October 2006

  1. Ricochet in Real deal & ELSEWHERE at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 27 October 2006Performance 24 Oct

    ‘Advertising itself as a study of free will and determinism, with choreography that ranges from the mechanistic to the seemingly improvised, this is a work that adds up to so much less than the sum of its own contrivances, as the dancing is punctuated by a monolo… 

  2. Ricochet in Real deal & ELSEWHERE at The Place

    Mariko Harano, Friday 27 October 2006 — Performance: 24 Oct

    When you look at the cover of the programme of the Ricochet Dance Production’s latest show at the Place, you immediately notice that the first piece *real deal* is all lower case; the second piece, *ELSEWH… Continue Reading

  3. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Apollo/ Pulcinella/ The Firebird at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 27 October 2006 — Performance: 24 Oct

    This programme had the distinct advantage of being shot through with the rich variety of Stravinsky’s music, superbly rendered by the Royal Sinfonia under the direction of Barry Wordsworth. These compositi… Continue Reading

  4. Dirty Dancing at Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review Benedict Nightingale, Times, Wednesday 25 October 2006Performance ongoing

    ‘See what I mean by romantic? This makes Hans Christian Andersen look like a kitchen-sink realist.’  

  5. Dirty Dancing at Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Wednesday 25 October 2006Performance ongoing

    ‘It would take a complete rewrite for this to have any chance of being a satisfying theatrical experience, but there are clearly plenty of people who will be more than happy to throw away their money on this half-baked show.’  

  6. Dirty Dancing at Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review Paul Taylor, Independent, Wednesday 25 October 2006Performance ongoing

    ‘There’s a ravishing sequence when Johnny teaches a ladies’ group the cha-cha and their swishing early 60s skirts are simultaneously projected in all their colourful, polka-dotted glory in close-up on to screens at the back.’ 

  7. Dance Summit panel. Left to right: Gerald Kaufman, Christina Chrisou, Arlene Philips, Bruce Samson, Mike Lee, Jane Robinson, Caroline Miller

    Be heard, not just seen

    Wednesday 25 October 2006

    Following the summer launch of the “Dance Manifesto”:, a cross section of the dance industry came together earlier this month for A Chance for Dance – Be heard not just seen: The Dance Manifest… Continue Reading

  8. Stephen Petronio Company in Lareigne/Bud Suite/BLOOM at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 25 October 2006Performance 20-21 Oct

    ‘…the purity and suppleness of Wainwright’s voice seem to have unlocked a new lyric vein in Petronio. His steps embrace a more organic logic as arms are allowed to curve, torsos yield and hard linear patterns regroup into lingering, fluid shapes.’  

  9. Stephen Petronio Company in Lareigne/Bud Suite/BLOOM at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Lisa Haight, Wednesday 25 October 2006 — Performance: 20-21 Oct

    The Stephen Petronio Company is definitely a dance company to put on your list of must sees and tonight was no exception. Lareigne (1995) kick started this triple bill with a soloist bang to No More Heroes by th… Continue Reading

  10. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Speaking Dance at The Place

    Marion Jones, Tuesday 24 October 2006 — Performance: 18 & 19 Oct

    Dressed in jeans and trainers and looking as if they had just popped onto the stage to adjust the microphones before the performers emerged, choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion emerged for… Continue Reading

  11. Stephen Petronio Company in Lareigne/Bud Suite/BLOOM at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 24 October 2006Performance 20-21 Oct

    ‘It’s variety that’s missing from Petronio’s work. When he includes both light and shade, all is better revealed.’  

  12. Association Noa/Company Vincent Mantsoe in Men-Jaro at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Lisa Haight, Monday 23 October 2006 — Performance: 17 Oct

    *Men-Jaro* was choreographed by South African choreographer Vincent Sekwati Koko Mantsoe and performed by Mantsoe himself, Aude Arago, Lesole Z. Maine, Cecile Maubert Mantsoe and Meri Otoshi. Mantsoe has defined… Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 23 October 2006Performance Oct 06

    ‘The Royal Ballet’s staging of Coppélia was made by Ninette de Valois 52 years ago, and it is as near perfect as we can expect in this vale of tears.’ 

  14. Rosas in D'un soir un jour at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 October 2006Performance 16 & 17 Oct

    ‘It’s a good idea and each episode is studded with almost-there moments, but overall it makes for a disappointing evening.’ 

  15. Royal Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 October 2006Performance Oct 06

    ‘Nunez has a big fanbase as a result of her formidable technique – those snappy beats and impossibly sustained turns – but also because of the sheer joy that she brings to demi-caractere roles like this one.’ 

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