October 2012

  1. Strictly Come Dancing - back for a tenth run

    Friday 5 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Strictly Come Dancing returns to our screens for a tenth series tonight with a new addition to the judging panel and 14 celebrities waiting to test out their dancing skills. Continue Reading

  2. Akram Khan's 'Desh'. Photo: Richard Haughton

    Akram Khan - Desh - Sadler's Wells

    Jefrey Gordon Baker, Thursday 4 October 2012 — Performance: 2 - 9 October 2012

    Khan's masterful performance is the centrepiece of this work; the dynamic glide of his body leads us through his own and others’ collected stories of a land that whilst always present in mind and memor… Continue Reading

  3. 'Isthmus' Elly Braund Photo: Toni Nandi

    Richard Alston Dance Company At Home - The Place

    Graham Watts, Thursday 4 October 2012 — Performance: 3 - 6 October 2012

    The two substantial works on this programme could not have been more challenging - and yet the small ensemble met these complex demands with matchless enterprise and an absorbing panache. Continue Reading

  4. Probe - Small Talk at Soho Theatre

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 4 October 2012Performance 2-6 October 2012

    It’s dance theatre, or perhaps theatre that could only be performed by a dancer. Not impersonation so much as a physical interpretation, exposing what those chirruping, drawling, breathless words might really be saying. Physical ticks and quirks are magnified, reveal… 

  5. 'Here Today Gone Tomorrow - A Life in Dance'

    Book review: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Wednesday 3 October 2012

    Rarely does a book come along that oozes so much passion for dance as Christina Gallea Roy’s charming and detailed account of her life... Continue Reading

  6. Liam Riddick & Nancy Nerantzi in Martiin Lawrence's /Madcap. Photo:Stuart Welburn

    Martin Lawrance - on 'Madcap'

    Tuesday 2 October 2012 by Carmel Smith

    The inspiration for his latest work for Richard Alston Dance Company, premiering at The Place this week is cult New York Band Bang On A Can All-Stars… Continue Reading

  7. Some Like it Hip Hop - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 1 October 2012Performance 20 September - 13 October 2012

    This is a wonderful show, endearing and exhilarating in almost equal measure, one that sends you out into the night smiling and dancing with sheer pleasure.  

  8. Sasha Waltz & Guests - Continu - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 1 October 2012Performance 28 - 30 September 2012

    There’s no need for additional visuals when Waltz groups her dancers into such graphic design, tribal processionals, a sculpted floral formation, a frieze of contorted geometries.  

  9. Flip Book, performed in 2012. Photo: Christophe Urbain

    Boris Charmatz -Flip Book - Tate Tanks

    Germaine Cheng, Monday 1 October 2012 — Performance: 27 & 29 October 2012

    Charmatz creates a live flip book using a wide variety of images from David Vaughan's book 'Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years'... Continue Reading

  10. Dancing in the Rain

    Monday 1 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Dancers from Wayne McGregor / Random Dance will perform in Random International's Rain Room on four Sundays during the exhibition at the Barbican Centre. Continue Reading

  11. Sasha Waltz & Guests 'Continu'

    Sasha Waltz & Guests - Continu - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 1 October 2012 — Performance: 28 - 30 September 2012

    There is much to admire in the majestic symphonic sweep of the ever-evolving 'Continu' – the title implies art that will continue to develop – not least in the expansive scale of the undertaking... Continue Reading


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