September 2007

  1. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 10 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Try as I might to spot a pasted-on smile in “Rocka My Soul”, there wasn’t one. Instead: vibrant commitment and roof-lifting energy.’ 

  2. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 10 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Dance is a physical medium, and the Ailey dancers are gifted with spectacular physicality, but to present them in a context quite so void of cerebral content is, to say the least, unhelpful.’ 

  3. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 7 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Founded by Ailey in New York in 1959 to interpret and convey the black American experience, and working in an unmistakably US idiom that combines ballet, Broadway and contemporary dance, it has (as ever) stupendously talented and glamorous dancers – but, at … 

  4. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Friday 7 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a must-see company – you will never see so much verve, gusto and joyous energy on one stage.’ 

  5. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Prgramme 2: Jazz at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Graham Watts, Friday 7 September 2007 — Performance: 4 - 15 Sep 07

    Perf: 5 Sep 07 I prefer ‘the Ailey’ as a shorthand title to the more formal acronym that is used throughout the programme – AAADT – which sounds more like an agricultural pesticide. The a… Continue Reading

  6. Tanja Liedtke Q&A

    Thursday 6 September 2007

    Tanja died tragically in a road accident in Sydney on 17 August 2007. Read more She gave us this interview earlier this year. We’re leaving it online in tribute. Southbank Centre presents the world premi… Continue Reading

  7. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 6 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘These dancers have a likeable energy and brightness, an immediate connection with their audience. The taped music means some lost spontaneity, but there’s still a friendliness to this performance.’  

  8. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 6 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘There is nothing retro about The River (1970), Ailey at his best, a piece ambitiously structured and wonderfully dynamic.’  

  9. Tango Fever, Finnish Style

    Wednesday 5 September 2007

    *The Waldorf Hotel has reinstated its Tango Tea dances, classes across the UK are in demand and the stage show Tango Fire opens at the Peacock Theatre on 8 September. We seem to be in the midst of a tango resurg… Continue Reading

  10. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 5 September 2007 — Performance: 4 - 15 Sep 07

    Performance: 4 Sep 07 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened their run of 13 performances last night at Sadler’s Wells. The sell out performance attracted many of the dance world, along with first time … Continue Reading

  11. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 5 September 2007 — Performance: 4 - 15 Sep 07

    For the second time in three years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre has opened the Sadler’s Wells Autumn Season and it’s a very welcome return. Buoyed up by the success of its 2005 visit, the … Continue Reading

  12. Trisha Brown Dance Company in Company Repertory at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 3 September 2007Performance Aug 07

    ‘I feel about the veteran postmodernist Trisha Brown that three of her works on the same programme is one too many.’ 

  13. Peter Schauffus in Satisfaction at Apollo Theatre

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Independent on Sunday, Monday 3 September 2007Performance 28 Aug - 8 Sep 07

    ‘Everything about all that she does has a radiant translucence.’ 

  14. Peter Schauffus in Satisfaction at Apollo Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 3 September 2007Performance 28 Aug - 8 Sep 07

    ‘It’s energetic, it’s well-meaning, and Schaufuss’s dancers give it everything they’ve got.’ 

  15. Peter Schauffus in Satisfaction at Apollo Theatre

    Press Review Mark Shenton, The Stage, Monday 3 September 2007Performance 28 Aug - 8 Sep 07

    ‘… there’s nevertheless a weird kind of second-hand opportunism and over-arching ego to Satisfaction as it is: piggy-backing a ride on what Shaufuss himself calls “more than a legendary band” but a group who “have become life companion… 

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