August 2009

  1. News: Dance to get fit

    Thursday 27 August 2009

    Inspired by the appointment of dance tzar Arlene Phillips and the promise of free dance classes for the masses, three journalists try out tango, break dance & samba. Read more in the Times, 22 Aug 09 Continue Reading

  2. News: Turner Prize winner turns to ballet

    Thursday 27 August 2009

    Co-commissioned by Frieze Music and Sadler’s Wells, Martin Creed’s Work No. 1020 will be performed during Frieze Art Fair 2009 on 16 & 17 October at Sadler’s Wells. Read more in the Guardia… Continue Reading

  3. News: Coming to Ipswich soon

    Monday 24 August 2009

    “DanceHouse, like its towering host organism, is modernist in spirit; there are graphic jump-cuts, and the cool white of the building’s façades carry asymmetric jabs of lip-gloss colour. It’s … Continue Reading

  4. News: Composing for Darwin & dance

    Monday 24 August 2009

    Julian Anderson is composing the score for Rambert’s new work *The Comedy of Change*, commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s *On the Origin of Species*. The idea of evolution … Continue Reading

  5. News: Stravinsky's Petrushka gets a make over

    Monday 24 August 2009

    Choreographer Ian Spink is working as a guest choreographer with Scottish Ballet on a new production, premiering later this month. “The Edinburgh Festival is a time when you can be as adventurous and exper… Continue Reading

  6. News: Wheeldon in Wonderland

    Monday 24 August 2009

    The first new full length ballet in 15 years will be created for the Royal Ballet by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in 2011. It will be based on Lewis Carroll’s_ Alice in Wonderland _reports Ismene Bro… Continue Reading

  7. News: Wanted: choreographer for 2012

    Monday 24 August 2009

    Who will mastermind the opening and closing ceremonies for the London Olympics? One of the first names in the arena is Stephen Daldry, the theatre director who bought _*Billy Elliott* _to stage and screen. Read … Continue Reading

  8. News: Tory MP attacks A Levels in Dance

    Friday 21 August 2009

    Conservative MP Michael Gove said _*“Our leading universities have made it clear that taking soft subjects like dance or media studies at A level harms candidates chances of admission.”* _This was th… Continue Reading

  9. Mariinsky Ballet in Homage to Balanchine at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 21 August 2009Performance 12 August 09

    ‘Uliana Lopatkina took control of the second with majestic and dreamy dancing that was perfumed with unattainable glamour (credit too to Daniil Korsuntsev’s exemplary partnering)’  

  10. Mariinsky Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 21 August 2009Performance 14 Aug 09

    ‘Konstantin Sergeyev’s 1952 version of The Sleeping Beauty suffers from a much-modified text, very leisurely pacing and dreadful wigs. Even so, Evgenia Obraztsova shines as the lead.’  

  11. Mariinsky Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 21 August 2009Performance 14 Aug 09

    ‘She [Evgenia Obraztsova] made her entrance for Aurora’s birthday, and won the audience by the sweetness and grace of her temperament and the freshness of dancing unclouded by mannerism, natural (in these most unnatural of circumstances) as a bird throwing of… 

  12. Mariinsky Ballet in Homage to Balanchine at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 21 August 2009Performance 12 August 09

    ‘The corps are lovely throughout – yet it’s the discipline and poetry of their dancing that makes the oddities at principal level doubly vexing.’  

  13. Angelina Ballerina and Martin Harvey. Photographer: Patrick Baldwin

    News: Angelina Ballerina Childrens Award

    Friday 21 August 2009

    Deadline extended to 16 October 09 This year the National Dance Awards and Angelina Ballerina are offering young dancers the chance to audition for the prestigious Angelina Ballerina Children’s Dance Award… Continue Reading

  14. Kids Week 2006, 18 August – 1 September

    News: Kids Week 2009

    Monday 17 August 2009

    14-28 August. Children aged 5-16 years old can see a selection of dazzling shows for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult paying full price. Shows participating in Kids Week 2009 include; *DisneyR… Continue Reading

  15. Mariinsky Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Geraldine Bedell, Observer, Monday 17 August 2009Performance 7 - 11 August 09

    ‘Occasionally you see the sort of technically accomplished and emotionally calibrated performance that makes you want to buy your family and friends tickets for the ballet and make them go.’ 

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