October 2007

  1. New Art Club in The Visible Men at The Place

    Libby Costello, Sunday 28 October 2007 — Performance: 27 & 29 Oct 07

    27 Oct 07 New Art Club have become a victim of their own publicity; if you bill yourself as the Morecambe and Wise of dance, then humour should be the centre of your work. Although the hardcore fans sought out t… Continue Reading

  2. Imagine: Bolshoi Boy at BBC1

    Libby Costello, Thursday 25 October 2007 — Performance: 23 October 2007

    From watching Imagine: Bolshoi Boy on Tuesday 23 October (BBC1) you couldn’t help be feel that Russia has it all in terms of ballet. The setting of the Bolshoi school, covered in a layer of snow and surrou… Continue Reading

  3. Carlos Acosta with Guest Artists from Ballet Nacional de Cuba at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 24 October 2007Performance 23-28 Oct 07

    ‘Acosta’s performance in Le Corsaire was fabulous. However, it is barely 10 minutes, and even hardcore Acosta fans, which is everyone, want more than that when they buy a ticket.’  

  4. Carlos Acosta with Guest Artists from Ballet Nacional de Cuba at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 24 October 2007Performance 23-28 Oct 07

    ‘The Corsaire pas de deux, that gala warhorse, is the one redeeming feature of this programme.’ 

  5. Carlos Acosta with Guest Artists from Ballet Nacional de Cuba at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 24 October 2007Performance 23-28 Oct 07

    ‘What’s so sad about this bill is that one imagines that Acosta is trying to use it as a tantalising introduction to his beloved Cuba. Whereas, ultimately, it simply leaves one craving more of the mighty Acosta himself.’ 

  6. Carlos Acosta with Guest Artists from Ballet Nacional de Cuba at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 24 October 2007Performance 23-28 Oct 07

    ‘Acosta and Valdes work every trick to make these five minutes feel like a full firework display…. You have to love that level of performing heroism. But you also have to wonder how Acosta could squander his own talent, and that of his guests, in such a s… 

  7. Carlos Acosta with Guest Artists from Ballet Nacional de Cuba at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 24 October 2007 — Performance: 23 October 2007

    The evening of Carlos Acosta with friends from Ballet Nacional de Cuba had to be seen to be believed. The ill informed programme of four pieces, connected by a running narrative choreographed by Acosta himself, … Continue Reading

  8. Arts funding increase

    Monday 22 October 2007

    Government investment in the arts will be increased over the next three years, with the Arts Council due to receive an additional £50 million over the next three years – a year on year increase slightly a… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 October 2007Performance 16-30 Oct & 1-25 Nov 07

    ‘Although only 21, McRae is one of the most technically accomplished dancers in the Royal Ballet and he brought an elegance and lightness of touch to sequences that have undone much more experienced performers.’ 

  10. Amanda Miller/Pretty Ugly Tanz Koln in Giselle - On Love And Other Difficulties at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 October 2007Performance 11 & 12 Oct 07

    ‘What Miller is actually doing is using the Giselle story to express aspects of Rilke’s philosophy and, further, to tie it to her progression from dancer to choreographer to company director.’ 

  11. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 22 October 2007Performance 16-30 Oct & 1-25 Nov 07

    ‘… his Romeo is younger, quieter than most in the early scenes, and then, when the fuse of his passion for Juliet is lit, burning with an inner fire that lights every step..’ 

  12. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 October 2007Performance 16-30 Oct & 1-25 Nov 07

    ‘While McRae was visibly stretched by the long and demanding lifts – even with a Juliet as tiny as Alina Cojocaru – his fizzing solo work cut the fastest, most deliriously buoyant turns I’ve seen in 15 years of balcony scenes (so fast, in fact, th… 

  13. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Clement Crisp, Monday 22 October 2007 — Performance: 6 - 27 Oct 07

    ‘In watching Zenaida Yanowsky, I am constantly fascinated by the intelligence of her interpretations, by her communicative grace, and how she shapes choreography with real felicity.’  Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Nadine Meisner, Sunday Times, Monday 22 October 2007Performance 6 - 27 Oct 07

    ‘The three principals gave cracking performances.’ 

  15. Siobhan Davies Dance in Two Quartets at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Nadine Meisner, Sunday Times, Monday 22 October 2007Performance 4 - 6 Oct 07

    ‘For 35 years she [Siobhan Davies] has made pieces remarkable for their sophisticated calibration, and her latest, Two Quartets … is one of her best.’ 

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