February 2009

  1. The Cholmondeleys & Featherstonehaughs in Dancing On Your Grave at Riverside Studios

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 10 - 22 Feb 09

    ‘The effect is a comic grotesquerie of death and how to stare it down. An excellent antidote to the current gloom.’  

  2. Jerome Bel in 27 Performances at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 13 & 14 Feb 09

    ‘He does not perform. He does not dance, except in occasional snatches. Instead, he offers a series of haphazard thoughts about the nature of theatre – and what it means to be a good spectator – while an audience of cognoscenti coos over his every word.’ 

  3. Jerome Bel in 27 Performances at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 16 February 2009Performance 13 & 14 Feb 09

    ‘Bel may not appeal to dance newcomers, as his choreographic references to early Steve Paxton, and mid Trisha Brown, will be lost on all but aficianados. However, being a performer, he is unusually perceptive as a spectator, and his whimsical, anecdotal insight… 

  4. Kylie Minogue

    Behind the steps

    Friday 13 February 2009

    Kate Prince (Girls Aloud and V), Rafael Bonachela (Kylie Minogue) Priscilla Samuels (Spice Girls, Westlife and Liberty X) talk about their work choreographing routines for pop bands. Read more in the Guardian, 13 Feb 09 Continue Reading

  5. Trinity Laban 'In the Moment' Festival 17 - 19 Feb 09. Photo: Merlin Hendy

    Trinity Laban - In the Moment

    Friday 13 February 2009

    If you’ve never seen around Laban’s award winning building, designed by Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron, there’s another chance to see what lies inside its colourful translucent w… Continue Reading

  6. Come to the Cabaret!

    Friday 13 February 2009

    *They’ve been doing it for a couple of years now, so clearly Greenwich Dance Agency have hit on something with their monthly cabaret nights, which feature some of the hottest names in contemporary dance … Continue Reading

  7. Royal Ballet in The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV: danse à grande vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 10 February 2009Performance 31 Jan and in rep to 21 Feb 09

    ‘That said, its {Wheeldon’s DGV} sleek arrangements and elegant couplings allow the company to cut loose and show what they can do.’ 

  8. Les Ballets C de la B in Pitie at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 10 February 2009Performance 5 - 7 Feb 09

    ‘When Kakudji sings, the golden tracery of his voice dispels the overwrought posturing around him, offering us a glimpse of the sublime’. 

  9. Les 7 Doigts de la Main in Traces at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Lyn Gardner , Guardian, Tuesday 10 February 2009Performance 3 Feb - 14 Mar 09

    ‘… for the five young people in this thrilling circus show, their acrobatic skills offer not just a welcome release from tension in physical activity, but a metaphor for taking risks and living life to the full – even when all hope is apparently lost… 

  10. Joaquin Cortes in Unleashed at Roundhouse

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 10 February 2009Performance 4 & 5 Feb 09

    ‘This show comes close to end-of-the-pier flamenco.’ 

  11. Joaquin Cortes in Unleashed at Roundhouse

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 10 February 2009Performance 4 & 5 Feb 09

    ‘Flamenco? Pah! Cortés has a few flashy tricks, but no stamina and no material, unless you count a string of hammy climaxes, using the same facile spins and kicks.’ 

  12. Olivier nominees announced

    Tuesday 10 February 2009

    The awards season continues, with the announcement of nominees for the Olivier Awards – presented by the Society of London Theatres. Named in the honour of actor Sir Laurence Olivier, they cover theatre, o… Continue Reading

  13. Les Ballets C de la B in Pitie at Sadler's Wells

    Katie Fish, Sunday 8 February 2009 — Performance: 5 - 7 Feb 09

    Alain Platel’s most recent collaboration with composer Fabrizio Cassol is a tour de force of energy, emotion and innovation. Taking inspiration from Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion, the pair have c… Continue Reading

  14. Thomas Noone Dance in Crush & Futil at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Libby Costello, Sunday 8 February 2009 — Performance: 4 & 6 Feb 09

    British born, Rambert trained choreographer Thomas Noone brought his Barcelonian based company, to the Purcell Room for a UK premier and showed what we’ve been missing since his departure. Crush and Futil … Continue Reading

  15. Rafael Bonachela in 62C at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Libby Costello, , Friday 6 February 2009Performance 1 Feb 09

    Rafael Bonachela drew from fellow Place Price winners and competitors to bring a weekend of dance to the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall. Sunday 1 February brought Ben Wright, Laila Diallo and Cameron McMillian to the live performance space, coupled with dance … 

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