December 2013

  1. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 15 December 2013Performance 11 December 2013 - 5 January 2014

    Together, they , Daria Klimentova & Vadim Muntagirov express the romantic longing of Tchaikovsky’s score to perfection, and all else is forgotten.http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/dec/15/the-nutcracker-review-english-national-ballet 

  2. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 13 December 2013Performance 9 - 19 January 2014

    English National Ballet dance The Nutcracker with energy and understanding, brightening up Wayne Eagling’s uneven production. From Micaela Infante’s child Clara to Daria Klimentová’s grown-up ballerina, the dancing brings real fizz to the ballet.  

  3. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 13 December 2013Performance 11 December 2013 - 5 January 2014

    …Muntagirov shows us beautiful classic dance, an identity of winning directness and power. (In this he matches Klimentová, who denies any personality cult by her sweetness of means.)  

  4. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 13 December 2013Performance 11 December 2013 - 5 January 2014

    In the end it wins you over, but it is the dancers not the production who pull it off. There would be an extra star if I were only judging them.  

  5. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 13 December 2013Performance 4 December 2013 - 26 January 2014

    The Swans, half Polynesian warriors/half Chippendales, are intense and genuinely threatening and the humorous moments – the cygnet dance and a bored fan dancer – are well judged.  

  6. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Friday 13 December 2013Performance 4 December 2013 - 26 January 2014

    Bourne’s Swan Lake is witty, menacing, lyrical and wild. Its continuing success is a continuing inspiration, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one flocking back to the theatre for another viewing.  

  7. Jonzi D - Lyrikal Fearta: The Letter & Broken Lineage

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 December 2013Performance 9 - 11 December 2013

    Jonzi D has never been a virtuoso dancer, but he’s a gregariously charismatic stage presence. He’s also an excellent mimic. In this 45-minute solo of dance, monologue and mime, he conjures up an entertainingly articulate cast of family, friends and associat… 

  8. English National Ballet - 'The Nutcracker'

    English National Ballet - The Nutcracker - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 12 December 2013 — Performance: 11 December 2013 - 5 January 2014

    It is the strength of Muntagirov’s secure partnering – the most unsung of his many attributes – that enabled Klimentová to focus so freely on her own astounding performance...  Continue Reading

  9. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

    Press Review Lise Smith, DanceTabs, Thursday 12 December 2013Performance 4 December - 26 January

    The current production reunites long-term Bourne collaborators with a fresh new flock of swans in a story that remains both modern and moving.  

  10. Natalia Osipova

    Wednesday 11 December 2013

    - features in the Guardian’s Portrait of the Artist series… Continue Reading

  11. The return of the Tiller Girls

    Wednesday 11 December 2013

    Over 100 dancers queued to audition to be part of a new troupe of Tillers at Sadler’s Wells last weekend… Continue Reading

  12. Lindy hop

    The Lindy Hop - under the microscope

    Wednesday 11 December 2013

    Scientist Andy Connelly reveals the laws of physics as demonstrated in partner dancing for the Guardian… Continue Reading

  13. 'Love Tomorrow' DVD

    Win a DVD of Love Tomorrow!

    Wednesday 11 December 2013

    Competition now closed - we had five copies to give away of this film about dancers, set in London and starring Cindy Jourdain and Arionel Vargas...  Continue Reading

  14. Jonzi D in 'The Letter'

    Jonzi D - Lyrikal Fearta: The Letter & Broken Lineage

    Symone Keisha, Tuesday 10 December 2013 — Performance: 9 - 11 December 2013

    There is a sense of honesty in Jonzi D’s work especially in 'The Letter'. It’s refreshing in that you are aware that what you’re seeing on stage means a lot to Jonzi, and you have the … Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet -The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 9 December 2013Performance in rep until 16 January 2014

    This is the Christmas party you want to be at. The set and costumes are ravishing, the Stahlbaum family are charming hosts, and the judicious blend of magic and realism in Wright’s storytelling allows the dancers to invest their roles with an unusual degree of in… 

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