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  1. Forsythe Company - N.N.N.N / Study #3 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 19 June 2013Performance 18 - 20 June 2013

    It can be chin-stroking work, that of William Forsythe, but even when it’s mildly irritating you can see there’s always a brain at work and some awesome bodies too.  

  2. Forsythe Company - N.N.N.N / Study #3 - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Wednesday 19 June 2013Performance 18 - 20 June 2013

    Study #3 is a collation of 30 years of his work with Ballet Frankfurt (1984-2004) and The Forsythe Company (2005 – the present). Cherry-picking from his past, he has somehow managed to distil the essence of his choreographic journey into a work that is less a Bes… 

  3. Rosas 'Drumming'. Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

    You too can dance with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas!

    Tuesday 18 June 2013 by Carmel Smith

    - just one of the free fringe events at Sadler's Sampled - the two week taster festival of dance, starting at Sadler's Wells this weekend... Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 17 June 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    But much more extraordinary on Saturday was the completeness with which she was able to channel the self-absorbed and self-destructive force of Vetsera’s personality. It was a force that vibrated through every second of Benjamin’s performance:  

  5. English National Ballet - Swan Lake -Royal Albert Hall 2013

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 16 June 2013Performance 12 - 23 June 2013

    Tamara Rojo is starry and poignant as Odette, and sumptuously assured as her alter ego Odile. Her Prince is Matthew Golding, a guest artist from Dutch National Ballet. A dancer of crystalline finish, with a soaring jump and turns of impeccable precision,  

  6. English National Ballet - Swan Lake -Royal Albert Hall 2013

    Press Review 3Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Saturday 15 June 2013Performance 12 - 23 June 2013

    The 60 swans who fill the vast arena are certainly a remarkable sight, almost Hitchcockian in their relentless fluttering and swooping. The happy ending, which sees evil Rothbart spontaneously combust down a hole in the stage, is probably the right one in this context.  

  7. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Albert Hall 2013

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 14 June 2013Performance 12 - 23 June 2013

    Even if Deane’s arena-style choreography veers towards Busby Berkeley mechanics, he is very good at keeping the focus of the dance revolving, so that no section of the circular auditorium is stuck with a back view for too long.  

  8. Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake live 3D cinema screening

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Friday 14 June 2013Performance 6 June 2013

    The glittering first-act trio prompted spontaneous applause in the cinema – some of it, no doubt, tinged with pride at a fine showing from the young British dancer Xander Parish. Predictably, though, it was the lakeside scenes, with their hallucinogenic patterns cre… 

  9. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Albert Hall 2013

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 14 June 2013Performance 12 - 23 June 2013

    On opening night, Tamara Rojo’s Swan Queen had the charisma to fill the whole space.  

  10. English National Ballet - Swan Lake -Royal Albert Hall 2013

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, Express, Friday 14 June 2013Performance 12 - 23 June 2013

    If there is a discernible arrogance to her performance, indicated by the almost contemptuous flip of the wrists on a perfect finish, it is forgivable. As Odile, the Black Swan, she oozes “femme fatalery”, not only completing the 32 fouettés with ease but managing … 

  11. Akram Khan in 'Desh' Photo: Richard Haughton

    Akram Khan Company - Desh - Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Nouchi, Friday 14 June 2013 — Performance: 11 - 15 June 2013

    Performance reviewed: 11 June Curtain up, a pitch-black stage, a swinging single lantern and the deafening smash of a sledgehammer beating, metal against metal – a clash of culture. This is Desh, (homeland in … Continue Reading

  12. English National Ballet 'Swan Lake' Tamara Rojo & Matthew Golding with the company. Photo: DavidJensen/EMPICS Entertainment

    English National Ballet - Swan Lake -Royal Albert Hall 2013

    Graham Watts, Friday 14 June 2013 — Performance: 12 - 23 June 2013 1 Comment

    Given a choice, I would rather see 'Swan Lake' as intended - on a stage directly in front of me - but there's no doubting the popularity of Deane’s arena production & the glorious spectac… Continue Reading

  13. Still House / Dan Canham 'Ours Was The Fen Country'. Photo: Camilla Greenwell

    Still House/Dan Canham - Ours Was The Fen Country - The Place

    Donald Hutera, Friday 14 June 2013 — Performance: 7 June 2013

    As both maker & mover Dan Canham has a way about him that’s distinct yet a trifle hard to pin down. His work is subtle & allusive with a focus on the poetic essence of a chosen subject... Continue Reading

  14. English National Ballet - Swan Lake -Royal Albert Hall 2013

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 13 June 2013Performance 12 - 23 June 2013

    Later you can feel the adrenaline rising in the room as she spins her way through the 32 fouettés, ending with a sweet smirk that seems to say: “Oh that? Easy.”  

  15. Lucy Guerin Inc 'Untrained' 
Choreography: Lucy Guerin.
Performers: Alisdair Macindoe & Michael Dunbar. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

    Lucy Guerin Inc - Untrained - Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

    Donald Hutera, Thursday 13 June 2013 — Performance: 5 & 6 June 2013

    The point of 'Untrained' is to compare and contrast the physical skills and performing personalities of two pairs of dancers, one duo professionally trained and the other not. Continue Reading

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