April 2007

  1. Kenrick 'H20' Sandy

    Monday 23 April 2007

    ** *Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and artistic director of hip hop dance theatre company Boy Blue, who picked up an Olivier Award this year for their sell-out show Pied Pip… Continue Reading

  2. Sketchy details

    Monday 23 April 2007

    Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has been watching rehearsals and performances at the Royal Ballet to gather material for a series of portaits of dancers – including Carlos Acosta, Darcey Bussell, Tamara Rojo and… Continue Reading

  3. Diana - another ballet

    Monday 23 April 2007

    *A Princess of Modernity*, created by Keith Hearne, a British psychologist & composer, will be performed in Moscow to mark the 10th anniversary of Diana’s death. Ilse Liepa, principal ballerina with th… Continue Reading

  4. Call for Commons debate on lottery cuts

    Monday 23 April 2007

    Arts and sports leaders are warning that the cuts in lottery funding to pay for the Olympics would undermine the future of their institutions. Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre, Jude Kelly, Arti… Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Various, Guardian, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 9 Mar 07

    A round up of the critics views on the contrasting casts in this production 

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

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 17 - 21 Apr 07

    ‘Overall, the result is a tighter show, but its original premise – the onerous strictures of classical discipline – seems to have gone the way of all bathwater.’ 

  7. Srishti in Quiet, Please at The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 13 & 14 Apr 07

    ‘On one side, four men, dressed for business, hurtle through Indian classical steps, feet and hands snapping and flickering. On the other, Rajarani herself drifts through more indolent solos’ 

  8. Srishti in Quiet, Please at The Place

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 13 & 14 Apr 07

    ‘Quiet, Please! certainly won’t be winning any prizes as contemporary dance, or contemporary anything. But in its way, it presents a more interesting challenge to a contemporary audience’ 

  9. Srishti in Quiet, Please at The Place

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 13 & 14 Apr 07

    ‘Quiet, Please! certainly won’t be winning any prizes as contemporary dance, or contemporary anything. But in its way, it presents a more interesting challenge to a contemporary audience’ 

  10. Ye Gam Theatre Company in Break Out at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Katie Columbus, The Stage, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 19 - 21 Apr 07 and touring

    ‘Definitely one for the dance-phobic mainstream, and worth a look, even if a little rough around the edges.’ 

  11. Ye Gam Theatre Company in Break Out at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 19 - 21 Apr 07 and touring

    ‘How could Yegam have got it so wrong? Having assembled some of the hottest B-boy and girl talents in Asia, they’ve asked them to deliver 90 minutes of charmless sub-Benny Hill-style sight gags.’ 

  12. Ye Gam Theatre Company in Break Out at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 23 April 2007Performance 19 - 21 Apr 07 and touring

    ‘There is a sweet and sassy show inside Break Out! which, after a few months of hard work and touring, should be ready to hatch.’  

  13. Mahabharata

    Friday 20 April 2007

    - a dance theatre version of the great Indian epic which opens at Sadler’s Wells next week has a score by prolific composer Nitin Sawhney. “I’m writing for a piece of musical theatre which is a… Continue Reading

  14. This place is like boot camp..

    Friday 20 April 2007

    Singer song writer Martha Wainwright is performing in a new version of the Seven Deadly Sins (Brecht/Weill) choreographed by Will Tuckett – opening next week at the Royal Opera House. “Lunch break? T… Continue Reading

  15. Janet Archer

    New ACE appointment for dance

    Friday 20 April 2007

    Janet Archer, currently Artistic Director/CEO at Dance City, the National Dance Agency for the North East of England, has been appointed Director, Dance Strategy at Arts Council England. Talking about her new r… Continue Reading

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