April 2010

  1. Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 7 April 2010Performance 30 March - 4 April 2010

    ‘At times you had to blink to believe what you were seeing, especially when, as the wicked Odile, she [Viengsay Valdes] hopped backwards on pointe across the width of the stage, while throwing back her head and laughing.’ 

  2. Tanztheater Wuppertal in Kontakthof at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Wednesday 7 April 2010Performance 1 - 4 April 2010

    ‘Bausch’s talent lies in making us see ourselves in them, and in presenting the same work enacted by different age groups she added further questions: do movements performed by youngsters intrinsically possess innocence, energy and hope, and by veterans, k… 

  3. Tanztheater Wuppertal in Kontakthof at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 7 April 2010Performance 1 - 4 April 2010

    ‘Best of all, the 26 dancers in each cast emerge fully as people, the directness of their interaction a testimony to the enduring power of Bausch’s legacy.’  

  4. b.supreme, 2-4 April, Southbank Centre. Photo: Paul Hampartsoumian

    B.Supreme at Southbank Centre

    Sam Gauntlett, Wednesday 7 April 2010 — Performance: 2 - 4 April 2010

    Reviewed: 2 April B.Supreme – billed as “the only festival dedicated to women in hip hop in the UK” is in its fourth year at Southbank Centre and takes place over Easter weekend, including perf… Continue Reading

  5. Billy Elliot turns five

    Wednesday 7 April 2010

    19 stars past and present of Billy Elliot came to the Victoria Palace Theatre last week to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the hit stage show. Director Stephen Daldry says: “The funny thing about Billy … Continue Reading

  6. Ballet Nacional de Cuba 'Magia de la Danza' 6-11 April, Part of Spring Dance at The London Coliseum

    Ballet Nacional De Cuba in Magia De La Danza at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 7 April 2010 — Performance: 6 - 10 April 2010

    Invariably, classical ballet is a medium for telling stories through codified dance and mime, and so I’ve never understood the appeal of galas – which pull together filleted extracts from several bal… Continue Reading

  7. Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance 30 March - 4 April 2010

    ‘Thanks to Alonso and her great school, Cubans have become stars around the world; none more so than Carlos Acosta, who appears as guest artist on this visit.’ 

  8. Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance 30 March - 4 April 2010

    ‘…it’s the Swans whose precision and conviction elevate the ballet into a magical beauty.’  

  9. Tanztheater Wuppertal in Kontakthof at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance 1 - 4 April 2010

    ‘…at its best, Kontakthof exposes the rawness and honesty of life, its heartbreak and its beauty.’  

  10. Tanztheater Wuppertal in Kontakthof at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance 1 - 4 April 2010

    ‘… in the years before she died Pina Bausch twice re-worked her 1978 piece Kontakthof, first in 2002 with a cast of pensioners, then in 2008 with teenagers… Over the weekend there was a rare chance to see the two together, and while it was a marathon… 

  11. Tanztheater Wuppertal in Kontakthof at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance 1 - 4 April 2010

    ‘Bausch’s genius was always for revealing the individuality of her performers, but in this staging of Kontakthof, it acquires a new and infinitely tender twist.’  

  12. Kate Flatt in Soul Play at The Place

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance 30 March 2010

    ‘Dramatically Soul Play is elusive, but at least it wears its ambiguities lightly while scrupulously avoiding the obvious or sentimental.’  

  13. Kate Flatt in Soul Play at The Place

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance 30 March 2010

    ‘It’s a small, not overtly sentimental piece, but just as Curtis is sometimes caught by a bolt of pain and must cover his face with his hands, its intimations of death sometimes reach out to skewer your heart.’  

  14. Ballet Black at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 6 April 2010Performance March 2010

    ‘Overall, a delight.’ 

  15. Eddie Ladd Q&A

    Tuesday 6 April 2010

    Eddie Ladd’s Ras Goffa Bobby Sands/The Bobby Sands Memorial Race, which was a must see of the recent British Dance Edition in Birmingham opens the new Spring Loaded season at The Place on 10 April. The s… Continue Reading

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