News, reviews and features from the world of dance.


Erina Takahashi and Isaac Hernández as Romeo and Juliet, and Michael Coleman as Friar Lawrence in Nureyev's Romeo & Juliet, Laurent Liotardo

Romeo & Juliet

Choreography Rudolf Nureyev, music Sergei Prokofiev (English National Ballet at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre).
Reviewer: Vera Liber

Cast of 10,000 Gestures, Tristram Kenton

10,000 Gestures

Boris Charmatz (Mayfield Depot).
Reviewer: Georgina Wells

Year 13 in Explosionpolka, Andy Ross

Summer Variations

(Elmhurst Ballet School at Elmhurst Studio Theatre, Edgbaston, Birmingham).
Reviewer: Naomi Cockshutt

Lucinda Childs Dance Company in Available Light, J J Tiziou

Available Light

Lucinda Childs (Lucinda Childs Dance Company at Palace Theatre).
Reviewer: Georgina Wells

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas Company in Rain, Anne Van Aerschot


Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, music Steve Reich (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas & Ictus at Sadler's Wells).
Reviewer: Vera Liber

Filippo Di Vilio (Shmuel), Matthew Koon (Bruno), Emma Kauldhar

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Choreographed by Daniel de Andrade, based on the novel by John Boyne (Northern Ballet at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Akram Khan in DESH, Richard Haughton


Choreography, direction and performance Akram Khan (Akram Khan Company at Sadler's Wells).
Reviewer: Vera Liber

Filippo Di Vilio (Shmuel) and Matthew Koon (Bruno), Emma Kauldhar

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Choreographed by Daniel de Andrade, based on the novel by John Boyne (Northern Ballet at Cast, Doncaster).
Reviewer: James Ballands


11 Million Reasons to Dance

An exhibition at Dance City celebrates deaf and disabled people who dance.

Peter Lathan, 18 August 2017

Aladdin ballet for Lowry

David Bintley’s Aladdin comes to The Lowry in Salford September 20 to 23.

David Upton, 17 August 2017

Strictly stars for St Helens

Strictly Come Dancing dance professionals Ian Waite and Oti Mabuse are coming to St Helens.

David Upton, 17 August 2017

2Faced Dance tours Outlands

2Faced Dance Company presents Outlands in autumn 2017, a new triple bill of contemporary dance.

Vera Liber, 17 August 2017

Project Polunin at London Coliseum

Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin’s company Project Polunin will present a mixed programme of new and revived work at the London Coliseum in December 2017.

Vera Liber, 17 August 2017

Zakharova and stars of Bolshoi at London Coliseum

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, Principal of the Bolshoi Theatre and étoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet, brings her triple bill Amore to the London Coliseum in November.

Vera Liber, 14 August 2017

ENB Giselle extras

English National Ballet has added an additional matinée performance of Akram Khan’s Giselle at Sadler’s Wells.

Vera Liber, 30 July 2017

Elmhurst Ballet School introduces rehabilitation techniques

Elmhurst Ballet School, in collaboration with University of Wolverhampton and Birmingham Royal Ballet, is attempting to pioneer ways for dancers to avoid injury by introducing fitness and rehabilitation techniques.

Vera Liber, 19 July 2017

Wayne McGregor Kowloon collaboration

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in Hong Kong has signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" on a Dance Exchange and Collaboration with UK dance company Studio Wayne McGregor.

Vera Liber, 19 July 2017

Motionhouse in Denmark

Dance circus company Motionhouse is to animate Randers Harbour with a large-scale performance for the Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture Celebrations in Denmark.

Vera Liber, 19 July 2017

Anjali Dance's Genius

In a double bill of new work by Gary Clarke and Lea Anderson, Anjali Dance Company will explore the minds of Beethoven and Nosferatu in a gothic performance of dance, music, theatre and design.

Vera Liber, 19 July 2017

ENB 2017-18 autumn and winter season

English National Ballet performs Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s La Sylphide, Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Akram Khan’s Giselle return and Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet returns to Bristol in its 40th anniversary year.

Vera Liber, 14 July 2017

Dance Umbrella's first digital series

My Dance DNA is to feature leading UK choreographers Kate Prince, Siobhan Davies, Akram Khan and Wayne McGregor in conversation.

Vera Liber, 08 July 2017

National Youth Ballet 30th anniversary season

For its 30th anniversary season, NYB will present Time in Motion, a mixed programme of ballets performed by a company of young dancers aged 8 to 18 from across the UK.

Vera Liber, 06 July 2017

Fevered Sleep at Tate Britain

A specially adapted version of Fevered Sleep's Men & Girls Dance will be presented by Tate Early Years and Families Programme.

Vera Liber, 05 July 2017

Ballet Cymru brings Shakespeare to Preston

Award-winning Ballet Cymru presents its version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Preston Charter theatre next Wednesday.

David Upton, 04 June 2017

Ballet Now nurtures ballet talent

Birmingham Royal Ballet in association with Sadler’s Wells is to launch a ballet development programme in 2017.

Vera Liber, 22 May 2017