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BWW Review: EMERGING DANCER 2019, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: EMERGING DANCER 2019, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - May 10, 2019

Now in its 10th year, English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer competition returned to Sadler's Wells on 7 May 7 with six finalists, all members of ENB's corps de ballet, competing for the title....
Photo Flash: First Look at AGAINST THE STREAM at The London Coliseum Photo Photo Flash: First Look at AGAINST THE STREAM at The London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2019

Ivan Putrov, former principal dancer of The Royal Ballet turned internationally acclaimed producer, is coming to The London Coliseum 7th April 2019 for one night the pay tribute to the innovators of ballet who dared to go Against the Stream. The choreographers who fought against the norm, who blazed...
BWW TV: Watch An Exclusive Clip of Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE Ahead of Cinema Screeni Photo BWW TV: Watch An Exclusive Clip of Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE Ahead of Cinema Screening
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 15, 2019

Matthew Bourne's legendary and award-winning production of Swan Lake, which has returned to UK stages with a fresh look for the 21st century, will be screened in cinemas nationwide on 21 May. Watch an exclusive sneak peek below!...
Guest Blog: David Harradine On MEN & GIRLS DANCE Photo Guest Blog: David Harradine On MEN & GIRLS DANCE
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2019

All adults should feel the potential to have normal, positive relationships with children. Men & Girls Dance hopes to offer provocations about, and ultimately solutions to, what we feel has fast become a problem around the culture of adults, and especially male adults, just being with children today...
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - April 13, 2019

Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet has been performed no less than 400 times by the Royal Ballet and with a lengthy run this season from the end of March to mid-June, the popularity of perhaps the most famous love story of all time shows no signs of subsiding....
BWW Review: AGAINST THE STREAM, London Coliseum Photo BWW Review: AGAINST THE STREAM, London Coliseum
by Vikki Jane Vile - April 09, 2019

Former Royal Ballet Principal Ivan Putrov has been curating regular galas in London in recent years with hit and miss results. 2017's Men in Motion fell into the latter category however, returning now with Against the Stream, the result is an engaging evening of dance from some of ballet's most star...
BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET - SHE PERSISTED, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET - SHE PERSISTED, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - April 06, 2019

Three years ago, English National Ballet presented an evening of work all by female choreographers, She Said. It was an uneven programme but a brave artistic choice, and those courageous female voices are finally fully realised in the sequel, She Persisted....
Photo Flash: Albert Quesada & Zoltán Vakulya Present ONETWOTHREEONETWO Photo Photo Flash: Albert Quesada & Zoltán Vakulya Present ONETWOTHREEONETWO
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2019

This is not a flamenco piece, but a piece in love with flamenco. BroadwayWorld has the exclusive look !...
BWW Review: RUSSIAN BALLET ICONS GALA, London Coliseum Photo BWW Review: RUSSIAN BALLET ICONS GALA, London Coliseum
by Vikki Jane Vile - April 02, 2019

The annual Russian Ballet Icons Gala always delivers with a host of superstar names from the dance world, presenting a somewhat haphazard selection of classical and modern snippets of choreography. The evening offers up a varied mix of virtuoso pas de deux - the beating heart of the classical repert...
BWW Review: THE WHITE CROW Photo BWW Review: THE WHITE CROW
by Gary Naylor - March 26, 2019

The White Crow focuses on Rudolf Nureyev's life from birth until his sensational defection at the age of 23....
BWW Review: GIOVANNI PERNICE: DANCE IS LIFE, Shaw Theatre Photo BWW Review: GIOVANNI PERNICE: DANCE IS LIFE, Shaw Theatre
by Vikki Jane Vile - March 17, 2019

Giovanni Pernice is now somewhat of a stalwart amongst the professional dancer gang on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. With four seasons under his belt and a fifth to follow, he is one of the show's most recognisable faces, and now returns to local theatres for the third year running with Dance is Life...
Let's Dance International Frontiers 2019 Launches Photo Let's Dance International Frontiers 2019 Launches
by Gary Naylor - March 06, 2019

Let's Dance International Frontiers - LDIF19 - launches on April 29th - International Dance Day - and focuses on diversity in dance by showcasing new work from emerging local talent and internationally acclaimed performers and companies. LDIF19's theme is Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice, which wil...
BWW Review: TESSERACT, Barbican Theatre Photo BWW Review: TESSERACT, Barbican Theatre
by Gary Naylor - March 01, 2019

