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  1. News: Freeing up the narrative

    Friday 31 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    In the Guardian, Judith Mackrell talks about the recent shift towards narrative ballets. She asks whether classical choreographers are being limited by expectations of a traditional storytelling formula.  Continue Reading

  2. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 31 May 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    All of which is bubbling away in Wayne McGregor’s flawed but fascinating new work. His first narrative ballet, constructed from Audrey Niffenegger’s graphic novel and held aloft by film composer Gabriel Yared’s eclectic score, is a mélange of the bea… 

  3. Akram Khan Company's Andrej Petrovic, Catherine Schaub Abkarian in 'iTMOi'. Photo: John Ross

    Review: Akram Khan Company - iTMOi - Sadler's Wells

    Sanjoy Roy, Friday 31 May 2013 — Performance: 28 May - 1 June 2013

    Never mind what was iTMOi ('in the mind of Igor'), WTF was iTMO Akram? Ok, let’s back up, and see if we can decipher the question... Continue Reading

  4. Akram Khan Company - iTMOi - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 30 May 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    There is much to admire here (and let’s say hurrah for upturning the way that it’s always the young woman who gets sacrificed) but this is a work that leaves impressions rather than searing indentations.  

  5. Akram Khan Company - iTMOi - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 30 May 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    It’s not another riot, but remains atmospheric and strongly danced.  

  6. Akram Khan Company - iTMOi - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 30 May 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    And while iTMOi is a far from perfect work, fractured and oddly paced, it is through Khan’s shockingly imagined chaos that we’re drawn into the creative maelstrom from which art is born.  

  7. Sergei Polunin in the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet's 'Coppélia'. Photo: E Fetisova

    News: Sergei Polunin to dance at the London Coliseum in July

    Wednesday 29 May 2013 by Mark Doerfel

    Sergei Polunin was in London this week to confirm that he will be appearing at the London Coliseum with the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet in Roland Petit’s 1975 version of Coppélia, in July. The star Ukranian da… Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 28 May 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    There’s more to think about than in your average Swan Lake but it’s narratively unsatisfying. It feels like no other ballet, though, and that’s an artistic accolade.  

  9. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 28 May 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Sarah Lamb as the Girl is outstanding: fearless in her battle with gravity, yet with a core of bewildered vulnerability that evokes a 21st-century Odette.  

  10. Royal Ballet - Sarah Lamb in Wayne McGregor's 'Raven Girl'. © ROH / JOHAN PERSSON, 2013

    Review: Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 28 May 2013 — Performance: in rep until 8 June 2013

    Two contrasting single act ballets - the deep, dark, soporific expressionism of McGregor long overstays its welcome; the glittering, effervescent, uplifting romance of Balanchine leaves one wanting more.. Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 2Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 27 May 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Like its heroine, the new collaboration between choreographer Wayne McGregor and author Audrey Niffenegger is neither one thing nor the other. Caught between worlds, the ballet has striking elements but doesn’t take flight.  

  12. Bern Ballett, Witch-hunt at Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 26 May 2013Performance 22 - 25 May 2013

    Marston is prolific, and her experience shows in the sophisticated structure of the piece, which was created from a scenario devised by herself and the theatre director Edward Kemp.  

  13. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Saturday 25 May 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    The piece is good on this sense of otherness. At another moment a great chorus of birds appears, moving rhythmically in flock-like formation, filling the stage with an unexplained sense of foreboding… Yet for all its thoughtfulness, McGregor muffs the work’… 

  14. Rachel Burn 'Pull Through, Kick' Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    Review: Cloud Dance Sundays - The Lion and Unicorn Theatre

    Donald Hutera, Friday 24 May 2013 — Performance: 19 May 2013

    In the past the venue hosted work by Antonia Franceschi, Ballet Black & others. Given it’s been a few years since those starry gigs, it’s good to know that The Lion and Unicorn is on the prowl fo… Continue Reading

  15. Bern Ballett, Witch-hunt at Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 24 May 2013Performance 22 - 25 May 2013

    ..hidden under its embonpoint of eager emoting, there is, I suspect, a powerful short dance-work about hypocrisy and ignorance  

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