• NU Dance Showcase: Turning Points @ Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    This year marks the 3rd time that NU Dance has won ‘Best Overall Club’ at the biggest inter-university competition in England. They are, by all accounts, a pretty big deal, but back home on Uni Park Campus is where they continue to do us proud. Watching them perform their...
  • Rambert @ Theatre Royal

    Having never been to a modern dance performance before, I confess that I did not know what to expect in regards to Rambert. However, it is a mark of the talent of the group of dancers, and the musicians who accompanied the three pieces staged, that I still thoroughly...
  • 5 best dance shows of 2015

    2015 was an exciting and controversial year in the world of dance. There were retirements, notably of the Royal Ballet principal Carlos Acosta and global dance star Sylvie Guillem; there were highly-anticipated debuts, such as that of British rising star Francesca Hayward in The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet;...
  • Live Review: The Prodigy, Capital FM Arena (24/11/15)

    Not many people expect a commercial arena to be their local stomping ground. But when a band like The Prodigy kick off their UK tour at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, they were sure to bring together a medley of generations for a triumphant evening of alternative dance in the city’s...
  • Album Review: Leftfield – Alternative Light Source

    In the sixteen years since the release of their last album ‘Rhythm and Stealth’ in 1999, the departure of co- founder Paul Daley and a 2005 ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation seemed to seal Leftfield’s fate as a relic of the often mythologised 90’s rave scene; a powerful weapon with which...
  • Northern Ballet – 1984 @ Theatre Royal

    Very rare is it that two Nottingham venues will put on the same show in the same week. However, Northern Ballet’s version of George Orwell’s 1984 at The Theatre Royal is as disturbing as it is beautiful – a word never normally associated with this production. 1984 follows Winston,...
  • Phoenix Dance Theatre @ Nottingham Playhouse

    In 1981, the city of Leeds witnessed the birth of yet another dance company – Phoenix Dance Theatre. About 33 years down the line, Phoenix has established itself as one of the leading contemporary dance companies in in the world.  Featuring two electrifying world premieres and a renowned company...