September 2008

  1. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 1 – Polyphonia/ Monotones II/ Other Dances/ Commedia at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 26 September 2008Performance 24 - 27 Sep 08

    ‘It is an absolute pleasure to watch this group of top-rate dancers running through their paces in this way. With ages from the teens to the over-forties, in all shapes and heights, they are so full of personality and presence that they make this a most uplifting e… 

  2. Happy Birthday Richard Alston

    Thursday 25 September 2008

    40/60 a special Dance Umbrella programme at Sadler’s Wells on 2 & 3 October celebrates two significant anniversaries in the life and work of Richard Alston. We asked him to look back in time and also t… Continue Reading

  3. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 1 – Polyphonia/ Monotones II/ Other Dances/ Commedia at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 25 September 2008 — Performance: 24 - 27 Sep 08

    Christopher Wheeldon is the hottest of hot properties in the dance world; he was a wunderkind dancer at the Royal Ballet, winning the rare accolade of a Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne, before transferring to… Continue Reading

  4. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 1 – Polyphonia/ Monotones II/ Other Dances/ Commedia at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 25 September 2008Performance 24 - 27 Sep 08

    ‘If the programming wins a gold star, so, too, do the dancers. Most are on loan from New York City Ballet and The Royal Ballet. All are able, although the unexpected stars were The Royal Ballet’s Leanne Benjamin and Edward Watson.’  

  5. Flamenco Flamen'ka at Lyric Theatre, Shaftsbury Ave

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 25 September 2008Performance to 13 Nov 08

    ‘The flamenco choreography is passable, the tango less so, and the salsa is, to borrow Horwood’s own phrase, d-u-l-l. On top of it all are humdrum renditions of Perhaps, The Boy from Ipanema, and Ravel’s Bolero. It’s like Latin theme night on a … 

  6. Flamenco Flamen'ka at Lyric Theatre, Shaftsbury Ave

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 24 September 2008Performance to 13 Nov 08

    ‘To say that many of the dancers were weak, and the musicians so?so, seems trivial but I should report it was the case. Much of the music sounded like Madonna on paella, and the dancers were stiff and clumsy. ‘ 

  7. Flamenco Flamen'ka at Lyric Theatre, Shaftsbury Ave

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 24 September 2008Performance to 13 Nov 08

    ‘Jumbled together from several stories by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, the show is a faltering, flatulent study of festering sexual jealousy that comes across more seamy than steamy.’  

  8. Flamenco Flamen'ka at Lyric Theatre, Shaftsbury Ave

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 24 September 2008Performance to 13 Nov 08

    ‘It is like some horrible cross-cultural mish-mash, redeemed only by Diego Pitarch’s attractive set – a Spanish square evocatively lit by Ben Cracknell – and some fiery flamenco stompings from Manuel Gutierrez Cabello and the other men on stage.’ 

  9. Emanuel Gat Dance in Silent Ballet/Winter Voyaqe/Through the Centre at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Wednesday 24 September 2008Performance 19 & 20 Sep 08

    ‘Time will tell if Gat is to be a big name, but for the present he has taken too big a step too soon.’ 

  10. Emanuel Gat Dance in Silent Ballet/Winter Voyaqe/Through the Centre at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 24 September 2008Performance 19 & 20 Sep 08

    ‘Winter Voyage, the best-known work on this programme, is by far the strongest.’  

  11. Ben Duke Q&A

    Tuesday 23 September 2008

    Described by Time Out as ‘a very bright new voice in dance theatre’ Lost Dog have been gathering accolades, awards and new commissions since their formation in 2004. Co-Director Ben Duke trained a… Continue Reading

  12. London Children's Ballet

    Tuesday 23 September 2008

    London Children’s Ballet have released three DVD’s of the company’s popular classics. The following ballets are now available to purchase from the London Children’s Ballet: The Scarlet… Continue Reading

  13. Javier De Frutos
Photo: Chris Nash

    De Frutos leaves Phoenix

    Monday 22 September 2008

    Phoenix Dance Theatre have announced that Javier De Frutos is leaving his position as their Artistic Director. De Frutos had been with the company since March 2006 and his work with them has been widely praised… Continue Reading

  14. The Place Prize Finals 2008 at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 September 2008Performance 17 - 27 Sep 08

    ‘I loved this piece (Simon Ellis’ Gertrud), and thrilled to its existential tone. I hope it wins the £25,000 prize, but if it doesn’t I’d be almost as happy to see Anna Williams pocket the loot.’ 

  15. Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan in In-i at National Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 September 2008Performance in rep to 20 Oct 08

    ‘Sure, we feel the love which animates the project, but ultimately that doesn’t make up for the skill differential.’ 

123456

By Date