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Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

Little Angel Theatre, London (***)

Dog and prima ballerina

© Lynette Shanbury, Little Angel puppets by Keith Frederick, Biff and Anna

There can be so many ways to get young children interested in ballet. The oldest and sometimes the most archaic of dance art forms, it still has an allure and glitter that rubs off on the youngest. Little Angel’s Dogs Don’t Do Ballet for the tinies (2-7 year olds) would seem to hit all the right buttons: tutus, bits of famous ballet music and to top it all, a dog who thinks he’s a ballerina. Continue reading

The Elders Project

Purcell Room, Southbank, London

© Tony Nandi

© Tony Nandi

Originally part of Sadler’s Wells Elixir Festival `celebrating lifelong creativity’, this short, sweet 15 minute divertissement, cleverly put together by choreographer Jonathan Burrows and longtime music collaborator Matteo Fargion was subsequently dubbed `the best dance moment in 2014’. Continue reading