November 2008

  1. Candoco in Hofesh Shechter's The Perfect Human/Nigel Charnock's Still at Cambridge, coming to Southbank Centre, Feb 08

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 21 November 2008Performance Nov 08

    ‘The two new works that Candoco will be touring until March 2009 plainly challenge and excite the company’s seven disabled and non-disabled dancers.’  

  2. Sankai Juku in Kinkan Shonen and Toki at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 21 November 2008Performance 19 - 22 Nov 08

    ‘Here is a world of artifice as tiresome as it is obscure, portentously solemn and with little of the communicative power that is the hallmark of Japanese theatre.’ 

  3. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 21 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘You can see McGregor trying things that are new for him, new for his dancers. It makes for a less finished work than his recent Chroma, with some rough edges and weaker patches. But there are always ideas here, and they’re always going somewhere.’ 

  4. Jasmin Vardimon Company in Yesterday at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 21 November 2008Performance 19 - 21 Nov 08

    ‘…essentially it’s all scribbling. If Vardimon could think beyond the end of the current track of music, she might edit herself more sternly and develop more bravely; then we might see something to remember.’  

  5. Jasmin Vardimon, 'Yesterday' 17-21 Nov.09, The Place. Photo: Alastair Muir

    Jasmin Vardimon Company in Yesterday at Peacock Theatre

    Rachel Nouchi, Friday 21 November 2008 — Performance: 19 - 21 Nov 08

    Jasmin Vardimon is a trailblazer in the sense that she takes onboard serious content and uses the stage to grapple with the underbelly of life; nasty, uncomfortable issues rarely touched upon in dance. Dance is … Continue Reading

  6. Clive Barnes

    Thursday 20 November 2008

    The dance and drama critic for the New York Times and for the Times in the UK in the 1960s has died in Manhattan at the age of 81. Read an obituary Continue Reading

  7. Sankai Juku in Kinkan Shonen and Toki at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 20 November 2008Performance 19 - 22 Nov 08

    ‘Ushio Amagatsu is an important Butoh choreographer audiences either hate or embrace. Some find his work an unnerving indictment of man-made suffering, others find it try-hard trauma whose po-faced mysticism and natty cod-pieces bring on the giggles.’  

  8. Sankai Juku in Kinkan Shonen and Toki at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 20 November 2008Performance 19 - 22 Nov 08

    ‘If you are to have any hope of appreciating the virtues of Sankai Juku you have to enter its unique time frame. The globetrotting Japanese butoh troupe unfolds its shows with excruciating slowness and agonising attention to detail.’  

  9. John Sergeant - exits 'Strictly Come Dancing'

    Dashing Sergeant

    Thursday 20 November 2008

    “There was a real danger I could win the show. Even for me that would be a joke too far.” said political broadcaster John Sergeant as he left BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing yesterday. For nine … Continue Reading

  10. Savion Glover 'Bare Soundz' 26-29 Nov, Sadler's Wells

    Pure tap

    Wednesday 19 November 2008

    Savion Glover, tap dancer extraordinaire is back in London this week (Sadler’s Wells, 26 – 29 Nov 08). “There’s not a lot of scenery or lights in my shows… It’s all about focu… Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet of Flanders in William Forsythe's Impressing the Czar at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 6 - 8 Nov 08

    ‘This surreal extravaganza, unfailingly fascinating or unfathomably infuriating, according to taste, is a recherché satire on western cultural history, no less.’ 

  12. Mark Morris Dance Group in Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 5 - 8 Nov 2008

    ‘In staging this version for the first time, Morris — usually such a joyful charmer in his works — proved the wrong man for the job.’ 

  13. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 11 - 15 Nov 08

    ‘Rambert’s hapless dancers must know this is a train wreck, but they dance with total commitment. Steps are strongly shaped, with clean line and impressive seriousness. They can’t save it, but they go down fighting.’ 

  14. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 11 - 15 Nov 08

    ‘The designs are overextravagant, but the dancers magnificent, as always.’ 

  15. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 11 - 15 Nov 08

    ‘…Baldwin has constructed a suite of dances coloured by seasonal ritual and nature-magic. Initially this works beautifully, with strong ensemble pieces fracturing into sinuous loops and reverses for the women and exultant leaps and turns for the men.’ 

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