Memory Rings: A Multi-Media Dance Drama from Phantom Limb Company


Memory Rings: Phantom Limb Company, Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 8.4.2016. (JRo)


Memory Rings (c) Sierra Urich

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Innocent, Natural and Instinctive Dancing from National Youth Dance Company


Richter, In-Nocentes: National Youth Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, London, 7.4.2016. (J.O’D)

London, UK. 07.04.2016. National Youth Dance Company presents the premiere of "In-Nocentes" at Sadler's Wells. Choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan, Artistic Director for NYDC for 2015 - 2016, with lighting design by Peter Harrison, set and costume design by Laura Hopkins. NYDC is touring the work from 26 June – 23 July 2016. The dancers are: Monique Ademilola, Jasmine Bayes, Tomas Brennan, Jamie Buchanan, Arthur Clayton, Isis Clunie, Olivia Doyle, Lucia Fortune-Ely, Christian Griffin, Bar Groisman, Rachael Harrison, Alex Henderson, Amie Hibbert, Christopher Hicks, Tommy Hodgkins, Noga Inspector, Taitlyn Jaiyeola, Kaylee Jaiyeola, Ethan Joseph, Niamh Keeling, Rose Lewis, Blue Makwana, Dominic McAinsh, Iona McGuire, Kennedy Muntanga, Daniel Nattrass, Jessica Nixon, Jasmine Norton, Ethan Nott, Chris Pilbeam, David Prempeh, Jackson Shallcross-Platt, Kia Skilbeck, Ben Todd-Jones, Tre Usoro-Williams, Chad Wakefield, Molly Walker, John-William Watson, George Williams, Hallam Wood. Photograph © Jane Hobson

National Youth Dance Company’s In-Nocentes
© Jane Hobson

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Naturalistic Dancing from Nuñez and Muntagirov in Royal Ballet’s Giselle


Adolphe Adam, Giselle: Soloists, Corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 6.4.2016. (JPr)


Marianela Nunez (Giselle) & Vadim Muntagirov (Albrecht)
(c) Tristram Kenton

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An Evening of Good Things within Limits from Richard Alston Dance Company


Rameau, Chopin, Wolfe, Scarlatti, An Italian in Madrid: Richard Alston Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, London, 29.03.2016. (J.O’D)

London, UK. 29.03.2016. Richard Alston Dance Company presents "An Italian In Madrid" at Sadler's Wells. horeographed by Richard Alston, lighting design by Karl Oskar Sordal, costume design by Fotini Dimou. Ihsaan de Banya, Liam Riddick, Nicholas Bodych, James Muller, Ryan Ledger, Jennifer Hayes, Nancy Nerantzi, Elly Braund, Oihana Vesga Bujan, Sharia Johnson, Vidya Patel.  Picture shows: Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Richard Alston Dance Company’s An Italian In Madrid
Photograph © Jane Hobson.

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Ballet Black’s Latest Triple Bill Receives Enthusiastic Response


 Pita, Marney, Hampson: Ballet Black, Barbican Centre, London, 19.3.2016. (J.O’D)

BALLET BLACK - Storyville; photo credit - Ballet Black.

BALLET BLACK – Storyville; photo credit – Ballet Black.

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NEW! John Cranko’s Genius Remembered in Three Part Tribute


A Tribute to John Cranko: Ivy House Music and Dance, JW3: London Jewish Cultural Centre, London, 13.03.2016, (J.O’D)


John Cranko

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Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Nutcracker Come Together with Dramatic Effect in Paris


Tchaikovsky – Iolanta/The Nutcracker: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus (chorus master: Alessandro Di Stefano), Children’s Chorus, and Dancers of the Opéra National de Paris, Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine, Alain Altinoglu (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 11.3.2016. (MB)


Iolanta/The Nutcracker (c) Agathe Poupeney / OnP

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Ave Maya– Ballet Stars Pay Handsome Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya


Various Composers, Ave Maya – Ballet Gala in memory of Maya Plisetskaya: Dancers and English Ballet Philharmonic / Valery Ovsyanikov (conductor). London Coliseum, 6 March 2016. (JPr)

Ballerinas Maya Plisetskaya and Luidmila Konovalova at the legendary Russian ballet icon’s 85th birthday gala where Konovalova performed her signature Black Swan pas de deux.

Luidmila Konovalova (r) with Maya Plisetskaya at her 85th birthday gala

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