January 2009

  1. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘Rojo is all grace as Nikiya, her dramatic assurance, the technical bravura she commands with her uncanny brilliancy in turning steps and unwavering poses drawing a portrait of rare distinction.’ 

  2. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘Much as one wishes, as ever, that the Royal Ballet could generate more new work, it would take a cold soul to object to a revival of La Bayadère.’  

  3. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘It would be easy to play Bayadère as a hokey melodrama (as the Russians sometimes do) but the Royal Ballet handles it with the utmost respect.’  

  4. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘The female corps de ballet have their collective star spot in the hypnotic ensembles of the Shades scene, when, in massed lines, pulsing on pointe, they represent multiple replications of a single vision.’ 

  5. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta have performed wonderfully together in the past, yet heading this season’s run of La Bayadère they do not fully occupy the same ballet.’  

  6. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘Given that many dance-goers’ budgets are likely to be shrinking in the months to come, I’d recommend this production as a memory to lay down.’ 

  7. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadère is gorgeous to look at but there is so much going on in so many different styles that the three acts can feel disjointed.’  

  8. Review: DV8 in To Be Straight With You at National Theatre

    Mina Vadon, Monday 19 January 2009 — Performance: 15 November 2008

    In the afterglow of the US Presidential election, where the strongest case for liberalism and tolerance was overwhelmingly won, DV8’s work presents a jarring contrast. This brave piece tackles race, religi… Continue Reading

  9. Review: Xavier Le Roy in Self Unfinished at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Mary Kate Connolly, Monday 19 January 2009 — Performance: 17 Jan 09

    It is 8pm in the Lilian Baylis Studio and Xavier Le Roy is sitting at a small square desk, glaring up at the audience, commanding silence. When the required hush falls, he stands and walks deliberately to a ster… Continue Reading

  10. Feature: Breakin' Convention

    Friday 16 January 2009

    ** *For five years Breakin’ Convention – an International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre has been taking over the theatres, studios and foyers of Sadler’s Wells for May Bank Holiday weekend… Continue Reading

  11. News: Hofesh Shechter

    Tuesday 13 January 2009

    This year sees new versions of *In Your Rooms* and Uprising at the Roundhouse (February), new work at Sadler’s Wells in March and as choreographer in residence for Brighton Dome in May. “Everything I… Continue Reading

  12. News: Tutus - past, present and future

    Tuesday 13 January 2009

    Judith Mackrell looks at how the tutu has evolved alongside ballet. Read more in the Guardian, 8 Jan 09 Continue Reading

  13. Cirque Du Soleil in Quidam at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Kate Kellaway, Observer, Monday 12 January 2009Performance to 8 Feb 09

    ‘The evening was a reminder that circus, at its virtuoso best, seeks to persuade us that human beings might, by an effort of will, turn out to be some other beast entirely: winged, infinitely supple, mythical.’ 

  14. billy elliot musical

    News: Billy Elliot on broadway

    Monday 12 January 2009

    Writer Lee Hall tells how the hit show has found a new resonance in New York as a ‘hard times musical’. Read more in the Financial Times, 10 Jan 09 ‘Billy Elliot’s story of hard times, re… Continue Reading

  15. Cirque Du Soleil in Quidam at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Peter Aspden, Financial Times, Monday 12 January 2009Performance to 8 Feb 09

    ‘Admirably as its flying, bending protagonists perform, there is something a little creepy about Cirque’s transparent attempts to marry the vernacular skills of the street performer with high art.’ 

12345

By Date

Join us

Sign up for email updates from dance venues & companies, special offers, updates on new site features & to access our noticeboard, jobs & auditions.

Follow us

Keep in touch with us online