January 2008

  1. Royal Ballet in Sylvia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 25 January 2008Performance 18 Jan - 31 Mar 08

    ‘“Authentic” or not, and although not Ashton’s greatest, it is full of dance and drama, and an absolute joy.’ 

  2. Royal Ballet in Sylvia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 25 January 2008Performance 18 Jan - 31 Mar 08

    ‘Sylvia is not his best ballet by a long shot – the story is too flimsy for one thing – but its style and sensibility are a singular pleasure.’  

  3. Tilted Productions/Maresa von Stockert in Glacier at Laban

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 25 January 2008Performance 23 & 24 Jan 08

    ‘It is a tribute to Maresa von Stockert’s imagination that she squeezes so many issues into her latest work, Glacier. Sometimes the space is crowded, and the points hard to see. But at best the material has been layered like a nesting box of images, each o… 

  4. Interview: Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion Q&A

    Friday 25 January 2008

    *Jonathan Burrows is currently appearing in a trilogy of works created and performed other the last five years with composer Matteo Fargion. They’ve performed these miniature gems in 37 countries and ther… Continue Reading

  5. Tilted Productions/Maresa von Stockert in Glacier at Laban

    Press Review Katie Fish, , Wednesday 23 January 2008Performance 23 & 24 Jan 08

    ‘A never-ending metamorphosis’ – a phrase spoken by dancer Phil Williams – seems a particularly apt way to describe Maresa von Stockert’s Glacier. Naomi Wilkinson’s polar-like polystyrene structures are constantly broken down and rearr… 

  6. News: Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 07

    Tuesday 22 January 2008

    The Critics Circle National Dance Awards took place at the Royal Opera House today. Now in its eighth year, the award ceremony was compered by Angela Rippon and brought together representatives from many compani… Continue Reading

  7. Review: Royal Ballet in Sylvia at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 22 January 2008 — Performance: 18 Jan - 31 Mar 08

    Sylvia has had a chequered history with the Royal Ballet. Originally conceived as a three-act vehicle for Margot Fonteyn in 1952, as only the second full-length work created by Frederick Ashton, it was progressi… Continue Reading

  8. Josef Nadj & Miquel Barcelo in Paso Doble at Barbican

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 21 January 2008Performance 16 - 19 Jan 08

    ‘Uimately the pleasure of Paso Doble is its brevity and circularity. The whole thing is wrapped up in 45 minutes, and there’s the 10 tons of clay, all ready to be smoothed over and attacked afresh next day.’ 

  9. Josef Nadj & Miquel Barcelo in Paso Doble at Barbican

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 21 January 2008Performance 16 - 19 Jan 08

    Paso Doble starts with a shiny expanse of wet clay. One red slab forms the floor, a second, sprayed white, is a wall behind it. Over 50 minutes, the France-based theatre artist Josef Nadj and the Spanish painter Miquel Barcelo hack and squeeze the set around them, pil… 

  10. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Three Duets at Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 21 January 2008Performance 11, 18, 26 Jan 08

    ‘The repetition itself becomes comic, too, not just because it’s doggedly absurd, and performed with a truly wondrous virtuosity, but because we laugh at ourselves for finding “nothing” so absorbing. How minimal can minimal get before it disappear… 

  11. Royal Ballet in Sylvia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 21 January 2008Performance 18 Jan - 31 Mar 08

    ‘The result is a sunlit upland of a ballet, with gorgeous sets, foxy costumes and pleasingly frolicsome nyads, dryads, sylvans, fauns and peasants.’  

  12. Royal Ballet in Sylvia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 21 January 2008Performance 18 Jan - 31 Mar 08

    ‘When the Royal’s dancers perform the ballet today they appear as involved and entertained as their audience, and none more so than Zenaida Yanowsky reprising her role as the titular heroine.’  

  13. Strictly Come Dancing Live at Glasgow and touring

    Press Review Tim Teeman, Times, Monday 21 January 2008Performance Jan 08

    ‘Fun? Rubbish? Pantomime? A blatant attempt to extend the franchise? Yes, and we love it that way.’  

  14. Strictly Come Dancing Live at Glasgow and touring

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 21 January 2008Performance Jan 08

    ‘… for all the pantomime elements, it is impressive to see, in the flesh, how well some celebrities such as Gough, athlete Denise Lewis, DJ Zoë Ball, and actor Matt Di Angelo do in fact move. They look more competent, more elegant than on TV. But the most th… 

  15. Afrika! Afrika! at O2 Arena - Tented Palaces

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 21 January 2008Performance Jan 08

    ‘But forget the smooth, costly packaging (tickets are £29-£65). Does the show deliver the goods? The answer is a qualified yes. The opening night began with a rush of frenetic dancing by an ensemble clearly champing at the bit. What ensued was an episodic comb… 

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