April 2007

  1. Union Dance in Heaven on Earth at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 18 April 2007Performance 27 & 28 Mar 07

    ‘Union Dance’s current slogan “union beyond diversity” still remains true to the inclusive vision with which the company was founded 21 years ago: to embrace different cultures and dance styles, to merge high culture with pop, and art with techn… 

  2. Srishti in Quiet, Please at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 18 April 2007Performance 13 & 14 Apr 07

    ‘He [Ash Mukherjee] is a sinewy jangle of energy and nerves, his dancing stretched by extreme angles and speed. He glitters in the pure bharatanatyam sequences, he is a manic operator in his city suit, and a fierce flame of anger when he returns to India to disc… 

  3. Srishti in Quiet, Please at The Place

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 18 April 2007Performance 13 & 14 Apr 07

    ‘…Rajarani, whose Quick! dazzled with its complex percussive energy and imaginative flair, is clearly at a loss when it comes to wedding her bharata natyam technique to the requisites of dance theatre.’  

  4. Stine Nilsen & Pedro Machado, Candoco's new Artistic Directors

    New Artistic Director[s]

    Monday 16 April 2007

    After an extensive and competitive search for a new Artistic Director, Candoco Dance Company has appointed Stine Nilsen and Pedro Machado to succeed founder Celeste Dandeker in a jobshare. Stineand Pedrohave dan… Continue Reading

  5. Lez Brotherston

    Designs on the ROH

    Monday 16 April 2007

    This month the work of one of the most influential and best known designers working in dance will finally grace the main stage at the Royal Opera House in Will Tuckett’s new version of *The Seven Deadly Si… Continue Reading

  6. The changing shape of dancers

    Monday 16 April 2007

    ‘The gothically skinny ‘bunhead’ with her sunken cheeks and freaky eating habits – once such a staple character of ballet schools and companies – is now very much out of favour.R… Continue Reading

  7. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 16 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling, back in the Royal Ballet’s latest revival at Covent Garden, is a sumptuous spectacle — what a parade of uniforms, gowns and Viennese decors in Nicholas Georgiadis’s rich designs — deploying big ensembles… 

  8. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Laura K Jones, Observer, Monday 16 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘This is MacMillan the storyteller doing bleak and distorted humanity at his lucid best.’ 

  9. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 16 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘Although the plot turns on the disintegration of its central character, Mayerling is a superb company vehicle too, its vast, detailed context demanding from everyone on stage those qualities of naturalism and clarity that are thought especially English. It’s… 

  10. Royal Ballet, 'Chroma' 2006 , Chor: Wayne McGregor. Dancers: Edward Watson, Alina Cojocaru.  Set: John Pawson. Photo: Johan Persson

    Royal Ballet 2007/8

    Friday 13 April 2007

    The Royal Ballet has announced its new 2007/8 season. Highlights include a new production of George Balanchine’s Jewels, further performances of Wayne McGregor’s award winning *Chroma* _and new work … Continue Reading

  11. move-me booth

    Move-me.com nominated for a Webby Award

    Friday 13 April 2007

    Move-me.com – has been nominated for a Webby Award – the international awards honouring excellence on the internet. The website which has amassed 1,700 clips of people dancing, is part of the move-me… Continue Reading

  12. Trapeze high

    Friday 13 April 2007

    There is more to the latest fitness trend than a good work out at the gym – “trapeze is the most beautiful and graceful movement when you master it. I am completely hooked on its effects.” Sadi… Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 11 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘We watch, and, I believe, we weep. As you may perhaps gather, here is essential dance-viewing.’ 

  14. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 11 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘Sex and death. It’s an unbeatable theatrical combination and Kenneth MacMillan certainly knew how to milk it.’ 

  15. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 11 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘That the Royal Ballet’s opening two performances failed to reach greatness reflects how difficult it is to cast the prince and his mistress.’ 

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