September 2006

  1. Bangarra Dance Theatre in Bush at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 18 September 2006Performance 14-16 Sep

    ‘Australia’s Aborigines are said to have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on earth. The Sydney-based Bangarra Dance Theatre has become the leading expositor of this treasure trove of indigenous dances, songs and stories, but r… 

  2. Bangarra Dance Theatre in Bush at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 18 September 2006Performance 14-16 Sep

    ‘Bangarra Dance Theatre was set up in the late 1980s to give popular expression to Australia’s all-but-obliterated Aboriginal cultures in a way that extends beyond the endlessly reproduced dot paintings and didgeridoos.’ 

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    Place Prize finalists announced

    Monday 18 September 2006

    The five choreographers selected to go through to the final stages of The Place Prize for Dance have been announced. Jonathan Lunn, Freddie Opoku Addaie, Nina Rajarani, Luca Silvestrini and Lucy Suggate will eac… Continue Reading

  4. The Place Prize at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 15 September 2006Performance

    ‘This semi-final offered impressive dancing standards.’  

  5. Rose English

    Friday 15 September 2006

    has kept a low profile lately. Her new work includes a typically eclectic mixof Sister Sledge, Chinese contortionists and philosophy. The first twenty minutes are about to be performed in Liverpool – and b… Continue Reading

  6. Willi Ninja

    Friday 15 September 2006

    The dancer who took voguing from gay clubs onto high fashion cat walks died recently in New York. ‘It took modern dancers as courageous as Doug Elkin and Karol Armitage to include him in their productions,… Continue Reading

  7. The Place Prize at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place

    Clare Thurman, Friday 15 September 2006 — Performance:

    The Place Prize is a bi-annual choreography competition, showcasing Europes top talent in contemporary choreography. The limitations placed on the entrants are minimal stating only that their entered work must b… Continue Reading

  8. The Place Prize at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place

    Lindsey Clarke, Friday 15 September 2006 — Performance:

    Monday 11 September Nina Rajarani, Quick A day in the life of four Asian city boys from breakfast to the uncomfortable commute, through boardroom drama to the pub in the evening. Nina Rajarani’s intricate… Continue Reading

  9. The Place Prize at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place

    Tess Dawson, Friday 15 September 2006 — Performance:

    Semi final – Wed 13 SepAlex Broadie, Maxine Doyle & Felix Barrett, Jane Mason, Freddie Opoku Addaie and Anh Ngoc Nguyen This was an interesting, yet long evening. Certainly a lot to take in. However, … Continue Reading

  10. Thomas Edur's Synergy piece in rehearsal
Photo: Imelda Michalczyk

    In Synergy with ENB

    Monday 11 September 2006

    At the end of this month there is a chance to see top English National Ballet dancers performing new work choreographed by four of their colleagues – and tickets are free*! Synergy is an experimental proje… Continue Reading

  11. Dirty Dancing

    Monday 11 September 2006

    Dirty Dancing (1987) very nearly didn’t get made – and even when the persistence of its creator Eleanor Bergstein finally paid off and it finally went into production, it was with a budget of $5 mill… Continue Reading

  12. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan in rehearsal
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Sacred Monsters

    Monday 11 September 2006

    The long awaited collaboration between Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan, two of the most exciting dancers working today, opens at Sadler’s Wells next week. Together they explore the dance languages that predo… Continue Reading

  13. Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Don Quixote at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 11 September 2006Performance 5 Sep

    ‘The two were absolutely on target in the first-act pas de deux, especially in the bit when Carreño held Valdés aloft at the waist on one arm. Twice. In both instances, time stopped. At the first lift a few members of the audience gasped. After the second came… 

  14. Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Don Quixote at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review John Percival, The Stage, Monday 11 September 2006Performance 5 Sep

    ‘I have difficulty understanding how Alicia Alonso, who was so fine and punctilious a ballerina, allows and presumably even encourages such flamboyant vulgarity in the dancers of the company she directs, Ballet Nacional de Cuba.’ 

  15. Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Don Quixote at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 11 September 2006Performance 5 Sep

    ‘… into Sadler’s Wells breezed the exuberant Ballet Nacional de Cuba, the creation of the venerable Alicia Alonso, a near-divinity in Cuba, who favoured us by joining her dancers for curtain calls.’ 

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