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

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 2 June 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    The rigours of Stravinsky’s compositions, their unfailing clarity and motive power, their grandeur and suitability for dancing – as Balanchine proved – are everywhere ignored in this stupefying exercise in guess-work.  

  2. Meryl Tankard - The Oracle -Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 2 June 2013Performance 31 May 2013

    White’s movements becomes distorted and hobbled, a piercing parallel of Nijinsky’s retreat into madness. And in his final, lung-bursting, convulsive leap, we can almost believe White is channelling Nijinsky’s performances of Petrushka, a tormented sou… 

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

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 2 June 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Raven Girl has structural issues, but moment to moment it’s still a delight. I loved Cowley’s masked and darkly glinting Raven, and Lamb’s remote, mysterious glamour is perfectly deployed in the title role.  

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

    Press Review 2Louise Levene, Telegraph, Saturday 1 June 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Sarah Lamb was sure and smiling in the opening allegro vivo; Yuhui Choe and Steven McRae sparkled in the third moment; and there was a luminous adagio from Marianela Nuñez  

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

    Press Review 2Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Saturday 1 June 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    As ever, Khan’s dancers move with a wild and thrashing energy, sometimes impressively in sync. And tiny Ching-Ying Chien, as the Isaac figure, does almost dance herself to death.  

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

    Press Review 4Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Saturday 1 June 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Yet for all its flaws, which can be tweaked, McGregor has achieved something rare: daring in its simplicity, yet deliciously layered.  

  7. The Mariinsky Ballet's Evengy Ivanchenko & katerina Kondaurova trying out 3D glasses

    Ross MacGibbon - on the first ballet 3D live screening

    Friday 31 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Next Thursday (6 June) the Mariinsky Ballet's 'Swan Lake' will be filmed in 3D and beamed from St Petersburg to cinemas around the world. The UK's Ross MacGibbon will be directing...  Continue Reading

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

    Press Review 5Keith Watson, Metro, Friday 31 May 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    Only the faintest traces of Rite remain – an echo in the music, dancers flailing in a circle – yet Khan captures the essence and spirit of Stravinsky’s pagan whirlwind with remarkable sensitivity. It’s as if he’s channelling the great man himself. 

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

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 31 May 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    iTMOi – a torturous acronym for In The Mind Of Igor – is a bold but flawed attempt to do the impossible: to fathom, on stage, how Stravinsky came to create The Rite of Spring, the half-hour composition that changed music for ever.  

  10. 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

  11. 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… 

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

    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

  13. 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.  

  14. 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.  

  15. 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.  

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