May 2013

  1. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Saturday 25 May 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    The piece is good on this sense of otherness. At another moment a great chorus of birds appears, moving rhythmically in flock-like formation, filling the stage with an unexplained sense of foreboding… Yet for all its thoughtfulness, McGregor muffs the work’… 

  2. Rachel Burn 'Pull Through, Kick' Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    Cloud Dance Sundays - The Lion and Unicorn Theatre

    Donald Hutera, Friday 24 May 2013 — Performance: 19 May 2013

    In the past the venue hosted work by Antonia Franceschi, Ballet Black & others. Given it’s been a few years since those starry gigs, it’s good to know that The Lion and Unicorn is on the prowl fo… Continue Reading

  3. Bern Ballett, Witch-hunt at Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 24 May 2013Performance 22 - 25 May 2013

    ..hidden under its embonpoint of eager emoting, there is, I suspect, a powerful short dance-work about hypocrisy and ignorance  

  4. Bern Ballett - Clemmie Sveaas in 'Witch-hunt' Photo: Philipp Zinniker

    Bern Ballett – Witch-Hunt - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Laura Dodge, Friday 24 May 2013 — Performance: 22 - 25 May 2013

    Exactly what Marston wanted to achieve in 'Witch-Hunt' (her last work for Bern Ballett) is uncertain but what resonates most strongly is the diversity of emotional response produced... Continue Reading

  5. Choreographer and dancer: Daniel Hammond 'How to build a shelf' Photo: Brian Slater

    YDE Young Creatives - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Donald Hutera, Wednesday 22 May 2013 — Performance: 17 May 2013

    I have to say I had a better time at the fifth edition of YDE's Young Creatives at the Royal Opera House than either of the recent showcases of new work by ENB’s and Rambert’s dancers... Continue Reading

  6. Wilkie Branson in 'Varmints' Photo: Paul Blakemore

    Wilkie Branson & Sally Cookson - Varmints - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Nouchi, Wednesday 22 May 2013 — Performance: 17 & 18 May 2013

    “Is it meant to be an animal or a human?” whispers my eight year old, when a darkly-lit stage reveals its first Varmint, a strange hybrid creature, dressed in eccentric attire.. Continue Reading

  7. 'Raven Girl' © Audrey Niffenegger

    The making of Raven Girl

    Wednesday 22 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Choreographer Wayne McGregor and writer/illustrator Audrey Niffenegger talk about the making of his first full length ballet.. ‘I was thinking about how in fairy tales things are always transforming: people … Continue Reading

  8. Amy Bell & Valentina Golfieri. Photo: Chris Nash

    Spring Loaded - Amy Bell And Valentina Golfieri/Aoife Mcatamney/Gary Clarke - The Place

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 21 May 2013 — Performance: 17 May 2013

    If it’s May, it must be Spring Loaded, The Place’s annual platform of new commissions from upcoming young choreographers. Friday’s triple bill wove together dance and dark comedy, gentle folksong and strid… Continue Reading

  9. Jasmin Vardimon

    Jasmin Vardimon's Excellence in International Dance

    Tuesday 21 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Jasmin Vardimon, has been awarded the 2013 International Theatre Institute (ITI) Award for Excellence in International Dance. She has been chosen for the award in recognition of her choreographic work over recent years.  Continue Reading

  10. Sadler's Wells Dance House

    Tuesday 21 May 2013

    Sarah Crompton introduces her new book about the leading dance venue. (Congratulations to Lily Dettmer and Catherine Yau who won copies of the book in our recent competition!) Continue Reading

  11. Photo Credit: Hugo Glendinning

    Arts Council Award for Leading UK Dance Organisations

    Tuesday 21 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    A £150,00 Arts Council award has been given to a new consortium of dance organisations led by Nottingham’s Dance4 alongside East London Dance, Merseyside Dance Initiative and Dance Initiative Greater … Continue Reading

  12. Rambert's dancers visit their new home for the first time. Photo courtesy of Iain Tuckett.

    Rambert's Dancers visit their new home

    Tuesday 21 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Rambert’s dancers were given their first access to the Company’s new headquarters on the South Bank this week. Rambert Dance Company will move into the new premises in the autumn.  Continue Reading

  13. Miguel Altunaga’s 'Automatic Flesh' Photo: Chantal Guevara

    Rambert - Season of New Choreography - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Donald Hutera, Tuesday 21 May 2013 — Performance: 14 May 2013

    It’s the nature of the beast that mixed bills almost invariably elicit a mixed response. This can ring especially true when all the works on offer are world premieres, as was the case with Rambert’s o… Continue Reading

  14. Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley (Jay Gatsby) and Martha Leebolt (Daisy Buchanan) in David Nixon's 'The Great Gatsby'. Photo Bill Cooper.

    Northern Ballet - The Great Gatsby - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 21 May 2013 — Performance: 14 - 18 May 2013

    Praise is due to Nixon for expertly presenting an accurate sketch of the novel with a clarity that enabled those of us having only a passing acquaintance with the book to keep up, whilst not offending the aficion… Continue Reading

  15. L-R: Lina Johansson (Mimbre), Brian Brady, Tara Saclier d’Arquian, Kat Bridge, Anthony Bowne. Photo: James Keates

    Compass Commissions announced

    Wednesday 15 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

    New works to be supported by the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership have just been announced... Continue Reading


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