July 2007

  1. Falling Wide in Outsider Dancing at Toynbee Studios

    Libby Costello, Saturday 14 July 2007 — Performance: 13 July 2007

    A portable TV shows footage of waves lapping the shore whilst a dancer slowly crawls, cat-like, backwards across the stage. Bland components of a postmodern work were the first images of Outsider Dancing. The pr… Continue Reading

  2. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 13 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘Part film noir and part Grand-Guignol horror – with a dollop of Carry On-style humour – The Car Man reveals a wealth of references (both filmic and balletic) as it tries to play both sides of the comedy-tragedy divide.’  

  3. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘At its best, Bourne’s choreography drives the story at full throttle through jiving, vernacular ensembles and into climactic moments of shockingly graphic violence.’  

  4. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 13 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘…the entire troupe shines. Designer Lez Brotherston and lighting director Chris Davey’s recreation of the diner is loving and detailed, and, much like Bourne’s choreography, the set can turn on a sixpence: one second, we’re in a sleezy, neo… 

  5. Acrobat in Smaller, poorer, cheaper at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Wednesday 11 July 2007Performance 6-14 Jul 07

    ‘If the show lacks an overall cohesion, it certainly makes up for it with a series of moments that are stunning not only for the extraordinary skills employed; there is an element of autobiography in all these turns, which use the impossible feat as a metaphor f… 

  6. Philippe Decoufle in Sombrero at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Times, Wednesday 11 July 2007Performance 4-7 Jul 07

    ‘The reason why Sombrero deteriorates so precipitously is that it is nothing but bits and bobs with no central spine.’  

  7. Bolshoi back in town

    Monday 9 July 2007

    The Bolshoi Ballet are performing at The London Coliseum from 30 July to 18 August. Here’s our round up of press features so far… Elsinore, a new work for the Bolshoi by Christopher Wheeldon is part … Continue Reading

  8. Philippe Decoufle in Sombrero at Sadler's Wells

    , Monday 9 July 2007 — Performance: 8th July 2007

    Sombrero, a word that conjures up the image of the sun, deserts and long shadows titles Philippe Decoufle’s latest work. Its original conception that ‘everybody has shadows’ is deeply embedded,… Continue Reading

  9. Philippe Decoufle in Sombrero at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 9 July 2007Performance 4-7 Jul 07

    ‘…when Decouflé the easy entertainer yields to Decouflé the master magician, he leaves you delighted and astonished.’  

  10. Mark Morris Dance Group in Mozart Dances at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 9 July 2007Performance 4-7 Jul 07

    ‘Beautiful and strange, McGregor’s piece illuminates the shadowlands of memory and recovered experience. I doubt the apprentices will ever forget it.’ 

  11. Mark Morris Dance Group in Mozart Dances at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 9 July 2007Performance 4-7 Jul 07

    ‘…Mozart Dances is thin stuff. It lacks edge, not to say testosterone, and rests on the laurels of much finer work.’ 

  12. George Piper Dances, Ballet Boyz Gala

    Wheeldon returns to the stage

    Monday 9 July 2007

    Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will be dancing a solo in the Ballet for the People gala at the Royal Festival Hall this weekend. Since moving to New York to work with New York City Ballet he hasn’t bee… Continue Reading

  13. London Contemporary Dance School in Graduation Performances 2007 at The Place

    , Sunday 8 July 2007 — Performance: 7th July 2007

    The 7 July 2007 saw The Place play host to a selection of London Contemporary Dance Schools, 2007 graduates, with a variety of work including four student pieces, along with professional choreography by Hilary S… Continue Reading

  14. Philippe Decoufle in Sombrero at Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Nouchi, Friday 6 July 2007 — Performance: 4-7 Jul 07

    “All I care about is that the public enjoys itself,” says Philippe Decoufle on his latest surreal fantasy romp, Sombrero. A simple request, but come expecting to see contemporary dance and you may fe… Continue Reading

  15. Philippe Decoufle in Sombrero at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 6 July 2007Performance 4-7 Jul 07

    ‘To put it tactfully, I was glad that the “crazy” Gallic voiceover appears only intermittently – a little of that sort of thing goes an awful long way. But this is a cavil about a show that right up to its deranged, spaghetti western conclusion is… 

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