March 2008

  1. New York City Ballet in Programme 3: Four Voices at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 25 March 2008Performance 18, 20, 21 Mar 08

    “Ratmansky’s dance determinedly looks to the future, while planting one foot in the past. Never mind that this number is all about Russianness, and you thought this company sold Manhattan cool. Any work that has potential as a modern classic is to be welcomed… 

  2. More seats at lower prices

    Thursday 20 March 2008

    The Royal Opera House is changing its seat prices – making some more expensive, so that it can sell more at lower prices in its 2008/9 season. Over 40% of all seats (over a quarter of a million) will be £… Continue Reading

  3. Zoonation in 'Into the Hoods' , Novello Theatre, booking until August 08

    Into the West End

    Thursday 20 March 2008

    Into the Hoods, Zoonation’s witty street dance take on Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway fairy tale Into the Woods looks set to to break into the mainstream theatreworld of London’s West End. Kate Pr… Continue Reading

  4. The Royal Ballet - future direction

    Thursday 20 March 2008

    It has just been announced that Monica Mason’s contract as Director of the Royal Ballet has been extended by two years to 2012. Ismene Brown thinks the company has an alternative in its dancer Johan Kobbor… Continue Reading

  5. New York City Ballet in Programme 4: Ballet and Broadway at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 20 March 2008 — Performance: 19, 20, 22 Mar 08

    The fusion of ballet and Broadway has long been a theme running through the repertoire of New York City Ballet; this merging of musical theatre and classical ballet is unique and flows from the heritage of works… Continue Reading

  6. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 20 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is taking forever to wake up. This 2006 production has obvious virtues, including a clear text and Oliver Messel’s fairy-tale scenery. It’s frustrating because it could, and should, be better.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Thursday 20 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘It was left to the character actors, to Revie’s superbly cantankerous, knock-‘em-dead glamorous Carabosse, to Gary Avis and Genesia Rosato as the King and Queen, to demonstrate what real stage style is.’ 

  8. New York City Ballet in Programme 3: Four Voices at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 20 March 2008Performance 18, 20, 21 Mar 08

    ‘The third programme of its Coliseum season is devoted to living choreographers and, as is often the way, the new works turn out to be a very mixed bag.’  

  9. New York City Ballet in Programme 3: Four Voices at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 20 March 2008 — Performance: 18, 20, 21 Mar 08

    The pace slowed markedly through the first part of this third programme from the NYCB with a factor that was less “wow” and more “whoa”; a slowdown which started with the subdued New Engl… Continue Reading

  10. Beijing Olympic Torch Relay

    Tuesday 18 March 2008 by temp user

    *Sunanda Biswas from Flowziac street dance crew performed at the South Bank Centre on 6 April as part of the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations. * Sunanda’s Blog:**_I have been dancing for 15 years, starting… Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 18 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘Tamara Rojo is undoubtedly one of the best. She was almost perfect as Princess Aurora, both a young girl and an unattainable ideal.’  

  12. New York City Ballet in Programme 2: Jerome Robbins: An American Icon at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 18 March 2008Performance 13 Mar 08

    ‘Trust Robbins – whose ability to create hit ballets for the company often rivalled Balanchine’s – to find wit, as well as beauty, in a pastiche of a ballet segment in a Verdi opera.’ 

  13. New York City Ballet in Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 18 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    ‘The best of the evening’s dancing came in the opening item, Serenade, a piece whose first impact – of extreme feminine mystery and glamour – is eked out for the duration of Tchaikovsky’s luminous score.’ 

  14. Akram Khan Company in Bahok at Liverpool & touring

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 18 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘The dance, shaped by Khan to work various styles into his own contemporary kathak idiom, is the visual metaphor of the journey – and, once it gets going (to the driving pulse of Nitin Sawhney’s eclectic score), the movement is vigorous, intriguing, wit… 

  15. New York City Ballet in Programme 2: Jerome Robbins: An American Icon at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 18 March 2008Performance 13 Mar 08

    ‘New York City Ballet’s London season continues, and continues to look rough. This time it’s a celebration of Jerome Robbins, who moved between Broadway (West Side Story) and ballet. The evening is rescued by The Concert, the choreographer’s irres… 

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