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  1. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Debra Craine, The Times, Saturday 12 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Performances are outstanding. Edward Watson, as paranoid Leontes, journeys from domestic bliss to ravaged desolation with utter conviction. Lauren Cuthbertson, as Hermione, brings great dignity to a virtuous wife wronged by a mad husband.  

  2. Clemmie Sveaas (foreground) with Christopher Akrill & Charlotte Broom - HeadSpaceDance. Photo: Urban Jörén

    Interview: Clemmie Sveaas

    Friday 11 April 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    HeadSpaceDance is back at the Linbury Studio Theatre next week, in a follow up to last year's 'as good as it gets' debut programme. We catch up with freelance performer (and Olivier nominated) Clemmie... Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Christopher Wheeldon’s new three-act version of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is a triumph. It is contemporary and classical, traditional and modern, narrative and abstract. It feels like something entirely new.  

  4. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Zenaida Yanowsky is an outstanding Paulina, both mother figure and divine oracle, and the moment where she recognises Perdita as Hermione’s lost baby is the most moving of the ballet.  

  5. News: Marc Platt, dancer with Ballets Russes, dies aged 100

    Friday 11 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    The American dancer and actor Marc Platt has died in California at the age of 100. One of the first Americans to dance with Léonide Massine’s Ballets Russes, Platt was acclaimed for his roles in the Broad… Continue Reading

  6. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - LAC (After Swan Lake), Coliseum

    Press Review 4Debra Craine, The Times, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 9 - 12 April 2014

    Maillot’s high-energy, space-consuming choreography is well versed in the language of classical ballet, engaging fluently with the music and accentuating the length and suppleness of the dancers’ elegant forms. Yet the choreography is also happy to explode into the… 

  7. Akram Khan and NYDC. Image: Tony Nandi

    News: Akram Khan on working with young dancers:

    Friday 11 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    Choreographer Akram Khan is working with dancers from the National Youth Dance Company this week and next to complete his new double-bill for the company, which combines new work The Rashomon Effect with a rewor… Continue Reading

  8. English National Ballet - My First Ballet: Coppélia - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Laura Dodge, londonist, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 8 - 19 April 2014

    Most impressive is Kaylee Marko, who performs Swanilda with an exquisite elegance and lyricism. Even during some rather wobbly partnering (understandable bearing in mind the ballet’s complex choreography), she maintained a supreme confidence and poise.  

  9. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - LAC (After Swan Lake), Coliseum

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 9 - 12 April 2014

    It’s Swan Lake, Jim, but not as we know it. The splintered narrative means we have to content ourselves with snatching shards of understanding from the activity on stage. And what activity! I have rarely seen a company with a greater degree of collective attack.  

  10. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Hanna Weibye, artsdesk, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    It’s an unalloyed pleasure to see two of the company’s most acclaimed actors in important roles, Bennet Gartside as the honest, harried Antigonus and Zenaida Yanowsky as his furious, morally uncompromising wife, Paulina.  

  11. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    What’s striking is the synthesis of dance, music and designs. Reuniting the team from his Alice in Wonderland, Wheeldon’s eloquent storytelling is propelled by Joby Talbot’s driving score, its rhythmic accents, perky tunes and underlying ominousness point… 

  12. Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of 'The Winter’s Tale' Photo courtesy: ROH / Johan Persson.

    Review: Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 11 April 2014— Performance: 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Despite my reservations about the music and some aspects of the design, this is a fine addition to The Royal Ballet’s repertoire, which has taken on the near impossible task of conveying one of Shakespeare&… Continue Reading

  13. les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s 'tauberbach'

    Review: les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s tauberbach - Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Thursday 10 April 2014— Performance: 8 - 9 April 2014

    The vocabulary of movements cycles almost imperceptibly from abstractly stuttering palsy to clearly representational scenes of an absurd, twisted nature, presented with clownish playfulness & expert manipulat… Continue Reading

  14. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - LAC (After Swan Lake), Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, The Stage, Thursday 10 April 2014Performance 9 - 12 April 2014

    The dancers are committed and able, and do their best with the material, but the action is muddled, the ideas unclear, and the choreography an over-wrought and dated hybrid of classicism and quirkiness.  

  15. les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel’s tauberbach - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Donald Hutera, The Times, Thursday 10 April 2014Performance 8 - 9 April 2014

    …the gritty yet highly stylised 90-minute performance possessed a level of kinetic integrity and emotional truth that lifted it well out of the ordinary.  

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