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2017 National Dance Awards – Announcement of Nominations

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 18th National Dance Awards…

Corey Claire Annand in Stepmother.© Stephen Wright. (Click image for larger version)

Arthur Pita & HeadSpaceDance – Stepmother / Stepfather – London

★★★★✰   Those of a nervous disposition, look away now. The dark, twisted inventiveness of Arthur Pita runs riot across this double-bill of bad parenting, sweeping up murder, suicide, incest and a little light cannibalism as it goes.

Christopher Akrill, Corey Claire Annand and Nathan Goodman in Stepmother.© Stephen Wright. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Arthur Pita & HeadSpaceDance’s Stepmother / Stepfather

Gallery by Stephen Wright…

Christopher Tandy in The Odyssey.© Nicole Guarino. (Click image for larger version)

Mark Bruce Company – The Odyssey – London

★★★★✰ This is a bold project, crammed with incident and detail, and highly atmospheric.

Jonathan Goddard and Gemma Dixon in The Days The Nights The Wounds and The Night.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

HeadSpaceDance – If Play is Play: Two, Before the Interval, The Days The Nights The Wounds and The Night – London

All up there was lot of thoughtful and thought-provoking contemporary movement on stage made by some of the best dramatic dancers you will see. The approach is all very grown-up and I hope they do more.

Jonathan Goddard, Christopher Akrill and Clemmie Sveaas in Before the Interval.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – HeadSpaceDance in If Play is Play… bill

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Royal Ballet and ROH2 Dance – the 2012-13 Season

An important event yesterday – the Royal Opera House annual press conference – with Kevin O’Hare announcing his first season as incoming Royal Ballet Director. He takes over from Monica Mason in the…

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