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Four Quartets review – TS Eliot's poems brilliantly danced

Choreographer Pam Tanowitz has been quietly plying her trade in New York for more than two decades. She now arrives for the first time in London with Four Quartets, the first authorised dance version of TS Eliot’s 1943 work,

Tamara Rojo: ‘I want ballet to be for and about everybody’

Born in Quebec and raised in Spain, London-based Tamara Rojo, 44, is the artistic director of English National Ballet, as well as lead principal dancer. She was previously a principal with the Royal Ballet.

The city shines as Birmingham International Dance Festival gets everyone dancing

From 1 – 24 June the sixth edition of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018 (BIDF 2018) has seen the sunshine and the city dance! Audiences were treated to an amazing 205 performances by 338 artists in venues, streets and parks across the ci

Akram Khan: the master mover who redefined dance

When Akram Khan was complimented by Mikhail Baryshnikovon the beauty of his dancing, it was one of the proudest but most ambivalent moments of his career. “Misha said he really admired the quality of my stillness,” Khan recalls.

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.

The Winter’s Tale, Royal Opera House, London, review: It’s a marvellous ballet

Winter, but also spring: The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Talemoves from icy, tormenting jealousy to radiant recognition, lighting up the stage like a shaft of sunlight.Christopher Wheeldon’s 2014 ballet is one of his finest, with complex storytelling

Viktor review – Pina Bausch's pleasure-seekers haunt Rome

When Pina Bausch’s work was first shown in London in 1982 it changed the way we thought about dance. Bausch made the stage look like a whole new playground of possibilities, creating some indefinable genre of dance theatre...

Song of the Earth/La Sylphide review – Rojo powers a demanding double bill

With its guileless storytelling and Romantic mingling of the folksy and sublime, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide is a tricky ballet for modern companies to inhabit. Tamara Rojo’s decision to challenge English National Ballet’s dancers