July 2006

  1. Feature: National Youth Dance Festival

    Friday 21 July 2006 by Melanie Nix

    Over 130 young dancers and 20 leaders converged in Leeds for the National Youth Dance Festival. The Festival, which was organised by Youth Dance England, brought together 11 youth dance groups from across the c… Continue Reading

  2. Carlos Acosta and friends at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 21 July 2006Performance 18-22 July

    ‘Dancing the Diana and Actaeon pas de deux with Marianela Nunez, Acosta jetés into the spotlight, dressed only in a tiny gold kilt, and proceeds to transform the stage into some kind of miraculous pinball machine.’  

  3. Carlos Acosta and friends at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 21 July 2006Performance 18-22 July

    ‘The programme of short works, hand-picked by the 33-year-old Cuban star, showcases his dazzling talents, along with those of his Covent Garden colleagues. The dancing throughout is gorgeous; as a night of sheer pleasure, it can’t be beat.’  

  4. Carlos Acosta and friends at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 21 July 2006Performance 18-22 July

    ‘Acosta is a man absolutely at the top of his game, someone to tell your children and grandchildren that you actually saw, live, on stage. Just go.’ 

  5. Royal Ballet School at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 19 July 2006Performance

    ‘This year’s dancers performed with confidence.’ 

  6. Carlos Acosta and friends at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 19 July 2006Performance 18-22 July

    ‘He adds extra twirls to already whizz-bang steps, swizzling his legs in the barrel turns. Nuñez matches him, sailing blithely through fouetté turns and hops on pointe.’ 

  7. Sadler's Wells Brazilian carnival
22 Jul 06

    News: Samba summer

    Wednesday 19 July 2006

    As Brazilian dance comes to the streets of London this weekend (Rosebery Avenue will be closed to traffic for Sadler’s Wells Brazilian carnival on Saturday) and to the stage at Sadler’s Wells next we… Continue Reading

  8. Mira Kaushik OBE, Director of Akademi

    News: Akademi Director Honoured

    Wednesday 19 July 2006

    Mira Kaushik has received the Order of the British Empire for her services to dance – it was announded as part of the Queen’s birthday honours earlier this year. Mira Kaushik has been at the helm of… Continue Reading

  9. Review: Jean Abreu in Raizes at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Lisa Haight, Monday 17 July 2006 — Performance: 15 July

    *Raizes*, the Portuguese word for “roots”, was an investigation into Brazilian culture through dance, music and poetry. Performed alongside four live, roving musicians, Raizes captured a snippet of B… Continue Reading

  10. new:currents - Seeta Patel, Fran Barbe, Bawren Tavaziva at Clore Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 17 July 2006Performance July 06

    ‘The creative journey of Britain’s South Asian dance-makers in the 21st century is similar to that of the emigré Russians in the 20th. Like Balanchine and Fokine, they look back to a classical heritage on the other side of the globe.’ 

  11. Presenting the Dance Manifesto. Left to right: Victoria Todd, Alistair Spalding, Jonzi D, Darcey Bussell, Arlene Phillips, Caroline Miller. 10 July 06
Photo: Jim Fletcher

    News: The new Dance Manifesto

    Monday 10 July 2006

    You’re unlikely to ever find them all on the performing on the same stage, but this week ballerina Darcey Bussell, Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips and hip hop choreographer Jonzi D came togethe… Continue Reading

  12. News: Carlos Acosta @ the Coliseum & the Wells

    Monday 10 July 2006

    “Everything about me is different…my looks, my background, the fact that I’m Cuban, that I’m Latin, that I’m black. There aren’t many black Romeos, there aren’t many pri… Continue Reading

  13. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 10 July 2006Performance

    ‘While so much modern dance wanders up the backwater of abstract doodling, the muscularity of this vivid story telling feels like a breath of fresh air.’ 

  14. Isira Makuloluwe at Clore Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 10 July 2006Performance

    ‘This British-based Sri Lankan is already a very watchable dancer, combining a sharp, knowing precision with a fluid inner music.’  

  15. Sangeetham in Festival of Indian Dance and Music at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 10 July 2006Performance 29 Jun - 2 Jul

    ‘The fact that four of India’s richest dance traditions are brought together in Sangeetham should be sufficient reason to welcome this four-day festival of music and dance.’  

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