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…

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bon Voyage, Bob - Alan Lucien Øyen. Photo by Mats Bäcker
Pina Bausch legacy continues with new work by Alan Lucien Øyen

In this podcast with Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, we discuss the work and company of one of the most important choreographers of the twentieth century, Pina Bausch. Alan Lucien Øyen is one of…

BalletBoyz: Them Us. Photo by Hugo Glendinning
BalletBoyz presents Them & Us at Sadler’s Wells

This spring, the internationally lauded dance troupe BalletBoyz will present the London premiere of Them/Us, an innovative double bill and a brand new collaboration from the company’s own critically acclaimed dancers and…

Candoco Dance Company
Candoco Dance Company finds new partner in ASOS

Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, today announces that ASOS, one of the world’s leading destinations for fashion-loving 20-somethings, will support a residential dance training intensive for young…

Jillian Vanstone with Artists of the Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon on Creating Alice

In this latest video from The National Ballet of Canada, acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon reveals the inspiration behind the international hit production, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Set to an original score by Joby Talbot with designs by Bob…

Ruins FUBU. photo by Joseip Viskovic
Resolution 2019: José Tomás/Panos Malactos/Fubu Nation

Panos Malactos’ 4YEARS, a bizarre and outrageously fun piece, mocks the experimental and eccentric side of contemporary culture. Going against preconception, the work is intentionally pretentious rather than unwittingly so. The dancers babble…

Nicky Keay
First Dance Specialist RED-S Clinic Launches

The National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) is pleased to announce the expansion of the London NHS Dance Injury Clinic to include the UK’s first RED-S/Endocrine clinic. Previously known as…

Campaign image Positioning Ballet by Petrovsky & Ramone. Dancers: Michele Esposito & Nicholas Landon
Positioning Ballet: International Ballet Conference in Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet is organising its second international ballet conference, Positioning Ballet. Following the first successful conference in 2017, international leaders of the ballet world will once again come together in Amsterdam to…

Erena Reilent - Being O Matic. Photo by Camilla Greenwell
Resolution 2019: Grace Nicol/Fallon Mayanja/Erea Reilent

In I Only Laugh to Keep From Weeping José Tomás and Valerie Ebuwa haughtily face the audience, dressed identically in white oversized t-shirts, with baby pink draperies attached – from the top of the stage backdrop –…

Race, Disability & Trans Equity in Dance Presenting

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), a U.S.-based national service, advocacy and membership organization for professionals in the performing arts industry, holds a national conference every January in New York City.  It…

Woman SRSLY
Announcing The Place Spring Season 2019

The Place, London’s boldest dance theatre, is pleased to announce its spring programme. Some of the most innovative British and international dance artists take to the stage in a season featuring new…

Theme and Variations: Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet; photo: Bill Cooper
Birmingham Royal Ballet announces 2019/20 season

10 productions, 11 venues, 127 performances, including first time collaborations with Ballet Black and newly appointed Director Carlos Acosta. It’s a season that’s bursting with brilliance! Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2019/20 season marks…

Candoco Dance Company workshop
Warm up with a Candoco workshop

Candoco Dance Company are kicking off 2019 with a plethora of learning activity! Their youth company, Cando2, is back in the studio already and has just completed the first stage of their residency as…

100 Jahre Bauhaus: BAUHAUSCLUB 2.019: Hyper.Culture

Were there techno DJs at the Bauhaus’s famous parties? No of course not. But BAUHAUSCLUB 2.019: Hyper.Culture wasn’t meant to be historically accurate reconstruction of a 1920s Bauhaus festival. Instead, the evening…

Soweto Gospel Choir - INALA
Sisters Grimm – Slate Ministry Of Sound

The Founders and directors of Sisters Grimm are ex-Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra Mello-Pittman and Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira. Both had successful careers working in theatre, film and TV. In 2009 we had…

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Resolution 2019: Jane Chan / Joshua Nash / TRIBE//

One lone figure holds centre stage in a portrayal of mental anguish and entrapment. A barely delineated square lights the floor, her prison cell, accentuating a confused and misty internal world. Hand…

Antoinette Sibley
Where Has The Joy Gone?

Lately, I’ve been wondering if we could put Margot Fonteyn in a Tardis and bring her from 1960 to 2019 what she would have to say about the dance performances of today.…

Don Quixote. Ryoichi Hirano as Espada and Artists of The Royal Ballet. (c) ROH, Johan Persson, 2013.
Carlos Acosta’s celebrated production of Don Quixote returns

Carlos Acosta’s vibrant dance production of Miguel de Cervante’s classic tale Don Quixote returns to the Royal Opera House this Spring. Created specially for The Royal Ballet in 2013, this stunning production tells the story of…

Andrea Yorita of BalletX in "The Boogeyman." Photo by Bill Hebert.
American Dance Platform: BalletX & Raphael Xavier

New York’s countless theaters and clubs make the city a performing arts mecca, featuring as tantalizing a cultural scene for the classical arts as for the most experimental of performances. Yet, in…

Skopje Dance Theater
Apply Now! 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival

Battery Dance is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 11-17, 2019. Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today…

REVIEW: The Night Tree by Second Hand Dance

There Is a growing excitement in Pavilion Dance Theatre with real Christmas trees adorning the space and their sweet pine perfume beckoning the children to take their place on cosy cushions. Magical…

"Faultline" by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Please can you credit the photo to Chris Nash.
Shezad Khalil

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham Shezad is an enthusiastic, passionate and devoted writer of dance. After completing his Masters in Text and Performance with an extensive focus…

Jennifer Jackson
Dancers explain how they see the world…

Being an artist makes you see the world around you in a very special way. One might even say that it allows you to really see. Every individual artist goes through the…

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