September 2009

  1. The Brandstrup-Rojo Project in Goldberg at Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 23 September 2009Performance 21 - 26 Sep 09

    ‘If Goldberg has any lasting merit, it is in this fascinating writing for McRae, worthy (and I know the weight of what I say) of Fred Astaire. The other vivid performance comes from Franzen, whose street-dance Brandstrup cunningly melds with Bach’  

  2. The Brandstrup-Rojo Project in Goldberg at Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 23 September 2009Performance 21 - 26 Sep 09

    ‘At Goldberg‘s heart Rojo is explosively beautiful and utterly compelling with each ravishing step,each deep, striking gesture.’  

  3. Global Dance Contest

    Global Dance Contest - vote now!

    Wednesday 23 September 2009

    The ten finalists in Sadler’s Wells online Global Dance Contest have been chosen. In this next stage of the competition to find new dance talent from around the world, the public are invited to vote –… Continue Reading

  4. Touch Wood at The Place

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 23 September 2009 — Performance: 17 Sep 09

    This season Touch Wood, the platform for dance artists to present works in progress, has given 40 leading artists the opportunity to exhibit their work on the bare wooden floor of the Robin Howard Dance Theatre.… Continue Reading

  5. Kettly Noël (Mali) appearing with Nelisiwe Xaba (South Africa) in 'Correspondances' at The Place, 
Mon 19 & Tue 20 October, part of Dance Umbrella African Crossroads.
Photo: Eric Boudet

    African Crossroads

    Tuesday 22 September 2009

    Contemporary dance from Africa will be at the forefront of this year’s Dance Umbrella Festival, which starts on 6 October and continues across London until 7 November. African Crossroads takes place over … Continue Reading

  6. The Brandstrup-Rojo Project in Goldberg at Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 22 September 2009Performance 21 - 26 Sep 09

    ‘The composer is everywhere in this subtly high-achieving piece.’  

  7. Bounce in Insane in the Brain at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 22 September 2009Performance 15 Sep - 3 Oct 09

    ‘The production is faultlessly designed to suggest the emotional and physical claustrophobia of a psychiatric institution, scarily antiseptic.’  

  8. Crystal Pite: Kidd Pivot in Lost Action at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 22 September 2009Performance 17 Sep 09

    ****‘The performances, by Pite as beautifully eloquent dancer, by four splendid men and two equally splendid women, are resonant, luscious in dynamics. Here is dance speaking to us on its own and grandly eloquent terms.’ 

  9. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Zeitung at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 22 September 2009Performance 11-12 Sep 09

    ‘Suddenly, after lights have gone up and down, on and off for two hours, as if a child was fiddling with switches, the bare stage and the heights above it — all the complex of galleries and gantries — are revealed in a white glow, like a magical vision.… 

  10. Zambezi Express at Riverside Studios

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 22 September 2009Performance 4 - 27 Sep 09

    ‘The choreography, by Fowkes and Thuba Gumede, is based on African dance motifs with a strong dash of western chorus line; and (to splendid drumming) everything is put across with huge zest, phenomenal energy and exhilarating rhythm.’ 

  11. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Rosas Danst Rosas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 22 September 2009Performance 8 Sep 09

    ‘By the last section, they are on their feet, and cover more ground; in that sense, it’s more “dancy”. But then they are self-flagellating, like a fearsome tribe possessed.’ 

  12. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Rosas Danst Rosas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 22 September 2009Performance 8 Sep 09

    ‘And there we sat, for an hour and 45 minutes (no interval!) watching Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreographic pot failing to boil.’ 

  13. The Brandstrup-Rojo Project, Goldberg, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, to 26 Sep 09
Tamara Rojo & Thomas Whitehead
Photo: Johan Persson

    The Brandstrup-Rojo Project in Goldberg at Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 22 September 2009 — Performance: 21 - 26 Sep 09

    How refreshing to have a major new work – there can be no mistaking that Goldberg is – performed in the intimacy of a chamber setting at the Royal Opera House. Such innovative, small-scale ballets we… Continue Reading

  14. Crystal Pite: Kidd Pivot in Lost Action at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 21 September 2009Performance 17 Sep 09

    ‘The work is probably 10 minutes too long and occasionally loses its grip, but still there are few choreographers of Pite’s generation who can create such a world of invention with just seven dancers and an empty stage.’  

  15. Rafael Bonachela Q&A

    Monday 21 September 2009

    It’s not unusual to have two jobs working in dance – but Rafael Bonachela’s are on opposite sides of the world. Since 2008 he has been Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, whilst continu… Continue Reading

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