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Judith Mackrell

Eifman Ballet: Rodin review 'visceral and extreme but cliched'

Rodin has been having a dance moment, with Russell Maliphant's 2012 Rodin Project all but coinciding with Boris Eifman's ballet Rodin.

Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale review 'A game-changer for Wheeldon'

There are good reasons why The Winter's Tale hasn't been choreographed before.

Kings of the Dance review - 'Descends into a vanity project'

London Coliseum Despite the all-star ensemble, talent and testosterone can't make up for a lack of taste - not to mention more compelling choreography There may be sufficient talent and testosterone on stage for this all-star ensemble to justify crownin

Pilobolus: Shadowland review - ingenious shapes in search of a story

Peacock theatre, London This shadowplay story of a young girl's journey through a strange and terrifying night could have done with more narrative For over 40 years, Pilobolus have been serving up their peculiar brand of stage magic: gymnastically ben

Gala Flamenca review - thrilling precision and rhythmic wit

There are superbly eloquent performances from the musicians and sections of dynamic dancing - but where's the chemistry?

Tamara Rojo's all-star war dance for English National Ballet

English National Ballet's new mixed bill, Lest We Forget, is themed around the first world war.

Protein Dance: Border Tales review - 'A big, brave, cacophonous attempt to picture multicultural Britain today'

As headlines scream about immigration numbers and politicians fear a crisis of national identity, Luca Silvestrini's new work could not be better timed.

Ballet Black review - 'Arthur Pita's rollercoaster of weirdness'

Arthur Pita and a tutu ballet? Ballet Black may have excellent form in the commissioning of new and surprising repertory, but surely even they didn't expect tutus and pointe shoes from a choreographer who has created some of the most darkly deviant dance

Royal Ballet mixed bill - review

Wayne McGregor is one of the most intellectually curious of dance-makers, and it was surely just a matter of time before he opted to choreograph the intricate musical mathematics of JS Bach.

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: 1980 - review

Pina Bausch's classic collage of dance, spoken monologue and theatrical vignette is shot through with sadness, but also delicious comedy.