April 2008

  1. Acrobalance

    Wednesday 23 April 2008 by temp user

    In March 2008 following the successful commissioning of a new 20 minute piece by So and So Circus Theatre, which was performed during the Connect Festival, London Youth Dance approached the company with the idea… Continue Reading

  2. ZooNation in Into the Hoods at Novello Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance Mar 08, ongoing

    ‘Into the Hoods is important because it’s so rare that a dance show makes it into the West End, let alone a hip hop show. Its success reminds me of Matthew Bourne’s 1992 Nutcracker. That was Bourne’s break-out piece, with his world-beating Swan La… 

  3. Romeo & Juliet live happy ever after

    Wednesday 23 April 2008

    - as danced by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York’s Bardscape festival this summer. Read more in the Guardian, 23 Apr 08 Continue Reading

  4. DV8 in To Be Straight With You at Nottingham & touring

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance Apr 08

    ‘To Be Straight With You is 75 minutes of verbatim theatre on the complex topics of intolerance, religion and homosexuality that uses spoken and prerecorded text, dance and digital animation to amplify its points.’  

  5. DV8 in To Be Straight With You at Nottingham & touring

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance Apr 08

    ‘…when it starts really getting physical, the gloves are off, both politically and creatively. I loved the immigration lawyer whose duet illustrates the push and pull of the law. Like the two married men having an affair, you will not be able to resist the… 

  6. Tamara Rojo criticises Spanish culture

    Wednesday 23 April 2008

    The principal ballerina with the Royal Ballet is unlikely to return to her homeland to launch a national classical dance company as planned any time soon. “Here they do not create the necessary structures … Continue Reading

  7. Gravity & Levity in Shift at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance 21 - 23 Apr 08

    ‘It’s about freedom and flight, about getting airborne with ropes and pulleys. But none of that “new circus” nonsense, with its Lycra, pizzazz and creatures from another world. It’s high art (geddit?).’  

  8. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in Entity at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance 10 - 12 Apr 08

    ‘Limbs snap and tense, moving through positions with a speed that can only mean they are operating on blind motor impulse, bypassing the brain. Even the connections between dancers seem accidental. At one point a man grabs a girl’s outstretched leg and leaves… 

  9. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in Entity at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance 10 - 12 Apr 08

    ‘As the staging becomes more diffuse, the score swampier, we must work harder to see the flickering movement. That seems to be part of the point. Out of dedicated endeavour, something galvanic, unpredictable emerges. It’s great to be geeky.’ 

  10. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Moon Water at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance 16 - 19 Apr 08

    ‘The 15 dancers are glorious, their small bodies strong and flexible, their spines and arms so fluid you think their bones must be missing.’  

  11. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Moon Water at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance 16 - 19 Apr 08

    ‘The extraordinary physical skills of Moon Water’s cast are pleasure enough, but the staging is equally hypnotic.’  

  12. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Moon Water at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance 16 - 19 Apr 08

    ‘Created in 2003 by founder and director Lin Hwai-min, Moon Water is one of their very finest pieces, not at all somnolent, but meditative and magical. “Shu yuei” in Chinese, it’s a double-metaphor: one is taken from a Buddhist proverb – … 

  13. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Moon Water at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 23 April 2008Performance 16 - 19 Apr 08

    ‘Their training includes t’ai chi, meditation, martial arts, Chinese Opera, modern dance and even calligraphy. Somehow this eclectic blend of influences produces an extraordinary alchemical reaction. The result is strong, supple and subtle dancing as preci… 

  14. Northern Ballet Theatre in Hamlet at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 23 April 2008 — Performance: 22-26 Apr 08

    22 April 2008 It is impossible not to admire David Nixon’s zest for creating full-length theatrical ballets; no-one in Britain today comes close to his output. Since taking over the artistic helm at NBT in… Continue Reading

  15. Union Dance 'In House'

    Tuesday 22 April 2008

    Union Dance ‘In House’ video clip extract from dance in house Choreography: Garry Benjamin, Michael Joseph, Corrine Bougaard, DOug Elkins & the company Dancers: Michael Joseph, Tracy Bradley,… Continue Reading

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