April 2008

  1. Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant in Push at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 7 April 2008 — Performance: 4 Apr 08

    Lighting designer Michael Hulls makes magic, conjuring with shadow and shapes to place a third surreal performer on stage alongside Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant. This extra dimension is most tangible in … Continue Reading

  2. The Olympic Torch

    Friday 4 April 2008

    London celebrates the arrival of The Olympic Torch this weekend. It travels across ten London Boroughs from Wembley to Greenwich, carried by boat, bus, runners, cyclists and a short hop on the Docklands Light R… Continue Reading

  3. Nederlands Dans Theater in ‘Wings of Wax/Signing Off/Tar and Feathers’ at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 3 April 2008 — Performance: 2 - 5 Apr 08

    NDT’s special formula creates a unique dance style. It is obviously to do with great dancers – who stay – working with the same great in-house choreographers; the product is unending, rich, nec… Continue Reading

  4. Carlos Acosta and friends from the Royal Ballet at London Coliseum

    Libby Costello, Thursday 3 April 2008 — Performance: 1 Apr 08

    Iconic images, pacey pirouettes and electric elevation came from the performance of Carlos Acosta and Friends from the Royal Ballet. The magical moments came thick and fast as both the dancers and the chosen exe… Continue Reading

  5. Carlos Acosta and friends from the Royal Ballet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 3 April 2008Performance 1 Apr 08

    ‘Audiences can’t quite believe their eyes as the Cuban ballet dancer spins three or four, or is it five times, before six or seven split jumps followed by an impeccable landing in a perfect lunge.’  

  6. Carlos Acosta and friends from the Royal Ballet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 3 April 2008Performance 1 Apr 08

    ‘Though these compilation evenings never offer much to get the teeth into, this one proves a surprising, rich and appealing entertainment.’ 

  7. Carlos Acosta and friends from the Royal Ballet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 3 April 2008Performance 1 Apr 08

    ‘With the fierce modernism of Agon segueing into the romantic whimsy of La Sylphide, the turbulent tragedy of MacMillan’s Farewell pas de deux followed by the virtuoso riot of Diana and Actaeon, the entire repertory seems to be concentrated into one time-t… 

  8. Carlos Acosta and friends from the Royal Ballet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 3 April 2008Performance 1 Apr 08

    ‘Acosta’s charisma makes even the largest stage feel small, and his way of dignifying space works even in comedy.’  

  9. Place Prize 2008 winners
Photo: Benedict Johnson.

    The Place Prize for Dance 2008

    Wednesday 2 April 2008

    Twenty choreographers have been commissioned to produced work for The Place Prize for Dance 2008. Chosen from 174 entrants they are: Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Aletta Collins, Robin Dingemans, Charlotte Eatock &am… Continue Reading

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