Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Bluebeard

Staged for the first time in over 29 years, and receiving its UK premiere, is Pina Bausch’s early monumental masterpiece Bluebeard. Following eight performances at Opera House Wuppertal in January and February 2020, the acclaimed production comes to Sadler’s Wells, London from Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 February. Continue reading Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Bluebeard

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake

Ballet’s greatest love story returns in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Swan Lake, touring the UK from 29 January – 4 April. This romantic tale of ill-fated passion, illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s legendary score played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, has bewitched audiences for generations. In 2020 the production will tour to Southampton, Birmingham, Salford, Sunderland and Plymouth, created in 1981 by Sir Peter Wright and Galina Samsova. Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake

One Dance UK’s dance manifesto

One Dance UK recently launched its Manifesto for the dance sector, not only for the recent General Election, but as a longer-term vision for how policymakers can help support the UK dance sector. One Dance UK asks anyone with a passion for dance to share this Manifesto with local candidates and newly elected MPs, asking them to pledge their support to: Continue reading One Dance UK’s dance manifesto

Mark Bruce’s Return to Heaven

When it comes to multi-award winning dance theatre companies, MARK BRUCE COMPANY is in a class of its own. Winner of the Sky South Bank Arts Award for ‘Dracula’ and a number of Critics’ Circle awards and nominations for various productions, MARK BRUCE COMPANY consistently presents work of infinite mystery and drama to increasing audiences in the UK and abroad. Continue reading Mark Bruce’s Return to Heaven

Viviana Durante Company at the Barbican

Part of Inside Out, a year exploring the relationship between human inner lives and creativity, Viviana Durante Company brings the world premiere of Isadora Now to the Barbican Theatre, London in February 2020. An evening of performance paying tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan, a timeless feminist icon who made work that enabled women to express themselves physically on their own terms. Continue reading Viviana Durante Company at the Barbican

Elmhurst performs historic works

Elmhurst Ballet Company, the graduate year of Elmhurst Ballet School, presents Synergy, an evening of dance excerpts by some of the most influential figures in the history of ballet. These include Ninette de Valois’s Checkmate, widely regarded as de Valois’ signature ballet and a cornerstone of the British ballet repertoire. Excerpts from Frederick Ashton’s Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Peter Wright’s Swan Lake, and David Bintley’s Take Five also appear in the mix, and will be combined with new works, including a contemporary piece by Studio Wayne McGregor. Continue reading Elmhurst performs historic works