April 2006

  1. Russell Maliphant Company in Triple Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 10 April 2006 — Performance: 6 & 7 April

    There are so many good choreographers around at the moment that it’s easy to get carried away with superlatives for the best but there is no way to disguise the brilliance of Russell Maliphant in recent ti… Continue Reading

  2. English National Ballet in Mixed Bill at Richmond Theatre

    Press Review Debra Craine, The Times, Monday 10 April 2006Performance 30 Mar - 1 Apr

    *** ‘Perpetuum Mobile is a happy ballet, here given happy performances.’ 

  3. In the Wings in Peter and the Wolf at Hackney Empire

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 10 April 2006Performance 28 Mar - 16 Apr

    ‘It’s no surprise that it’s Prokofiev that inspires Elkins’ best work: gymnastic ballet solos for the bird, seriously menacing kung-fu kicks for the wolf, and hilarious breakdance moves for the poor old duck…’ 

  4. In the Wings in Peter and the Wolf at Hackney Empire

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 10 April 2006Performance 28 Mar - 16 Apr

    ‘Children around me found it magical and credible — witness the sighs of “Aah” when “the wolf swallowed the duck at one gulp”.’ 

  5. In the Wings in Peter and the Wolf at Hackney Empire

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 10 April 2006Performance 28 Mar - 16 Apr

    ‘Michael Downing’s duck, in particular, is a creation of great loveliness – all bum and knees and ponderous waddle.’ 

  6. Russell Maliphant Company in Triple Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 10 April 2006Performance 6 & 7 April

    ‘As time has passed, however, Maliphant’s work has seemed to stand still, and to offer nothing except the endless reworking of its original components.’ 

  7. Russell Maliphant Company in Triple Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 9 April 2006Performance 6 & 7 April

    ‘What’s mesmerising about Transmission is the way it consecrates the mystery of the group – unifying the dancers into a cooperative entity that appears to operate by instinct and by exquisitely organised rules.’  

  8. In the Wings in Peter and the Wolf at Hackney Empire

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Sunday 9 April 2006Performance 28 Mar - 16 Apr

    ‘The choreography provides only sporadic relief. Doug Elkins has fused ballet with street dancing, martial arts and music videos.’ 

  9. In the Wings in Peter and the Wolf at Hackney Empire

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Sunday 9 April 2006Performance 28 Mar - 16 Apr

    ‘There’s a decent performance of Peter and the Wolf at the heart of this production, but you have to wait to get to it.’  

  10. In the Wings in Peter and the Wolf at Hackney Empire

    Clare Thurman, Sunday 9 April 2006 — Performance: 28 Mar - 16 Apr

    Anne Geenan collaborates with Doug Fitch, choreographer Doug Elkins and composer Erik Van der Wurff in this family friendly, original movement theatre version of Sergei Prokoviev’s Peter and the Wolf. The… Continue Reading

  11. In the Wings in Peter and the Wolf at Hackney Empire

    Press Review Donald Hutera, The Times, Friday 7 April 2006Performance 28 Mar - 16 Apr

    ‘Elkins’s eclectic movement style employs hip-hop with inflections from martial arts, modern dance and ballet, as well as percussion in the Stomp mode.’  

  12. Kylie joins Rambert

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Kylie joins Rambert – on filmRambert dancer/choreographer Rafael Bonachela has announced that ‘21’, his new creation for the company, will incorporate a short black and white film featuring ,K… Continue Reading

  13. Laban's New Director, Anthony Bowne

    Friday 7 April 2006

    New Director for LabanAnthony Bowne takes up the position of Director of Laban on 1 Sept. following the retirement of Dr Marion North who led Laban for 30 years. Anthony has held the position of Deputy Chief E… Continue Reading

  14. New Foundation Degree in Performing Arts

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Foundation Degree in Performing Arts- with an emphasis on art forms of black origin. WAC Performing Arts & Media College in Belsize Park, Hampstead has announced the launch of its new Foundation Degree in Pe… Continue Reading

  15. Jeanette Siddall

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Jeanette Siddall appointed Director of DanceArts Council England has announced the appointment of Jeanette Siddall as Director of Dance. She comes to the Arts Council from Dance UK, the leading organisation for … Continue Reading

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