November 2009

  1. A day in the life of Carlos Acosta

    Wednesday 25 November 2009

    “Ballet is like training for the Olympics eight hours a day…The older you get, the more you need ice packs and massage, which I have at least twice a week.” Read more in the Times, 22 Nov 09 Continue Reading

  2. Van Huynh Company 'Sudden Change of Event' 18 Nov, Laban. Photo: Julia Sliengar

    Van Huynh Company in Sudden Change of Event at Laban

    Libby Costello, Monday 23 November 2009 — Performance: 18 Nov 09

    Dam Van Huynh came into my stream of conscience after winning The Place audience prize in 2008. *Collision*, a trio for three muscle bound men, had such high production quality, dramatic lighting and primitive m… Continue Reading

  3. Rita Marcalo in 'White Out Conditions'
Photo: Lucy Barker

    Involuntary dances

    Monday 23 November 2009

    Dancer Rita Marcalo is planning to have an epileptic fit on stage in a performance at Bradford Playhouse on 11 & 12 December. *Involuntary Dances*_will take place over 24 hours. Marcolo will stop taking the … Continue Reading

  4. Akram Khan in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 November 2009Performance 16 Nov 09

    ‘Though there is still a thrilling speed to Khan’s travelling pirouettes, from which beads of silver sweat spray from his head like exclamation marks, their power has reduced a notch or two since Khan first came to notice in his twenties. Yet age has been fai… 

  5. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre / ENO in The Rite of Spring at London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 November 2009Performance in rep til 28 Nov 09

    ‘Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Rite of Spring, set in rural Ireland, has divided audiences and critics. As an admirer of his work I wanted to like it, and initially was sure that I was going to.’ 

  6. Royal Ballet in Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 November 2009Performance in rep til 24 Nov 09

    ‘The moment stretched and stretched, and when the final chord sounded and Rojo’s leg coolly unfurled from attitude into high arabesque, the audience went wild. It was an expression not just of supreme technical mastery, but of theatrical calculation.’ 

  7. BDE LOGO

    British Dance Edition 2010

    Thursday 19 November 2009

    British Dance Edition (BDE), the bi-ennial event which promotes dance produced and made in the UK takes place in Birmingham from Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6 February 2010. Co-ordinated by the National Dance Netw… Continue Reading

  8. Akram Khan in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 18 November 2009Performance 16 Nov 09

    ‘Khan, with his admirable musicians, on Monday night showed dance curling, flaring, seething through his body, rhythms stamped out, patterns responding to voice and drum. His art speaks tremendously of tremendous things.’  

  9. Akram Khan in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 18 November 2009Performance 16 Nov 09

    ‘Even recovering from injury, Akram Khan is a virtuoso dancer.’  

  10. Akram Khan in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 18 November 2009Performance 16 Nov 09

    ‘As both an appetite-whetter for the full Gnosis (to be shown next April) and a final reminder of Khan’s brilliance, it was simply astonishing.’  

  11. Akram Khan in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 18 November 2009Performance 16 Nov 09

    ‘The play of his arms was beautiful: sharply delineated angles and dreamy spirals, dovetailing with vivid snapshots of mime, drawing us into the narrative that seemed to spool through Khan’s imagination as he danced.’  

  12. Akram Khan performing as part of Svapnagata Festival, Sadler's Wells, 16 Nov 09
Photo: Richard Haughton

    Akram Khan in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 18 November 2009 — Performance: 16 Nov 09

    If curating his first festival (Svapnagata – two weeks of Indian dance, drama and music at Sadler’s Wells) in partnership with musician Nitin Sawhney wasn’t daunting enough, Akram Khan was also… Continue Reading

  13. Global Dance Contest winner 2009 Shu-Yi Chou & his entry '[1875] Ravel and Bolero'

    Global Dance Contest winner announced

    Wednesday 18 November 2009

    The winner of the Sadler’s Wells online Global Dance Contest is Shu-Yi Chou, a 26 year old choreographer from Taiwan. His piece 1875 Ravel and Bolero won the most audience votes in the final shortlist of t… Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet Founders honoured

    Tuesday 17 November 2009

    A memorial to the founders of the Royal Ballet has been dedicated in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey. A specially commissioned memorial stone bearing the names of Dame Ninette de Valois, Founder Director, … Continue Reading

  15. Akram Khan in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 17 November 2009Performance 16 Nov 09

    ‘While Khan’s kathak confirms his enduring virtuosity, it was the extract from his new work that reveals his innovative intelligence. It was barely five minutes, but his jagged moves to Yoshi Sunahata’s lament proves he is a true choreographer —… 

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