June 2007

  1. Royal Ballet in Song of the Earth, Checkmate, Symphonic Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Friday 15 June 2007Performance 2-8 Jun 07

    ‘When, in the long Sixth Song (The Farewell), alone on stage, she [Bussell] bourrées backwards on pointe, hither and thither, encompassing the space at speed, you think, what a perfect thing to remember her by (as well as, on a practical level, that it’s qui… 

  2. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 15 June 2007Performance 13 - 24 Jun 07

    ‘The lakeside Acts II and IV, the so-called “white” Acts, are a true vision; not something you can say about the rest of the ballet. Much of Acts I and III feel hollow, with little in the way of story telling and even less to care about.’ 

  3. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 15 June 2007Performance 13 - 24 Jun 07

    ‘Returned for a fifth time to the Royal Albert Hall, it offers its capacity audiences a spectacle that plays every theatrical trick, with 60 swans, blue light, foaming mist from the dry ice machine, von Rothbart appearing from a trapdoor like the Demon King in p… 

  4. Savion Glover in Live for London at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 15 June 2007Performance 13 - 16 June 07

    ‘Glover’s style is grounded, hunkered down, angular and almost awkward, with no leaps and not many spins. He doesn’t do tricks, but his detail is extraordinary – tiny steps, taps and clicks, then slides and scrapes.’ 

  5. Savion Glover in Live for London at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 15 June 2007Performance 13 - 16 June 07

    ‘One second, he’s somehow tapping solely on the tips of his snazzy green boots, the next he’s swooping gracefully into a move like a bird of prey or sliding across the stage as if it’s suddenly been greased.’ 

  6. Les Ballets C de la B in Import Export at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Tanja Mangalanayagam , Friday 15 June 2007 — Performance: 12 & 13 Jun 07

    The woman behind me is squirming in her seat, she’s also making gasping sounds as if she’s watching a bloody boxing match. Her extreme reaction is provoked by the actions on stage, where a man (Gaël… Continue Reading

  7. Savion Glover in Live for London at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 15 June 2007Performance 13 Oct

    ‘The music stylishly references most of postwar jazz, from bebop to fusion with special emphasis on John Coltrane, while the dancing, which moves beyond rhythm to create a melody all its own, pays tribute to a long line of hoofers.’  

  8. Savion Glover in Live for London at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 15 June 2007Performance 13 - 16 June 07

    ‘For Savion Glover, tap dancing is all about the music, not about the bright lights.’  

  9. Moving Africa 3 in Plasticization / C'est a Dire at Barbican

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 14 June 2007Performance 11 - 16 June 2007

    ‘As a performer, Boro is amazingly versatile: his movement has an austere eloquence, while his mild face radiates conviviality….Even though he never stops dancing, his material is rarely choreographed sharply enough around his speech.’  

  10. Margaret Williams Dance Film, The Wapping Project in A retrospective 1988 - 2007 at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 14 June 2007Performance 11 May - 16 June 07

    ‘Williams’s witty, dynamic style captures dance in ways that give it a new spin, transcending the limitations of the stage while staying true to its essence.’  

  11. Mission Impossible

    Wednesday 13 June 2007

    Performance artists Lone Twin (Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters) are undertaking an epic week long journey to the very centre of the Barbican – navigating an impracticable route – and carrying with them… Continue Reading

  12. The Royal Festival Hall opened doors

    Monday 11 June 2007

    Over a quarter of a million people took part in The Overture, 48 hours of free opening celebrations for the Royal Festival Hall last weekend (Friday 8 – Sunday 10 June). There were 24,000 free tickets for … Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet in Song of the Earth, Checkmate, Symphonic Variations at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 June 2007 — Performance: 2-8 Jun 07

    Special occasions abound at the Royal Opera House. Hardly a month seems to go by without an important anniversary to celebrate but it’s been years since there has been anything to equal the fantastic respo… Continue Reading

  14. Savion Glover

    Monday 11 June 2007

    is a man with a mission to show the world what tap dance is meant to be. “My life is dedicated to allowing people to understand that tap is music. It doesn’t need visuals.” Read more in the Tim… Continue Reading

  15. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘Paseillo is pure de Frutos. Set to a scratchy record of Mozart intercut with A Hawaiian Farewell, this takes the form of a battle of the sexes.’ 

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