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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.


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


Project Polunin: Satori review – ballet's bad boy makes howling bid for inner peace

Sergei Polunin is a dancing star still searching for work that is the right fit for his undeniable charisma. The Ukrainian-born artist brings his messy past with him: companies abandoned, performances cancelled, vivid tattoos and tales of excess


The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House, London, review: Francesca Hayward is lovely as Clara

One of the company’s rising stars, Hayward, has a radiant flow of movement and gleaming footwork as Clara in the company's 455th performance of Peter Wright’s production.


Old-fashioned entertainment of the most seductive kind - Sylvia, Royal Ballet, review

Sylvia is a ballet that might never have made it into the modern age. Lured by Léo Delibes’s exuberant score from 1876, Frederick Ashton created his own version of this mythologically themed romance in 1952


Rambert, Sadler's Wells, London, review: 'honesty, anger and helplessness spill across the stage'

What can you do when the world is as it is? Ben Duke’s extraordinary Goat is about not having the answers. Hilarious and sad, it lets honesty, anger and helplessness spill across the stage.