May 2010

  1. Royal Ballet in Chroma / Tryst / Symphony in C at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 26 May 2010Performance in rep until 11 June 2010

    ‘The combination of McGregor, Wheeldon and Balanchine is all about glamour, deviancy and artifice, and it demands to be viewed after dark. Yet it was a tribute to the dancers that for two and half hours they made us forget the sun outside.’  

  2. Electric Hotel at On tour, coming to King's Cross in June

    Press Review Elizabeth Mahoney, Guardian, Wednesday 26 May 2010Performance May 2010

    ‘Sensually, this is rich and rewarding, with laidback 60s lounge sounds providing a perfect backdrop to what looks like a Hitchcock film set, and the starkness of the building and rooms a powerful counterpoint to the intimate sounds we encounter. Within this, da… 

  3. The Merchants of Bollywood at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 26 May 2010Performance 18 May - 5 June 2010

    ‘The Merchants of Bollywood is certainly a masala musical, but its proportions are all over the place. Still, like a kick of chilli, its dance numbers overpower with their energy, hot rhythms and kaleidoscope of eye-scorching costumes.’  

  4. This Is The Place at The Place

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 26 May 2010Performance 20 - 22 May 2010

    ‘Excerpts of 70s pieces as different as Robert Cohan’s mystical Forest, Richard Alston’s formal Combines and Siobhan Davies’s feline Sphinx all had a centred, sculptural quality very different from more recent action-driven work; it was as if y… 

  5. les ballets C de la B 'Out of Context - for Pina'

    Tuesday 25 May 2010

    Maverick director Alain Platel returns to Sadler’s Wells with a stunning new work. Using only basic lighting and a soundtrack that will grow from the creative process, the absolute focus is given to the m… Continue Reading

  6. ENB Swan Lake in-the-round

    Tuesday 25 May 2010

    Derek Deane’s lavish production of Swan Lake premiered in 1997. This year Polina Semionova returns as a guest artist to dance with English National Ballet’s rising star Vadim Muntagirov. Experience … Continue Reading

  7. Step into Dance

    Tuesday 25 May 2010 by Sarah Smith

    In a dance studio at Townley Grammar School, 15 girls from years 9 and 10 are taking a quick breather from rehearsal. During their well-earned water break, the teenaged girls are as relaxed and chatty as one wou… Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet in Chroma / Tryst / Symphony in C at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 25 May 2010Performance in rep until 11 June 2010

    ‘If you can’t make it to the Opera House before June 11, take note. The June 10 performance will be shown on Big Screens throughout the country. Either way, this programme is an absolute must see.’  

  9. This Is The Place at The Place

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 25 May 2010Performance 20 - 22 May 2010

    ‘If the night had a star it was Cohan, who ran LCDT for 20 years and made a multitude of dances for it. The duet from his Forest (1977), performed by Sonja Peedo and Pierre Tappon (from Alston’s troupe), evinced a statuesque and poetic quality that has vir… 

  10. Rosie Kay Dance Company  '5 Soldiers'
Photos: Brian Slater

    Rosie Kay Dance Company in 5 Soldiers at The Rifles Club, Mayfair

    Fiona Campbell, Monday 24 May 2010 — Performance: 20 & 21 May 2010

    Reviewed: 21 May 2010 The contemporary dance world has had little to say so far on the subject of war, which makes Rosie Kay’s stark and brilliantly uncompromising _*5 Soldiers, The Body is the Front Line*… Continue Reading

  11. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Brighton Dome, coming to Sadler's Wells in July

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 21 May 2010

    ‘Political Mother is a marvel of son et lumière, as ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets – and, on July 14, it hits Sadler’s Wells for a four-night run. Move quickly.’  

  12. The Merchants of Bollywood at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 18 May - 5 June 2010

    ‘Don’t expect subtlety from this Mumbai pantomime: it’s big on energy, sequins, and the colour pink.’ 

  13. The Merchants of Bollywood at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 18 May - 5 June 2010

    ‘The final apocalyptic outburst of “It’s Time to Disco”, suggested something of the frenzies of medieval dance-mania when ergot poisoning induced unrelenting movement.’  

  14. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Brighton Dome, coming to Sadler's Wells in July

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 21 May 2010

    **** ‘…Political Mother, which had its world premiere at the Brighton Festival, is a noisy, brutal, no-holds-barred attack on power and its destructive, abusive agenda. This is one angry piece, delivered like a roar of defiance in the face of an omnipotent, m… 

  15. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 18 & 19 May 2010

    ‘Some of this is very funny, some of it tries too hard, but the whole thing cries out for sharper editing.’ 

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