January 2011

  1. Resolution! 22 Jan 2011 Top: Colette Brandenburg’s The Federation 'Encounters' Photo: Julie Klima. Below: Letizia Mazzeo's 'Dahlia'

    Resolution! 2011 in Deaf Men Dancing, Letizia Mazzeo, The Federation at The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 24 January 2011 — Performance: 22 January 2011

    That most divisive of dance forms, Broadway jazz, was surprisingly much in evidence at this weekend’s Resolution! performance. Mastered by Bob Fosse then massacred by a million high-school dance troupes fo… Continue Reading

  2. Shoes 2011

    Friday 21 January 2011

    Default viral player for Sadler’s Wells A celebration of one of the greatest passions of the modern age, Shoes is a song and dance spectacular that takes audiences on a journey from the l… Continue Reading

  3. Compañía Rocío Molina

    Friday 21 January 2011

    Compañía Rocío Molina perform Cuando las Piedras Vuelen as part of Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival London. Cuando las Piedras Vuelen is an intense, conceptual piece that is nevertheless sensitive to t… Continue Reading

  4. Resolution! 22 Jan 2011. Top: Julia Cheng's 'The Other Side'. Below: Sarah Rogers and Company 'Bowline', photo: Kyle Stevenson.

    Resolution! 2011 in Kolesk Dance/Moxie Brawl/Sarah Rogers and Company at The Place

    Lise Smith, Friday 21 January 2011 — Performance: 19 January

    Resolution! – The Place’s annual showcase for emerging choreographers – is now in its 22nd year and showing no signs of age or exhaustion. This year’s programme includes a staggering 102 … Continue Reading

  5. FELA! at Sadler's Wells, 20 July - 28 August 2011

    FELA! summer run at Sadler's Wells

    Thursday 20 January 2011

    It’s been a hit on Broadway and a sell out at the National Theatre, but London audiences will get another chance to catch FELA!, directed by award winning choreographer Bill T Jones in a six week run at Sa… Continue Reading

  6. In rehearsal

    Thursday 20 January 2011

    \“The cloistered theatre rehearsal with the air of a confessional, and the ballet studio with the air of a car mechanic’s repair shop\” David Jays looks at the contrasts between dance and theat… Continue Reading

  7. Dog Kennel Hill Project at Whitechapel Gallery

    Dance at Whitechapel Gallery

    Monday 17 January 2011

    The relationship between dance and the visual arts which was at the centre of several high profile exhibitions last year looks set to continue in 2011. As part of sculptor Claire Barclay’s year long exhibi… Continue Reading

  8. Dancing the Black Swan

    Monday 17 January 2011

    New York City Ballet star Benjamin Millepied, amongst others,coached Natalie Portman for her lead role in the film *Black Swan*: ‘She has that sponge-like intelligence with her body. She’s obviously … Continue Reading

  9. Coming home

    Monday 17 January 2011

    Tim Rushton went to the Royal Ballet School and has just been awarded an MBE for services to dance but only now is his work being shown here – in the first UK tour of Danish Dance Theatre, which he has led… Continue Reading

  10. Cirque du Soleil 'Totem'

    Cirque du Soleil in Totem at Royal Albert Hall

    Graham Watts, Monday 17 January 2011 — Performance: 5 Jan - 17 Feb 2011

    There is nothing like Cirque du Soleil in the world of entertainment, and by this I don’t mean the work they present – but in terms of its gigantic scale. Cirque has 20+ companies operating under the… Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 14 January 2011Performance in rep until 19 February 2011

    ‘Partnering is a skill that many male dancers grow into. At just 21, Polunin has it already: he lifts Marquez as if she were thistledown. This was a terrific debut.’  

  12. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 14 January 2011Performance in rep until 19 February 2011

    ‘For Tamara Rojo’s Giselle much praise – for her dulcet account of the dances, for her dramatic intelligence and the sudden intensities of her mad scene, for small prodigies of balance and grand effects of phrasing, and a gentle bravura that does not… 

  13. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 14 January 2011Performance in rep until 19 February 2011

    ‘When he [Sergei Polunin] comes to perform the multiple entrechats that are Albrecht’s signature move, there is a collective intake of breath as Polunin soars upwards on a whistle of displaced air, his ankles beating with a silvery sweetness, his body show… 

  14. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 14 January 2011Performance in rep until 19 February 2011

    ‘Apart from looking slightly in a hurry (possibly nerves, probably impatience), 21-year-old Polunin’s debut was impressive.As we’ve come to expect, his dancing has a plush inevitability and airy expertise.’  

  15. Resolution! 2011 at The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 12 January 2011Performance 6 Jan - 19 February 2011

    ‘Resolution! is a place for fresh starts: some of its experiments will fail, some will work. BLOOM! look as though they’re going places.’  

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