October 2008

  1. Batsheva Dance Company in Mamootot at Riverside Studios

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 27 October 2008Performance 23-25 Oct 08

    ‘This is what choreographer Ohad Naharin calls his “gaga” style. It combines the discipline of an adult, the articulation of a robot and the energy of a toddler, and the Batsheva dancers wear it like a second skin.’  

  2. Batsheva Dance Company in Three at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 27 October 2008Performance 20 & 21 Oct 08

    ‘The dance in Three, seen at Sadler’s Wells last week, is built on rigour, discipline and stamina, even when it appears a free-for-all.’ 

  3. Forsythe

    Friday 24 October 2008

  4. Rambert Dance Company

    Friday 24 October 2008

    _ *Clip shows Artistic Director Mark Baldwin’s latest work for Rambert. Eternal Light_, set to a score by composer Howard Goodall, sung live by Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, and Finchley Children&… Continue Reading

  5. To be Straight with you

    Friday 24 October 2008

    DV8’s latest show tackles homosexuality and religious prejudice. The UK tour winds up at the National Theatre (29 Oct – 15 Nov). Artistic Director Lloyd Newson talks to the press: “You will fin… Continue Reading

  6. Mark Morris Dance Group 'Romeo and Juliet' Photo: Gene Schiavone

    Romeo and Juliet live on

    Friday 24 October 2008

    Mark Morris’ new production of Shakespeare’s tragic love story (at the Barbican, 5 – 8 Nov) is true to Prokofiev’s score. The lovers don’t die at the end. “He was a devout Ch… Continue Reading

  7. Batsheva Dance Company in Mamootot at Riverside Studios

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 24 October 2008Performance 23-25 Oct 08

    ** ‘Mamootot, an hour-long work for nine dancers performed with the audience seated around on four sides, is Naharin at his most intractable.’ 

  8. Jonathan Burrows in The Stop Quartet at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 24 October 2008Performance 21 & 22 Oct 08

    ‘Personally, I loved Stop Quartet for about 30 minutes, but I was defeated by its inwardness.’  

  9. Vivienne Westwood with dancers Fernando Montano & Romany Pajdak.

    Vivienne Westwood designs for dancers

    Thursday 23 October 2008

    Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood puts the finishing touches to costumes which will be worn by Royal Ballet dancers dancers Fernando Montano and Romany Pajdak in a Performance Art catwalk show she is prese… Continue Reading

  10. Alan Bishop

    New Southbank Centre Chief Executive

    Thursday 23 October 2008

    Alan Bishop will succeed Michael Lynch as the Chief Executive of Southbank Centre when he leaves in April 2009 and will join the organisation early in the new year. He is currently Chief Executive of the Central… Continue Reading

  11. Dance for Parkinson's.  
Still Taken from Mark Morris Dance Group video 'Why 'Dance for PD'?

    Dance for Parkinson’s

    Thursday 23 October 2008

    In a late addition to the Dance Umbrella programme, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) are offering an introductory seminar and workshop on the pioneering work they have been doing with people affected by Parkin… Continue Reading

  12. Les Ballets C. de la B. in Ted Stoffer's Aphasiadisiac at Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 23 October 2008Performance 18 & 19 Oct 08

    ‘Inevitably, there are snags and holes in this patchwork piece, but it’s shot through with humour and pathos, and the performers are terrific.’  

  13. Jonathan Burrows in The Stop Quartet at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 23 October 2008Performance 21 & 22 Oct 08

    ‘To Burrows go the laurels. The Royal Ballet trained indie dance-maker is a true innovator, and should obviously be artist-in-residence somewhere like, well, how about the Linbury?’  

  14. Batsheva Dance Company in Three at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 23 October 2008Performance 20 & 21 Oct 08

    ‘In Ohad Naharin’s unmistakable choreography, wild impulses of energy – ecstatic, angry, artless – are sent hurtling through classically shaped phrases of dance. The movements bulge and stretch, as though they’ve been organically grown.’  

  15. Batsheva Dance Company in Three at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 23 October 2008Performance 20 & 21 Oct 08

    ‘But though moments stand out – the way the women hold one leg as they march, a rich duet separated by black-outs, a passionate ballroom clinch between two men – the overall effect is like watching a rather superior Pilates class.’ 

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