July 2006

  1. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Young Lady and the Hooligan/ The Bedbug/ Leningrad Symphony at Coliseum

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 28 July 2006Performance 25 - 27 July

    ‘The triple bill looked a good bet, with three choreographers taking on music that is generously entertaining, often so tuneful as to make Dvorják weep, and nicely chopped up into numbers for ease of use.’ 

  2. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Young Lady and the Hooligan/ The Bedbug/ Leningrad Symphony at Coliseum

    Press Review John Percival, The Stage, Friday 28 July 2006Performance 25 - 27 July

    ‘Assembled as a centenary tribute to Shostakovich, the Mariinsky Ballet’s mixed bill also offers an interesting account of Soviet choreographers’ experiments in creative imagery.’ 

  3. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Young Lady and the Hooligan/ The Bedbug/ Leningrad Symphony at Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 28 July 2006Performance 25 - 27 July

    ‘Given the routine rewriting of history during the Soviet era, it is not surprising that this Mariinsky programme of Shostakovich ballets from the early 1960s should offer a skewed snapshot of that period.’  

  4. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Young Lady and the Hooligan/ The Bedbug/ Leningrad Symphony at Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 28 July 2006Performance 25 - 27 July

    ‘The dancers of the Mariinsky Ballet (formerly the Kirov) prance with tireless, mirthless zaniness, wrists flapping, elbows joggling.’ 

  5. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Young Lady and the Hooligan/ The Bedbug/ Leningrad Symphony at Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 28 July 2006Performance 25 - 27 July

    ‘The ballets — all set to Shostakovich — are, for the most part, unfamiliar, revealing a side of the company we don’t often see.’  

  6. Kids Week 2006, 18 August – 1 September

    Kids Week 2006

    Friday 28 July 2006

    Kids Week in the West End is back, and booking is now open.18 August – 1 September Now in its ninth year Kids Week in the West End aims to introduce a new generation to the magic of theatre. Free children&… Continue Reading

  7. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Young Lady and the Hooligan/ The Bedbug/ Leningrad Symphony at Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 27 July 2006 — Performance: 25 - 27 July

    Rudolf Nureyev left the USSR and the Kirov when he defected at Le Bourget airport in June 1961; Leonid Jakobson’s The Bedbug premiered a year later; perhaps Rudi saw it coming! Originally a satirical play… Continue Reading

  8. Jean Abreu in Raizes at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 26 July 2006Performance 15 July

    ‘Raizes uses a range of Brazilian dance styles. Abreu often emphasises the ritual qualities of these movements but also their sociability.’  

  9. Wallace Potts

    Wednesday 26 July 2006

    Film-maker, archivist and Nureyev’s long term partner died recently at the age of 59. “Potts had an ease and sweetness, an openness and curiosity which made him irresistible. He brought stability and… Continue Reading

  10. Doppelgänger, 2006. Capture4 commission  at The New Art Gallery Walsall, photo courtesy the artists – Liz Aggiss & Billy Cowie

    Coming soon

    Wednesday 26 July 2006

    A new organisation to develop and support dance and the moving image came into being this April – and will be launched officially later this year. CAPTURE will raise the profile and awareness of dance and … Continue Reading

  11. ZooNation in Into the Hoods at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 25 July 2006Performance 20-23 July

    ‘director Kate Prince has cleverly opted to deliver the plot through a mix of video footage and recorded voice-over.’  

  12. Carlos Acosta and friends at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 25 July 2006Performance 18-22 July

    “a big part of the pleasure of this show was the amazed whoops and gasps of the crossover crowd as Acosta launched himself into manoeuvres that they had never dreamed possible. Smoking pirouettes that melted into stillness. Soaring leaps into space.” 

  13. Bolshoi on Tour

    Tuesday 25 July 2006

    As the Bolshoi Ballet & Opera start their season at the Royal Opera House, Rupert Christiansen looks into the renovation of the company’s theatre in Moscow.“The engineering required is extremely … Continue Reading

  14. ZooNation in Into the Hoods at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Tuesday 25 July 2006Performance 20-23 July

    ‘The company’s hugely enjoyable Into the Hoods takes Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale melange Into the Woods and gives it an urban makeover.’ 

  15. Big Dance 2006 - with Nelson, Trafalgar Square, 
Photo: John D McHugh

    Big Dancing in the streets

    Monday 24 July 2006

    Thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend in a variety of dance events, as part of Big Dance 2006. On Saturday, Trafalgar Square was dominated in the day by rehearsals for the live broadcast in th… Continue Reading

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