March 20, 2020

Just Us Dance presents is a raw and powerful hip hop response to Joseph Toonga’s 2019 work Born to Manifest. The performers, each between 16 to 23 years old, double as mentees of Let’s Shine, a six-month artistic development programme that is part of the...

March 12, 2020

The show begins with a single dancer slowly banging a drum-like object: the audience’s attention is captured from the outset. Live screams amplified by wireless microphones accompany this drum beat, and set the rhythm to which the dancers move. The Cloud Gate dancers m...

February 18, 2020

A hush comes over the audience at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre. On stage, a suit-clad man reaches for a tape recorder. A woman in a lurid pink dress writhes on her back, hands outstretched. The floor is swallowed by hundreds of dead leaves. This is how the UK premie...

February 13, 2020

Cowpuncher My Ass is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Taking cues from London and the American West, this explosive dance show creates an inclusive space by both accepting and tearing down labels and stereotypes. Renowned British choreographer Holly Blakey is respon...

February 6, 2020

When Alice’s Adventures Under Ground first premiered a few years back, the thought of this frenzied and fraught production finding a home at the prestigious Royal Opera House seemed shocking. In a fantastical turn of events, Anthony McDonald has staged Gerald Barry’s o...

February 5, 2020

9pm, Lilian Baylis Studio, London. Myself and four other women are ushered into a corridor and given warnings by a strangely dressed theatre attendant, about asthma or epilepsy. We are then led through double doors, down a slope and into a dark, silent room. We enter i...

February 2, 2020

John Cranko’s ballet Onegin was performed with exceptional artistry at the Royal Opera House last week. Based on Alexander Pushkin's verse-novel Eugene Onegin, Cranko’s choreography depicts a romantic tale of unfulfilled love, while Kurt-Heinz Stolze’s arrangement of v...

December 16, 2019

The English National Ballet’s latest take on The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum continues a longstanding festive tradition, and is certainly one to see. Written by Tchaikovsky in 1892, The Nutcracker debuted in the same year at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg...

December 13, 2019

Keith Warner makes his return to the Royal Opera House, directing Verdi’s penultimate opera, Otello, with visual and musical intricacy. Based on Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, Warner’s production accentuates the calamitous effects of jealousy and love. The mu...

December 9, 2019

On 29th November, choreographer Joe Moran and the Dance Art Foundation invited the audience into Sadler’s Wells' cozy and intimate Lillian Baylis Studio to present two new pieces of contemporary dance: the twelve-minute solo, Decommission, and the fifty-minut...

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