August 2007

  1. Scottish Ballet in Triple Bill at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 22 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘Scottish Ballet’s triple bill, new for the International Festival, has athletic dancing but a shortage of momentum. Only the liveliness of the performances keeps the ballets moving.’  

  2. Royal Ballet of Flanders in Impressing the Czar at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 22 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘So the first thing that needs to be said about Impressing the Czar is that it is a thrilling piece of dance; exhilarating and stimulating in almost equal measure. But the second is that it is stuffed with enough ideas to keep several debating chambers in business.’ 

  3. Royal Ballet of Flanders in Impressing the Czar at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Alice Bain, , Wednesday 22 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘From the first act of William Forsythe’s sumptuous dance spectacle, we are faced with medieval-scale mayhem that floats ideas and visual stimuli as fast as blowing bubbles, our senses multitasking just to keep up with what is going on, never mind analyse … 

  4. Shiva Dance

    Monday 20 August 2007

    Video interview with Vena Ramphal about her new work for the recent Trafalgar Square festival on the Guardian website Continue Reading

  5. Traces at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Monday 20 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘Traces is a new style of acrobatic dance theatre, at once wistful and dynamic, sexy and yet low-key. The last 30 minutes is so thrilling, it will surely make an entire generation run away and join the circus.’  

  6. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Independent on Sunday, Monday 20 August 2007Performance 13 & 14 Aug 07

    ‘No question about it, the Bolshoi is on a roll. Last summer’s London season was a joy. This year’s visit is proving to be a revelation.’ 

  7. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 20 August 2007Performance 13 & 14 Aug 07

    ‘Christopher Wheeldon’s Elsinore is only loosely a Hamlet ballet. This is a nearly plotless work, though Dmitri Gudanov does some melancholy lurking about Adrianne Lobel’s set. The ballet is atmospheric and inconclusive, with passages of almost ritua… 

  8. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 20 August 2007Performance 13 & 14 Aug 07

    ‘The only programme of short ballets that the Bolshoi is putting on during this season is curious indeed. It offers one of the family jewels, Asaf Messerer’s Class Concert, a study in the ardours of ballet-class; Elsinore, commissioned this year from Christop… 

  9. The Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 20 August 2007Performance 16 - 18 Aug 07

    ‘What a ballet this is and what a season this has been. Ratmansky’s contract with the Bolshoi only runs until next summer, and there are rumours that he will not stay. Any company in the world should be happy to have him. He is the real deal.’ SC 

  10. The Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 20 August 2007Performance 16 - 18 Aug 07

    ‘Nothing is serious in this merry work. It is a distorting glass that reveals the truth.’  

  11. The Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 20 August 2007Performance 16 - 18 Aug 07

    ‘They saved the best till last. At the tail end of a long visit – all six programmes and three packed weeks of it – the Bolshoi danced The Bright Stream, and you think: “This a great ballet, a great, glorious, sweet, sunny, funny ballet that ge… 

  12. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Coliseum

    Elisa Klebe, Sunday 19 August 2007 — Performance: 16 - 18 Aug 07

    Perf: 17 Aug It came as a great surprise when londondance.com informed me that I had won a ticket for The Bolshoi Ballet´s performance “The Bright Stream” at the Coliseum. As we all know, this is a … Continue Reading

  13. Tanja Liedtke

    A tragic and sad loss

    Friday 17 August 2007

    Tanja Liedtke, 29 year old dancer and choreographer was killed in Sydney early on Friday morning when she was hit by a truck. She was due to take up the post of Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company in Octob… Continue Reading

  14. The Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at The London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 17 August 2007 — Performance: 16 - 18 Aug 07

    Perf: 16 Aug 07 Alexei Ratmansky has given new life to the third and final Shostakovich ballet suite in this light, comic two-act romp but without updating the original 1930s libretto. It’s a quaint piece … Continue Reading

  15. Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at London Coliseum

    Libby Costello, Thursday 16 August 2007 — Performance: 13 & 14 Aug 2007

    Though different in style all three works in the Bolshoi ballet triple bill were continuous in movement. The classics were rested for the evening as new or recently revised pieces flooded the stage of the London… Continue Reading

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