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English National Ballet and English National Ballet School announce plans for a new joint home

ENB and the ENB School are set to move to new joint home in East London. They hope to take up residence in Autumn 2018.  David Mead reports.

Meanwhile, Joy Wang X.Y. reports from Singapore on ENB in Le Corsaire.


Kyle Abraham in Pavement.  Photo Steven Schreiber

A dance of today, for today: Kyle Abraham’s Pavement

David Mead sees a work that brings to the fore uncomfortable issues that need attention in “a thought-provoking dance of today, for today.”
Read here.


Hubbard Street Dance in I am Mister B. Photo Yi-Chun Wu

Hubbard Street Dance at The Joyce

“It has an exciting and reasonably eclectic repertoire, a bevy of outstanding dancers, and a Resident Choreographer in Alejandro Cerrudo with distinctive ability and depth. And while some of the dances in their two-program, two-week run at the Joyce Theater were more interesting or compelling than others, with one or two exceptions, all were intriguing.”
Jerry Hochman reports.


Frames.  Photo Johan Persson

Rambert Dance Company: Dark Arteries

David Mead reports on Rambert’s latest Sadler’s Wells season, including another impressive new work from Alexander Whitley, and an interesting affair from Mark Baldwin.


Without Words by Nacho Duato. Dancers Douwe Dekkers and Eugenie Skilnand.  Photo Erik Berg

Norwegian National Ballet: Dream Play

Dream Play from Norwegian National Ballet falls squarely into the category of ‘mixed bill’. The four very individual works did not create an evening of artistic unity but their particular merits shone through.”
Maggie Foyer reports.


Also From New York

Memories of Gelsey Kirkland as Kitri come flooding back for Jerry Hochman as he sees Gelsey Kirkland Ballet in Don Quixote. Read here.


School performances

“There was a mild earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday night, but there was an explosion of cuteness downtown when nearly 200 students of San Francisco Ballet School took over the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.” Claudia Bauer reports.

Carla DeFord sees Boston Ballet’s Next Generation: Boston Ballet II and the Boston Ballet School.


From Philadelphia

Sigrid Payne DaVeiga on Pennsylvania Ballet‘s Tribute to Jerome Robbins.


Check out the latest CriticalDance regular columns

From San Francisco, Heather Desaulniers reports on San Francisco Ballet, Liss Fain Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company and much more.

Stephanie Burridge on the latest happenings in Singapore, including T.H.E.Dance Company‘s triple bill. Scene in Singapore.


Russian Ballet Collection: PackshotDVD Review: The Russian Ballet Collection: Spartacus

Charlotte Kasner completes her look at the Russian Ballet Collection, a 5-DVD set of classic Bolshoi productions. Read here.


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