March 2012

  1. English National Ballet - Beyond Ballet Russes, Prog 1

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 25 March 2012Performance 22 - 27 March 2012

    Combined with superlative playing from the orchestra of ENB under Gavin Sutherland, magical lighting by John B Read that entirely removes the need for a backcloth, and volcanic energy from a galvanised, 36-strong cast, this Rite is a triumph.  

  2. English National Ballet - Beyond Ballet Russes, Prog 1

    Press Review 3Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 25 March 2012Performance 22 - 27 March 2012

    Wayne Eagling’s programming for this brief season is thoughtful and, I venture, over-optimistic. To entrust Stravinsky’s Firebird score to a novice choreographer was generous but, in the event, ferociously unwise.  

  3. English National Ballet - Beyond Ballet Russes, Prog 1

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Saturday 24 March 2012Performance 22 - 27 March 2012

    Yet, while the stage seethes with ideas, Williamson has no notion yet how to tell a story. Amid the sexy welter of his choreography, it’s hard to distinguish benign forces from bad, or to figure out what’s actually at stake.  

  4. English National Ballet 'The Firebird'. Ksenia Ovsyanick as the Firebird. Photo: Diego Indraccolo

    English National Ballet - Beyond Ballet Russes, Prog 1

    Graham Watts, Saturday 24 March 2012 — Performance: 22 - 27 March 2012

    Diaghilev’s programmes were often a mix of the brilliant and mundane and so it is perhaps only appropriate that this was a case of two bad, two good.  Continue Reading

  5. English National Ballet, Beyond Ballets Russes Prog 1

    Press Review 3Clifford Bishop, Evning Standard, Friday 23 March 2012Performance 22 - 27 March 2012

    Using the works of the Ballets Russes as a jumping-off point is a dangerous game. It comes off better for English National Ballet in pairing Nijinsky’s L’Après midi d’un faune, performed to Debussy’s orchestral score, with David Dawson’s Faun(e), to an adapt… 

  6. English National Ballet, Beyond Ballets Russes Prog. 1

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 23 March 2012Performance 22 - 27 March 2012

    Russes season starts with a new ballet, new designs and some bright performances. The new Firebird doesn’t take off, but Erina Takahashi is a blazing Chosen One in The Rite of Spring.  

  7. Lauren Cuthbertson in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo: Johan Persson. Courtesy of the Royal Opera House

    Royal Ballet Live

    Tuesday 20 March 2012 by Sarah Golding

    On 23 March 2012, the Royal Opera House offered an unprecedented glimpse into life behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet. Have you ever wondered what goes on before a performance at the ballet? Have you always a… Continue Reading

  8. Fleur Darkin (right) in rehearsal with Rosalind Noctor and John Thompson. Photo: Alex Macro.

    Last chance to catch

    Tuesday 20 March 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Fleur Darkin's company performed for the last time at Laban Theatre on Tuesday - Fleur takes up the role of Artistic Director at Scottish Dance Theatre later this year Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 20 March 2012Performance in rep until 13 April 2012

    What we see is Christopher Wheeldon’s oh-so-vivacious choreography bustling about the stage against a dazzling series of decorative coups de théâtre by Bob Crowley that make real the bizarre locations in which Alice finds herself,  

  10. Richard Alston Dance Company at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegarph, Tuesday 20 March 2012Performance 29 Feb & 1 Mar 2012

    The programme presented showed one masterwork, the luminous Roughcut to a score by Steve Reich and the new A Ceremony of Carols, to Britten, a piece both elegant and empty, full of well marshalled movement but not much feeling.  

  11. Wayne McGregor / Random Dance - FAR

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 20 March 2012Performance 29 Feb & 1 Mar 2012

    The movements are often stunningly lovely – girls folding their bodies like jackknives and balancing like birds on their toes; a line of silhouettes, delicately moving their arms in tentative semaphore – but the piece as a whole seems to lack purpose.  

  12. Fevered Sleep - 'Stilled'. Robin Dingemans and Sachi Kimura.Photo:Wellcome Images

    Fevered Sleep - Stilled - Siobhan Davies Studios

    Misa Brzezicki, Tuesday 20 March 2012 — Performance: 17 March 2012

    The journey up to the top floor of Siobhan Davies Studios is lined with ghostly photographs, abstract smudges of grey against white. A closer look reveals a dark blotch of floor, curves that could be a neck or … Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Lauren Cuthbertson. Photo: Johan Persson.

    Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Monday 19 March 2012 — Performance: in rep until 13 April 2012

    Lauren Cuthbertson in the title role physicalizes the character beautifully – helped by Bob Crowley’s striking set designs she embodies Alice’s transformations from tiny to huge and back again Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    Press Review 5Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 19 March 2012Performance in rep until 13 April 2012

    But this is nevertheless a craftsmanlike piece of dance and great, giddy, fun for young and old, and Wheeldon has now altered it intelligently, too.  

  15. Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppélia at London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 19 March 2012Performance 15 - 18 March 2012

    Sakuma is fresh and direct in the mime scenes, turning readily to the audience to show her outrage. She’s a gentle Swanilda, curious rather than mischievous, with delicate, airy dancing.  

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