February 2013

  1. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Vollmond - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Sunday 24 February 2013Performance 22 -25 February 2013

    What gives the piece its exceptional quality is the long sequence of solos that punctuate it.  

  2. Brendan Cole 'Licence to Thrill'

    Brendan Cole's Licence to Thrill

    Vikki Jane Vile, Thursday 21 February 2013 — Performance: 13 February 2013

    Every January, in an attempt to combat the nation’s Strictly Come Dancing withdrawal symptoms, a number of the show’s professionals embark of lengthy nationwide tours. Brendan Cole’s Licence to Thrill is o… Continue Reading

  3. A Chorus Line

    Press Review 3Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, Wednesday 20 February 2013Performance Booking to 18 January 2014

    Odd as it may sound for the biggest theatre in the West End, and a production directed by original co-choreographer Bob Avian, this feels in Palladium terms rather like a filler until the next real singular sensation comes along.  

  4. A Chorus Line

    Press Review 4Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, Wednesday 20 February 2013Performance Booking to 18 January 2014

    Crucial to A Chorus Line’s original success was the choreography of Michael Bennett (who was also its creator and director). Bob Avian, who worked on that Broadway production, oversees this revival, in which Bennett’s painstaking patterns of movement are faithfully… 

  5. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Two Cigarettes in the Dark' Dominique Mercy & Helena Pikon. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Two Cigarettes in the Dark - two views on Pina Bausch

    Wednesday 20 February 2013

    Everyone comes away from Bausch with their own unique set of images, memories & interpretations. With that in mind, we sent two writers - Sanjoy Roy & Jeffrey Gordon Baker - to Sadler's Wells last week... Continue Reading

  6. ADAD Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wednesday 20 February 2013

    Peter Badejo, Mark Elie, Imani Jendai, Namron, Nii Tagoe and Carol Straker are all nominees for the Association of Dance of the Africa Diaspora second Lifetime Achievement Award, being awarded this Friday.. Continue Reading

  7. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Two Cigarettes in the Dark

    Press Review 2Louise Levene, Telegraph, Wednesday 20 February 2013Performance 14 - 17 February 2013

    Some scenes are inspired – the bathing beauty lying in a “hammock” made from the fabric she herself holds in place is unforgettable. But other ideas are flogged to death  

  8. JNR SINstars - 'The Aurochs Were'. Photo: Lise Smith

    Refresh - The Place

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 20 February 2013 — Performance: 16 February 2013

    Refresh is one of The Place’s two annual youth dance platforms, and excitingly brings together outstanding youth dance companies and music chosen by well-known choreographers. The aim is to inspire participati… Continue Reading

  9. Matt Flint

    Matt Flint Q&A

    Tuesday 19 February 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Tap dancer turned choreographer Matt Flint is looking forward to hosting the main performance stage at Move It next month. We find out what he's been doing since he won BBC1's So You Think You Can Danc… Continue Reading

  10. Royal Ballet - Ashton Mixed Programme - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 19 February 2013Performance 12, 13, 15, 21, 23 February 2013

    Strangely, though, for me that ballet’s polar opposite [Margeurite and Armand], Ashton’s cool, lunar Monotones, two mid-Sixties trios set to limpid Satie, were the evening’s real sensation – a gleaming presage of the future, rather than a romp in the past.  

  11. Titian Metamorphosis - cover.

    Titian Metamorphosis -book review

    Tuesday 19 February 2013 by Laura Dodge

    "This is a book that will excite dance fans because its numerous images are so beautiful. Artfully-arranged, these photos don't quite capture the magic of the live performances but do provide a lasting … Continue Reading

  12. Royal Ballet - Ashton Mixed Programme - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 17 February 2013Performance 12, 13, 15, 21, 23 February 2013

    Monotones I and II see Ashton in minimalist mood. In this plotless two-part work we see his fundamental beliefs about ballet laid out with limpid simplicity to piano music by Erik Satie. It’s exquisitely performed, Emma Maguire’s quietly perfect line compel… 

  13. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Two Cigarettes in the Dark

    Press Review 1Cllement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 17 February 2013Performance 14 - 17 February 2013

    I think that the word Tanztheater merits the attentions of the Trade Descriptions Act.  

  14. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Two Cigarettes in the Dark

    Press Review 3Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Sunday 17 February 2013Performance 14 - 17 February 2013

    As always, there are the high heels, Bausch’s equivalent of pointe shoes in the way they give the women a perilous advantage, at once raising them up and hobbling them  

  15. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Two Cigarettes in the Dark

    Press Review 2Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 15 February 2013Performance 14 - 17 February 2013

    If the phrase “rarely performed work” sets off warning bells, hearing that it explores the monotony of existence has them clanging.  

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