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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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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Anna Karenina, Royal Opera House, London, dance review: 'A lightweight, underpowered production' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Diana Vishneva is one of the Mariinsky Ballet's biggest stars, but her role in Alexei Ratmansky's production feels rushed and thin

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Swan Lake, Royal Opera House, London, review: Xander Parish reaches stardom by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The first British dancer to join the Mariinsky Ballet was promoted to principal after his performance on the opening night of the St Petersburg company's 'Swan Lake'

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, review: I wanted them to turn up the volume, to sell it harder by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company's production of Petipa and Gorsky's classic, 'Don Quixote', starring Kimin Kimmas and Viktoria Tereshkina

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tanguera, Sadler's Wells, London, review: It's a bright, slick production by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The Argentinian tango musical 'Tanguera' is spectacular but lacking in any real depth

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Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie, Barbican Art Gallery, London, review: The clash of genres, and expectations, is exhilarating by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

After a two-year residency at MoMA, New York, American artist and choreographer, Trajal Harrell, comes to the Barbican to showcase 14 works performed with 18 dancers, including himself

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down, Sadler's Wells, London, review: electronic tap boards amplify the sounds of dancers' feet by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

New Yorker Michelle Dorrance brings ETM – electronic tap music – to Sadler's Wells for the first time

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Displacement, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, London, review: evokes the experience of war and migration by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair's work is part of the Shubbak festival of Arab culture

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Voices of the Amazon, Sadler's Wells, London, review: It's painfully well meant by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

This new dance musical in a rainforest setting draws on environmental concerns and is supported by the WWF and the Eden Project

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Alain Platel/les ballets C de la B, Sadler's Wells, London, review: It feels punishingly long, particularly in its scenes of turmoil by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Dancers from Platel's contemporary ensemble les ballets C de la B perform the dark 'nicht schlafen' with music inspired by Gustav Mahler

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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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