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TAO Dance Theatre in 7.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

TAO Dance Theatre – 6, 7 – London

Tao Ye has a very singular, uncompromising vision. The works are stark and unadorned, using very simple vocabulary…

TAO Dance Theatre in 7.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – TAO Dance Theatre in 7

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Delia Mathews (The Suicide) and Cesar Morales (The Stranger) in Miracle in the Gorbals.© Bill Cooper. (Click image for larger version)

Birmingham Royal Ballet – La Fin du jour, Miracle in the Gorbals, Flowers of the Forest – London

Gillian Lynne has made Helpmann and Benthall’s wartime collaboration into a gutsy dramatic ballet, probably with more choreography than Helpmann attempted.

Hanna Ahti and Andrius Katinas in Maija Hirvanen's For those who have time.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Maija Hirvanen – For those who have time – London

Finnish choreographer Maija Hirvanen has created a very arresting seven-minute solo for the limber and watchable Andrius Katinas, and…

Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler's Lord of the Flies.© Helen Maybanks. (Click image for larger version)

New Adventures and Re:Bourne – Lord of the Flies – London

As a dance outreach project, Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies is a rather marvellous thing…

Hanna Ahti in Maija Hirvanen's For those who have time.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Maija Hirvanen: For those who have time, Northern Light Season

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Ballet Revolucion's 2014 show.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Revolucion, 2014 show – London

The biggest bonus in this all-Cuban entourage is the superb eight-strong band that plays live onstage …throughout the show.

Publicity image for Margret Sara Guojonsdottir's Variations on Closer .© Tom Akinleminu, painting by Marion Bataillard. (Click image for larger version)

Margret Sara Guojonsdottir – Variations on Closer – London

The concept is simple: three dancers enter the stage in turn and perform sequences of minimal movement, stepping or crawling across the stage in slow motion.

Grupo Corpo in Parabelo.© Sharen Bradford. (Click image for larger version)

Grupo Corpo – Triz, Parabelo – London

Brazil’s oldest dance company is wearing its years well, judging by this latest double bill.

Seeta Patel.© Stephen Berkeley White. (Click image for larger version)

Seeta Patel, Sadler’s Wild Card season – Something Then, Something Now – London

The double-bill ‘Something Then’, ‘Something Now’ focuses on Patel’s classical practice, and showcases the richness of bharatanatyam tradition in the UK.

Marie Lindqvist and Arsen Mehrabyan (Mother, Father) in Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Swedish Ballet – Juliet & Romeo – London

Ek’s choreography, for both groups and individuals, is animated and detailed.

Mariko Kida & Anthony Lomuljo in Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Swedish Ballet in Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Mette Ingvartsen's The Artificial Nature Project.© Jan Lietaert. (Click image for larger version)

Mette Ingvartsen – The Artificial Nature Project – London

The Artificial Nature Project extends the Ingvartsen’s curiosity about choreographing materials, this time using seven dancers to animate a vast quantity of silver tinsel slices.

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Constella Ballet and Orchestra – Ballet For Nancy, Adagio, Four On The Floor – London

George Williamson’s storming rise to the position of English National Ballet associate artist at just 23 suggests a lot of people see much promise in the young choreographer….

Mbulelo Ndabeni in INALA.© Giulietta Verdon-Roe. (Click image for larger version)

Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – INALA – London

Inala is set to be a runaway success

Matthew Sandiford and Adam Kirkham in McNally's MeTheus.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

BalletBoyz, The Talent, at Deloitte Ignite 2014 – The Murmuring, MeTheus, Mesmerics – London

I like McNally’s sense of fun but I also like this more serious side because the movement is also fresh and unpredictable. Of all the ballet choreographers coming through I think hers is one of the most original voices.

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English National Ballet 2014/2015 Season

Full Details of the 2014 / 15 Season…

The Making of Markova: Diaghilev’s Baby Ballerina to Groundbreaking Icon, book cover.© Pegasus Books. (Click image for larger version)

Book – The Making of Markova – by Tina Sutton

Sutton was originally asked to write a brief account of Markova’s career for the Gotlieb Centre but soon realised that her subject’s life, personal and public, was so fascinating that she undertook a substantial biography

Mats Ek and Ana Laguna in Ek's POTATO.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Elixir Festival: Knowbody bill

Gallery by Dave Morgan… Sadler’s Wells presents its largest celebration of lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists with the Elixir Festival. The Knowbody bill includes work by Mats Ek, Dominique Mercy, Hofesh Shechter, Sonia Uribe, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion…

The Suffolk equivalent of the Hollywood sign!.© Lise Smith. (Click image for larger version)

Dance at the Latitude Festival 2014

For the past seven years, the festival’s organisers have been collaborating with Sadler’s Wells to curate a dance programme on the strikingly beautiful Waterfront Stage at the heart of the festival site…

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