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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Actors Get Grubby In Soil-Strewn Sadler's Wells

Actors Get Grubby In Soil-Strewn Sadler's Wells

Earthy tragicomedy from mistress of the brilliantly bleak. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
The Show Must Go On Is Witty And Joyful

The Show Must Go On Is Witty And Joyful

Witty, joyful, sometimes plain daft dance. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Hagit Yakira: Playfully Dark Physical Theatre

Hagit Yakira: Playfully Dark Physical Theatre

Now touring the UK. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Buried Desires In Royal Ballet's Onegin

Buried Desires In Royal Ballet's Onegin

Great performances in the Royal's adaptation of Pushkin's classic. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Resolution! 2015: London's Biggest Showcase Of New Dance

Resolution! 2015: London's Biggest Showcase Of New Dance

The festival's back for its 26th year. | By Lise Smith
Fiery Footwork, Flashy Fingers: Akram Khan And Israel Galván

Fiery Footwork, Flashy Fingers: Akram Khan And Israel Galván

Two masters blend kathak and flamenco. | By Lise Smith ★★★☆☆
A Cursed Marriage: ENO's Otello

A Cursed Marriage: ENO's Otello

A beautifully-sung Otello that lacks dramatic punch. | By Lise Smith
Chamber Of Delights: OperaUpClose, La Traviata, Soho Theatre

Chamber Of Delights: OperaUpClose, La Traviata, Soho Theatre

Verdi's classic tale of tragedy and tuberculosis in an intimate, paired-down version by award-winning OperaUpClose | By Lise Smith
Poetry In Motion: Russell Maliphant And Sylvie Guillem In PUSH

Poetry In Motion: Russell Maliphant And Sylvie Guillem In PUSH

Final-ever performances of Maliphant and Guillem's sublime joint programme at the Coliseum. | By Lise Smith
Lightness And Longing In Sadler's Wells

Lightness And Longing In Sadler's Wells

Europe's finest dirty pretty things make a rare London appearance. | By Lise Smith
Twist And Pout: Rambert Dance Company At Sadler's Wells

Twist And Pout: Rambert Dance Company At Sadler's Wells

A postmodern programme of works inspired by the spirit of the 1960s. | By Lise Smith
A Delightfully Vaudeville Update Of Cosi Fan Tutte

A Delightfully Vaudeville Update Of Cosi Fan Tutte

Mozart's classic opera from ENO and Improbable Theatre at the Coliseum. | By Lise Smith
Mum's The Word: London's Best Treats For Mother's Day

Mum's The Word: London's Best Treats For Mother's Day

From tried and trusted spas to home-made chocolates. | By Lise Smith
Adult Playtime: Great Ways For Grown-Ups To Have Fun In London

Adult Playtime: Great Ways For Grown-Ups To Have Fun In London

Playtime isn't just for the kids. | By Lise Smith
Magic And Loss: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, 1980

Magic And Loss: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, 1980

Miss this Sadler's Wells production at your peril. | By Lise Smith
Dance Preview: Resolution! 2014 At The Place

Dance Preview: Resolution! 2014 At The Place

25th anniversary edition of The Place's annual new-dance grab-bag. | By Lise Smith
Opera Review: Carmen @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Carmen @ Royal Opera House

Melodic torment from a top-notch cast. | By Lise Smith
The Good, The Bad And The Nutty: English National Ballet's Nutcracker

The Good, The Bad And The Nutty: English National Ballet's Nutcracker

ENB's Christmas offering starts off sweet but ends up just plain nuts. | By Lise Smith