October 2012

  1. Phoenix Dance Theatre - Mixed Bill - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 4Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Friday 26 October 2012Performance 25 - 27 October 2012

    Choreographer Ana Lujan Sanchez’s Catch, for Phoenix Dance is wonderfully theatrical — in a programme that combines movement, physical theatre, hip-hop, and aerial work. When theatre companies so often borrow from dance, it’s fascinating to see dancers repay the… 

  2. Jonzi D - The Letter and Other Works - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review Katie Colombus, The Stage, Friday 26 October 2012Performance 25 - 27 October 2012

    Forget messages, forget education, forget a presentation of ideologies – this is about the here and now, about experiencing, enjoying and absorbing words and movement that say so much about present national identity.  

  3. Jonzi D - The Letter and Other Works - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 26 October 2012Performance 25 - 27 October 2012

    The Letter is self-consciously confessional, at its best with the people Jonzi D cares about.  

  4. Phoenix Dance Theatre - Mixed Bill - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 26 October 2012Performance 25 - 27 October 2012

    Like the music, the dance [Melt] seems to capture the impetuosness, intensity, innocence and aching beauty of youth itself, whether diving into freefall or taking off into flight.  

  5. Rambert Dance Company - Labyrinth of Love / Roses / Dutiful Ducks / Sounddance

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Seven Magazine, Telegraph, Friday 26 October 2012Performance 16 - 20 October 2012

    The movement has Balanchine’s neo-classical discipline, Mark Morris’s folksy grace, and Martha Graham’s marmoreal splendour all infused with a warmth and wit unique to Taylor.  

  6. Tommy Franzen

    Tommy Franzén

    Thursday 25 October 2012

    Fresh from 'Some Like it Hip Hop' Tommy Franzén will be dancing in Russell Maliphant's 'The Rodin Project' at Sadler's Wells this week (til Wed). He talks to Graham Watts... Continue Reading

  7. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'Take Five' 
Elisha Willis and Tyrone Singleton. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Birmingham Royal Ballet - Opposites Attract - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 25 October 2012 — Performance: 23 October 2012

    A former dancer with Twyla Tharp, Jessica Lang clearly has a talent for bringing in fascinating visual devices to seamlessly integrate with her dancers... Continue Reading

  8. Eddie Ladd & Judith Roberts - Gaza/Blaenannerch - The Place

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Thursday 25 October 2012 — Performance: 24 October 2012

    Ladd is a performer of uncommon presence and both her bodily and intellectual explorations were intelligently heartfelt and genuinely engaging. Continue Reading

  9. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Opposites Attract - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 24 October 2012Performance 23 October 2012

    Brubeck’s splendid jazz (there’s a spiffy seven-counts-to-a-bar number) is laid neatly out in front of us and from a busy cast I admired the brave outlines William Bracewell’s dancing.  

  10. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Opposites Attract - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 24 October 2012Performance 23 October 2012

    If young and original choreographers are hard to find in the ballet world, women choreographers are as rare as hen’s teeth: so it is hats off to Birmingham Royal Ballet for seeking out the very interesting talent of Jessica Lang for her UK debut.  

  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Opposites Attract - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 24 October 2012Performance 23 October 2012

    Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Opposites Attract is a light, brisk programme that goes soggy at the end.  

  12. Chunky Move 'Mortal Engine'  Photo: Andrew Curtis

    Chunky Move - Mortal Engine at Southbank Centre

    Germaine Cheng, Wednesday 24 October 2012 — Performance: 19 - 20 October 2012

    Frieder Weiss (who describes himself as an ‘engineer in the arts' ) has designed an interactive system which combines video images, laser beams, lighting and sound effects with the highly physical move… Continue Reading

  13. Chunky Move - Mortal Engine at Southbank Centre

    Press Review 319 - 20 October 2012, Financial Times, Tuesday 23 October 2012Performance 19 - 20 October 2012

    The effect is at times simply mesmerising, as the very surface upon which these intrepid performers move seemingly shifts and swirls, taking on a life of its own, yet clearly emanating from them.  

  14. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

    Tuesday 23 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    An evil fairy supplying a baby for the king and queen, a sleepwalking princess in limbo land and time travel from 1911 to 2011. Matthew Bourne introduces his latest production - Sleeping Beauty. Continue Reading

  15. Chunky Move - Mortal Engine at Southbank Centre

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 22 October 2012Performance 19 - 20 October 2012

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to be abducted by aliens, this show is probably the closest you’ll get.  

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