Akram Khan

The Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells explain how Brexit will hurt dance

13 June 2016 18:52

What would Brexit mean to dance? Many big hitters in dance were among the 300-plus arts people who signed last…

I’m having trouble finding an anti-woman conspiracy in dance

19 January 2016 17:44

I’m bemused by the outburst of claims that female choreographers are under-represented, held back, or discouraged by ‘institutionalised sexism’ from…

Why is British dance training so poor? ‘Diversity’ is trumping quality

16 April 2015 17:55

A very British thing happened at the dance industry conference last weekend. Three of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary choreographers…

Ismene Brown’s best of dance in 2014

30 December 2014 11:49

As the revels of the year end, here are my best memories. I think new was the word: new names, and…

In praise of #WorldBalletDay, Ivan Vasiliev and beautiful butts

8 October 2014 10:00

The Twittersphere never fails to surprise but it’s still hard to believe that last week #WorldBalletDay actually beat #HongKong and…

We have a new dance critic – and she’s not happy with The Arts Council

26 September 2014 14:51

Hello. I recognize some of you. We’ve bumped against each other in Sadler’s Wells or Covent Garden or the Birmingham…