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15 Results in category Contemporary

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.

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

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.

Review - Richard Alston Dance Company at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter

British dance would be different without Richard Alston. From Rambert (he was the artistic director from 1986 to 1992) to The Place and London Contemporary Dance School: traces of his influence are everywhere. One of the first British choreographers

Rambert: Love, Art and Rock'n'Roll review – stylish moves to Picasso and the Stones

Repertory companies are rare in contemporary dance, with the single-choreographer model all but universal. But in their current mixed bill, Rambert make a supremely confident case not only as a company that can draw its work from a variety of sources

How can we give female choreographers a lift?

Where have all the women gone? It’s a question that’s become unexpectedly urgent during the last decade, as the choreographic profession has become more and more dominated by men.

Rambert is launching ‘Rambert Elements’ a choreography programme for schools

Contemporary dance company Rambert has announced that it is to launch a nationwide choreography programme aimed directly towards secondary schools and colleges for the 2015/16 academic year.

Richard Alston Dance Company review – a birthday treat from the master

Ever since the 1980s, when Michael Clark was muse to his early career,Richard Alston’s most beautiful choreography has, arguably, been created for men. Now, as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his company, Alston’s birthday present to himself is