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Contemporary

Feature: Nordic dance in the spotlight

Northern Light is a celebration of Nordic dance, showcasing a range of artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway performing across Sadler’s Wells, the Lilian Baylis Studio and the Platform Theatre in Kings Cross, which opens this week an

KnowBody review dance that makes ageing look fun

With inspirations ranging from Pina Bausch to Frida Kahlo, this event for older dancers flaunted wrinkles and reading glasses in a joyous and poetic display.

KnowBody, Sadler's Wells

Who qualifies as an older dancer?  Given that a professional dance career usually runs from about 17 to 35, anyone continuing to dance past 40 can expect comments on their age and speculation about when they'll stop – see Sylvie Guillem, Wendy Whelan,

The Snowman - Peacock Theatre, Sadler's Wells

A perennial family favourite, The Snowman has transported a generation of children and their families into the wonderful wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman. As a unique friendship is kindled, the two embark on a starry-skied adventure to the N

Elixir Festival - Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells presents its largest celebration of lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists with the Elixir Festival. Over four illuminating days, Elixir Festival will feature a range of performances on Sadler's Wells' main stage and in

Elixir Project Proves Dancers Don’t Have To Be Young

It’s common to think a dancer is ‘past it’ by the time they’re in their late 30s. Turning this idea on its head, the Elixir Project brings former professional dancers back to the studio and stage to prove that age and experience can be as potent f

The Little Match Girl - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

Celebrated choreographer Arthur Pita brings his magical dance theatre show The Little Match Girl to the Lilian Baylis Studio this Christmas. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, this touching tale of a young street girl's hopes and dreams is

The sound of Pina Bausch

As Sweet Mambo is staged at the Edinburgh festival, Wim Wenders, music adviser Matthias Burkert and artists including Madeleine Peyroux reflect on Tanztheater Wuppertals eclectic soundtrack.

The passion of Pina Bausch: Sweet Mambo at the Edinburgh festival 2014 in pictures

The great German choreographers celebrated dance-theatre company are at the Edinburgh international festival with Sweet Mambo, a tragi-comic piece told with exquisite moves, gorgeous outfits and buckets of water.

Stopgap Dance Company: The Awakening - Southbank Centre

The Awakening is a quiet but simmering disruption in outdoor spaces. Choreographed by learning disabled dance artist Chris Pavia, The Awakening involves four individuals trapped in a strange but mesmerising ritual. It is performed by four disabled and