December 2009

  1. Rosemary Lee. Photographer: Hugo Glendinning

    30 years of Artsadmin

    Friday 18 December 2009

    In its 30 year history Artsadmin has produced over 500 events and worked with over 250 artists. In the last year alone over 800,000 people around the world saw projects produced by Artsadmin. Created in collabor… Continue Reading

  2. Into the Hoods
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
16 Dec 2009 - 10 Jan 2010

    ZooNation in Into the Hoods at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Graham Watts, Friday 18 December 2009 — Performance: 16 Dec - 10 Jan 2010

    Reviewed: 16 December Having seen Zoo Nation’s spectacular Into the Hoods six times in three different venues, it’s refreshing to see that it has lost none of its infectious zest and effervescent ene… Continue Reading

  3. English National Ballet in The Nutcracker at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 18 December 2009Performance in rep til 3 Jan 2010

    ‘Fernanada Oliveira was a pert Sugar Plum Fairy and Dmitri Gruzdyev a vigorous Prince. Crystal Costa and Yat-Sen Chang made a sweet Clara and Nutcracker, and Vadim Muntagirov stood out in his debut in the Russian dance.’  

  4. Dance can be dangerous

    Friday 18 December 2009

    BBC4 decided they couldn’t screen Javier De Frutos’ part of the In the Spirit of Diaghilev programme tonight. Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells responds: “part of the… Continue Reading

  5. 'Les Patineurs'
Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House
in rep until 13 Jan 2010
Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani & Ryoichi Hirano,
photo by Tristram Kenton.

    The Royal Ballet in Les Patineurs & Tales of Beatrix Potter at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 17 December 2009 — Performance: in rep til 13 Jan 2010

    Reviewed: 14 December 2009 Two of Sir Frederick Ashton’s most endearing and enduring works make for a scintillating Christmas show at the Royal Opera House; combining the ’30s elegance and style of a… Continue Reading

  6. Kate Prince - back in the Hoods

    Wednesday 16 December 2009

    Director and founder of Zoonation, Kate Prince is the woman behind Into the Hoods – the first hip hop show to make it into the West End and then stay there to become its longest running dance show. Now I… Continue Reading

  7. Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative in Jason Akira Somma at Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 15 December 2009Performance 4 Dec 09

    “The result is at once tricksy and poignant. At times, the film stock appears so degraded that the dancer is all but invisible; at times it’s bright and fresh” 

  8. Jiri Kylian & Alistair Spalding

    Tuesday 15 December 2009

    Alistair Spalding interviews Jiri Kylian about being a mentor for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé scheme, the place his work will, or will not, hold in the Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT) repertoire, and the futu… Continue Reading

  9. Boy Blue Entertainment in Pied Piper at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 15 December 2009Performance 10 Dec 09 - 3 Jan 10

    “this dance is modern, sits proudly on these performers, speaks for them, is natural in its brilliant impulses and its outlines, and is given to us with thrilling directness.”  

  10. Boy Blue Entertainment in Pied Piper at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 December 2009Performance 10 Dec 09 - 3 Jan 10

    ‘..the sight of school-age children powering through tightly synchronised mass routines with broad grins on their faces is simply joyous.’ 

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

    Involuntary Dances

    Monday 14 December 2009

    Dance artist Rita Marcalo’s performance, in which she attempted to induce an epileptic fit took place this weekend at Bradford Playhouse. Despite having stopped taking her medication and subjecting herself… Continue Reading

  12. Eva Yerbabuena

    Friday 11 December 2009

    Eva Yerbabuena is one of the finest flamenco dancer/choreographers working today. Her performance at Sadler’s Wells in 2002 won her the Time Out Best Performer of the Year award and she is returning as p… Continue Reading

  13. Margot Fonteyn biography

    Friday 11 December 2009

    Margot Fonteyn is a new biography written by Meredith Daneman. Daneman trained at the Royal Ballet School and danced with the Australian Ballet, giving her inside knowledge and understanding of life as a ballet … Continue Reading

  14. The Place Prize Final

    Friday 11 December 2009

    The first Place Prize was awarded on Saturday 25 September 2004. Katie Phillips reports Quoting Hunter S. Thompson in his speech at the awards ceremony of The Place Prize, David R White, independent producer … Continue Reading

  15. Dance Teaching Essentials review

    Friday 11 December 2009

    Dance Teaching EssentialsDance UK, 2002£7.50 plus post/packing (discounts available for bulk) Dance Teaching Essentials is a must for those already practicing, or about to start their teaching career in dance.… Continue Reading


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