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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Life is a Dream, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Rambert's first evening-length work for decades is understated by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Kim Brandstrup's new adaptation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca 17th century play is a dance narrative in a hall of mirrors

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Swan Lake, Royal Opera House, London, review: A high stakes new production pays off by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

A new Swan Lake is a once-in-a-generation thing – and Liam Scarlett's starry and spectacular staging proves suitably grand

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Elizabeth, Barbican, London, review: A magnificent central performance but a trivial view of its subject by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Zenaida Yanowsky is superb as the Tudor queen in Will Tuckett's dance drama, but the work struggles to look beyond her relationship with men

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Jane Eyre, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Catches the fierceness of one of literature's angriest heroines by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Nevermind Rochester and romance: Northern Ballet's staging sees Jane step into the spotlight as her own woman

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Crave, Barbican, London, review: Dance version of Sarah Kane's play is coolly abstract by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The overlap of dance and theatre is uneven Julie Cunningham & Company's staging of the playwright's bleak text

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Lin Hwai-Min's farewell has a new urgency by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Combining contemporary dance, qi gong, martial arts and calligraphy, this Taiwanese dance company explore the colonial history of their island

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Show, Hofesh Shecter Company, Lyric Hammersmith, London, review: Murderous clowns and insistent beats by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Eight dancers move in unison before killing each other in stylised gesture, carried along by Hofesh Shecter's driving score

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Troth, Southbank Centre, London, review: Pays tribute to 60,000 Indian soldiers who died in WWI by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Based on Chandradhar Sharma Guleri's celebrated Hindi short story 'Usne Kaha Tha', Akademi performed The Troth as part of the Alchemy festival

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Breakin' Convention, Sadler's Wells, London, review: The hip hop dance festival breaks new ground by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the festival launched into live music, a joyful collaboration with musicians from Jazz re:freshed

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Windrush: Movement of the People, Peacock Theatre, London, review: Both timely and heartfelt by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Made to mark the Windrush 70th anniversary, Phoenix Dance Theatre's narrative work has instead become painfully topical

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

DFS, Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Ballet meets Jamaican dancehall by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Sound and movement rhythms are set against each other in a show that throws in mediaeval singing, a dancehall soundtrack, and clopping pointe shoes

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time, Barbican, London, review: These vanishingly rare ballets are surprisingly strong by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Dancers from Ballet Black, the Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet come together for a programme of Kenneth MacMillan's early, story-telling work

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Voices of America, Sadler's Wells, London, review: William Forsythe takes the English National Ballet clubbing by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

A new programme of works by American artists sets ballet to electronic music with joyful results

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Monday, April 9, 2018

National Youth Dance Company, Sadler's Wells, London, review: verve and polish by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

A company of 41 young dancers perform Sharon Eyal's club style work

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Mid Century Modern, Sadler's Wells, London, review: A vivid celebration of Richard Alston's work by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The choreographer celebrates 50 years of creating dances with a programme spanning his career

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ballet Black, Barbican Theatre, London, review: An evening of triumphant ambition by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The company, which celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, perform a double bill with Cathy Marston's new ballet 'The Suit' and Arthur Pita's 'A Dream Within …

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bernstein Centenary, Royal Opera House, London, review: The greatest celebration is of the dancers by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

To celebrate the centenary year of composer Leonard Bernstein's birth, The Royal Ballet's leading choreographers Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon have created new works

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Maliphantworks, Coronet Print Room, London, review: Fluid, elegant and self-possessed choreography by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

A collection of contemporary dance works curated by choreographer Russell Maliphant includes the 1998 'Critical Mass', as well as a new dance for Maliphant and his longtime muse, D…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Ballet British Columbia, Sadler's Wells, review: Gorgeous energy to the triple bill by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The programme of works by female choreographers, includes a superb work by star choreographer Crystal Pite

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Sasha Waltz & Guests, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Waltz crosses art/dance boundaries by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

'Körper' shows the Berlin-based choreographer looks at her dancers' bodies and vulnerabilities in a mix of speech, dance and physical theatre

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Juliet and Romeo, Battersea Arts Centre, London, review: A glorious mix of speech, dance and comedy by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Romeo and Juliet have survived into adulthood and are having a mid-life crisis in Ben Duke's show, 'Juliet and Romeo: A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage'

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Winter's Tale, Royal Opera House, London, review: It's a marvellous ballet by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

This third revival of Christopher Wheeldon's 2014 ballet with music by Joby Talbot is stronger than ever

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Viktor, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Well over three hours – and sometimes gruelling by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Pina Bausch's 'Viktor' is inspired by the city of Rome and is the first of her large-scale works responding to locations from Hong Kong to Brazil

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Sampled, Sadler's Wells, London, review: A pick'n'mix selection of dance by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Sadler's Wells' introduction to dance includes Birmingham Royal Ballet performing Alexander Whitley's new work 'Kin.', hip hop dance form of French b-boy crew Yeah Y…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Jakop Ahlbom Company, Peacock Theatre, London, review: A distinctive sense of atmosphere by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Following the hit 'Horror', Ahlbom returns with his mix of surreal slapstick and acrobatics, this time inspired by Buster Keaton's 1920 silent film 'The Scarecrow'

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Mother, Barbican Theatre, London, review: A brilliant mix of naturalistic observation and weirdness by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Part of the London International Mime Festival, 'Mother' is a strange exploration of motherhood and loss, with a cast of singers, dancers and contortionists

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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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