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Richard Alston Dance Company review – stillness, serenity and funk

Fifty years ago Richard Alston was a fierce, skinny boy with an arty fall of black hair who believed that dances should be choreographed with the same compositional rigour and purity as abstract art or music.


Ballet Black, which celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, perform a double bill

Ballet Black’s new programme is surely the company’s finest yet. Cathy Marston’s taut new ballet The Suit shows tragedy bursting out of the seams of everyday life, while Arthur Pita’s A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a riotous take..


Candoco Dance Company review – compelling document of human possibilities

It’s always great to witness the buzz that choreographers get from working with Candoco. Throughout the company’s 27-year history there’s rarely been a work in which its mix of disabled and non-disabled dancers has felt like a limitation.


Bourne's Red Shoes and Khan's Giselle triumph at National Dance awards

We know that certain stories and certain archetypes have a strong hold on the dance imagination. We also know that when choreographers work with narrative it’s often easiest for them to pin the beautifully ambiguous language of the body


Jane McCloskey named as new chair of National Dance Company Wales’ board

National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales), the nation’s contemporary dance company, has today announced that Jane McCloskey will be the next chair of its board, as of September. Jane is Dean of Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South


Northern Ballet to wow audiences with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Little Mermaid

Northern Ballet has announced it will create a further two new full-length ballets in 2017 which will tour to 17 venues across the country. Adaptations of John Boyne's bestselling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Hans Christian Andersen's


Nafisah Baba named as BBC's Young Dancer 2017

Nafisah Baba has been named BBC’s Young Dancer 2017. The contemporary dancer, 20, was crowned the winner on stage at Sadler’s Wells theatre in London by former Royal Ballet principal ballerina Darcey Bussell during a live grand final.


Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures, Sadler's Wells

Not every artist attains the kind of status that will allow their early works to be revived – or, when revived, greeted with commercial and critical success. This is something of a shame for those of us with a historical mindset who like seeing where


Legendary lothario Casanova is brought to life in Northern Ballet’s lavish show

His name is synonymous with being the ultimate ladies’ man, but Kenneth Tindall’s production at Norwich Theatre Royal shows there was a lot more to history’s most notorious womaniser than depravity and decadence.


Here are Balletboyz’ Michael Nunn and William Trevitt to tell us more

The internationally acclaimed Balletboyz bring their new production Life., featuring two new commissions by renowned choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, to Bristol Old Vic this weekend.