May 2008

  1. Royal Ballet in New Works at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 27 May 2008Performance May 08

    ‘The most original was Viacheslav Samodurov’s b. A programme note seemed to suggest equivalence between people and pebbles in a stream, and what unfolds in nine engrossing minutes is a shifting pas de deux to music by David Noble that combines grating electro… 

  2. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 27 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    ‘Stripping themselves of their mock-royal garb, the cast then plunge into a gymnastic free-for-all of vaulting leaps off a high ramp jutting above a heap of mattresses. Post-9/11 references and ruthless displays of their own bodies darken the dancers’ reck… 

  3. Tero Saarinen Dance Company in Next of Kin at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Victoria Hill, Monday 26 May 2008 — Performance: 23-24 May 08

    Performance: Friday May 23 2008, 7.45pm Exporting nightmares Once London wended into Finnish territory and discovered something extraordinary. When internationally acclaimed Tero Saarinen and his company came to… Continue Reading

  4. Havana Rakatan. Photo: Sven Creutzmann

    Havana Rakatan

    Friday 23 May 2008

    ‘This production expresses the roots of Cuban culture’ says Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra about her hit show, back for another run at the Peacock Theatre. Read more in the Guardian, 23 May 08 Continue Reading

  5. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Friday 23 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    ‘When it comes to the art of chaos however, they’ve nailed it. Two of tonight’s works have exhilarating sections of frenetic, freewheeling movement, where dancers’ trajectories expertly crisscross at alarming speed.’ 

  6. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 23 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    (for Carnival of the Animals) ‘the choreography is witty, allusive. Davies has ever been a creator of subtle effects, of the unexpected, the apposite and penetrating.’  

  7. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 23 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    ‘Charm is the most elusive of qualities: it cannot be worked at; it comes as a gift. But it is a quality that Siobhan Davies ensnared back in 1982 when she created Carnival of the Animals for Second Stride.’  

  8. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 23 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    Siobhan Davies’s Carnival of the Animals:‘The Swan is a lyrical delight (and – years before Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – it’s a boy), and this section is typical of a piece that constantly evokes the animal kingdom in a dignified manne… 

  9. Royal Ballet in Dances at a Gathering / The Dream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 23 May 2008Performance May 08

    ‘The numbers are full of invention, yet they have to look easy. Robbins demands clean musicality and a sense of atmosphere. They’re all there in this wonderfully fresh performance.’  

  10. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Q&A

    Thursday 22 May 2008

    *For several years dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was part of the Les Ballets C de La B collective. In 2005 he collaborated with Akram Khan to make zero degrees, along with artist Antony Gormley … Continue Reading

  11. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Myth at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 21 May 2008Performance 16 & 17 May 08

    ‘Slithering on stage at the start of the two-hour performance, these manipulative, black-clad Ariels and Pucks scuttled along the floor at their human counterparts’ feet, or made mischief in hysteria-inducing poltergeist routines. Their contortionist movem… 

  12. Royal Ballet in Dances at a Gathering / The Dream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 21 May 2008Performance May 08

    ‘It is hard to complain about a work that includes Alina Cojocaru, Tamara Rojo and Sarah Lamb, that showcases Lauren Cuthbertson on her most animated form to date and reveals the buoyant technique of 19-year-old Sergei Polunin in one of his first principal roles… 

  13. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 21 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    ‘Scribblings is the highlight of the mixed bill…’  

  14. Havering Schools sign up for Big Dance08

    Wednesday 21 May 2008

    The London Borough of Havering has a head start on getting London schools to sign up for increased physical activity for young people, as part of Big Dance 2008, a citywide celebration of dance in all its forms,… Continue Reading

  15. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 20 May 2008Performance 3 - 5 May 08

    ‘Some of the strongest dancing came from the Russian group Top 9, who arranged their dancing into punchy sketches. In a typewriter scene, a dancer’s moves are so precisely isolated that the effect is of flickering film.’  

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