March 2010

  1. Ballet Black at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 30 March 2010Performance March 2010

    ‘His setting of Hindemith’s Kammermusic No 1 may be underworked in places, but the two middle duets are striking. Moulding the dancers through slow, sculpted embraces, the choreography possesses an undertow of sensuality that’s atypical for Hampson.’  

  2. Royal Ballet in Concerto/The Judas Tree/Elite Syncopations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 30 March 2010Performance in rep until 15 April 2010

    ‘The ecstatically modulated lyricism of its [Concerto] pas de deux seems to harness all the passion that took him [MacMillan] from working-class teenager to the top of ballet. A sense of vocation drives the piece, and Marianela Núñez, shaping every move to cat… 

  3. Homage to Nureyev in Ballet Gala at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 30 March 2010Performance 21 March 2010

    ‘The pieces that worked best were the most serious. The former Kirov star Farukh Ruzimatov led a compelling telling of Jose Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane, a model of compression that Nureyev himself danced till the end of his career’  

  4. Ballet Black at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 30 March 2010Performance in rep until 27 March 2010

    ‘Set to Yo Yo Ma’s recording of Bach’s Cello Suite in D minor, Da Gamba is a wonderfully intelligent work. You feel it is driven by a sense of inquiry both about the mechanics of dancing and of music as Oguike plays around with the differences in sha… 

  5. Royal Ballet in Concerto/The Judas Tree/Elite Syncopations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 30 March 2010Performance in rep until 15 April 2010

    ‘ The Judas Tree was the last ballet MacMillan made before his death in 1992, and it’s extraordinary how very upsetting and disturbing it still is.’  

  6. Royal Ballet 'The Judas Tree' Dancers: Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi, Irek Mukhamedov
Photo: Dee Conway

    Royal Ballet in Concerto/The Judas Tree/Elite Syncopations at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 26 March 2010 — Performance: in rep until 15 April 2010

    The late Kenneth MacMillan will always be remembered for his full-length ballets, most notably *Romeo & Juliet* _and _*Manon*, but he made very few of these and the vast majority of his creations were of the… Continue Reading

  7. Ballet Black, 24-27 March, Linbury Studio Theatre

    Ballet Black at Linbury Studio

    Katie Fish, Friday 26 March 2010 — Performance: March 2010

    Ballet Black marked their fifth season at the Linbury Studio Theatre with four world premiers by four distinctly different choreographers. Da Gamba was Henri Oguike’s first foray into working en pointe and… Continue Reading

  8. Sounds Moves, Southbank Centre 2010

    Sound Moves

    Tuesday 23 March 2010

    Sound Moves: Celebrating Excellence in Music and Dance – The Next GenerationDCSF’s Music and Dance Scheme is celebrated at Southbank Centre26 & 27 March 2010 Over two days in March, Southbank Cen… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet in La Fille Mal Gardee at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 23 March 2010Performance in rep until 28 April 2010

    “Her [Alina Cojocaru] jumps seem to float on air, buoyed by the pleasure of both choreography and music (by Hérold, totally delightful). A slip of a girl, Cojocaru’s Lise savours her romantic dreams and enjoys Ashton’s little jokes about young love”  

  10. Football versus ballet

    Tuesday 23 March 2010

    Paul Croughton does a class at the Royal Ballet to find out whether it is possible to compare football and ballet in terms of fitness and training. The similarities:“Both disciplines demand an extraordinar… Continue Reading

  11. Ballet Boyz in The Talent at Arts Depot & on tour

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 23 March 2010Performance 18 March 2010

    “Clad in hooded pyjama-style silks, the cast execute smoothly elusive lifts and flips that might give even attentive viewers the slip.”  

  12. Blaze at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 23 March 2010Performance 11 - 28 March 2010

    “Notable are puckish Tommy Franzen (a finalist on TV’s So You Think You Can Dance) and leggy Jomecia Oosterwolde, a scribble of skinny limbs and whiplash hair – but their moments of glory are too brief to register fully, random flickers and hardly the p… 

  13. Blaze at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 23 March 2010Performance 11 - 28 March 2010

    “Dance numbers are packed briskly together, performers crawling out of cupboards or retreating up the walls. Blaze is bouncy but often generic, its dancers strutting and posing to a pop soundtrack”  

  14. Ballet Boyz in The Talent at Arts Depot & on tour

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 23 March 2010Performance 18 March 2010

    “The sequence has a nice mocking edge, a compilation of boyband clichés that gives the dancers a chance to swagger”  

  15. Blaze at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 23 March 2010Performance 11 - 28 March 2010

    “As a sustained blast of energy, stamina, vitality, colour and noise, the show is aptly titled” 

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