May 2006

  1. Rambert Dance Company in bloom/Pond Way/Constant Speed at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 26 May 2006Performance 22-27 May

    ‘Pond Way is one of the American master’s most satisfying creations, a cool and lovely contemplation that plays out like a gorgeous ritual of the natural world in motion. Rambert performs it beautifully.’  

  2. Rambert Dance Company in bloom/Pond Way/Constant Speed at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 26 May 2006Performance 22-27 May

    ‘Rambert may be the oldest dance company in Britain, but there has been no hint of the sentimental grand dame in its 80th anniversary celebrations.’  

  3. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 24 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘The audience greeted it with cheering and showers of flowers, but this is a very mixed experience.’  

  4. Rambert Dance Company in bloom/Pond Way/Constant Speed at Sadler's Wells

    Lindsey Clarke, Wednesday 24 May 2006 — Performance: 22-27 May

    Entering Sadlers Wells auditorium you’re not usually greeted by a big ginger kitten telling you it loves you but it certainly makes a pleasant change and got me in a genial mood for the premiere of Aletta … Continue Reading

  5. Fuerzebruta

    Monday 22 May 2006

    Fuerzebruta – opening the Roundhouse on 1 June is described as ‘the future of performance art’. Audiences are being told to leave their high heels at home and expect to get wet and/or dirty. … Continue Reading

  6. Michael Flatley

    Monday 22 May 2006

    Says that his latest show Celtic Tiger will be his last. Christie Taylor looks at the effect he’s had on Irish dance since Riverdance first appeared in the interval of the 1994 Eurovision song contest. Re… Continue Reading

  7. The Beautiful Game

    Monday 22 May 2006

    In 1930 Shostakovich wrote the score for The Golden Age – a ballet about football. The Marinksy Theatre ( – formerly the Kirov ) are bringing it to the Coliseum this July – but it will be minu… Continue Reading

  8. Defying gravity

    Monday 22 May 2006

    An exhibition of work by artist Sam Taylor Wood at the Baltic, Gateshead, shows how dance has influenced her – and how the themes of her work have much in common with ballet. Waldemar Januszczak writes in… Continue Reading

  9. Roundhouse (architect's impression)

    The Roundhouse reborn

    Monday 22 May 2006

    The refurbished nineteenth century engine shed & 1960/70’s cult venue has been refurbished as a £30million new Arts Centre. It opens next week with Fuerzabruta. The progamme will include dance –… Continue Reading

  10. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘… the Royal Ballet has got itself a fine and timeless Beauty that will last for a hundred years if it needs it to.’ 

  11. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘Last Monday was a special night at Covent Garden, as the Royal Ballet celebrated its 75th birthday with the premiere of an anniversary production of The Sleeping Beauty, grandest of classical ballets and a foundation stone of the company’s identity and tradi… 

  12. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘This was ballet heaven: the romantic ideal given flawless classical form.’ 

  13. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘Platel’s idea was to show the redemptive power of religious belief. Instead, there is something degrading in watching such talented, agile and healthy dancers simulating the convulsed limbs and deranged ravings of the mentally ill.’ 

  14. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘The result, while itself disturbing – at times the dancers recall the yuppie ‘spazzers’ who pretend to be retarded in Lars von Trier’s film The Idiots – has flashes of brilliance, notably the fearlessly bizarre performance of New Zeal… 

  15. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 7 May

    ‘The concert showed how broad Oguike’s appeal is: this South Bank audience ranged from classical music specialists to cheering teenagers.’ 

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