August 2006

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance 14 & 15 Aug

    ‘..this engrossing triple bill is playing for only two nights, vanishing to make way for more traditional fare. It’s a great shame, for the evening shows the company at its gleaming dramatic best.’ 

  2. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance

    ‘So often throughout this 45-minute morass of archly conflicting narratives (complete with multiple TV screens and suchlike), looking at these terrifically talented performers, you want to grab Beltrão by the shoulders and simply yell: “For crying out loud, … 

  3. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Alice Bain, Guardian, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance

    ‘This hip-hop is a toned, honed version of breakdance popping, not quite MTV choreography, not quite post-modern contemporary dance.’  

  4. Derevo in Ketzal at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance

    ‘Celebrated St Petersburg troupe Derevo could legitimately be described as dance, circus, mime, physical theatre or performance art, but no single category even begins to do them justice.’ 

  5. Rosie Kay in The Wild Party at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Lyndsey Whinship, Guardian, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance

    ‘Rosie Kay mixes dance, theatre, music and wit in a retelling of Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 poem The Wild Party, a tale of wayward behaviour, alcoholic excess, infidelity, and late-night brawls.’  

  6. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘All in all, the best new ballet to come out of Russia in years.’  

  7. Brasil Brasileiro at Sadler's Wells

    Stella Grant, Tuesday 15 August 2006 — Performance: Wed 9th August

    I really enjoyed Brasil Brasileiro, its been a while since I show a show with so much energy and with the dancers obviously having a great time. I felt that the duets and sections with fewer dancers were more e… Continue Reading

  8. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 15 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘[Ratmansky] has sufficient craft to juggle three sets of liaisons in the air without dropping any of them — not an easy task. And how musical is his strong and breezy choreography, so attuned to its score that you could believe it had been written for him… 

  9. ZooNation in Into the Hoods at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 August 2006Performance Aug 06

    ‘Everyone mimes and dances to a pre-recorded soundtrack that samples anything from Prince to Portishead, and there is more than enough wit and energy to make up for the odd bit of amateurishness.’ 

  10. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘Unfortunately, claustrophobic though the production is, it still looks far too much to fit inside the head of Ruslan Skvortsov’s amiably clueless Siegfried.’ 

  11. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 7-9 August

    ‘Well, Cinderella is no disaster, but fundamentally, what it lacks is the essential quality of magic.’ 

  12. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 7-9 August

    ‘ … a new Cinderella with more film references than a Halliwell’s guide.’ 

  13. New Russian Ballet company

    Monday 14 August 2006

    The former Soviet State of Georgia has asked ballerina Nina Ananiashvili – of the Bolshoi and American Ballet Theatre – to form a new company, based in Tbilisi, her birth place. She talks to Ismene B… Continue Reading

  14. Melissa Hayden

    Monday 14 August 2006

    - a much-admired leading ballerina in George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet has died at the age of 83. She danced with the company for 23 years, retiring at the age of 50. ‘Small and strong, she a… Continue Reading

  15. All singing, all dancing

    Monday 14 August 2006

    From September there will be 25 musicals playing in theWest End . That’s a record two thirds of available theatres – and producers of plays aren’t happy. Read more in the Sun. Telegraph, 13 Aug Continue Reading

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