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Sadler’s Wells

Five Ballet Books

by Emilia & Linda on May 12, 2013

In the spotlight, five recent ballet and dance book releases that will make great summer reads or that are perfect for your Amazon wishlists: Sadler’s Wells Dance House by Sarah Crompton With plenty of photos of some of Sadler’s Wells’s most successful productions from the last few years (Sylvie Guillem fans are in for a [...]

Light & Shape: Q&A with Alexander Whitley

by Emilia on November 20, 2012

Ten years ago choreographer Wayne McGregor created an evening of work for ROH2 which marked his own company’s first collaboration with The Royal Ballet. This season, McGregor & Random Dance are returning to the Linbury Studio Theatre with three world premieres from young choreographic talents Robert Binet, Paolo Mangiola and Alexander Whitley. We recently had the [...]

San Francisco Ballet in London

by Linda on September 25, 2012

“Attack it! Attack it!” says fictional AD Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) to young dancer Nina Sayers in Black Swan. No doubt he would have been pleased with San Francisco Ballet. Every work they presented during their 2-week residency at Sadler’s Wells showed an eager company that devoured space and radiated attack and joy, performance after [...]

New English Ballet Theatre: Synergies

by Linda on July 19, 2012

New English Ballet Theatre or NEBT is the brainchild of Karen Pilkington-Miksa. This young company works as a pick-up troupe, hiring dancers for a period of 3 months and commissioning new works for an annual programme. With a patron list that includes Carlos Acosta, Marianela Nuñez, Mara Galeazzi, Darcey Bussell and Wayne Eagling, plus support [...]

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Autumn Glory

by Emilia & Linda on October 14, 2011

At the heart of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s autumn season is a fabulous new triple bill celebrating British classical dance heritage, or what BRB principal Matthew Lawrence calls, in his latest blog for Balletco, a “workout harder than Zumba”: Nearly 75 years old, Ninette de Valois’s Checkmate is a prime example of vintage English ballet. Its [...]

ZooNation Dance Company: Some Like it Hip Hop

by Emilia & Linda on September 23, 2011

World Premiere at the Peacock Theatre Award-winning dance company ZooNation presents Some Like it Hip Hop at The Peacock Theatre from 20 October to 19 November, following their critically acclaimed 2006 production, Into the Hoods, which became the longest running dance show in the West End. Some Like it Hip Hop is a comical tale [...]