August 2016

  1. Bolshoi Ballet - The Flames of Paris - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 10 August 2016Performance 5 - 6 August 2016

    There’s rip-roaring action, as Jeanne and her lover Phillipe (Igor Tsvirko) fly through variations with great gusto, pulling out jackpot moves and revving up the (skilfully choreographed) crowds for battle 

  2. Ballet National de Marseille - Body. Dance. Nation. City. - Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review 3Rachel Elderkin, The Stage, Wednesday 10 August 2016Performance 30 July - 6 August 2016

    This featureless body of dancers work in tight formation their movement building and subsiding like a breathing organism as they shift through precise patterns and placements, the occasional trio breaking the corps apart. 

  3. Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Lindsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 8 August 2016Performance 3 - 4 August 2016

    Maillot knows how to handle narrative, deftly switching the mood from serious to comic, and his movement is full of invention, gesture and angular quirks.  

  4. Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, the Telegraph, Monday 8 August 2016Performance 3 - 4 August 2016

    As Katharina’s serene and adored sister, Bianca, Olga Smirnova is charm and elegance itself – when they’re on at the same time, it’s a little like watching Swan Lake’s Odette and Odile share a stage. 

  5. Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Observer, Monday 8 August 2016Performance 3 - 4 August 2016

    The dancing, from all four principals, and Anna Tikhomirova’s demanding housekeeper, is divine. A joy to watch. 

  6. Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 8 August 2016Performance 3 - 4 August 2016

    Ekaterina Krysanova is particularly mesmerising as Katharina. With her pale face stripped of any beguiling ballerina charm she kicks and bunches her fist like a caged animal, dominating the stage with the pent-up power of her dancing. 

  7. Resolution at The Place

    Apply now to be part of Resolution 2017 at The Place

    Thursday 4 August 2016 by Carmel Smith

    As well as being a unique platform for artists to present their work on an established London stage, Resolution offers support and guidance throughout the process, from application to post-performance.... Continue Reading

  8. New Movement Collective - 'Collapse'. Image: Soma Sato and ScanLAB Projects.

    New Movement Collective - Collapse, A Period Drama - Southbank Centre

    Ruth Mattock, Thursday 4 August 2016 — Performance: 30 July - 6 August 2016

    Everyone is struck momentarily by being in a place rarely visited, in front of a skyline rarely seen from this angle. Dancers sprint up and down the length of the roof, wind whipping at them... Continue Reading

  9. Balletboyz' Moovbank

    Moovbank - Balletboyz online resource for teaching dance in schools

    Wednesday 3 August 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Packed with inspirational content including filmed lessons, performance clips, interviews and lesson plans, Moovbank is designed for specialist and non-specialist teachers delivering dance in schools... Continue Reading

  10. Bolshoi Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, Monday 1 August 2016Performance

    The solo work in the later international dances at the ball, too, was remarkable: Angelina Karpova’s attitude-filled Hungarian Bride, Anna Tikhomirova’s gazelle-like Spaniard, Daria Khokhlova’s firefly of a Neapolitan – the astonishing performances just kept coming. 

  11. Shanghai Ballet in 'Echoes of Eternity'. Principals Qi Bingxue & Wu Husheng. Photo: Chen Wen

    Patrick de Bana - on creating works with Shanghai Ballet

    Monday 1 August 2016 by Graham Watts

    His last work for the company was based on the English classic 'Jane Eyre'. In 'Echoes of Eternity' (at the Coliseum this month), he has been inspired by a 9th century Chinese poem... Continue Reading

  12. Vamos Cuba! - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 1Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 1 August 2016Performance 26 July - 21 August 2016

    There are saving moments: a joyously debonair male solo that shuffles hip-hop and jazz; a standout reggaeton section with belting heft and energy. 

  13. Vamos Cuba! - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 1 August 2016Performance 26 July - 21 August 2016

    Cuba is a country on the brink of change but the island’s latest song-and-dance offering from choreographer Nilda Guerra (Havana Rakatan) still suggests a cultural timewarp. 

  14. Bolshoi Ballet - Don Quixote - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Observer, Monday 1 August 2016Performance 25 - 28 July 2016

    What it offers though is sensational dancing – virtuosic, beautiful and open-hearted – created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky to show off ballet as the most refined and communicative of the arts. 

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