October 2010

  1. Arts Council funding cuts announced

    Wednesday 27 October 2010

    Regularly Funded Organisations are receiving better than expected 6.9% cuts in funding from ACE for next year – but are also warned that worse is to come. Read more in the Guardian, 26 Oct 2010 Continue Reading

  2. Bartabas and Zingaro Equestrian Theatre, with Ko Murobushi.
Photo: Nabil Boutros

    Sadler's Wells new season

    Tuesday 26 October 2010

    In hard economic times and on the day that Arts Council revealed details of how and where the funding cuts will hit, Sadler’s Wells announced record breaking figures at its annual press conference on Tuesd… Continue Reading

  3. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance 'FAR'

    Tuesday 26 October 2010

    Danced by an ensemble of ten incredible performers and the finest exponents of Wayne McGregor’s singular style, FAR is set to a new, haunting score by the critically-acclaimed composer Ben Frost. Catch FA… Continue Reading

  4. Compagnie Thor

    Tuesday 26 October 2010

    Take the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, throw in an international cast of nine male dancers performing classical ballet mixed with contemporary and African dance, martial arts and capoeira – light the fu… Continue Reading

  5.  Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre's new home, Quarry Hill, Leeds.

    New home, new name

    Monday 25 October 2010

    Northern Ballet Theatre has moved into its new purpose built home in the centre of Leeds – and is dropping the ‘theatre’ in its title to become Northern Ballet. The company is sharing the six f… Continue Reading

  6. Is Strictly good for dance?

    Monday 25 October 2010

    Deborah Bull,creative director of ROH2 at the Royal Opera House, thinks not. _“As much as I hate the term ‘art form’, that is what dance is: not just a bit of fun on a weekend…._I think t… Continue Reading

  7. 'Cheap Lecture' Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, 
Lilian Baylis Theatre Sadler's Wells, 13 - 15 Oct 2010
Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

    Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Cheap Lecture / The Cow Piece at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 25 October 2010 — Performance: 13 - 15 October 2010

    The best line of *Cheap Lecture, a tongue in cheek take on *John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing (1959), was the very honest declaration from the artists that “We’d love to make a Pina Bausch work, b… Continue Reading

  8. Wayne McGregor on making FAR

    Monday 25 October 2010

    Wayne McGregor talks about the development of his new work FAR (at Sadler’s Wells, 17 – 20 November). It’s inspired by the new understanding of the working of the body which grew out of the Enl… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet in La Valse/Invitus Invitam/Winter Dreams/Theme & Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 25 October 2010Performance in rep until 30 October 2010

    ‘[Winter Dreams] It’s invidious to pick out individual turns – this is the kind of dramatic ensemble stuff the Royal Ballet does best. Suffice to say that Marianela Nuñez, in the role of Masha, gives away her heart and regrets it devastatingly.’ 

  10. The Royal Ballet in La Valse/Invitus Invitam/Winter Dreams/Theme & Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 25 October 2010Performance in rep until 30 October 2010

    ‘Like his [Brandstrup’s] 2008 piece Rushes: Fragments of a Lost Story, Invitus Invitam would be mesmerising in a more intimate setting, but strains to communicate itself on the Opera House main stage.’ 

  11. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Rosas in The Song at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 25 October 2010Performance 19 - 21 October 2010

    ‘From where I was sitting the piece represents the point at which performance theory finally devours performance itself. Unsmiling men leap into the air, legs apart, and land heavily and unevenly. Sometimes they do this in pairs. There’s a lot of purposeful w… 

  12. Ros Warby in Monumental at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 25 October 2010Performance 22 & 23 October 2010

    ‘There is a complicated weaving of multiple identities and metaphors, and the piece won’t suit those who require neatly labelled messages. But it is compelling nonetheless.’  

  13. Rambert Nov 2010

    Friday 22 October 2010

    This triple bill includes a new work by Aletta Collins called Awakenings, Hush by Christopher Bruce, and Henrietta Horn presents Cardoon Club Catch Rambert Dance Company in London at Sadler’s Wells, 9-13 … Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet in La Valse/Invitus Invitam/Winter Dreams/Theme & Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 22 October 2010Performance in rep until 30 October 2010

    “Ashton’s La Valse completes this bill: the music drives onward to self-immolation; the cast as yet miss the abandon, the intoxicating urge towards the final cataclysm. Please, sir, can we have some more? Lots more!”  

  15. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Rosas in The Song at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 22 October 2010Performance 19 - 21 October 2010

    “Despite our respect for experiment in art, there is huge resistance to it in choreography”  

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