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Judith Mackrell

Nobody's Baby review Arthur Pita's evocative dance fantasy

Royal Opera House, LondonDepression-era dance marathons provide the backdrop for this gruellingly long, and brilliantly inventive, pieceDuring the second world war, Covent Garden's Royal Opera House was converted to a dance hall, offering Londoners a refu

New English Ballet Theatre review mixed programme yields mixed results

Kristen McNally's new work Mad Women is surprising and sharp, but other new choreography here doesn't match the young company's ambition.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: 4D review fierce grappling and wild sensuality

The Belgian choreographer plays with themes of love and lust in a sinister, sensuous four-parter.

Swan Lake review Dada Masilo ruffles feathers with gay remake

Sadler's Wells, London The choreographer brings comedy, carnival and African dance to a hallowed classic, and ends up with something totally new Black and white; good and evil; reality and illusion. It's easy to reduce Swan Lake to a set of diametric o

Rock the Ballet review Bad Boys of Dance? More like a classy Chippendales

Peacock, London The material is recycled into routines that vary only marginally in response to their music Any show performed by men who style themselves the Bad Boys of Dance would, you would imagine, have attitude and technique bouncing off the walls.

Romeo and Juliet review Acosta and Rojo's arena epic loses intimacy

Royal Albert Hall, London The arena format gives energy to the mob scenes, but English National Ballet's in-the-round tragedy isn't poetic enough In pictures: ENB's Romeo and Juliet Derek Deane is a choreographer who knows how to fill a stage.

Russell Maliphant: Still Current review from serenity to virtuosity

There is a beauty here that originates way below the body's surface, in the deepest stretch and pull of muscles.

Royal Ballet review – Connectome is a scientific breakthrough on stage

Alastair Marriott's neuroscience-themed work holds its own against revivals of The Concert and The Dream.

Bruno Beltrão Crackz review – hip-hop meets digital-age logic

Beltrão's innovative use of technology is an interesting attempt to add theatricality to hip-hop, but it's the old toprocking crowd-pleasers that really hit the spot.

Bending dance definitions: Osipova and Vasiliev's leap forward

It started off as a novelty and now it's becoming a trend, as Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev have joined the list of top-flight ballet dancers who are opting to expand their performing (and earning) potential by presenting their own independent project