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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/ La Sylphide, English National Ballet, London Coliseum, review: Ivan Vasiliev is very starry guest for this ballet by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Roland Petit's 'Le Jeune Homme et La Mort' stars Tamara Rojo's as Death who takes pleasure in tormenting Vasiliev's self-destructive artist

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Resolution, The Place, London, review: Part of Britain's dance ecosystem by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The UK's biggest dance festival for emerging talent includes 81 artists who will perform original works for The Place stage

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Song of the Earth/La Sylphide, English National Ballet, London Coliseum, review: Tamara Rojo is technically impressive but oddly remote by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

English National Ballet presents a double bill featuring Kenneth MacMillan's 'Song of the Earth' and Frank Andersen's recreation of 'La Sylphide'

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Monday, January 1, 2018

The Nutcracker, Royal Albert Hall, London, review: 'A sturdy production' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Birmingham Royal Ballet's new version of the classic ballet has a recorded narration by Simon Callow

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

What the Moon Saw, The Place, London, review: 'A friendly show' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The show of dance, circus and music for youngsters is loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cinderella, Sadler's Wells, London, dance review: 'Otherworldly elegance' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Created in 1997, Matthew Bourne's Cinderella is set in the London Blitz of 1940

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Monday, December 18, 2017

The Little Match Girl Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, London, dance review: 'Quirky and effective' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Arthur Pita's retelling of the bittersweet Hans Christian Andersen classic is a child-friendly dance production

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, review: The performance is bright and assured by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Wayne Eagling's revival of the English National Ballet's production is always a treat at Christmas but Tchaikovsky's score is why it survives

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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

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

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Project Polunini - Satori, London Coliseum, review: It puts some fine dancers through a murk of glum philosophising by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The world famous ballet star Pulunin presents a mixed bill, including a new short ballet 'First Solo' starring himself

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Sylvia, Royal Opera House, London, review: Natalia Osipova delivers star power in full by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Osipova in the title role isn't always comfortable with the rich detail of Frederick Ashton's choreography, but she makes up for it with powerful technique and huge charisma

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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

Set to Nina Simone songs, Ben Duke's first work for Rambert blends speech and dance in a work that admits it has no solutions for the current horrors of the world

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Svetlana Zakharova, Amore London Coliseum, London, review: Bolshoi ballerina shows off her dramatic side by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The glamorous dancer performs three works, with a de luxe supporting cast

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Kyle Abraham, Pavement, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Theatre, hip hop and a sharp political sensibility by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

'Pavement' which is a powerful introduction to rising star Abraham's work and company is inspired by John Singleton's 1991 film 'Boyz n the Hood'

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Royal Ballet triple bill, Royal Opera House, London, review: It's an evening of drastic contrast by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Twyla Tharp and Arthur Pita create new works for The Royal Ballet, alongside Hofesh Shechter's 2015 'Untouchable'

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sadler's Wells, London, review: A splendid star performance from Brandon Lawrence by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

A triple bill, beginning with 'Arcadia', a new work by Birmingham Royal Ballet's first artist Ruth Brill

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Judas Tree/Song of the Earth, Royal Opera House, London, review: They're very uneasy bedfellows by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

'The Royal Ballet keep trying with Kenneth MacMillan's 'The Judas Tree', but this is one that should have stayed buried'

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Monday, October 23, 2017

China National Peking Opera Company, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Highly stylised by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Peking Opera perform the popular romantic farce, 'The Phoenix Returns Home'

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration, Royal Opera House, London, review: This first evening was joyfully danced by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

British dance companies come together at the Royal Opera House to mark the 25th anniversary of MacMillan's death

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Origami, Battersea Power Station, London, review: Spectacular and unflashy by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, 'Origami', which launches this year's Dance Umbrella festival, is performed at Battersea Power Station

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BalletBoyz, Fourteen Days, Sadler's Wells, London, review: The company dance with assurance by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

BalletBoyz return with their original project - four pieces created in only 14 days

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Company Wayne McGregor, Sadler's Wells, London, review: There's a new breadth and intimacy to this choreography by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

McGregor's latest work 'Autobiography', which explores dance and genetics, breaks fresh ground

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Northern Ballet, Bradford Alhambra, review: A warm tribute to Kenneth MacMillan by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Northern Ballet celebrate the master choreographer MacMillan with a triple bill - the first time this company has performed his work

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Debut, Acosta Danza, Sadler's Wells, London, review: a new company launched with energy and panache by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Combining ballet and contemporary dance, Carlos Acosta's new company balances Cuban roots with a sense of adventure

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, London, review: more spectacle than ballet by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Christopher Wheeldon's Alice dazzles, but both dance and characterisation have to fight to make it through the whirl

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Royal Ballet, Hull New Theatre reopening, review: Virtuoso dazzle with homecoming warmth by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Stars of The Royal Ballet reopened Hull New Theatre with performances by Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares as well as local dancers including the Mariinsky Ballet's Xander Parish

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, Sadler's Wells, London, review: A highly polished show by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

From the creator of the modern classic 'Political Mother', ten zombified dancers perform to Shechter's own electronic music

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Friday, September 8, 2017

5 Soldiers, Yeomanry House, London, review: Rosie Kay makes the experience of injury feel viscerally real by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

This exploration of modern war as a physical experience is presented in association with the British Army and performed in drill halls and barracks across the country for the UK tour

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Sacrifice, Southbank Centre,London, review: Bizarre, sometimes wilfully boring, but also hypnotic and hilarious by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The bonkers show 'Sacrifice' by Iceland Dance Company mixes dance, art and film

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wayne McGregor's +/- Human, Roundhouse, dance review: 'Eye-catching' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

With the Roundhouse's huge, pillared space working as an art gallery or a stage during the run, +/- Human is both installation and dance work

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Mariinsky Ballet: Contrasts, Royal Opera House, London, dance review: 'Should be better' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Mariinsky Ballet brings together Carmen, Wayne McGregor's Infra and Marius Petipa's Paquita

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