February 2016

  1. Pepa Ubera. Photo: Jesus Ubera

    Pepa Ubera's Wild Card

    Monday 29 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    The Spanish born, now London based artist tells us about her programme, The Palest Light, which started life at Tripspace, East London... Continue Reading

  2. Mark Bruce Company - 'The Odyssey'  - Wilton's Music Hall. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Mark Bruce Company - The Odyssey - Wilton's Music Hall

    Rachel Elderkin, Monday 29 February 2016 — Performance: 23 February - 19 March 2016

    Despite the relatively small stage of Wilton’s, Bruce uses its depths to great atmospheric effect. The sound of the sea echoes around the auditorium and, as the dancers emerge out of the smoke and darkness,… Continue Reading

  3. Monique Jonas and Luke Crook in Hubert Essakow's 'Terra'. Photo: Chantal Guevara

    Hubert Essakow - Terra - Print Room at the Coronet

    Sarah Kent, Monday 29 February 2016 — Performance: 23 February - 12 March 2016

    The publicity material shows the dancers rolling about on loose soil, a promising image for a piece about the earth and our relationship with it. Unfortunately, not a speck of dirt sullies Sofie Lachaert and Luc … Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet - 'Woolf Works' Federico Bonelli & Alessandra Ferri. Photo:Tristram Kenton, ®ROH.

    Olivier Awards 2016 - nominations announced

    Monday 29 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Find out who has been nominated in the dance related categories in this 40th year of the awards presented by the Society of London Theatre... Continue Reading

  5. Farruquito. Photo: Sophie Mühlenburg

    Farruquito & Farruco - Buen Arate - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 26 February 2016 — Performance: 23 & 24 February 2016

    The fiery, fiesta form of flamenco baile in its purest essence, handed down through five generations of the same family.  Continue Reading

  6. Bartabas 'Golgota' - with Andrés Marín. Photo: Nabil Boutros

    Setting the stage for Bartabas and company

    Thursday 25 February 2016

    We asked Emma Wilson, Director of Technical and Production at Sadler's Wells about the challenges of preparing for a cast which includes four horses and a donkey... Continue Reading

  7. Farruquito & Farruco - Buen Arate - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 25 February 2016Performance 23 & 24 February 2016

    All in all, it’s a patchy though certainly stimulating evening; the performers who most snagged my attention were singer Encarna Anillo and guitarist Román Vicenti. 

  8. 'My Own Private Movie' Photo: Susan Kempster

    Women GOlive lands at The Library at Willesden Green

    Thursday 25 February 2016 by Donald Hutera

    Donald Hutera introduces the "fertile and frankly fabulous array of vital, varied female talent" he has in store for a new venue for dance in NW10 on 8 March... Continue Reading

  9. Rhiannon Faith Company - Scary Shit - Rich Mix

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 24 February 2016Performance 26 - 27 February 2016

    . . . beneath the (intentional) scrappiness this is a bold and brave performance, especially from Morgan, and it grows into to something searingly honest and genuinely moving. 

  10. Royal Ballet - After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 24 February 2016Performance 12, 16, 17, 19 February & 10, 11 March 2016

    The largely impressionistic narrative is delivered through Gautreau – danced with ferocious precision and hard-edged sexuality by Natalia Osipova 

  11. Germán Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi.  Photo: Gustavo Piola

    Immortal Tango - Germán Cornejo on his new company's first show

    Tuesday 23 February 2016

    "Tango is much more internal than external. Its magic lies in the internal journey the dancer goes through. We have to focus on this when creating new pieces..." Continue Reading

  12. Camden Schools Dance Festiva 2016 at The Place, Parliament Hill School
Photo: Joanna Zlotorzycka

    Camden Schools Dance Festival at The Place

    Monday 22 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Eighteen local schools and one youth group demonstrated their dance moves at the seventh annual Camden Schools Dance Festival. Continue Reading

  13. Bartabas, Golgota

    Bartabas on staging Golgota

    Monday 22 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Bartabas appears on horseback alongside Spanish flamenco dancer Andrés Marín, recreating the rituals of Seville’s Holy Week Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet - After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 February 2016Performance 12, 16, 17, 19 February & 10, 11 March 2016

    The Royal Ballet’s current triple bill, showcasing the work of its associate choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, shows the company at its brightest and best. 

  15. Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras - Voces, Suite Flamenca - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 22 February 2016Performance 16 -20 February 2016

    Some performances are outstanding, not only from Baras but from the big buccaneering Serrano, and from singer Israel Fernandez, who couches the rasping poetry of flamenco in a voice of extraordinary vibrating sweetness.  

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