August 2011

  1. Eleanor Bauer 'BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS' 18-19 August, The Place. Photo: Reinout Hiel, courtesy The Place

    Eleanor Bauer & Touch Wood 5 in Big Girls Do Big Things at The Place

    Sam Gauntlett, Monday 22 August 2011 — Performance: 18 & 19 August 2011

    Reviewed: 18 August As part of the Summer House season, Touch Wood is an opportunity for choreographers to show works in progress in a studio setting. This week choreographers seem to have been encouraged to pos… Continue Reading

  2. Jean Abreu Dance 'INSIDE'

    Friday 19 August 2011

    ‘INSIDE’ by Jean Abreu – Teaser from Jean Abreu on Vimeo. INSIDE explores violence, incarceration, solitude and hope within the prison walls – a gritty, compelling production revealing su… Continue Reading

  3. Ea Sola 'Drought and Rain'

    Friday 19 August 2011

    French Vietnamese choreographer Ea Sola was born in Vietnam and trained in Paris. She left her homeland at the height of the war and returned in 1990 to conduct five years of research on the traditional music a… Continue Reading

  4. The Ballet Ruse at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 19 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘Muirne Bloomer and Emma O’Kane dreamed of being ballerinas – and did more than dream: both trained and danced with professional ballet companies. With speech, dance and gleefully rewritten ballet mime, they look back on their time in this punishing … 

  5. State of Flux in Forgetting Natasha at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 19 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘If an older woman had been cast to double up with Spiccia, this could have deepened beyond an ambitious concept into a consistently moving piece of dance theatre.’  

  6. Downgrade Dance A-level says minister

    Thursday 18 August 2011

    As thousands of young people found out their A level results today, David Willetts MP the Conservative Minister of State for Universities and Science told the *“Daily Telegraph “:*that sixth-formers … Continue Reading

  7. Clément Layes 'Allege'

    Tuesday 16 August 2011

    Directing every music and lighting cue whilst balancing a glass of water on the back of his neck, Clément Layes’ remarkable solo strives to make sense of everything that looks arbitrary, forcing meaning i… Continue Reading

  8. Grupo Corpo, Imã and Onqotô

    Tuesday 16 August 2011

    Grupo Corpo and choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras have reinvented classical ballet as an exuberant and rhythmic dance form, infused with Brazilian dance rhythms. Onqotô tackles the origins of the universe thro… Continue Reading

  9. Digital Futures in Dance conference.
Image: Jonah Bokaer

    Digital Futures in dance

    Monday 15 August 2011

    A three day conference in September gives artists, promoters, producers, venues, academics, creative and digital companies the chance to come together to discuss future possibilities for dance and technology. Wi… Continue Reading

  10. Scottish Ballet. Adam Blyde, Eve Mutso & Tama Barry in Kenneth MacMillan’s 'Song of the Earth'. Photo: Graham Wylie.

    Go north for dance

    Monday 15 August 2011

    This year’s Edinburgh International Festival celebrates the art and culture of Asia in all its diversity – and its influences on the West. Dance highlights include French-Vietnamese choreographer Ea … Continue Reading

  11. Mariinsky Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 15 August 2011Performance 11 - 13 August 2011

    ‘The Mariinsky’s dancers understand this extravagant yet disciplined style in their bones: their exactly calibrated movements are stamped in their muscles by years of training. If a line of girls are required to sit still with their heads and feet at exact… 

  12. Mariinsky Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 15 August 2011Performance 11 - 13 August 2011

    ‘The sum effect was heart-lifting: these are dancers touched by greatness.’  

  13. Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 15 August 2011Performance 9 - 14 August 2011

    ‘With a cast of contortionists, jugglers, synchronised frogs, transvestite cygnets, roller-skating swans and unicycling matadors, this is the world’s most famous ballet as Lewis Carroll might have invented it after a few too many puffs on the caterpillar̵… 

  14. Mariinsky Ballet in Scotch Symphony/ In the Night/ Ballet Imperial at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 15 August 2011Performance 4 - 5 August 2011

    ‘Larded with tartan and hinting, with a touch of embarrassment, that at any moment it might become a jig, it journeyed too close for comfort to that well known Scottish landmark, the Brink of Twee.’ (Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony) 

  15. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Louise Levene , Sunday Telegraph, Monday 15 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    ‘Diana Vishneva, who created the title role in 2010, is a beautiful woman but Tolstoy’s heroine is a love-magnet for anything that moves – men, women, children, animals, trains – and Vishneva never quite makes us believe in her fatal attraction… 

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