Lise Smith

Lise Smith

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Lise was born north of the border but went to school in Croydon. After a few years recovering from the trauma of this experience in leafy Cambridge, she returned to the capital to teach dance, manage dancers and to write for a number of arts and technology publications. When not loitering in darkened theatres or leaping around with hyperactive seven-year-olds, Lise loves travel, skiing and live music. She has lived in both South and North London and currently resides in Archway, although if you’re looking for a good pub in New Cross she’s still a good person to ask.

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Preview: Live @ Old School Indie, O2 Islington

Preview: Live @ Old School Indie, O2 Islington

Live bands and classic tunes to have you pogoing at North London's premier indie nostalgia night. | By Lise Smith
Dance Preview: Resolution! 2013 @ The Place

Dance Preview: Resolution! 2013 @ The Place

The 24th edition of The Place's annual new dance showcase. | By Lise Smith
Review: Royal Ballet Mixed Bill @ Royal Opera House

Review: Royal Ballet Mixed Bill @ Royal Opera House

A beautifully-performed mixed bill paying tribute to the life and work of Kenneth MacMillan. | By Lise Smith
Dance Review: Itamar Serussi, MONO @ The Place

Dance Review: Itamar Serussi, MONO @ The Place

A highly kinetic show about doubling up from a fascinating new voice in choreography. | By Lise Smith
Theatre Preview: Ten Out Of Ten @ Ovalhouse Theatre, Kennington

Theatre Preview: Ten Out Of Ten @ Ovalhouse Theatre, Kennington

Life's failures, and how they're not all bad. | By Lise Smith
Dance Review: Sasha Waltz And Guests, Continu @ Sadler's Wells

Dance Review: Sasha Waltz And Guests, Continu @ Sadler's Wells

Striking, sculptural Tanztheater from German choreographer Sasha Waltz. | By Lise Smith
Dance Preview: Story Of A Night Pianist @ Trinity Buoy Wharf

Dance Preview: Story Of A Night Pianist @ Trinity Buoy Wharf

A delicate, affecting promenade dance show based on a true story. | By Lise Smith
Old School Indie @ O2 Islington

Old School Indie @ O2 Islington

A new club night with regular live sets at the O2 Islington for fans of all things indie. | By Lise Smith
Preview: Unlimited Dance Festival @ Southbank Centre

Preview: Unlimited Dance Festival @ Southbank Centre

A new season of extraordinary work by deaf and disabled artists coinciding with the London Paralympic Games. | By Lise Smith
Preview: Dancing City @ Canary Wharf

Preview: Dancing City @ Canary Wharf

Dance transforms parks, piazzas and waterfronts. | By Lise Smith
Preview: Postcards Festival @ Jackson's Lane, Highgate

Preview: Postcards Festival @ Jackson's Lane, Highgate

Sometimes sweet. sometimes saucy and always surprising. | By Lise Smith
Dance Review: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Mixed Bill @ Sadler’s Wells

Dance Review: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Mixed Bill @ Sadler’s Wells

DCC celebrates both modern dance technique and Cuban flavours, with mixed results | By Lise Smith
Review: Rambert Dance Company, Mixed Bill @ Sadler's Wells

Review: Rambert Dance Company, Mixed Bill @ Sadler's Wells

A horny goatboy, neon vests, flashing forms and men in kilts. | By Lise Smith
FESTIVAL:Live! at Monto Water Rats, King's Cross this Saturday

FESTIVAL:Live! at Monto Water Rats, King's Cross this Saturday

Islington trio The Red Queens kick off a London mini-festival of live music, all in the nearby comfort of a King's Cross venue. | By Lise Smith
Cosi Fan Tutte, Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate

Cosi Fan Tutte, Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate

A bitter battle of the sexes sounds as sweet as chocolate rations in Hampstead Garden Opera's 1940s update of Mozart's classic. | By Lise Smith
Preview: Backgammon For Beginners @ Jackson's Lane, Highgate

Preview: Backgammon For Beginners @ Jackson's Lane, Highgate

So and So Circus tell us more about their new show, a tale of love, loss and backgammon inspired by a true story. | By Lise Smith
Dance Review: English National Ballet – Beyond Ballets Russes (Programme 2) @ London Coliseum

Dance Review: English National Ballet – Beyond Ballets Russes (Programme 2) @ London Coliseum

Four dazzling new and pre-loved works. | By Lise Smith
Dance Review: English National Ballet – Beyond Ballets Russes (Programme 1) @ London Coliseum

Dance Review: English National Ballet – Beyond Ballets Russes (Programme 1) @ London Coliseum

A mixed evening of repertory created and inspired by Diaghilev's pioneering company | By Lise Smith
Dance Review: NDT2 Mixed Bill @ Sadler's Wells

Dance Review: NDT2 Mixed Bill @ Sadler's Wells

A masterful mixed bill by the young dance company | By Lise Smith
Dance Review: Romeo and Juliet @ the Royal Opera House

Dance Review: Romeo and Juliet @ the Royal Opera House

Wonderful less-is-more choreography makes this a winning production of a classic | By Lise Smith