s Horas Contigo radiates love

Audiences attending the Jerez Festival on Monday, March 4, 2019 walked out of the Sala Compañía – a XVI Century church that has been converted into a theatrical space – marvelled by…

Alston Dance Company - Detour. Photo by Chris Nash
Alston Dance Company’s Quartermark: Still Modern

It is perhaps one of the great thrills of live performances that you know the people on stage are three-dimensional bodies moving in a three-dimensional space, subject to the same physical laws…

Marjorie Goodson. Photo by Andreea Radutoiu
Dance Photography: Marjorie Goodson takes us behind the scenes of her stunning dance photographic book ‘MG’

In this podcast, we explore the incredible photographic book released by dancer Marjorie Goodson titled ‘MG‘. The stunning hard cover coffee table style book features spectacular photos of Majorie Goodson photographed by Andreea…

REVIEW: New York City Ballet’s New Combinations

“There is only now,” Balanchine said. Choreographer Justin Peck seems to be living in the now, creating one ballet on the heel of another. Principia, his newest piece, premiered on January 31.…

Daniel McCormick English National Ballet Winner of Emerging Dancer 2018. Photo by Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet Emerging Dancer at Sadler’s Wells

Celebrating its tenth year, English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be held at Sadler’s Wells on Tuesday 7 May 2019. Through this ‘highly anticipated annual event’ [Pointe Magazine], English National Ballet…

Tamae Yoneda. Photo by Endika Ramos
Resolution 2019: Tamae Yoneda/Luisa Amorim/Li’An Dance

Tamae Yoneda’s work presents an autobiographical account of Tamae’s father and his bond with the light that governs human existence. The dancers’ technique is strong, and it is quite clear they all embody movement to…

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