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Monday, June 19, 2017

Richard Alston Dance Company, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Wonderful dancing, a sensitive response to music and performers by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Alston's triple bill includes his newest work 'Chacony' along with the popular 'Gypsy Mixture' and Martin Lawrance's 'Tangent'

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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Richmond Theatre, review: A clumsily literal staging of the novel by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Daniel de Andrade's new staging of John Boyne's novel is part of Northern Ballet's generally successful push to widen its repertoire

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Monday, June 5, 2017

DESH, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Akram Khan's own dancing is extraordinary by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

This solo work created in 2011 by choreographer and performer Khan is his most personal yet

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Frederick Ashton/Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, review: Zenaida Yanowsky shows her quality as an actress, a dancer and a star by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet celebrates its founder choreographer with a mixed programme of three of Ashton's works - 'The Dream', 'Symphonic Variations', 'Marguerite and A…

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Pepperland, Royal Court, Liverpool, review: It refuses to be a nostalgic romp by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Mark Morris dance Group's 'Pepperland' kicks off the Beatles celebration in Liverpool as part of the 'Sgt Pepper' at 50 season

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Symphonic Dances, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, review: The choreography is full of activity but lacks weight by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet's young Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett creates a new one-act ballet set to music by Rachmaninoff which fails to impress

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ghost Dances, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Back after 14 years - it still works its spell by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Rambert's much loved 'Ghost Dances' by Christopher Bruce is inspired by the oppression of the Pinochet regime in Chile

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Casanova, Sadler's Wells, London, review: A whirl of fluent choreography and atmospheric staging by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Kenneth Tindall's first evening-length ballet about the notorious lover is another success for Northern Ballet

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Toad Knew, Sadler's Wells, London, review: It's admiring its own free spirit a little too much by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Charlie Chaplin's grandson, James Thierrée, performs his latest rambling show with members of his own Compagnie du Hanneton, complete with acrobatics, clowning and music

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Breakin' Convention, Sadler's Wells, London, review: The dancing is spectacular: one-handed hops, explosive, dizzying upside-down spins by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Jonzi D's annual international festival of hip hop dance included acrobatics from South Korea's Just Dance and B-Girl skill from the all-female Canadian crew Tentacle Tribe

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Mayerling, Royal Opera House, review: Natalia Osipova and Edward Watson look hypnotised by each other by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Watson and Osipova star in Kenneth MacMillan's 1978 ballet about obsession, sex and death

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Betroffenheit, Sadler's Wells, London, review: This dance-theatre hybrid is raw, funny and profoundly, tenderly human by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Olivier Award nominated Betroffenheit was created by choreographer Crystal Pite and actor/playwright Jonathon Young to examine the aftermath of his own personal tragedy when his daughter and…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Jewels, Royal Opera House, London, review: Marianela Nuñez leads the ballet with radiant authority by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

George Balanchine's ballet was inspired by the beauty of the gem stones he saw in the New York store of jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels and the music of Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikov…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Le Sacre du printemps, Sadler's Wells, London, review: This is the best staging of Le Sacre I know by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

English National Ballet's production of Pina Bausch's 'Le Sacre du Printemps' (The Rite of Spring) has been danced by only one other ballet company, the Paris Opéra

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre, London, review: Leanne Cope as Lise can go from wide-eyed to slinky in one bright glance by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon made his Broadway directing debut with this stage musical which puts dance at the heart of the production

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Flight Pattern, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, review: It has immense scale and ambition by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite creates her first work for The Royal Ballet - the first woman to make a main stage work for the company in 18 years

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Project Polunin Sadler's Wells, London, review: Given the stop-start nature of Polunin's recent history, it's a relief to find him in e by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Russian dancer Sergei Polunin, the enfant terrible of dance, who walked out of The Royal Ballet, joins up with Natalia Osipova, to showcase new works for his project

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures, Richmond Theatre, review: This triple bill is crisp, lively and brightly danced by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Bourne's triple bill of early works, which marks 30 years since he launched his own dance company, show that many of his strengths were already in place

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kiss & Cry, Barbican Theatre, London, review: Hands jump together to have sex by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

As part of the London International Mime Festival, 'Kiss & Cry', stars a duo of dancing hands, small-scale sets and cinematography, to evoke memories of past loves

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Set and Reset, Tate Modern, London, review: An entrancing meeting of Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg and composer Laurie Anderson. by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

To coincide with the Robert Rauschenberg retrospective, Trisha Brown's dance piece 'Set and Reset' (1983) is being performed at Tate Modern, with set and costumes by the Ameri…

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Les Enfants Terribles, Barbican Theatre, London, review: Sexual tanglings often feel quite detached from the singers' relationship by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet's dance-opera by composer Philip Glass is based on the writings of Jean Cocteau and directed and choreographed by Javier De Frutos

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Woolf Works, Royal Opera House, London, review: Alessandra Ferri is luminous as the Virginia Woolf figure by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The revival of Wayne McGregor's ballet triptych is inspired by Virginia Woolf's novels, 'Mrs Dalloway', 'Orlando' and 'The Waves' – mixed with parts…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Boy Blue Entertainment, Blak Whyte Gray, Barbican Theatre, London, review: It's strict, bold and brilliant by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Oliver award winning East London hip hop dance group, Boy Blue Entertainment, perform an abstract triple bill with new work 'Blak Whyte Gray' and ditch any narrative

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Giselle, London Coliseum, review: Alina Cojocaru has always been a natural Giselle by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Mary Skeaping's traditional production of 'Giselle' is revived by the English National Ballet with Alina Cojocaru in the lead role

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Roundhouse, London, review: The show's sweetness and energy are irresistible by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Zoonation's hip hop 'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party' with characters inspired by 'Alice in Wonderland' is complete with Ben Stones' set designs of oversized te…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes, Sadler's Wells, review: 'Bourne is a superb producer' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Matthew Bourne brings the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film to the stage

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The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Opera House, review: 'Still reaching for the ballet's full resonance' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet revives the same production of The Sleeping Beauty that reopened the Royal Opera House 70 years ago after the war

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

National Ballet of China, Sadler's Wells, London, review: This production gives them little chance to show their individuality by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The National Ballet of China perform the epic love story, 'The Peony Pavillion', which was originally perfomed in a 20-hour cycle, but has been cut down to a well-paced two hours

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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Nutcracker, Birmingham Hippodrome, review: Arancha Baselga as Clara could show more wonder by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' is resplendent with an enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy and a growing Christmas tree that bursts through the wall revealing giant branches

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House, London, review: This revival comes up as bright as the gilding on the Christmas angel's wings by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his magical production of the classical ballet danced to Tchaikovsky's score

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Akram Khan's Giselle, Sadler's Wells, London, review: It proves to be a triumph by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The English National Ballet dance Khan's new 'Giselle', which stars Tamara Rojo, with utter conviction

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