November 2011

  1. Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Clifford Bishop, Evening Standard, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 3, 5, 8, 9, 15, 17, 26 November 2011

    “By the final harrowing duet the pair have gelled into a thrilling partnership”  

  2. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 9 - 12 November 2011

    “Lin favours effects and impressions over drive and drama – and they all shine with the exquisite finesse of the company’s supple, hyper-articulate dancers, who seamlessly blend martial arts and western dance.”  

  3. Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 3, 5, 8, 9, 15, 17, 26 November 2011

    “As for Polunin, he is one of the most convincing Des Grieux I’ve seen. Technically his performance has many fine things, the long, unfolding adagio of his first solo, the audacity and intensity of his partnering.”  

  4. Siobhan Davies in Commissions at Bargehouse

    Press Review 1Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 4 - 13 November 2011

    “The new works produced by Siobhan Davies Commissions are weirdly bloodless.”  

  5. Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 3, 5, 8, 9, 15, 17, 26 November 2011

    “Her [Lauren Cuthbertson] dancing is bold, with a lush openness to her line, and a readiness to take risks with balance. In the final, feverish pas de deux, she and Polunin push the lifts and catches to hair-raising extremes, giving Manon’s death a sense o… 

  6. Sergei Polunin

    Friday 11 November 2011

    A principal dancer with the Royal Ballet he’s lucky to be alive after contracting pneumonia aged 8, and he wouldn’t have studied at the Royal Ballet School if his Russian ballet teacher didn’t … Continue Reading

  7. Scottish Ballet, 3-4 Nov, Sadler's Wells. Photo: GW Shooting

    Scottish Ballet in Kings 2 Ends / Song of the Earth at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 10 November 2011 — Performance: 3 & 4 November 2011

    Review: 4 November I have a very nice app on my smart phone: a “pocket pond”, which lets me gaze down at some happy koi carp swimming around in a sparkling pool, without a cat or a heron ever likely… Continue Reading

  8. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Agua'

    Dance - in London 2012 Festival

    Thursday 10 November 2011

    With the unveiling last week of the confirmed events for the London 2012 Festival and venues and arts organisations across the city announcing their programmes for next summer, one thing is for sure – we w… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet 'Manon' Lauren Cuthbertson & Sergei Polunin. 
Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 9 November 2011 — Performance: 3, 5, 8, 9, 15, 17, 26 November 2011

    A quick return to the Opera House to see the The Royal Ballet's rising star partnership of *Lauren Cuthbertson* and *Sergei Polunin* make their debuts in *_Manon*_  Continue Reading

  10. Siobhan Davies Commissions. Henry Montes & Deborah Saxon in 'Landmark'.

    Siobhan Davies in Commissions at Bargehouse

    Katerina Pantelides, Wednesday 9 November 2011 — Performance: 4 - 13 November 2011

    Reviewed: 8 November It is a truth reluctantly acknowledged that even the most ardent dance fans have: a) sat in performances (both terrible and otherwise) where they’ve willed time to race; b) dreamed of… Continue Reading

  11. The Best of British

    Tuesday 8 November 2011 1 Comment

    In Olympic year, British Dance Edition comes to London. The biennial event which showcases the best of British dance to the rest of the world takes place from 2 – 5 February at the main dance presenting ve… Continue Reading

  12. Royal Ballet 'Manon' Sarah Lamb & Rupert Pennefather. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 7 November 2011 — Performance: 3, 5, 8, 9, 15, 17, 26 November 2011

    Reviewed: 3 November Manon is the role that every ballerina wants and the casting for this brief run of nine shows is clearly designed to enable a new generation of dancers to make their mark in this most covete… Continue Reading

  13. Dance Funding

    Friday 4 November 2011

    Sadler’s Wells artistic director Alistair Spalding has called for the provision of dance in schools to match that of musicFull article, Natalie Woolman, The Stage, 3 Nov.11 Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 4 November 2011Performance in rep 22 Oct - 21 Dec 2011

    “McRae also has a technical mastery that defies superlatives… We saw a brilliantly talented young man assert the power of dance to define the grandest possibilities of the human frame. Here is an artist boasting a transcendent and Lisztian gift that transf… 

  15. ZooNation in Some Like It Hip Hop at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 4 November 2011Performance 20 October - 19 November 2011

    “In the leading roles, Teneisha Bonner, Lizzie Gough and Tommy Franzen are wholly admirable – but, then, so is every member of the cast. It is a most ingratiating and heart-whole production, offered with boundless enthusiasm, and you can – and should… 

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