March 2009

  1. Antiono Gades Carmen at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 March 2009Performance 19 - 22 Mar 09

    ‘… for all its energy, the whole lacks spontaneity – and that, in flamenco, is fatal.’ 

  2. Antiono Gades Carmen at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 23 March 2009Performance 19 - 22 Mar 09

    ‘…the ensemble work up some terrific storms of dancing and deliver some superb character vignettes. These at least remind us that, however patchy the execution, Gades’s Carmen is a flamenco classic.’  

  3. Tango Fire, 17 March - 11 April, Peacock Theatre

    Tango Fire at Peacock Theatre

    Mary Kate Connolly, Monday 23 March 2009 — Performance: 17 Mar - 11 Apr 09

    Welcome to the ‘Café del Tango’ where the lights are low and scarlet red, the tango fast and flashy, and the café‘s clientele, amorous and fiery. If you, like me, entered this show with high… Continue Reading

  4. Antiono Gades Carmen at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 20 March 2009Performance 19 - 22 Mar 09

    ‘Life imitating art and actors imitating their characters is not new but Gades went further, creating a startlingly innovative double plot that weaves Bizet and cante, reality and fantasy, performance and rehearsal, with dancers both revering and spoofing their … 

  5. Gala Flamenco Mujeres at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 20 March 2009Performance 15 Mar 09

    ‘I love the way Merche Esmeralda stands, summoning the dance from the sea of her dress, her torso curving over the movement. I love the way Rocío Molina stands, raising her skirts as her feet create machine-gun fusillades from the stage. I love the way Belén Maya… 

  6. Tango Fire at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 20 March 2009Performance 17 Mar - 11 Apr 09

    ‘The basic verve and the mercurial flash of legs, kicking and slicing, twisting, just missing vital bits of one’s partner, are still wonderfully there.’ 

  7. Rocio Molina in Oro Viejo at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Friday 20 March 2009 — Performance: 17 Mar 09

    What first strikes you is Rocio Molina’s youthful appearance. The second thing is the wisdom of her movement. Oro Viejo (Old Gold), Molina’s exploration of the passage time, is an unusual topic for a… Continue Reading

  8. New season at the Barbican

    Thursday 19 March 2009

    The Barbican has announced its summer and autumn programme for 2009. Major new initiatives include developing long term relationships with visiting orchestras, a new summer season of music and dance stretching o… Continue Reading

  9. Boy Blue Entertainment in Pied Piper at Barbican

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 18 March 2009Performance 5 - 14 Mar 09

    ‘Enjoy the skills of this fine young cast, but don’t expect theatre.’ 

  10. Royal Ballet in Isadora / Dances at a Gathering at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 18 March 2009Performance In rep 11, 12, 18, 20 & 21 March.09

    ‘A revival by Deborah MacMillan, the choreographer’s widow, cuts the ballet’s two acts to one, reframing the dances with archive film and voiceover excerpts from Duncan’s memoir. The result is a great improvement and, at times, with the assistance… 

  11. Royal Ballet in Isadora / Dances at a Gathering at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 18 March 2009Performance In rep 11, 12, 18, 20 & 21 March.09

    ‘In the end, sadly, despite a stops-out performance by Rojo, Duncan comes across not as a charismatic innovator so much as a muddle-headed gold-digger, whose self-dramatising pronouncements about “My Art” are more to be suffered than admired.’ 

  12. Royal Ballet in Isadora / Dances at a Gathering at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 18 March 2009Performance In rep 11, 12, 18, 20 & 21 March.09

    ‘As a reward for sitting through Isadora, you get Jerome Robbins’s gorgeous Dances at a Gathering. Making her debut, Yuhui Choe floated through the phrases of Chopin’s music, sensitively played by pianist Philip Gammon.’  

  13. Gala Flamenca Mujeres: Part of Flamenco Festival London at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 18 March 2009Performance 15 Mar 09

    ‘Merche Esmeralda, Belen Maya and Rocio Molina create an evening of grand authority and individuality.’  

  14. Destino at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 18 March 2009Performance 12 & 13 March 2009

    ‘Full Circle, a half-hour epic overseen by Tara-Jane Herbert, Dance United’s artistic director, and her co-choreographer Susannah Broughton was definitely the highlight.’  

  15. Destino at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 18 March 2009Performance 12 & 13 March 2009

    ‘Sendi and Demissie also appear in Full Circle, a piece for 120 dancers ranging from primary school kids to pensioners. None of these have travelled a journey anything like the Ethiopians have, yet despite the work’s occasional moments of naivety, it is im… 

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