September 2010

  1. Angelina Ballerina Children's Dance Award

    Angelina Ballerina Children's Award

    Friday 24 September 2010

    Popular children’s character Angelina Ballerina launches the second year of a new national dance award initiative for young performers across the UK in a search to find the ultimate young budding ballerina… Continue Reading

  2. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: 'Swan Lake'

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Programme 2 at Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Friday 24 September 2010 — Performance: 14 - 25 September 2010

    Reviewed: 22 September 2010 “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” , is a mantra that certainly governs the Trocks’ formulaic approach to their unique brand of ballet. The programming o… Continue Reading

  3. Youth Dance England book: 'Dance in and Beyond Schools'

    Youth Dance England Conference 2010

    Thursday 23 September 2010

    Over 300 people from around the UK are attending Youth Dance England’s conference – A Shared Vision of the Future – at the Mermaid Conference Centre in London today (Thursday 23 September) and … Continue Reading

  4. Via Volcano 'Mzobane' The Albany, 5-6 Oct. Photo: John Hogg

    Afrovibes at the Albany

    Wednesday 22 September 2010

    Afrovibes is a festival of cutting edge contemporary South African work curated by dancer and choreographer, Gregory Maqoma. It began in the Netherlands in 1998 and has happened every two years since then. It… Continue Reading

  5. Russell Maliphant Q&A

    Wednesday 22 September 2010

    !! AfterLight is the new full-evening work by the Russell Maliphant Company, which premieres at Sadler’s Wells on Tuesday, 28 September before being toured through the autumn, including performances in the… Continue Reading

  6. Akram Khan on Vertical Road

    Wednesday 22 September 2010

    Akram Khan talks about Vertical Road. In Vertical Road Akram Khan draws inspiration from universal myths of angels that symbolise ‘ascension’ – the road between the earthly and the spiritual, … Continue Reading

  7. The Place Prize Semi final 2. Top: Ben Duke & Raquel Meseguer’s 'It Needs Horses'. Below: Simon Ellis' 'Desire Lines'. Photos: Benedict Johnson.

    The Place Prize 2010 in Semi-finals at The Place

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 22 September 2010 — Performance: 18 - 25 September 2010

    Semi final 2: 21 September The second semi-final of the 2010 Place Prize brings an evening of contrasts to a packed Robin Howard Theatre. Animated B-boying played off against restrained physical theatre, and sou… Continue Reading

  8. Place Prize 2010 Semi Final. Top: Freddie Opoku-Addaie & Frauke Requardt's 'Fidelity'. Below: Saju Hari's 'The Program'. Photos: Benedict Johnson.

    The Place Prize 2010 in Semi-finals at The Place

    Katie Fish, Tuesday 21 September 2010 — Performance: 18 - 25 September 2010

    Semi Final 1: 18 September Although there was a buzz of anticipation from the audience for the first Semi-final of the 2010 edition of The Place Prize, the event opened on rather a sombre note with Indian dance … Continue Reading

  9. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Programme 1 at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 20 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘In a first programme this week, the Trocks are at their manic best.’  

  10. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Programme 1 at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 20 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘Me, I still laugh till I cry at pretty much all of it, but would make special mention of Brock Hayhoe’s gormless danseur noble in ChopEniana (the Russian version, aka Les Sylphides, of which the Trocks dance every last step as written, however difficult), an… 

  11. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 20 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘With its emotionally charged amalgam of ballet, Broadway and all-round athletic fabulousness, it’s [AAADT] become the embodiment of an ideal, a purveyor of identity, and a national icon on a par with Mount Rushmore.’ 

  12. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 20 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘The pace picks up, the stars come out, and the stage fills with dancers, each set in his or her own course, all finally coming together. It’s beautiful and mesmerising…[Ronald K Brown’s Dancing Spirit‘] 

  13. Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at The Curve, Leicester

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 20 September 2010Performance Coming to Sadler's Wells 5 - 9 Oct 2010

    ‘The choreography of Vertical Road, carried on the evocative cross-currents of Nitin Sawhney’s score, is at once exquisite and thrilling, but there’s a loss of focus two-thirds of the way through, at which point the narrative thread begins to fray and t… 

  14. Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at The Curve, Leicester

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 20 September 2010Performance Coming to Sadler's Wells 5 - 9 Oct 2010

    ‘Vertical Road is the most extended and yet the most concentrated dance piece Akram Khan has made in a long time, and much of it represents a compelling return to form.’  

  15. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Monday 20 September 2010 — Performance: 14 - 25 September 2010

    Reviewed: 17 Sep The 30-strong cast of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the UK with a season of revivals and newer works heavy with a sense of history. That history is not so much the Texan “b… Continue Reading

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