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Eryck Brahmania and Lee Clayden in Beauty of the Beast.© Brian Slater. (Click image for larger version)

Company Chameleon – Beauty Of The Beast – London

Company Chameleon take a long hard look at what it means today to be a man (or maybe that should be what it means to be a bloke) in Beauty Of The Beast.

Pierre Tappon and Simone Damberg Würtz in Shobana Jeyasingh's Terra Incognita.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rambert in Shobana Jeyasingh’s Terra Incognita

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Clemmie Sveaas and Renaud Wiser in Please Be Seated.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

New Movement Collective – Please Be Seated – London

All up NMC pulled another interesting night out the bag and easy to see why they have been nominated (as Best Independent Company) in this years National Dance Awards.

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Dance Proms 2014 – Royal Albert Hall, London

I’ve never been to Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall before. Which is amazing given it has a cast of over 400 dancers, has been running since 2011 and, as I discovered, is such an uplifting and feel-good affair.

Samuel Draper, Daniel Sjökvist and Eszter Czédulás in Plateau Effect.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Cullberg Ballet – Plateau Effect – London

The choreography is determined by the need for co-operative effort in manipulating unpredictable swathes of fabric – a metaphor for mankind’s attempts to control the forces of nature

zero visibility corp. in ...it's only a rehearsal.© Eric Berg. (Click image for larger version)

zero visibility corp. – …it’s only a rehearsal – London

…it’s only a rehearsal first appeared over a decade ago and has since become Ina Christel Johannessen’s international calling card…

Vincent Van der Plas in Plateau Effect.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cullberg Ballet in Plateau Effect

Part of the Northern Light Season at Sadler’s Wells. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Cia Sònia Sánchez's El Pliegue.© Juan Cortes. (Click image for larger version)

Currency 2014 Festival – Cia Sònia Sánchez & Dányi, Molnár & Vadas – London

The Place’s adventurous four-day Currency Festival aims for the quirky in its mix of dance and circus acts from across Europe…

Mad Hatters Dance Off with Steven McRae, Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet and Turbo from ZooNation.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Mad Hatters Dance Off – Royal Ballet vs ZooNation

The Mad Hatter from The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in a dance-off against The Mad Hatter from ZooNation’s brand new hip-hop dance show The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Edward Watson, Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Alexander Campbell in Kim Brandstrup's Ceremony of Innocence.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet – Ceremony of Innocence, The Age of Anxiety, Aeternum – London

The programme was so underwhelming that I went twice in succession, to see whether alternative casts could make a difference.

Tristan Dyer, Laura Morera, Bennet Gartside and Steven McRae in Liam Scarlett's The Age of Anxiety.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Ballet in Ceremony of Innocence and The Age of Anxiety

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Akram Khan & Israel Galván in Torobaka.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Akram Khan & Israel Galván – Torobaka – London

Both of these performers are at the top of their game. It’s an intense experience, 70 minutes without interval but the flow of invention doesn’t cease.

Akram Khan & Israel Galván in Torobaka.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Akram Khan & Israel Galván in Torobaka

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Olivia Cowley in Ludovic Ondiviela's Cassandra.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet / Ludovic Ondiviela – Cassandra – London

Ondiviela has established himself as a choreographer on a bigger scale than before, though still in need of an outside eye as he goes freelance. And he has found a future star in Olivia Cowley.

Emily Wagner amd Ruka Hatua-Saar in Karole Armitage's Life Story.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Thomas Adès, See the Music, Hear the Dance – Work by Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite, Alexander Whitley – London

It’s not often we get such high quality performances of live music for contemporary dance. Here their playing was wonderfully focused and alive…

Olivia Cowley in Ludovic Ondiviela's Cassandra.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Ballet in Ludovic Ondiviela’s Cassandra

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Anna Nowak and James Pett in Wayne McGregor's Outlier.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Thomas Adès inspired bill: See the Music, Hear the Dance

Works by Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Le Patin Libre in Vertical Influences.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Le Patin Libre – Vertical Influences – London

These dudes are clearly the surfers of the ice skating world; athletes who are creating a new freestyle version of their discipline…

Ballet Spectacular book cover.© Carlton Kids, The Royal Ballet and respective photographers. (Click image for larger version)

Book – Ballet Spectacular: A children’s guide to ballet and an insight into a magical world.

A key to the book’s success is that it’s based on talking about one company – the Royal Ballet – and that makes all the information so much more real and immediate.

Alexandre Hamel, Taylor Dilley and Pascale Jodoin in Vertical Influences.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Le Patin Libre in Vertical Influences

Something rather unusual from Dance Umbrella – Ice Skating at the Alexandra Palace. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

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