June 2006

  1. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 23 June 2006Performance 21 Jun-8 Jul

    ‘Keegan-Dolan, who works extensively in opera, could be labelled Matthew Bourne’s thematically raw Hibernian cousin.’  


    Big Dance London events announced

    Wednesday 21 June 2006

    The nationwide celebration of all things dance is now only weeks away! From 15 – 23 July all manner of taster sessions, workshops, performances – from informal and intimate to large scale outdoor eve… Continue Reading

  3. Siobhan Davies Dance Bank Project
Photo: Nick White

    Jerwood Bank 2006 – winners announced

    Wednesday 21 June 2006

    For the fifth year running Siobhan Davies Dance is providing six dance artists with the opportunity to invest valuable time into their own creative development with the support of the Jerwood Charity. For six we… Continue Reading

  4. Compania Metros in Carmen at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 21 June 2006Performance 20-24 May

    ‘On a physical level the result is very potent theatre, and is carried by a sexy, brave, and peculiarly dignified performance from Sandrine Rouet as Carmen’  

  5. Maypoles and Morris

    Monday 19 June 2006

    King Authur – Purcell’s opera opening at the Coliseum next week is a co-production featuring the Mark Morris Dance Group and English National Opera. Morris’ inspiration is country dancing. Its … Continue Reading

  6. Bonachela Dance Company in Voices at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 19 June 2006Performance

    ‘His troupe is a new one, and one looks forward to his creation of a “voice” with them that says only “Rafael Bonachela”. It could be pretty special.’ 

  7. Bonachela Dance Company in Voices at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 19 June 2006Performance

    ‘Bonachela is a strong craftsman, drawing sharp, fast-dissolving lines with the bodies at his disposal, and given that these include Theo Clinkard, Antonia Grove and Bonachela’s long-time muse, Amy Hollingsworth (who jumped ship from Rambert to join him), thi… 

  8. Royal Ballet
Darcey Bussell as 'Sylvia'
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Darcey Bussell receives CBE

    Monday 19 June 2006

    Darcey Bussell was awarded a CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours – announced on Saturday. She received an OBE in 1995. Darcey Bussell has danced with the Royal Ballet since 1998 – becoming the younge… Continue Reading

  9. Tessa Jowell defends ACE

    Friday 16 June 2006

    Speaking at the World Summit on Arts and Culture in Gateshead,the Culture Secretary stated her committment to Arts Council England. Read more in Guardian, 15 Jun Continue Reading

  10. English National Opera in Nixon in China at Coliseum

    Press Review Richard Morrison, Times, Friday 16 June 2006Performance

    ‘…the spoof Red Army revolutionary ballet (Mark Morris’s wickedly satirical choreography) that whirls deliciously out of control and somehow draws the Nixons and Kissinger into its surreal violence.  

  11. Tango por Dos in La Historia at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 16 June 2006Performance

    ‘Above all, Zotto knows the power of stillness. However fast he may be dancing he makes us believe that, for this step, for this woman in his arms, he has all the time in the world. Zotto makes tango the most seductive dance ever.’  

  12. Bonachela Dance Company in Voices at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 16 June 2006Performance 13 & 14 June

    ‘The remarkable thing about Rafael Bonachela’s new enterprise is how cohesive it already feels. This is a company with strong dancers and a vivid sense of personality.’  

  13. Bonachela Dance Company in Voices at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 16 June 2006Performance 13 & 14 June

    ‘His basic vocabulary [for Ahotsak] is a sticky, angry kind of partnering in which his six superb dancers slump, curve and swing through closeknit dialogues.’  

  14. Bonachela Dance Company in Voices at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Lisa Haight, Wednesday 14 June 2006 — Performance: 13 & 14 June

    The Bonachela Dance Company (BDC) performed Voices, a double bill of choreographer Rafael Bonachela’s work, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall last night. Bonachela, a former dancer with Rambert, is an internatio… Continue Reading

  15. Jonathan Cope

    Jonathan Cope

    Monday 12 June 2006

    Had his performing career with the Royal Ballet cut short by a few performances when he had a motorbike accident. He’s continued to work with the company as a coach. He has danced with many principal ball… Continue Reading


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