April 2010

  1. ThisSideUp Acrobatics

    Tuesday 27 April 2010

    The E4 Udderbelly on Southbank transforms into a laboratory of curious machines and acrobatic impossibilities for this literally experimental production.Three talented and curious acrobats, under the guidance o… Continue Reading

  2. Street dance - the new contemporary

    Tuesday 27 April 2010

    With Breakin’ Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre at Sadler’s Wells (1 – 3 May), Jenny Gilbert looks at the impact of street dance on mainstream culture. Jonzi D tel… Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 27 April 2010Performance in rep until 24 April 2010

    ‘As her [Miyako Yoshida’s] final Cinderella showed, her dancing is as splendid as ever, as happy and flowing with the kind of ease that belies the rigorous demands of keeping on top of the classical technique.’  

  4. Akram Khan Company in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 27 April 2010Performance 26 & 27 April 2010

    ‘There are two stories told here, Khan’s and the queen’s, and the trouble with this 25-minute work is that, for all the performers’ remarkable intensity, they do little more than scratch the narrative surface.’  

  5. Trisha Brown Dance Company
Photo: Marc Ginot

    Celebrating Trisha Brown

    Monday 26 April 2010

    This year’s Dance Umbrella – the annual festival of contemporary dance – will focus on New York based dance artist Trisha Brown, whose company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. In the … Continue Reading

  6. Tamara Rojo

    Monday 26 April 2010

    At 36, is the Royal Ballet principal at the top of her game? \“My dancing is better than it’s ever been. I’m not sure if that means it’s at its peak and then I’m going down from the… Continue Reading

  7. Pictures from an Exhibition, 23-24 April 2010, Sadler's Wells. Photo: Alastair Muir

    Pictures from an Exhibition at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 26 April 2010 — Performance: 23 & 24 April 2010

    Reviewed: 23 April 2010 This hour-long dance drama about the life of the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, has been tightened considerably since it was premiered a little under a year ago at the Young Vic. Al… Continue Reading

  8. La Danse - The Paris Opera Ballet (PG) in Film by Frederick Wiseman at Barbican & Picturehouse cinemas in London & the UK

    Press Review Philip French, Observer, Monday 26 April 2010Performance From 23 April 2010

    ‘While it’s fascinating to see the dedication and sheer concentration needed to develop the works, only well-informed balletomanes will be able to appreciate the way each has developed up to the glimpses we see of the final productions.’ 

  9. Rick Nodine and Neat Timothy in Come to Mamma / Wayfaring Stranger / Neat Timothy at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 26 April 2010Performance 20 & 21 April 2010

    ‘Nodine is a rangily handsome fortysomething with lightning-fast performance circuitry – think Jim Carrey without the manic desire to please – and it’s riveting to watch him play physical and verbal pinball, careening from floor-cleaning theory to… 

  10. Mark Morris Dance Group in L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at London Coliseum

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 26 April 2010Performance 14 - 17 April 2010

    ‘There is no lovelier or happier creation in the recent history of contemporary dance, all its components fitting together with an unerring sense of “rightness”’. 

  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at London Coliseum

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 26 April 2010Performance 21 - 24 April 2010

    ‘Among solo parts, Laëtitia Lo Sardo, Sonia Aguilar and Carol-Anne Millar were the most effective of the prologue’s fairies, while Momoko Hirata and Joseph Caley gave a neat Bluebird duet.’ 

  12. Compagnie XY in Le Grand C at Roundhouse

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 April 2010Performance 17 - 24 April 2010

    ‘There are many memorable things, though: the girl in a long, horizontal swallow-dive that stops a metre from the floor; the pair flying vertically, cleaved together, chest to chest; the simplicity of a folksong, sung with all its verses; and best of all, the prono… 

  13. Recommended by... Sarah Lamb

    Friday 23 April 2010

    Sarah Lamb is a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. Born in Boston, she joined the Royal Ballet in 2004 and has excelled in Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, as well as dancing lead roles in all the major clas… Continue Reading

  14. Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 23 April 2010Performance 21 - 24 April 2010

    “In Sir Peter’s staging, hers [Lilac Fairy (Andrea Tredinnick)] is a mimed role (no tutu, no toe shoes), which makes her a more interesting opposite to the wicked fairy Carabosse (a cracking Marion Tait)”  

  15. Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 23 April 2010Performance 21 - 24 April 2010

    “Wright’s special gift, and our enduring pleasure, is to allow the grandeur and luminescent formality in Petipa’s masterpiece to breathe”  


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