October 2009

  1. Mark Morris Dance Group in Prog1: Empire Garden / Bedtime / V at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 29 October 2009Performance 27 - 31 Oct 09

    ‘Ives’s Trio for violin, cello and piano is a darkly exuberant piece of Americana, with military marches, hornpipes and devotional hymns. Morris’s dancers, dressed in a colourful motley of civil war uniform and sportswear, fight and play’  

  2. Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance Umbrella 09. Photo: 'V' photographer: Hugo Glendinning

    Mark Morris Dance Group in Prog1: Empire Garden / Bedtime / V at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Thursday 29 October 2009 — Performance: 27 - 31 Oct 09

    *V* is definitely the jewel in Mark Morris Dance Groups‘ abstract choreographic crown. Although Mark Morris‘ name will forever be entwined with his narrative masterpieces – *Hard Nut* and *Dido… Continue Reading

  3. Kenneth MacMillan

    Celebrating MacMillan

    Tuesday 27 October 2009

    Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan died in 1992. Had he lived he would have been 80 this year – and events, exhibitions and publications have been held to mark the anniversary. A Symposium being held on Sund… Continue Reading

  4. Street Dance graduates

    Tuesday 27 October 2009

    The Urban Dance degree offered by the University of East London is fast becoming one of the most popular dance degrees in the country. Read more in the Guardian, 27 Oct 09 Continue Reading

  5. Dancers from Beijing Dance Academy work on Dancing in a Shaking World, Danscross 2009

    Dancing in a Shaking World

    Tuesday 27 October 2009

    A six month collaboration between ResCen – the Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts at Middlesex University and Beijing Dance Academy, widely known as the ‘cradle’ of China&… Continue Reading

  6. Tamara Rojo

    Monday 26 October 2009

    The Royal Ballet Principal explains why we should value the arts funding system, in contrast to the situation in her homeland Spain. Read more in the Observer, 25 Oct 09 Continue Reading

  7. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 26 October 2009Performance in rep til 24 Nov 09

    ‘This is an enchanting and magnificent production that honours the work’s 19th-century Russian roots along with its special place in postwar British ballet’  

  8. James Thierree in Raoul at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 October 2009Performance 13 - 24 Oct 09

    ‘And so to the word-of-mouth hit Raoul, the one-man-show from an artist impossible to pigeonhole, James Thiérrée, a true grandson of Charlie Chaplin in his physical comedy, yet with a melancholic bent that tips it into murkier philosophic territory.’ 

  9. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 1: Commedia/ Leaving Songs/ Softly As I Leave You/ Bolero at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 October 2009Performance 21 & 22 Oct 09

    ‘If some of Wheeldon’s choreography looks polite, it eventually hits its stride in a cheeky, butt-waggling solo for a pointy-hatted Punch, followed by a sublimely amorous duet.’ 

  10. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 1: Commedia/ Leaving Songs/ Softly As I Leave You/ Bolero at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 26 October 2009Performance 21 & 22 Oct 09

    ‘…as a pastiche of an antique tradition, the work seems curiously at odds with Wheeldon’s stated desire to popularise ballet. One can see it playing to the Manhattan social X-rays and the London culturati, but outside those enclaves?’ 

  11. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Bruise Blood & Faultline at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 October 2009Performance 21 & 22 Oct 09

    ‘Faultline, an older work, taps into the zeitgeist more profoundly. ….Fleetly, dazzlingly executed, disturbing in what it tells you about another, shadowier, Britain, Faultline is testament to the sterling value of Jeyasingh’s ongoing project.’ 

  12. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Bruise Blood & Faultline at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 26 October 2009Performance 21 & 22 Oct 09

    ‘The more dense and abstract the music becomes, so Jeyasingh condenses the violence of her movement into more complex configurations.’  

  13. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 2: Continuum / Softly As I Leave You / Rhapsody Fantaisie at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 26 October 2009 — Performance: 23 & 24 Oct 09

    Reviewed: 23 October To celebrate their third visit to London Morphoses treated ballet fans to no fewer than three premieres. Christopher Wheeldon’s trans-Atlantic ballet company have been busy training at… Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 26 October 2009 — Performance: in rep til 24 Nov 09

    Reviewed: 23 October There are countless versions of The Sleeping Beauty; the Royal Ballet alone has performed three different accounts of Charles Perrault’s fairytale in the last decade. But, the Company&… Continue Reading

  15. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Bruise Blood & Faultline at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Katie Fish, Friday 23 October 2009 — Performance: 21 & 22 Oct 09

    Reviewed: 21 October The premier of*_Bruise Blood_* at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall demonstrated that after 21 years, the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company is still pioneering wholly compellin… Continue Reading

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