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From 1998, Motionhouse in Faking It.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Motionhouse at 30

Motionhouse are celebrating their 30th anniversary and we thought it would be terrific to review and toast their success with some great pictures taken over those 30 years.

Benjamin Ella and Isabella Gasparini in Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Memorable Performances of 2017 – London

Head and shoulders above other new work this year was Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern for the Royal Ballet…

Sylvie Guillem. © Gilles Tapie. (Click image for larger version)

2015 Dance Memories – London

Lynette Halewood with her personal selection of London dance memories this last year…

Seeta Patel.© Arnhel de Serra. (Click image for larger version)

Seeta Patel – Margam: A Classical Dance Recital – London

This programme is a satisfying synthesis of classical music and dance from southern India, all from performers based in the UK.

Anthony Missen in Beauty of the Beast.© Brian Slater. (Click image for larger version)

Company Chameleon – Beauty of the Beast – London

Beauty of the Beast – surely a contender for cleverest title of the year – is a fascinating study of how male behaviour evolves through the processes of their interaction.

Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant in Push, taken in 2005. From a John Ross Gallery of 6 images.© John Ross.

2014 Dance Memories – London

Lynette Halewood with her personal selection of London dance memories this last year…

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.

David Ledger in Please Be Seated.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – New Movement Collective in Please Be Seated

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Alesandra Seutin in This Is Not Black.© Camilla Greenwell Photography. (Click image for larger version)

Alesandra Seutin – This Is Not Black – London

The powerful stage presence of Alesandra Seutin is immediately appealing…

Katherine Araniello in The Dinner Party Revisited.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Katherine Araniello’s The Dinner Party Revisited

The show that opened Umlimited, the Southbank Centre’s festival that celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists. Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Paul White in the studio preparing Anatomy of an Afternoon.© Paul Hyde. (Click image for larger version)

Paul White – Anatomy of an Afternoon – London

It’s a really demanding work, and the intimate setting of the Purcell Room brings you up close to every drop of sweat.

Paul White in the studio preparing Anatomy of an Afternoon.© Paul Hyde. (Click image for larger version)

Paul White – Dancer, Collaborator, Lecturer and Choreographer

5 Questions to Paul White. Last year Australian Paul White danced at the Southbank Centre in Meryl Tankard’s ‘The Oracle’ and won a UK National Dance Award for Outstanding Performance. This week he dances in a new piece at the Southbank – another winner? We catch up with him…

Michael Dunbar in Lucy Guerin's Untrained.© Julieta Cervantes. (Click image for larger version)

Lucy Guerin Inc – Untrained – London

The concept might seem as dull as ditchwater but it turns out to be anything but boring. In fact, I have rarely laughed so frequently watching dance…

RUBBERBANDance Group in Gravity of Center.© Jocelyn Michel. (Click image for larger version)

RUBBERBANDance Group – Gravity of Center – London

It is rare to find a dance company that articulates a new movement methodology but that is exactly what the Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group have developed over the past ten years.

Julien Cottereau.© Julien Cottereau. (Click image for larger version)

Julien Cottereau – Imagine Toi – London

…a one-man show from a former Cirque du Soleil clown intrigued for being targeted at the entire family at a time when everybody does Nutcrackers and I’m feeling crackered out. You might well be too, so read on…

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