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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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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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