April 2013

  1. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 25 April 2013Performance 24 & 25 April

    Puz/zle is a huge piece, philosophically as well as choreographically, and it comes with flaws and loose ends. Yet in its evocation of our blind urge towards creativity, it is utterly captivating.  

  2. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Thursday 25 April 2013Performance 24 & 25 April

    And what happens? Angst happens. Games and neurotic patternings with plastic rocks happen, and fights and collapses and Japanese flute-playing and interminable readjustments of the blocks to make architectural structures (from skyscraper to barricade, with graffiti) ha… 

  3. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Thursday 25 April 2013Performance 24 & 25 April

    At times pure choreography rather than dance — figures roll, climb, flip into the lotus — Puz/zle is quite hardcore. The fusion of voices helps you reach a meditative state. But, in the final third, colour streams in — the scene where humans are chiselled into st… 

  4. Jared Gradinger & Angela Shubot's 'Les Petites Morts - I Hope You Die Soon'. Part of what_now 2013 festival, April 2013

    what_now festival - Siobhan Davies Studios

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Wednesday 24 April 2013 — Performance:

    Frank Bock curated an ultra contemporary look at the “now” of dance - a festival structured with all the puzzling conceptual twists and turns of a contemporary art show. Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet - Draft Works 2013 - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 24 April 2013Performance 23-26 April 2013

    Boonham creates vivid contrasts between taut, airy steps and grounded moves, pressing into the floor.  

  6. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Siobhan Murphy, The Metro, Tuesday 23 April 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    Watson convincingly inhabits the intense dramatic space of the psychologically damaged aristo, surrounded by intrigue, consumed by self-pity, syphilitic madness and morphine.  

  7. The Place Prize Finals 2013

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 23 April 2013Performance 17 - 27 April 2013

    Three white-clad women are choreographed into a sheeringly elegant engine of angled, pumping limbs, unlike anything I have seen before. Yet the work also has a mysterious emotional quality, especially in the dying fall of the final solo. Athletes is the hardest of the … 

  8. Royal Ballet - Edward Watson & Mara Galeazzi in 'Mayerling'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 22 April 2013 — Performance: in rep until 15 June 2013

    If ballet came with the kind of levels that categorise the complexity of a computer game, then 'Mayerling' would need the most advanced tag possible.. Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet - Ecstasy and Death - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 22 April 2013Performance 18 - 21 April 2013

    It’s an uneven bill, but it shows the company in strong shape.  

  10. Tom Dale Company  'Refugees of the Septic Heart'

    Tom Dale Company - Refugees of the Septic Heart - Laban Theatre

    Sanjoy Roy, Monday 22 April 2013 — Performance: 19 & 20 April 2013

    Some thirty years on, Tom Dale channels the cosmic, grandiloquent spirit of prog rock. 'Refugees of the Septic Heart' is not a dance performance, it’s a choreographic concept album... Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 22 April 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    Sarah Lamb’s Larisch has a delight in power, without losing tenderness for Rudolf. Zenaida Yanowsky is superb as Rudolf’s mother, with flowing, regal lines and conflicting emotions.  

  12. Royal Ballet - Mayerling - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 22 April 2013Performance in rep until 15 June 2013

    This Mayerling told of the greatness of the troupe, of its dramatic power as an ensemble, its musical sensibilities, its integrity of means – its national significance, in sum.  

  13. The Place Prize Finals 2013

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 22 April 2013Performance 17 - 27 April 2013

    What does this show tell us about contemporary dance in 2013? That spoken words, voiceovers, autobiography and humour are in. That abstract dancing to nice music is out.  

  14. English National Ballet - Ecstasy and Death - London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Sunday 21 April 2013Performance 18 - 21 April 2013

    But the choice of words [ecstasy & death] says much more about the sexed-up direction ENB’s new helmswoman intends to take a company that has styled itself, ever since its association with Princess Diana, as “the people’s ballet”.  

  15. English National Ballet - Ecstasy and Death - London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 21 April 2013Performance 18 - 21 April 2013

    Ecstasy and Death is the first English National Ballet programme assembled by Tamara Rojo since she assumed the company’s artistic directorship last year, and it makes for compelling viewing.  

1234567

By Date

Email updates