January 2010

  1. English National Ballet in Men Y Men, Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 22 January 2010Performance 20 - 24 Jan 2010

    “full marks to Elena Glurdjidze as the Queen of the Wilis who extracts revenge for every betrayed young maid.”  

  2. 'Breathing Irregular' in rehearsals. Bryony Hannah, Brendan Hughes and Eva Magyar, with Assistant Director Kate Hewitt

    Dance Theatre returns to The Gate

    Friday 22 January 2010

    In 2008 Carrie Cracknell, theatre director and joint artistic Director of the Gate Theatre made an extraordinary minature piece, with choreographer Anna Williams, for the tiny stage of the Gate which fused theat… Continue Reading

  3. English National Ballet in Men Y Men, Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 22 January 2010Performance 20 - 24 Jan 2010

    “Erina Takahashi was an outstanding, charming Giselle, ­gripping as she falls apart – her hollow-eyed gaze showing a mind already wandering away from her body. As the lover Albrecht, Dmitri Gruzdyev was a princely dancer but ­curiously blank, neither cal… 

  4. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 22 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    “There is nothing to choose between them [Alina Cojocaru & Tamara Rojo] in the romantic encounters – both are dazzling – but she [Rojo] also brings touches of brilliance to later, superficially un-spectacular moments, that are astonishing.” 

  5. English National Ballet 'Giselle' 20-24 Jan, London Coliseum. Dancers: Elena Glurdjidze and Arionel Vargas. Photo: Daria Klimentová

    English National Ballet in Men Y Men, Giselle at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 21 January 2010 — Performance: 20 - 24 Jan 2010

    Reviewed: 20 January 2010 Consumers usually expect a little extra incentive to spend their money in January but it’s not a sales technique normally associated with dance, since it’s a tad difficult … Continue Reading

  6. Ballet Black - winners of the Dance Europe Award for Outstanding Company.
Photo: Bill Cooper.

    National Dance Awards 2009

    Thursday 21 January 2010

    The National Dance Awards 2009 were announced today (21 January) in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House. The annual event is organised by the Dance section of the Critics’ Circle to celebrate the diversit… Continue Reading

  7. Dance to Help Haiti

    Thursday 21 January 2010

    Some of the finest UK street dance artists working in London have got together to organise a day of workshops in aid of the Haiti earthquake appeal this Sunday 24 January at Sadler’s Wells. For a minimum d… Continue Reading

  8. T-Mobile Big Dance 2010 launch at Old Spitalfields Market London, 20 January 2010
Photo: David Parry/ PA

    Big Dance 2010 - coming soon

    Wednesday 20 January 2010

    If the energy and passion for dance on display in Spitalfields Market this morning at the launch of Big Dance 2010 is anything to go by, chances are we will all be dancing in the streets come the summer when the… Continue Reading

  9. YDE Conference

    Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Sarah Smith

    23 and 24 September 2010 During the first day Culture Minister Ed Vaizey was interviewed by two teenagers about the Government’s plans for youth dance and culture. The pair, who are National Young Da… Continue Reading

  10. Bonachela Dance Company

    Tuesday 19 January 2010

    = A dynamic and intensely emotive exploration of the human psyche and the power of imagination. Catch The Land of Yes and the Land of No in London at artsdepot 11 February 2010Info & Online booking Continue Reading

  11. Havana Rakatan 2010

    Tuesday 19 January 2010

    Salsa, mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha and rumba all come alive in a dazzling dance display of Cuban passion that is guaranteed to get heads nodding and feet tapping. Catch Havana Rakatan in London at the… Continue Reading

  12. Dance 4 life
Photo: Spaghetti Weston

    Dance is good for you - the evidence

    Monday 18 January 2010

    We all think we know that dance ‘is good for you’. It keeps you in good shape, develops mind/body co-ordination and is a creative art form, but there haven’t yet been many scientific studies pr… Continue Reading

  13. Into the breach

    Monday 18 January 2010

    Royal Ballet Principal Rupert Pennefather stood in for the injured Carlos Acosta and partnered Tamara Rojo in Romeo and Juliet last week. Read more in the Independent on Sunday, 17 Jan 2010 see our round up of reviews Continue Reading

  14. English National Ballet in The Snow Queen at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 18 January 2010Performance 8 - 17 Jan 2010

    ‘Michael Corder’s The Snow Queen is glittering but bland.’  

  15. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 18 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    ‘With Carlos Acosta injured, Tamara Rojo’s ardent Juliet was partnered by Rupert Pennefather. They don’t quite make a pair. Juliet is one of Rojo’s best roles, but on this evidence, Romeo isn’t Pennefather’s.’  

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