November 2008

  1. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘Infra offers duets in the fashionable manner: the cast stretch and tug their way through these sterilities with great distinction, and Edward Watson as a focal figure in this drama of isolation, incarnates tensions and despairs with an inevitability that seems to … 

  2. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘It is incredibly lovely, full of striking images, and redolent of an emotional richness new to McGregor’s work.’ 

  3. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘McGregor’s movement may still be a full-body workout (undulating torsos, limbs constantly in motion, muscles yearning to exceed their limits) but it speaks as strongly of compassion and anger, of happiness and anxiety, tenderness and tears.’  

  4. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘One of McGregor’s gifts is to present familiar dancers in an unfamiliar light, and Infra offers us Marianela Nuñez stripped of her usual golden lustre. Cold and spectral, flickering with uncertainty, this is a fascinating new persona for a performer who bri… 

  5. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 17 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘Infra may share many of the stylistic hallmarks of Chroma, but it is quite unlike anything he has made before.’  

  6. Review: Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Libby Costello, Monday 17 November 2008— Performance: 13 - 26 Nov 08

    The premiere of Infra had a lot to live up to. Dedicated to the Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director, Monica Mason, for her 50th season with the Royal Ballet; filmed for BBC Two (to be broadcast on 22 November… Continue Reading

  7. News: Rosella Hightower

    Friday 14 November 2008

    One time ballet dancer with the Ballet Russes and American Ballet Theatre, died recently at the age of 88. Read an obituary in the Guardian, 14 Nov 08 Continue Reading

  8. News: Eleo Pomare

    Friday 14 November 2008

    One of the leading African-American contemporary choreographer-dancers of the 1960s-90s died recently at the age of 70. Read on obituary in the Guardian, 12 Nov 08 Continue Reading

  9. News: Creative change

    Friday 14 November 2008

    Wayne McGregor talks about mixing things up with Royal Ballet dancers: “We went to the Francis Bacon exhibition, to see Theatre de Complicite, to Antony Gormley’s studio, to Merce Cunningham. Just to… Continue Reading

  10. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 14 November 2008Performance 11 - 15 Nov 08

    ‘My own reaction… was dismay, and a raging despair that such a monstrosity should have been perpetrated by a reputable troupe.’ 

  11. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 14 November 2008Performance 11 - 15 Nov 08

    ‘Baldwin takes his cue from the music, contrasting passages of mournful dance with sections of ecstasy. The choreography for 20 dancers is written both small — in solos and duets — and large, with potent passages for the ensemble.’  

  12. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 14 November 2008Performance 11 - 15 Nov 08

    ‘Exquisite, tacky, baffling, tear-jerking – you could throw almost any adjective at Mark Baldwin’s Eternal Light and make it stick.’  

  13. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 14 November 2008Performance 11 - 15 Nov 08

    ‘The solo to the Litany (complaint) is powerful stuff. The dancer wears a vibrant green long dress and feathered head-dress, and moves crab-like on all fours. She is wonderfully attired but her movement conveys her struggle.’  

  14. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 14 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘Watching The Royal Ballet dance Wayne McGregor is like stroking a cat the wrong way. The dancers are usually flattered by steps that refine their form but McGregor roughs up their elegant harmonies…’  

  15. Kate Castle, Director of Dance South West, pictured in front of the Bournemouth Pavilion

    News: New dance centre for the South West

    Wednesday 12 November 2008

    Dance South West, the regional strategic agency for dance, is joining forces with Bournemouth Borough Council to create and run a multi-million pound state-of-the-art Dance Centre at the Pavilion in Bournemouth.… Continue Reading

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