July 2009

  1. Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 27 July 2009Performance 22-25 July 2009

    ‘Steven McRae confirmed himself as British ballet’s fastest-man-through-the-air – an often astonishing performance from a star very much in the ascendant’  

  2. Laban building & gardens

    Positive Future: Trinity Laban Students

    Friday 24 July 2009

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is proud to announce that 100% of its 2007-08 graduate cohort is in employment or further study*. Trinity Laban is one of only four Higher Education providers who h… Continue Reading

  3. Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 24 July 2009Performance 22-25 July 2009

    ‘It features some interesting dancers, not just Acosta’s colleagues from the Royal, wonderful as Steven McRae and Roberta Marquez are, but also moonlighting guests from ENB, Rambert, and the Cuban National Ballet. They danced a mixed bill chosen by Acosta,… 

  4. Wim Wenders film to go ahead

    Wednesday 22 July 2009

    Pina Bausch was due to work with Wim Wenders on a 3D film project about her work this Autumn. Family and friends have encouraged him to go ahead. “A new concept has to be developed, of course. We are worki… Continue Reading

  5. Top: Boy Blue Entertainment 'Pied Piper'
Below: Zoonation's 'Into the Hoods'

    Hip hop happy

    Tuesday 21 July 2009

    Both the Barbican and the Southbank Centre are presenting hip hop shows with proven audience pulling power this Christmas. Boy Blue return to the Barbican Theatre on 11 December for a four week run of their Oli… Continue Reading

  6. Dance East new building

    Coming soon - The Jerwood DanceHouse

    Tuesday 21 July 2009

    The Jerwood DanceHouse, a major new centre for dance – and the home of DanceEast is on target for its opening this Autumn, which incudes an open weekend from 9 – 11 October and a Gala evening featuri… Continue Reading

  7. Swine flu hits Royal Ballet

    Monday 20 July 2009

    The Royal Ballet’s triumphant short season in Havana, Cuba, was partially disrupted by an outbreak of swine flu. Six of the dancers were taken ill, including principals Steven McCrae and Marianela Nunez, a… Continue Reading

  8. Pina Bausch

    Pina remembered

    Monday 20 July 2009

    The funeral of Pina Bausch took place quietly in Wuppertal about a week after her death. Only family, close friends and members of her company were present. There will be a public memorial service in Wuppertal e… Continue Reading

  9. Hagit Yakira & Sarah Dowling in Oh Baby / The Seekers at Laban

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 20 July 2009Performance Jul 09

    ‘The problem with this kind of work is not, as Ashford claims, that it’s timorous. It’s that a substantial cohort of theory-laden choreographers have lost sight of the fact that they work in the theatre, for the benefit of a paying audience.’ 

  10. Anastasia Volochkova in Nerve at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 20 July 2009Performance 21 & 22 Jul 09

    ‘An evening of short Russian-made ballets mixed with bleeding chunks from popular opera, presented in an opera house lit and miked as if it were Wembley Arena, Nerve certainly showed its star has just that … in abundance.’ 

  11. Bonachela Dance Company in The Land of Yes and The Land of No - preview at St Paul's Cathedral

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Monday 20 July 2009Performance 9 - 11 Jul 09

    ‘Set and lighting design were lacking, but it is hard to imagine it looking better than it did against Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. Sharp pleats on snow-white costumes echoed the grooved columns and the building’s grandeur only enhanced the sculptura… 

  12. Akram Khan Company, Bahok

    Friday 17 July 2009

    *_bahok_, named after the Bengali word meaning ‘carrier’, explores the ways in which the body carries national identity and a sense of belonging.* Catch bahok in London at Sadler’s Wells, 25-… Continue Reading

  13. Lotte van den Berg, Stillen

    Friday 17 July 2009

    *_Stillen_ is a wordless meditation on the silent games people play – sometimes tender, sometimes cruel. Focusing on the relationships between six performers, Stillen explores the power of movement with a… Continue Reading

  14. Kidd Pivot

    Friday 17 July 2009

    *Crystal Pite, one of the most innovative and exciting choreographers working in Canada today, brings her company Kidd Pivot to the UK for the very first time with the award-winning Lost Action.* Catch Kidd Pi… Continue Reading

  15. CloreLeadership Programme Fellows 2009/10 with John Tusa, Chair & Dame Vivien Duffield, Patron.

    Clore Leadership Programme 2009/10

    Wednesday 15 July 2009

    The Fellows on the Clore Leadership Programme 2009/10 have just been announced. Three of the nineteen Fellows work in dance. Wanjiku Nyachae is a Dance officer with Arts Council England in Birmingham, Dorcas Wal… Continue Reading


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