August 2012

  1. Dance UK mentoring scheme for dancers

    Monday 13 August 2012

    Dance UK is launching a mentoring programme for dancers in the middle of their careers who have been identified as potential future leaders... Continue Reading

  2. Darcey Bussell in the London 2012 Closing Ceremony

    Darcey Bussell flies in

    Monday 13 August 2012

    - the ex Royal Ballet Principal joined 200 dancers to perform a piece choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon at the end of the London 2012 Closing Ceremony Continue Reading

  3. Behind the scenes of Compass

    Thursday 9 August 2012

    Take a look behind the scenes of Compass, a Sadler's Wells production, which brought together a team of choreographers, a writer, a film maker, composers and musicians with a cast of over 100 dancers... Continue Reading

  4. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - Coliseum

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, The Independent , Monday 6 August 2012Performance 3 - 11 August

    On stage, the company dance Swan Lake with care and confidence, from swan dances to the human relationships.  

  5. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 6 August 2012Performance 3 - 11 August

    To his credit, Derek Deane — who adapted this production from the 1895 Petipa/Ivanov choreography, and from his own 1997 in-the-round version — keeps things moving and keeps the geometry interesting…  

  6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Press Review 4Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, Friday 3 August 2012Performance 24 July - 27 October 2012

    The cast frequently performs as a balletic ensemble, and the movement, overseen by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett of Frantic Assembly, is fluid.  

  7. Tchaikovsky Trilogy - Peter Schaufuss Ballet

    Press Review 1Louise Levene, Seven Magazine, Telegraph, Friday 3 August 2012Performance 23 - 28 July 2012

    No-one was expecting much (Schaufuss has form after all: remember his Diana ballet? His Rolling Stones homage?) but it’s hard to believe that a dancer with his pedigree could perpetrate such dismal dancemaking, routines so startlingly unmusical that I began to think … 

  8. English National Ballet's Swan Lake

    English National Ballet - Swan Lake

    Graham Watts, Friday 3 August 2012 — Performance: 3 - 11 August

    A sudden decision, earlier this year, to end the tenure of ENB’s artistic director, Wayne Eagling, has left the company in a state of limbo as this season comes to a close and everyone awaits the arrival of Ta… Continue Reading

  9. Nigel Charnock dies aged 52

    Thursday 2 August 2012

    Nigel Charnock, the performer, choreographer and director, died late yesterday at St Christopher’s Hospice in South London. He had been diagnosed with Cancer of Undiagnosed Primary in the middle of June this year. Continue Reading

  10. Lost Dog - It Needs Horses/Home for Broken Turns -Almeida

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 1 August 2012Performance 23 - 28 July 2012

    Unlike the easy giggles of It Needs Horses, this one’s murkier, unnerving, less pin down-able and ruled by a mad mamma who comes over like a freaky Frida Kahlo. It needs tightening up, and you could lop off 10 minutes near the end, but this could shape up to be an ea… 

  11. Forging the rings. Photo: Shimelle Laine

    Olympic Opening Ceremony - 27 July 2012

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 1 August 2012 — Performance: 27 July

    With over one billion people worldwide watching the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games it will be one of the most talked-about events of the year. Already tonnes of newsprint have been devoted to the … Continue Reading

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