May 2007

  1. Les Ballets C. de la B. in Import Export at Brighton Dome, coming to QEH in June

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Telegraph, Wednesday 23 May 2007Performance May 07

    ‘Choreographer/director Koen Augustijnen has devised Import Export together with his fellow cast of five dancers, and the theme is power – or rather powerlessness, against the weight of world events and political decisions, or the in the face of personal trag… 

  2. Mark Bruce in Sea of Bones at The Place

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Telegraph, Wednesday 23 May 2007Performance 18 & 19 May 07

    ‘The ghostly opening glimpses of the dancers and raw rush of guitars is an enticing start, but gives way to a weak mix of myth, dream and horror that for all its face paint manages to be totally unengaging.’ 

  3. Mark Bruce in Sea of Bones at The Place

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Times, Wednesday 23 May 2007Performance 18 & 19 May 07

    ‘Even though Sea of Bones doesn’t actually hang together, the moment-to-moment power of its vignettes packs a visceral punch. It provided a fervid finale to the Place’s five-week season, Spring Loaded, intended to celebrate, as its tagline claimed, &… 

  4. Mark Bruce in Sea of Bones at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 23 May 2007Performance 18 & 19 May 07

    ‘This is a compelling evening of dance theatre that wittily and nightmarishly rattles the skeletons at the bottom of our collective unconscious.’  

  5. Liz Lea/Cathy Marston in Eros Eris/Echo and Narcissus at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Telegraph, Wednesday 23 May 2007Performance 21 - 24 May 07

    ‘Regardless of whether every subtlety of emotion or word of the libretto is transparently clear, this half-hour performance demands attention. Finally, here is a choreographer with an ambitious vision and the talent to back it up.’ 

  6. Liz Lea/Cathy Marston in Eros Eris/Echo and Narcissus at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 23 May 2007Performance 21 - 24 May 07

    ‘The liquid, sensually entwining shapes Marston creates are enhanced by wonderful, climactic live video imagery cast upon a giant shaving mirror tilted above the stage. The piece isn’t perfect, but most of its aspects have been impressively integrated.’  

  7. Stanley Holden

    Monday 21 May 2007

    The popular character actor – particularly remembered for his comedic roles with the Royal Ballet, died recently at the age of 79. ‘He retired in 1969, dancing Widow Simone [in Frederick Ashton̵… Continue Reading

  8. Les Ballets C. de la B. in Import Export at Brighton Dome, coming to QEH in June

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 21 May 2007Performance May 07

    ‘The Belgian dance-theatre collective Les Ballets C de la B often employs a highly workable artistic formula: assemble an eclectic international ensemble in a setting that is at once specific yet suggestive, add live music and stir.’ 

  9. Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 21 May 2007Performance 12 May - 1 Jun 07

    ‘A West Country girl who gave up the Brownies for ballet classes, Cuthbertson [Lauren] is a dancer whose unforced grace has been winning her important roles for a couple of years now.’ 

  10. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 21 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘The beauty of the Ballet Boyz’ formula is that the video element can take some of the strain, in one instance allowing Bussell a good 10-minutes’ breather while we watch her dance a tricky segment from Ashton’s Cinderella on screen.’ 

  11. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 21 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘If this ballet’s sadness seemed an odd note to end on, it was a vehicle to demonstrate that Bussell, a star among stars, was always a company dancer – and that the evening was a family occasion.’ 

  12. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 21 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘What has always made Bussell so special is the tension between the seeming artlessness of her personality and the precision and sensuality of her dancing.’ 

  13. Ballet-Lorent in La nuit intime at The Spitz

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 18 May 2007Performance 15&16 May 07

    ‘A woman in a crinoline totters through the crowd – then, brilliantly, lets two naked men out from under her skirts. Left stranded on the floor, they cling to each other until she returns to gather them in again.’  

  14. Tanja Liedtke in Construct at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Times, Friday 18 May 2007Performance 11 - 13 May 07

    ‘Lasting just over an hour, Construct is a small-scale marvel. Liedtke, Kristina Chan and Paul White are demon entertainers who fill this candid, complex show with the kind of clever movement that has the audience laughing out loud and frequently bursting into s… 

  15. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review John Percival, The Stage, Friday 18 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘Darcey Bussell was clever and/or lucky in getting the Ballet Boyz, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt to arrange her Farewell programme at Sadler’s Wells.’ 

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