January 2008

  1. Afrika! Afrika! at O2 Arena - Tented Palaces

    Press Review Kieron Quirke, Evening Standard, Monday 21 January 2008Performance Jan 08

    ‘Apparently, more than 100 performers from over 20 African nations contribute to this extravaganza.’  

  2. Afrika! Afrika! at O2 Arena - Tented Palaces

    Press Review Charles Spencer, Telegraph, Monday 21 January 2008Performance Jan 08

    ‘…everyone seems to be having the time of their lives up on stage, whether they are dancing up a storm, performing daring acrobatics, or playing thrilling live music, whose influences include South African township jive, the soul, jazz and big-band sounds of … 

  3. Afrika! Afrika! at O2 Arena - Tented Palaces

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Monday 21 January 2008Performance Jan 08

    ‘Essentially, this is Cirque du Soleil given an African makeover: more heart, better music (when the drumming gets going), very high levels of skill and no clowns to make you reach for the Prozac.’  

  4. Review: Rootless Company / Off the Map /Temporary Secret Event in Resolution! at The Place

    Libby Costello, Sunday 20 January 2008 — Performance: 18 January 2008

    Taking a seat at the Place for Resolution can often trigger a wave of fear. The festival allows new choreographers to bring work to the stage, ranging vastly in subject matter, creativity and insight. Fortunatel… Continue Reading

  5. Feature: Step Into Dance

    Saturday 19 January 2008 by temp user

    “Community Dance is a vital mode of accessing the infinite benefits of participation in dance and the wider arts. It is a powerful tool for developing social cohesion in the rich tapestry of a culturally d… Continue Reading

  6. Feature: Watch This Space

    Saturday 19 January 2008 by Melanie Nix

    As part of the Connect Festival 2008, London Youth Dance commissioned three emerging choreographers to produce a piece of work suitable for a teenage audience to be shown in the Lilian Baylis Theatre. Each cho… Continue Reading

  7. Feature: Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion

    Friday 18 January 2008

    *Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion **11, 18, 25 & 26 Janaury 2008 **Lilian Baylis Theatre *Box office: 0844 412 4300 The pairing of Jonathan Burrows, choreographer and ex-Royal Ballet soloist, and compos… Continue Reading

  8. Feature: Buenos Aires Tango

    Friday 18 January 2008

    *Tango Por Dos, Buenos Aires Tango **29 January – 23 February 2008 **Peacock Theatre *Box office: 0844 412 4322 This year the company celebrates its 20th Anniversary under the direction of Miguel Angel Z… Continue Reading

  9. Feature: La La La Human Steps

    Friday 18 January 2008

    *La La La Human Steps, Amjad **30 January – 2 February 2008 **Sadler’s Wells Theatre *Box office: 0844 412 4300 Édouard Lock, Artistic Director of La La La Human Steps, takes classical ballet and … Continue Reading

  10. Review: O Ultimo Momento in Peut-Être at Laban

    Katie Fish, Friday 18 January 2008 — Performance: 17 - 19 Jan 08

    Circus pole acrobat João Paulo dos Santos seems to inhabit a world devoid of kinetic forces in *Peut-Être*, his most recent collaboration with jazz-trained musician Guillaume Dutrieux for the London Internatio… Continue Reading

  11. News: It's never too late...

    Thursday 17 January 2008

    “There’s nothing effeminate about it – you have to be incredibly fit to dance. I see these people crawling around, hunched over smoking a cigarette – they should be doing ballet.” s… Continue Reading

  12. News: Dance debut for Binoche

    Thursday 17 January 2008

    French movie star Juliet Binoche is taking some time out from her film career to learn to dance – before she starts work with choreographer Akram Khan next month for their show which is due to open at the … Continue Reading

  13. News: Michael Kidd 1915 - 2008

    Thursday 17 January 2008

    - the ballet dancer turned movie studio executive devised dance sequences for many films (including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Guys and Dolls) and worked with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. He was “… Continue Reading

  14. News: Strictly Come Dancing - the stage show

    Thursday 17 January 2008

    Stars from all five series of the BBC celebrity dance show are taking to the road in a show which will tour to London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham Newcastle and several other UK cities. ‘Promotors have… Continue Reading

  15. Russian National Dance Show at Hammersmith Apollo,

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 17 January 2008Performance Jan 08

    ‘This show, which has toured to 15 countries including Australia and Israel, is performed by the National Ballet Kostroma. Essentially, it’s Riverdance with blinis: a national dance tradition, packaged Eurovision-style with taped music and extra glitz.’  

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