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New English Ballet Theatre

The recent performances of the New English Ballet Theatre were a breath of fresh air for its spread of audiences. Opening night at the Peacock Theatre, London, saw a multitude of audiences vying for a taste of the company’s work, still reasonably new and fresh on the dance and ballet scene. The cast were all [...]

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The Art Of The Circus

LIMBO

LIMBO, as part of the London Wonderground festival at the Southbank Centre, is just one example of circus shows, and is in itself a dazzling feast. Full of fire, contortion, aerial work, tap dancing and jazzy interludes breaking up the action, the show is made up of performers from all corners of the world, including [...]

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U.Dance 2012

U.Dance 2012

U.Dance 2012 as part of Youth Dance England was marketed as this summer’s biggest youth dance festival. It took place between the 13 and 15 July at the Southbank Centre, celebrating talent from all over London and the entire country. The performance of the opening night was filled with acts full of fun and energy [...]

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The 21st Century Contemporary Dance Scene

Camden Roundhouse

Following the Accidental Festival on June 1st at the Camden Roundhouse, it is clear from this one event in the dance events of 2012 that the future of the sector looks extremely bright, from leotards to pointe shoes, from leg warmers to jazz sneakers. The evening was named Dance 1:1 (dance 1st on the 1st), [...]

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A Review of Royal Ballet Flanders’ “Artifact”

Royal Ballet Flanders - Artifact

Image courtesy of IFDB. I was taken to watch the Royal Ballet Flanders show of William Forsythes ‘Artifact’ on Saturday night…  a popular night to go it seems, with Dame Monica Mason, Carlos Acosta and Christopher Hampson (Scottish Ballet’s new artistic director) in the audience. Judging also from the audiences response and the excited chatter [...]

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