August 2007

  1. Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu in On Danse at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘…the real pity is that this sparkling celebration of dance and illusion was in Edinburgh for only three days. But well done to new Festival director Jonathan Mills for getting it at all, and, should the company ever return to Britain with this piece, be sure… 

  2. Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu in On Danse at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘You could hardly have asked for a more fanciful or, indeed, genuinely festive start to the Edinburgh Festival’s dance programme than the jubilant blitz of morphing, mixed-media mischief contained in Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu’s On Danse.’  

  3. Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu in On Danse at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘“I dance, therefore I exist” is the blithe premise of Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu’s latest show, and the corollary is that that if all of us dance, then all of us exist happily together.’  

  4. Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu in On Danse at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Lynne Walker, Independent, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘The wizardry of video artist José Montalvo and choreographer Dominique Hervieu brings together 17 dancers whose styles range from ballet to breakdance, all niftily executed.’  

  5. Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance 7 - 12 Aug 07

    ‘Proud, fatalistic and fabulous, this is flamenco as a way of life rather than a piece of showbiz. Peña and his compatriots cut to the quick.’ AR 

  6. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    ‘Acosta transcends all that is crass, obvious and outlandish in this blatant, at times even ridiculous, ballet. He adds a dignity and integrity that isn’t actually there in the tub-thumping choreography that Yuri Grigorovich created back in 1968.’ 

  7. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance 13 & 14 Aug 07

    ‘In choosing to open his company’s triple bill with Asaf Messerer’s 1960s piece (restaged by his nephew Mikhail), which turns the structure of ballet’s daily class into an exhilarating whirl of virtuosic showing off, the Bolshoi’s current ar… 

  8. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance 13 & 14 Aug 07

    ‘The programme showed the Bolshoi, under Alexei Ratmansky’s inspired direction, reaching out beyond its comfort zone.’  

  9. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 15 August 2007Performance 13 & 14 Aug 07

    ‘Osipova’s range is quite remarkable for a dancer who is just 21. But if she is a rare talent in her own right, she is also the face of the new Bolshoi.’  

  10. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 14 August 2007Performance 13 & 14 Aug 07

    ‘It’s not the sort of ballet you expect from the Bolshoi, whose dancers usually look like aristocrats. Last night they looked like themselves, and even better movers than we know them to be, bold and versatile, and with an emotional frankness that we rarel… 

  11. The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 14 August 2007 — Performance: 13 & 14 Aug 07

    13 August 2007 Many people suppose that ballets have to come in three-act packages attached to a fairy tale and so it’s usually difficult to sell a mixed bill of modern work. So it isn’t surprising t… Continue Reading

  12. The Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, , Monday 13 August 2007Performance 10 Aug 07

    ‘…if their combined virtuosity is off any scale I know, almost as delirious is the effect that Osipova and Vasiliev have on the rest of the company.’  

  13. Trafalgar Square Festival: Inspired by India at Trafalgar Square

    Libby Costello, Monday 13 August 2007 — Performance: 12 August 2007

    The second week of the Trafalgar Square Festival, Inspired by India, attracted a vast array of viewers who were not damped by the weather. The festival hosted some of the most influential choreographers in South… Continue Reading

  14. Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Sunday 12 August 2007 — Performance: 7 - 12 Aug 07

    Performance: 9 August 2007 Paco Pena’s new show, A Compás! To the Rhythm, proved that a stage can portray a thousand emotions. From the 7 to the 12 August Sadler’s Wells was transformed from a vast … Continue Reading

  15. Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Saturday 11 August 2007 — Performance: 10 Aug 07

    Of all the great ballet classics it is __*Don Quixote* that Muscovites hold most dear. Partly because it had the unusual distinction of beginning in Moscow and not St Petersburg; partly because it’s joie d… Continue Reading

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