June 2009

  1. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 22 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘Finally came the big splash of exotic colours and extravagance in Leon Bakst’s famous designs for Fokine’s Scheherazade — the visual appeal masking the stodgy mime and action of this old-fashioned spectacular.’ 

  2. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘The Big Bird tutu excepted, the evening was a good one.’ 

  3. Richard Alston Dance Company in - at home at The Place

    Press Review William McEvoy, The Stage, Monday 22 June 2009Performance 16 & 17 Jun 09

    ‘Strongly aligned to classical ballet moves and techniques, Alston brings edginess, contemporary music and occasionally questions of identity and power into his choreography.’ 

  4. Richard Alston Dance Company in - at home at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 June 2009Performance 16 & 17 Jun 09

    ‘A capacity crowd enjoyed the ride.’ 

  5. Rosas, 'Rosas danst Rosas' / 'Zeitung'

    Friday 19 June 2009

    *Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas remains one of the most innovative, boundary-pushing contemporary dance companies in the world. This season the company brings two contrasting works to London – t… Continue Reading

  6. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 19 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    “Two guest artists from the Australian Ballet appear for Fokine’s La Spectre De La Rose and while Gina Brescianini has little to do but drift around the opulent bedroom set in a froth of petticoats, she is the perfect foil for the athletic activity of her dre… 

  7. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Telegraph, Friday 19 June 2009Performance 17 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘Kenneth MacMillan’s realisation of The Rite of Spring – that earthquake of the new whose shock-waves we still feel – its patterns vivid on the Wells stage, its imagery tremendous, and with Sarah McIlroy a fine Chosen One. Here, as in Sylphides… 

  8. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Telegraph, Friday 19 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘ the first of two programmes brought Balanchine’s Apollo led by Thomas Edur, impeccable, radiant, as the young god, and wonderfully tender in his relationship with Agnes Oaks’s eloquent Terpsichore.’  

  9. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 19 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    “Daniel Gaudiello brings lightness and a certain exoticism to Spectre, and the entire company perform Schéhérazade with such energy and enthusiasm that you can just glimpse the excitement that made Bakst’s still-glorious designs an inspiration for a whol… 

  10. Richard Alston Dance Company in - at home at The Place

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 19 June 2009Performance 16 & 17 Jun 09

    “The pleasure of their dance dialogue is the way Parsons embellishes Alston’s steps while remaining a loyal puppet.”  

  11. English National Ballet in Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition at Wimbledon Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Friday 19 June 2009Performance June 09

    “This time, ENB makes more of an appeal to young boys, through the characters of Marco, who does a bongo-drum solo, and AJ, whose hip-hop gyrations are wildly cheered. Sets and costumes are colourful, the choreography, by Antony Dowson, is neat and varied, and Gavi… 

  12. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Friday 19 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    “The excellent first cast was led by Tamara Rojo, so liltingly fluid, and Leanne Benjamin, magical. Balanchine weaves charming patterns with the ensemble.” 

  13. Rich Mix Double Bill. 'Bf' Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Jorge Crecis. 'She Was A Knife Thrower’s Assistant' girl jonah. 11-12 June

    Girl Jonah, Freddie Opoku-Addaie & Jorge Crecis, Dance Showcase at Rich Mix

    Libby Costello, Friday 19 June 2009 — Performance: 11 - 13 Jun 09

    London has a new venue for dance – Rich Mix, the up and coming arts centre in Shoreditch, presented a its first programme of dance last weekend (11 – 13 June). The first billing brought two duets … Continue Reading

  14. Ballet Russes celebrations in Paris

    Thursday 18 June 2009

    “I want the Parisian public of 2009 to feel the same visual shock as that felt by the audience a century ago,” says Andris Liepa, producer of the anniversary celebrations this weekend. Read more in … Continue Reading

  15. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 18 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘So hats off to Wayne Eagling, and his current ENB for mounting a celebratory tribute bill to mark the 1909 founding of Ballet Russes. The result is an enjoyable reminder of some of the works created in a fertile 10-year spell.’  

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