An often beautiful, sometimes confusing, work that uses dance and technology to move from the rigid certainties of three dimensions into the threats and opportunities of the fourth....
BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - February 17, 2019

Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of Don Quixote offers an all-thriller, no-filler evening complete with exuberant staging, grand and detailed sets fit for a West End musical, luxurious costuming, and a stellar cast in which there is not a single weak link....
BWW Review: SADLER'S WELLS SAMPLED, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: SADLER'S WELLS SAMPLED, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - February 10, 2019

Sadler's Wells annual pick 'n' mix buffet of dance offerings return again for a selection of live performances and interactive front of house experiences....
BWW Review: ASPHODEL MEADOWS/THE TWO PIGEONS, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: ASPHODEL MEADOWS/THE TWO PIGEONS, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - January 20, 2019

With the last remains of glittery Nutcracker magic now behind us for another year, just two days after the end of the run of the festive classic, the Royal Ballet return with a fun, bright and uplifting mixed bill to ease us through January....
The Royal Ballet's DON QUIXOTE Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across The UK Photo The Royal Ballet's DON QUIXOTE Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2019

Audiences across the UK can enjoy The Royal Ballet's charming and fun production of Don Quixote broadcast live from London's Covent Garden to cinemas on Tuesday 19 February with an encore screening on Sunday 24 February presented by Ore Oduba....
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Bourne Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Bourne
by Elliot Lanes - January 13, 2019

Today's subject Matthew Bourne has done what some might say is impossible, making his theatre life quite the big deal. Bourne has managed to meld the worlds of classical dance and theatre together in his internationally acclaimed company New Adventures with some pretty terrific results. His latest c...
BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - December 15, 2018

Christmas for dance fans doesn't just mean Nutcracker these days - it means another one of Matthew Bourne's characterful and atmospheric productions is rolling into town....
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - December 05, 2018

Lucky Londoners have the opportunity to catch three different productions of The Nutcracker over the festive period this year. But having viewed Sir Peter Wright's 1984 production for the Royal Ballet multiple times, and once again now, it unmistakably offers the most gloriously opulent and satisfyi...
BWW Review: SWAN LAKE, Bristol Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: SWAN LAKE, Bristol Hippodrome
by Leah Tozer - November 30, 2018

From folk tales to fairy tales to festive (nut)crackers, Tchaikovsky's trio of 19th-century compositions, originally choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov for the Imperial Russian company, are the crowning glory of the classical canon....
BWW Review: THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER - TRIPLE BILL, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER - TRIPLE BILL, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - November 21, 2018

The centenary of the end of the First World War had been marked widely in dance, now the Royal Ballet present their tribute within this latest triple bill, headlined by Alastair Marriot's new work The Unknown Soldier....
Bolshoi Ballet Present THE NUTCRACKER Live In Cinemas Across The UK On 23 December Photo Bolshoi Ballet Present THE NUTCRACKER Live In Cinemas Across The UK On 23 December
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2018

Award-Winning Burlesque Documentary Partners with Bawdy Shop Burlesque & TUGG Theatrical Burbank, California - The world is opening their eyes to THE OLD STRIPPER. And she's coming to a local movie theater near you in Baltimore. Dixie Films has partnered with TUGG Theatrical and Bawdy Shop...
BWW Review: PRINCIPAL DANCER, Regent Street Cinema Photo BWW Review: PRINCIPAL DANCER, Regent Street Cinema
by Vikki Jane Vile - November 09, 2018

Director Felipe Braga is a much-celebrated talent in Latin America, with his past work including a documentary of the life of Brazilian footballer Neymar (Jr) and other professional athletes. He now turns his attention to Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares for his new docu-film Principal Dancer....
BWW Review: LA BAYADÈRE, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: LA BAYADÈRE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - November 03, 2018

Ballet narratives have always used their artistic license rather liberally, and stories don't come much sillier than that of La Bayadere - or Swan Lake with ghosts as I prefer to think of it. Neither do casts come more starry than the powerhouse line-up of Marianela Nunez (Nikiya), Vadim Muntagirov ...