Monthly Archives: December 2013

Nutcracker – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 11 December 2013

Venus as a boy Currently English National Ballet have an embarrassment of riches regarding principal dancers for their December/January run of Nutcracker at London’s Coliseum – Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojacaru and Royal Ballet new recruit Matthew Golding can all be … Continue reading

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Configurations/Strange Blooms – Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London, 3 December 2013

Heavy plant crossing It’s amazing the difference 25 years can make. Back in 1988 Shobana Jeyasingh created her first piece of non Indian classical dance. After apparently grabbing Michael Nyman at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, she convinced him to … Continue reading

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Beyond the Body – Dance UK & The Royal Society of Medicine: Birmingham Hippodrome, 29 November 2013

Who’d have thought? Birmingham Hippodrome was the venue for an insightful conference called Beyond the Body: Pyschological tools for performance enhancement and wellbeing in dance. A joint venture between Dance UK and The Royal Society of Medicine it provided an … Continue reading

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