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31 May

As the pandemic gradually forced dance off stage and online, dance lovers like myself have found great comfort watching performances in the digital world.

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11 May

“Dear Pigeon…” The spoken word in the voice-over leads the movement of two bodies rooting down on earth.

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24 July

Although Pina Bausch’s famous Rite of Spring piece (or Le Sacre du printemps) is typically performed indoors, on a stage covered in soil – the artists featured in the Dancing at Dusk film run the piece on a sandy beach in Senegal. The cast of African dancers was meant to perform Bausch’s iconic work at […]

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19 July

The New York City-based Ballet Hispánico company was meant to celebrate their 50th anniversary at The Joyce Theater in April. Although they weren’t able to perform due to the urgent coronavirus lockdown, the company has generously shared a range of performances for their online community. Their latest program is Noche Unidos, an informal gala and fundraiser for […]

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24 June

Artists have created site-specific works in a variety of unique spaces – away from traditional proscenium stages. The Californian company Bandaloop regularly performs on skyscrapers and mountains, Corey Baker brought ballerina Madeleine Graham to Antarctica for Antarctica: The First Dance, and on a much smaller scale, I created an improvisational screendance on a windowsill. Shobana […]

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03 June

The Bangarra Dance Theatre is a celebrated Aboriginal dance group. Their evening-length work, Terrain, is inspired Lake Eyre in South Australia and the Arabunna (or Arabana) tribe. Split into nine distinct sections, the piece explores the relationship between Aboriginal people and the land they inhabit. Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain premiered in 2012 and snagged two national Helpmann Awards in 2016: […]

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18 May

Swans are semi-regularly represented by ballet dancers; bugs – not so much. However, the Royal Opera House has presented a version of Franz Kafka’s greatest literary work. With just seven cast members, Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis ballet was first shown in the Royal Opera House’s intimate Linbury Studio Theatre (2011). The dance theater production won a […]

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18 May

Gaga is a distinctive style of modern dance, created by Ohad Naharin of Israel’s famed Batsheva Dance Company. Normally the methodology is taught by instructors in person, but in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gaga dance instruction has gone digital. The company streams multiple classes live each day from both Tel Aviv an New […]

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28 April

Raymond Sweetman is not your typical dance professional. He began dancing as an adult, transitioning into a dance career from the sports sector; and he enjoys K-pop dance as much as the more widespread dance genres of ballet and contemporary dance. As the founder of Purple A, a London-based K-pop dance group, Sweetman organizes dance events and […]

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26 February

Viviana Durante Company celebrates the modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan in a triple bill called Isadora Now, including her Dance of the Furies from 1911.

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13 February

Isadora Duncan is known as a pioneer of modern dance, but many theatre-goers haven’t seen her work. Viviana Durante’s Company is giving Londoners the chance to view her Dance of the Furies (1911), alongside two more contemporary pieces. In this interview, we catch up with choreographer Joy Alpuerto Ritter, who created new work specifically for Isadora Now: […]

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28 December

Our list of the top 19 dance shows from 2019 includes productions across many dance genres, including our favourite ballet, hip-hop, modern dance, folk dance and ballroom dance performances.

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