February 2010

  1. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 24 February 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘…As One, a ballet blessed with a wondrous new score by Graham Fitkin and held together by the impressive way that Watkins mixes classical choreography and contemporary flavours.’  

  2. Good things come in threes

    Wednesday 24 February 2010

    Dance3 is a programme of three triple bills of bite size works by a new generation of dance makers being presented in 29 venues across the UK by the National Dance network. It’s being supported by choreog… Continue Reading

  3. Recommended by... Jasmin Vardimon

    Tuesday 23 February 2010

    *Jasmin Vardimon is well known for her breathtaking physical dance theatre works, which draw on her acute observation of human behaviour. She formed her own company in 1997 and has been an Associate Artist at … Continue Reading

  4. Recommended by... Celeste Dandeker

    Tuesday 23 February 2010

    *Recently retired from her role as Artistic Director of Candoco Dance Company, Celeste Dandeker OBE received the 2007 Dance UK Industry Award, which honours an individual who has made an outstanding contributio… Continue Reading

  5. Recommended by... Chris Nash

    Tuesday 23 February 2010

    *Chris Nash is one of the world’s leading dance photographers and has been capturing the changing face of British dance for the past 25 years.* *There have been over 60 exhibitions of his dance photograp… Continue Reading

  6. Chris Wheeldon

    Wheeldon quits Morphoses

    Tuesday 23 February 2010

    In an interview with the New York Times, Christopher Wheeldon has announced that he is leaving the company which he formed in 2007, citing a lack of permanent company dancers to work with. He said: “If I h… Continue Reading

  7. Stan Won't Dance in Babel at Touring & coming to The Place in March

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 February 2010Performance Feb 2010

    ‘Babel makes a further implicit point: that while language can be turned to deceitful ends, the body cannot lie. Physical presence, for better or worse, is always truthful. Which is why, faced by today’s “slurry of verbiage”, we go to dance perfor… 

  8. Nuevo Ballet Espanol in Cambio de Tercio at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 February 2010Performance 13 - 15 Feb 2010

    ‘Nuevo Ballet Espanol, is a rum affair, determined, it would seem, to remind us of flamenco’s low point in the Seventies and Eighties when it was reduced to a trashy holiday package.’ 

  9. Nuevo Ballet Espanol in Cambio de Tercio at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 22 February 2010Performance 13 - 15 Feb 2010

    ‘No problem of comprehension about one standout number, in which Thomas Potiron, the handsome (dancer-like) violinist, plays a bewitching melody and Cristina de Vega, in a skirt of blood-red flowers, weaves round him in a graceful solo, melting to his magic, nuzzli… 

  10. Eva Yerbabuena in Lluvia at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 22 February 2010Performance 17 - 19 Feb 2010

    ‘The initial sequence, Yerbabuena in glummest mood, is a vexation to the spirit. With the inexplicable, but welcome, change of pace, she tells us fascinating things about flamenco, about machine-gun feet, as she poses cobra-like over the dance or is encircled by… 

  11. Eva Yerbabuena in Lluvia at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 February 2010Performance 17 - 19 Feb 2010

    ‘Supported by the fine musicianship of her husband, Paco Jarana, and a singer with a voice like buckets of stones being dragged up a hill, Yerbabuena proves the truism that the only worthwhile innovation is that which keeps faith with tradition.’ 

  12. Eva Yerbabuena in Lluvia at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 22 February 2010Performance 17 - 19 Feb 2010

    ‘At times, the choreography strays ­unconvincingly towards modern dance or mime, but when it sticks to the ­grammar of flamenco, the effect is searing.’  

  13. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 22 February 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘The movement is compellingly beautiful and danced with passion by Carlos Acosta, Morera and, most of all, Alina Cojocaru, who breaks your heart as she hobbles after the man she loves, finally holding him in a duet of exquisite tenderness and despair.’  

  14. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 22 February 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘The highlight is Wayne McGregor’s Infra, created in 2008 and looking just as compelling second time around. It’s staged with a dazzling ­simplicity: Julian Opie’s neon figures track briskly across a city walkway while the ­dancers beneath ev… 

  15. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 22 February 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘The opening sequence shows promise, as does the duet for Laura Morera and Edward Watson, and musically, Watkins has made a fine choice with composer Graham Fitkin.’  

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