October 2006

  1. Rosas in D'un soir un jour at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sunday Times, Monday 23 October 2006Performance 16 & 17 Oct

    ‘There is a Russian-doll symmetry to the music — it begins and ends with Debussy (the Prélude and Jeux), who surrounds Stravinsky (Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Fireworks), who surrounds George Benjamin (whose Dance Figures ends the first half, while hi… 

  2. Royal Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sunday Times, Monday 23 October 2006Performance Oct 06

    ‘Well, Coppélia may not be as profound as Forsythe, or even Petipa, but sometimes that can feel like a mercy’ 

  3. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sunday Times, Monday 23 October 2006Performance 11 - 14 Oct

    ‘…consistently harrowing, and almost entirely without the consolation of beauty.’ 

  4. Rosas in D'un soir un jour at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 October 2006Performance 16 & 17 Oct

    ‘The whole piece beautifully catches the quivering languor of the music, almost but never quite reaching its climax, as if that would be just too much effort.’ 

  5. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Speaking Dance at The Place

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 October 2006Performance 18 & 19 Oct

    ‘This is far from confessional drivel – it’s vocal sound as a vital dynamic, one that links directly to the dance essentials of rhythm, texture, phrasing and pulse.’ 

  6. Stephen Petronio Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 23 October 2006Performance 22 Oct

    ‘After this brief look backwards came two pieces new this year, both set to music by Rufus Wainwright… That I left the hall itching to get my hands on a CD or two of his is testament not just to his own work, but to the sensitivity with which Petronio made it… 

  7. Stan Won't Dance in Revelations at Laban 13 Oct

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 23 October 2006Performance coming to QEH end of Nov

    ‘On tour, this overlong piece will no doubt be honed and sharpened. But the creators have bitten off more than they can chew – and that makes the whole production pretty hard to stomach.’ 

  8. Rosas in Repertory Evening at Sadler's Wells

    Tanja Mangalanayagam , Monday 23 October 2006 — Performance: 26 & 27 Oct

    Part of the allure of dance is in its fleeting moments. The remains from a dance that has vanished are lingering memories of what just was, enduring images of movements wrapped up in a jumble of emotions, impres… Continue Reading

  9. Stan Won't Dance in Revelations at Laban 13 Oct

    Clare Thurman, Monday 23 October 2006 — Performance: coming to QEH end of Nov

    Revelations was geared up to be an edgy piece of modern theatre incorporating music, speech and movement which tackled current issues, debates and world crises. Directed by Liam Steel and Robert Tannion with tex… Continue Reading

  10. Rosas in D’un Soir un Jour at Sadler's Wells

    Georgina Harper, Friday 20 October 2006 — Performance: 16-20 October

    Sadler’s Wells was buzzing and the first few rows of the stalls were cleared and packed with people happy to stand in order to watch Belgian company Rosas perform a selection of new pieces. The stage space… Continue Reading

  11. Michael Clark 2005
Photo: Jake Waters

    Art sale raises funds for Michael Clark

    Friday 20 October 2006

    The Michael Clark Company Benefit sale at Christie’s on Sunday 15 October raised over £930,000. Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Anish Kapoor and Tracy Emin were just some of the artists who donated works to b… Continue Reading

  12. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Speaking Dance at The Place

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 20 October 2006Performance 18 & 19 Oct

    ‘Burrows and Fargion literally speak dance – you hear what dance looks like.’  

  13. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Speaking Dance at The Place

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 20 October 2006Performance 18 & 19 Oct

    ‘As a double act, Burrows and Fargion belong simultaneously in Victorian music-hall and a cognitive research science lab. This is proper nonsense, an inquiry into upending norms, as if the arts of dance and music had had a ferocious dispute over who had the greater… 

  14. Rosas in D’un Soir un Jour at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 20 October 2006Performance 16-20 October

    ‘The evening starts out brilliantly, with a silent homage to Nijinsky’s original setting of Debussy’s L’apres-midi d’Un Faune.’  

  15. Let's face the music

    Wednesday 18 October 2006

    Dance is often an opportunity for a conductor to work with ‘difficult’ music. Antonio Pappano, the music director of the Royal Opera talks to the Sunday Times, 15 Oct Continue Reading

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