September 2006

  1. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Ocean at The Roundhouse

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 25 September 2006Performance 21-24 Sep

    ‘Cunningham’s mission to create a dance that fully exists within 360 degrees, with no front, back or sides, forces him to twist his basic phrases of movement into ever more inventive shapes, and to fill the stage with runs and spins that reveal scintillati… 

  2. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Ocean at The Roundhouse

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 25 September 2006Performance 21-24 Sep

    ‘As you watch these extraordinary, complex dances, sound laps and gurgles around you.’  

  3. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Ocean at The Roundhouse

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 25 September 2006Performance 21-24 Sep

    ‘At times, it’s transportingly beautiful, at others it’s oddly disconcerting, and at others it just falls flat.’  

  4. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Ocean at The Roundhouse

    Graham Watts, Friday 22 September 2006 — Performance: 21-24 Sep

    They say that “chance is a fine thing”: well it certainly is, in the mind of Merce Cunningham. For over 50 years, random decisions have helped construct his choreography and here the vagaries of chan… Continue Reading

  5. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan in Sacred Monsters at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 22 September 2006Performance 19-23 Sep

    ‘What justifies the evening is Akram Khan’s blazing Kathak solo, in which his prodigious gift is grandly shown. ‘ 

  6. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan in Sacred Monsters at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 22 September 2006Performance 19-23 Sep

    ‘In Sacred Monsters, French superballerina meets high-profile choreographer. The charisma is there, but the air is heavy with psychobabble and self-congratulation.’  

  7. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan in Sacred Monsters at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 22 September 2006Performance 19-23 Sep

    ‘It’s clear that for Guillem, whose ballerina days are behind her, dance is still the root of all pleasure, while for Khan dance is a constantly evolving language to which he can add a unique and exhilarating spin.’  

  8. The Place Prize 2006
5 - 30 Sept

    Place Prize

    Friday 22 September 2006

    The Place is delighted to announce that Nina Rajarani, from London, has won The Place Prize for Dance 2006 with QUICK!, a work that conveys the hurly burly of London life and modern commerce using classical Indi… Continue Reading

  9. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan in Sacred Monsters at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 21 September 2006Performance 19-23 Sep

    ‘It’s as if these two hyper-sophisticated dancers have found in each other a route back to innocence and the discovery is startlingly affecting.’  

  10. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan in Sacred Monsters at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 21 September 2006 — Performance: 19-23 Sep

    That this is an extraordinary event is beyond doubt. The artistry of Guillem and Khan is guaranteed to raise any work above the ordinary but I was looking (mostly in vain) for more excitement from this potential… Continue Reading

  11. Tutu funny

    Wednesday 20 September 2006

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Montecarlo (AKA The Trocks) return to the Peacock Theatre this week for a second two week run this year. London audiences obviously love them – but is their appeal universal? Appa… Continue Reading

  12. Ocean

    Wednesday 20 September 2006

    - the last work that 87 year old Merce Cunningham made with his partner, the composer John Cage. It opens at the Roundhouse this week. Read an interview in the Guardian, 16 Sep Continue Reading

  13. The Place Prize at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 18 September 2006Performance

    ‘Like [Mark] Bruce, [Fleur] Darkin borrows the language of party-dance, in this case blaring Eighties disco, to describe the tense and ambiguous dynamic between her five dancers; the result has the livid, unsettling sheen of a painting by Gerhard Richter.’ 

  14. Bangarra Dance Theatre in Bush at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Monday 18 September 2006Performance 14-16 Sep

    ‘In 10 short acts, Bangarra Dance# Theatre of New South Wales blends traditional ritual, folk symbolism and modern dance to explain the origins of the land and its people.’ 

  15. Bangarra Dance Theatre in Bush at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 18 September 2006Performance 14-16 Sep

    ‘At times it sails close to a kind of pan-ethnic kitsch, particularly in its choreographic borrowings from Alvin Ailey. But it’s thoroughly enjoyable and its heart is in a good place.’ 

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