July 2014

  1. Wendy Whelan 'Restless Creature'. Photo: Christopher Duggan

    Wendy Whelan - Restless Creature - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Graham Watts, Friday 25 July 2014 — Performance: 22 - 24 July 2014

    Unquestionably one of the greatest ballet dancers ever to emerge from the USA, now aged 47, Wendy Whelan is still dancing and at the very peak of her form, albeit now exploring new territories in contemporary dance... Continue Reading

  2. BalletBoyz Michael Nunn (left), William Trevitt (right), with composer Keaton Hensonm at their Kingston Studios. Photo: Sophie Harris-Taylor

    Billy Trevitt - on Balletboyz at the Roundhouse

    Friday 25 July 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Next week brings the last chance to see the award winning 'Fallen/Serpent' double bill, with an excerpt of a new work in collaboration with composer Keaton Henson & live music from the BBC Concert Orchestra Continue Reading

  3. Wendy Whelan - Restless Creature - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 24 July 2014Performance 22 - 24 July 2014

    It is an established pattern for ballet dancers nearing the end of their classical careers to look towards contemporary dance choreography. That makes it sound like a way of winding down, but it is by no means an easy step to take, as Wendy Whelan’s four-part progr… 

  4. Wendy Whelan - Restless Creature - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 24 July 2014Performance 22 - 24 July 2014

    Both pieces feel exploratory rather than fully formed and I admired them more than I liked them. But I love watching Whelan and this evening.. is a chance to see the beginning of a new stage in the life of one of those dancers who has made an individual mark on her art. … 

  5. English National Ballet's 'Coppélia'. Jung ah Choi - Coppelia Doll & Swanilda - Shiori Kase. Photo: John Ross

    English National Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 24 July 2014 — Performance: 23 - 27 July 2014

    Shiori Kase is not naturally a showy dancer but radiates confidence & assuredness, possessing a command of technique that melts each pose into the premium positions of beautiful understated lines.. Continue Reading

  6. Carlos Acosta - Cubanía - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 23 July 2014Performance 21 - 23 July 2014

    There’s plenty of decent dancing on stage, but as a format it doesn’t work. The first half is frankly a bit boring: mostly pedestrian choreography, only redeemed by the Royal Ballet’s eloquent dancer, Zenaida Yanowsky. 

  7. Carlos Acosta - Cubanía - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Wednesday 23 July 2014Performance 21 - 23 July 2014

    The three-night, sold-out show at the Royal Opera House is a mixed programme and ultimately a mixed bag, though no less thrilling for its sharp attention to control and technique.  

  8. Carlos Acosta - Cubanía - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 23 July 2014Performance 21 - 23 July 2014

    Cubanía, an evening by ballet star Carlos Acosta, has fine dancers and thin choreography, covering the gaps with plenty of energy. 

  9. Carlos Acosta - Cubanía - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 23 July 2014Performance 21 - 23 July 2014

    Tocororo – in which bumpkin ballet boy Acosta discovers his hips through the love of feisty latina chica Veronica Corveas and so is accepted into the gang of strutty kingpin Alexander Verona – is as hokey as can be. 

  10. Aaron Vickers and Lisa Welham in James Cousins' 'There We Have Been' on Waterfront Stage, Latitude. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    On the Waterfront - dance at Latitude 2014

    Wednesday 23 July 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Ten performances by seven companies, involving 49 performers and 45 production/technical crew - plus a rehearsal studio/barn more used to live stock and an 800 acre site to navigate... Continue Reading

  11. Choreographer Lucy Guerin works on National Theatre's Medea

    Monday 21 July 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Director Carrie Cracknell and Guerin talk to Lyndsey Winship in the Guardian about their collaboration, bringing dance and theatre closer together. Continue Reading

  12. PUSH - the making of a modern classic

    Friday 18 July 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Dance critics on why you mustn't miss these last performances & Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant on how it came about... Continue Reading

  13. Saisons Russes 'Petrushka' Photo: Valeria Komissarova

    LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XX1 SIÈCLE -mixed bills - Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 18 July 2014 — Performance: 11 & 13 July 2014

    Both of these stellar evenings of ballet ended with the same remarkable buzz. The melodies, the gigantic sound and exhilarating dancing combine to launch a rip-roaring finale quite unlike any ballet I’ve ev… Continue Reading

  14. Tim Casson and Dani B Larsen in 'Tamed', part of Flock at the InTRANSIT Festival.
Photo: Lee Faircloth / Cleverprime Photography.

    Tim Casson

    Wednesday 16 July 2014

    Choreographer, dancer and company director Tim Casson is a rising talent on the British dance scene. He tells us about his latest collaboration with composer Maxim Boon... Continue Reading

  15. Brasil Brasileiro at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Brasil Brasileiro - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Wednesday 16 July 2014 — Performance: 8 - 27 July 2014 1 Comment

    The final act, Batucada, is the climax of an evening of energy, complex rhythmic dialogues and artistic expertise.This is the essence of Brazil. This is what they do best. Forget the football. Continue Reading

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