July 2007

  1. Stan Won't Dance in Off the Wall at Southbank Centre Square

    Libby Costello, Sunday 22 July 2007 — Performance: 20 & 21 July 2007

    The Royal Festival Hall played host to Stan Won’t Dance company, featuring many professional and amateur artists, namely Troy Freeman, of Parkour fame, students from Laban and Circus Space performers. The … Continue Reading

  2. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 20 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘Here is movement-theatre as laboured verismo, unrelieved by imaginative wit; drama as B-movie predictability; emotion as exhausted cliché; characterisation on the level of colouring-by-numbers.’ Car Man 

  3. Summer Collection at Clore Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 20 July 2007Performance Jul 07

    ‘All four works have some good dancing. Choreographers Frauke Requardt, Kamala Devam and Seeta Patel, Saju Hari and Freddie Opoku-Addaie get their dancers moving with point and focus.’  

  4. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 20 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘On stage, he’s [Christopher Wheeldon] an arresting performer, walking coolly forward, arms swept into sharp, clear lines.’  

  5. Sweetshop Revolution in Dulce et Decorum at The Place

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Times, Friday 20 July 2007Performance 17 July 07

    ‘This dance theatre piece is clever, funny, serious and filled with a cornucopia of bright ideas that veer from comedy to pathos.’  

  6. Falling Wide in Outsider Dancing at Toynbee Studios

    Lindsey Clarke, Thursday 19 July 2007 — Performance: 13 July 07

    Outsider Dancing bills itself as a performance event bringing dance from “the edges and margins of UK dance” and putting it centre stage. Its performers are described as maverick and the various prog… Continue Reading

  7. International Workshop Festival 2007
Photo: Sarah Ainslie

    International Workshop Festival 07

    Wednesday 18 July 2007

    Fancy a spot of pole dancing ‘in character, costume and heels’, or need to brush up your Renaissance dance skills? Perhaps your fan work could use some development, not to mention your erotique baroq… Continue Reading

  8. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Mariko Harano, Wednesday 18 July 2007 — Performance: 14 & 15 Jul 07

    Masterminded by Ballet Boyz Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the evening is a celebratory occasion – one of the inaugural performances at the newly refurbished Royal Festival Hall. Entitled Ballet for the… Continue Reading

  9. Recommended by... Oxana Panchenko

    Wednesday 18 July 2007

    *Ukranian dancer Oxana Panchenko danced with English National Ballet, Munich Ballet, and City Ballet of London among others, before joining George Piper Dances in 2001.* *To celebrate the reopening of the Roy… Continue Reading

  10. Sweetshop Revolution in Dulce et Decorum at The Place

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 17 July 2007 — Performance: 17 July 07

    From title to bow this work is befitting of Wilfred Owen’s infamous World War One poem Dulce et Decorum Est. Sweetshop Revolution’s piece Dulce et Decorum directed by Sally Marie has all the wit of a… Continue Reading

  11. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 17 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘This is dance as a means of telling a good yarn – so edge-of-your-seat good, so well furnished with subplots and psychological undertow that you have to pinch yourself to realise it’s done without words.’ 

  12. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 17 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘…the gala organised by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt to celebrate the reopening of Festival Hall, was cleverly presented to showcase British dance and show off the venue’s highly impressive new dance stage.’  

  13. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 17 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘…. a tango choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood for the Boyz was a revelation. A mix of deadpan hilarity, showmanship and intimacy, it set the seal on what felt like an unusually genuine event.’  

  14. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Monday 16 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘The slogan “Ballet for the People” could aptly have marched across a banner fluttering over the new Festival Hall in 1951. Those words now, stuck on to the reopening dance gala after the loving refurbishment of this beautiful building, carry a falsely… 

  15. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 16 July 2007 — Performance: 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    15 Jul performance Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, currently company in residence at Sadler’s Wells revived The Car Man, a rework of Bizet’s opera, Carman. This revival of the production premi… Continue Reading

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