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Tobias Batley as Gatsby, Martha Leebolt as Daisy and Guiliano Contadini as Nick in The Great Gatsby.© E. Kauldhar. (Click image for larger version)

Northern Ballet – The Great Gatsby – London

David Nixon must be able to lay claim to being the most prolific creator of full-length narrative ballets at work today…

Javier Torres and Dreda Blow in The Great Gatsby.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Northern Ballet in The Great Gatsby

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Melissa Hamilton and Gary Avis in Alastair Marriott's Lieder pas de deux.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Ann Maguire Gala – pieces by Alastair Marriott and Wayne McGregor

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Candoco Dance Company in Jerome Bel’s The Show Must Go On.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Candoco Dance Company – The Show Must Go On – London

The Sadler’s audience loved this and gave the performers a standing ovation. It was fascinating to see the mix of people that Candoco had recruited…

Matthew Morris in Jerome Bel’s The Show Must Go On.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Candoco Dance Company in The Show Must Go On

Gallery – Candoco Dance Company in The Show Must Go On

Tim Casson in Fiend.© Camilla Greenwell. (Click image for larger version)

Tim Casson – Casson & Friends – London

Collaboration is the theme running through dancer/choreographer Tim Casson’s Wild Card evening at Sadler’s Wells; it’s also the foundation stone of his Casson & Friends project, running since 2012.

Begona Cao and Alejandro Virelles in William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet – Modern Masters: Petite Mort, Spring And Fall, In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated – London

English National Ballet Modern Masters: Petite Mort, Spring And Fall, In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated London, Sadler’s Wells 10 March 2015 Gallery of pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou www.ballet.org.uk www.sadlerswells.com As the opening salvo…

Russian Ballet Icons Gala front cloth with Olesya Novikova.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Russian Ballet Icons Gala – Dedicated to the History of Russian Ballet – London

The gala opened with the Act III wedding pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty, performed by Ekaterina Osmolkina and Guiseppe Picone. No fish-dives in this version – the Russians regard them as vulgar, and Osmolkina could never be vulgar.

James Forbat and Ksenia Ovsyanick in Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – English National Ballet’s Modern Masters bill, works by Forsythe, Kylian & Neumeier

ENB Modern Masters: William Forsythe’s ‘In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated’, John Neumeier’s ‘Spring and Fall’ and Jiri Kylian’s ‘Petite Mort’. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Compania Manuel Linan in Nómada.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Compañía Manuel Liñán – Nómada – London

At the conclusion Liñán stalks over to the edge of the stage and looks at the front row of the stalls as if to challenge all comers to take him on.

Alexander Whitley.© Daniel Jaems. (Click image for larger version)

Interview – Alexander Whitley, Choreographer and Director

5 Questions to Alexander Whitley on his up and coming premiere, Frames, for Rambert. It gets unveiled in Glasgow on the 5 March and then tours. All you need to know from the man himself…

Ballet Nacional de España in Suite Sevilla.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Nacional de España – Grito and Suite Sevilla – London

Flamenco in the hands of Ballet Nacional de España is far from the rough and ready peña experience: Antonio Najarro’s Madrid-based company offers instead precision-tooled dance…

Manuel Linan in Nómada.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Compañía Manuel Liñán in Nómada – Flamenco Festival London 2015

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Ballet Nacional de España in Suite Sevilla.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Ballet Nacional de España in Suite Sevilla – Flamenco Festival London 2015

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Carmen Cortés with Gerardo Núñez and musicians In Concert.© Grzegorz Ziemianski, www.fotohuta.pl. (Click image for larger version)

Gerardo Núñez with guest dancer Carmen Cortés – In Concert – London

For dance fans, the chance to see Carmen Cortés is an unalloyed joy. When she abandons providing palmeos and steps to the front of the stage, she prowls cat-like around the music…

Lucia Campillo - part of the Gala Flamenca evening.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Gala Flamenca: Flamenco Festival London 2015

Gala Flamenca – part of Flamenco Festival London 2015 at Sadler’s Wells. Pictures of Lucia Campillo, Karime Amaya and Carmen Coy. Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the photocall for us…

Ultima Vez in What the Body Does Not Remember.© Danny Willems. (Click image for larger version)

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus – What The Body Does Not Remember – London

… 28 years on, what strikes you is how vital and of the moment the piece still seems.

LCDS in Sally Marie's I am 8.© Danilo Moroni. (Click image for larger version)

Questions and Dancers, dance for the young – Sally Marie and John Ross – London

I’m a sucker for a children’s show. The audience are just as demanding as grownups but there is the additional frisson of not knowing what they will get up to if excited… or just bored stiff.

Anne Plamondon and Peter Chu in Crystal Pite's A Picture of You Falling.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

The Associates of Sadler’s Wells: Crystal Pite, Kate Prince, Hofesh Shechter – London

If the brand new works were something of a disappointment then Crystal Pite’s A Picture of You Falling, created on her own company dancers in 2008, was the outstanding hit.

Anne Plamondon in Crystal Pite's A Picture of You Falling.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – The Associates: Crystal Pite, Kate Prince, Hofesh Shechter

Sadler’s Wells puts on a night of dance by 3 of their Associate Artists. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

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