February 2009

  1. Russell Maliphant in 'Eonnagata'  Photo: Erick Labbe

    Eonnagata

    Friday 20 February 2009

    The Chevalier d’Eon, was an 18th-century French soldier and diplomat a secret agent for Louis XV. He dressed like a woman to disguise himself in his work – but also because he liked it. His story has… Continue Reading

  2. Tanja Liedtke's in Twelfth Floor at Warwick Arts Centre & touring

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 20 February 2009Performance Feb 09

    ‘Liedtke was plainly a promising talent.’  

  3. Riverdance at Hammersmith Apollo

    Press Review Sarah Wilkinson, The Stage, Friday 20 February 2009Performance 18 - 21 Feb 09

    ‘The production has reached more audiences than the original producers could have ever imagined. Like ballet dancers who bow out before their pirouettes begin to falter, however, I think now is a sensible time for the Riverdance to step down.’ 

  4. Colin Dunne in Out of Time at Barbican Pit

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 20 February 2009Performance 17 - 28 Feb 09

    ‘Out of Time proves a warm-hearted, drolly eccentric deconstruction of his past as a championship-winning child prodigy – and, to some extent, of the art-form itself – complete with percussive sound effects and vintage footage, but stripping away Riverd… 

  5. Colin Dunne in Out of Time at Barbican Pit

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 20 February 2009Performance 17 - 28 Feb 09

    ‘This show has moments of revelation and power, for Dunne is a fine performer with an interesting history. But it is definitely not one for the Riverdance fanclub.’  

  6. Colin Dunne, 'Out of Time' 17-28 Feb, Barbican Centre. Photo: Peter Hallward

    Colin Dunne in Out of Time at Barbican Pit

    Mary Kate Connolly, Friday 20 February 2009 — Performance: 17 - 28 Feb 09

    When Colin Dunne first appears onstage, slowly swishing his bare feet along the tracks and pathways they would trace if he were dancing traditional Irish dance in hard shoes, one has the sinking feeling that the… Continue Reading

  7. The Cholmondeleys & Featherstonehaughs in Dancing On Your Grave at Riverside Studios

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 19 February 2009Performance 10 - 22 Feb 09

    ‘The whole show is a brilliant mixture of grisliness and vigour. It skips and shuffles along, never more lively than when complaining about death.’  

  8. Colin Dunne in Out of Time at Barbican Pit

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 19 February 2009Performance 17 - 28 Feb 09

    ‘… however much he rails against it, Irish dancing claims him. It’s what he’s good at and what he knows, and when he moves he still has considerable physical charisma, easily on a par with the tap virtuoso Savion Glover.’  

  9. Eddie Nixon

    New Direction for The Place

    Wednesday 18 February 2009

    Eddie Nixon is to be the newDirector of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place, succeeding John Ashford, who retires from the role after 23 years in July this year. Nixon has worked alongside Ashford as As… Continue Reading

  10. Les Ballets C de la B in Pitie at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 6 & 7 Feb 09

    ‘As a treatment — if that is the word — of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, it is certainly unlike any other.’ 

  11. Tanja Liedtke's in Twelfth Floor at Warwick Arts Centre & touring

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 16 February 2009Performance Feb 09

    ‘The scale of the loss to dance that Liedtke’s death represented may be judged by her penultimate (and first full-length) work, Twelfth Floor, which is touring the UK under the directorship of her partner, Sol Ulbrich.’ 

  12. Ivana Muller in While We Were Holding It Together at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 6 & 7 Feb 09

    ‘The Zagreb-born, Amsterdam-based experimenter made her London debut at the Lilian Baylis on Friday with an oblique, original work that can only be described as “static” choreography.’  

  13. Les 7 Doigts de la Main in Traces at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 3 Feb - 14 Mar 09

    ‘Not that Traces is a dark show. But it’s as far as it’s possible to get from the kind of sledgehammer circus purveyed by the gargantuan Cirque du Soleil. Set against a grubby curtain of plastic tarp and canvas, it’s as if a traditional big top ha… 

  14. Les 7 Doigts de la Main in Traces at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 3 Feb - 14 Mar 09

    ‘The performance climax has all the group diving through five tiers of hoops in various combinations, or simultaneously, and reversing like a rewound film, at astonishing speed.’ 

  15. Les 7 Doigts de la Main in Traces at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 3 Feb - 14 Mar 09

    ‘They are all eye-poppingly good — if only they’d talk less.’  

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