January 2013

  1. News: Bolshoi Theatre's artistic director attacked

    Friday 18 January 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi, is being treated in hospital after a masked attacker threw acid in his face.  Continue Reading

  2. News: London risks losing talented young artists

    Friday 18 January 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Current visa rules threaten London's status as a city of artistic excellence warns Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet.  Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Marcia Haydée - Cranko's muse

    Friday 18 January 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    With three versions of Eugene Onegin in London this winter, Judith Mackrell looks at how Marcia Haydée inspired John Cranko's choreography for Onegin and Romeo & Juliet. Continue Reading

  4. Slavik Kryklyvyy

    Feature: Ballroom Dancer - Film

    Friday 18 January 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    A documentary feature film about a former World Latin American Dance Champion trying to recreate his successes of ten years ago. Watch a trailer of the film and video review.  Continue Reading

  5. News: Carlos Acosta's novel one of Waterstones Eleven

    Wednesday 16 January 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Due to be published in October this year, the world famous ballet dancer's debut novel 'Pig's Foot' is already receiving accolades... Continue Reading

  6. Liz Liew & Yuyu Rau 'Snapshots' Photo: Suki Mok Photography

    Review: Resolution! - Liz Liew & YuYu Rau / David Willdridge / Attach Dance Company

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 15 January 2013 — Performance: 12 January 2013

    Although all three were very much works in progress, in terms of idea, structure and wholeness, these choreographers and companies proved to be hard workers indeed  Continue Reading

  7. Le  Patin Libre 'The Rule of 3'

    Review: Le Patin Libre – The Rule of 3 - Brixton Ice Rink

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 15 January 2013 — Performance: 12 January 2013

    Canadian troupe Le Patin Libre aims to develop a new contemporary approach to skating and 'The Rule Of 3' is to Holiday On Ice what Lloyd Newson is to Marius Petipa....  Continue Reading

  8. Sarah Lamb in the Royal Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy ROH.

    Feature: 'Live' - at the cinema

    Monday 14 January 2013

    So how does the experience of seeing a live relay in your local cinema compare with an evening at the Royal House? Graham Watts saw 'The Royal Ballet's 'Nutcracker' in both... Continue Reading

  9. Transitions 2013. Photo: Chris Nash [detail]

    News: Transitions 2013

    Monday 14 January 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance have announced the names of the young dancers who will be part of Transitions Dance Company this year -and the choreographers they'll work with... Continue Reading

  10. Move It main stage, 2012

    News: Move it - coming to Olympia soon!

    Monday 14 January 2013

    The UK's biggest dance show is back (8 - 10 March). From hip hop to ballet, performances to watch and classes to join, there really is something for everyone... Continue Reading

  11. English National Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Daria Klimentova at the Lilac Fairy & James Streeter as Carabosse. Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    Review: English National Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 14 January 2013 — Performance: 9 - 19 January 2013

    'The Sleeping Beauty' has never looked better than in this sumptuous production.  Continue Reading

  12. Cirque Du Soleil, Koozå at the Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 13 January 2013Performance 8 January - 14 February 2013

    Many of those on stage are so anonymised by over-elaborate costumes and makeup that it’s difficult to determine their gender, let alone recognise them as individuals. Less forgivably, no performer is named or identified in the programme, although the management a… 

  13. Ockham's Razor, Not Until We Are Lost - Platform Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 13 January 2013Performance 10 - 12 January 2013

    A magical show, from people with more than sawdust between the ears.  

  14. Cirque Du Soleil, Koozå at the Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 13 January 2013Performance 8 January - 14 February 2013

    For all that Cirque du Soleil is credited with the invention of “new circus”, its extravagance now puts it out of step with the times.  

  15. Jean Abreu in 'BLOOD'. Photo: Paul Scala

    News: Jean Abreu using Gilbert & George art in his new show

    Friday 11 January 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Jean Abreu will be using 25 images from Gilbert & George works as a visual backdrop for his new show, Blood, touring the UK from May. Continue Reading

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