June 2009

  1. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 18 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘ENB is the British ballet company with the greatest claim to a Ballets Russes heritage: its founders, Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, both danced for Diaghilev.’  

  2. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 18 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘Lagerfeld’s tutu was conceived with cavalier disregard for the ballerina’s working body – the line of the neck broken by an egregious, fluffy ruff, the waistline broken by a too-high skirt. Elena Glurdjidze, however, combated the fussiness of … 

  3. Review: English National Ballet in Ballet Russes Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 18 June 2009 — Performance: 17 - 20 Jun 09

    The ENB celebration of the Ballets Russes centenary moved to its second programme without the fanfare, the red carpets or Stephen Fry. In fact the second programme was “de-celebritied” even to the po… Continue Reading

  4. Richard Alston Dance Company 'Blow Over' Dancers: Hannah Kidd, Wayne Parsons. Photo: Dee Conway

    Review: Richard Alston Dance Company in - at home at The Place

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 17 June 2009 — Performance: 16 & 17 Jun 09

    Richard Alston Dance Company performed on home territory on Tuesday 16 June with 4 new or revised works. Opening with a choreography from Martin Lawrence, this bill showed the companies capabilities outside of A… Continue Reading

  5. English National Ballet 'Apollo' Dancers: Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks. Photo: Michael Garner

    Review: English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 17 June 2009 — Performance: 16 - 20 Jun 09

    It is 100 years since Sergei Diaghilev launched his Ballets Russes – bringing the essence of Russian ballet to the west while catapulting the art form into 20th century modernism. All around the world, com… Continue Reading

  6. News: When Karl met Agnes & Thomas

    Wednesday 17 June 2009

    - Chanel designer Lagerfeld wanted a performance. “We have danced at 11 Downing Street for Norman Lamont and at Kensington Palace for Princess Diana – but never at a haute couture fitting room. Usual… Continue Reading

  7. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 17 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘If Apollo was Diaghilev’s only ballet, we’d still revere him.’  

  8. Feature: Shall We Dance

    Tuesday 16 June 2009

    *Set to a score comprised entirely of melodies by Richard Rodgers, Adam Cooper’s Shall We Dance tells the story of one man’s extraordinary quest to find true love. His panoramic voyage transports us… Continue Reading

  9. Paul Liburd & Nina Rajarani

    News: Queen's Birthday Honours List

    Monday 15 June 2009

    Dancer Paul Liburd and choreographer Nina Rajarani were both awarded MBEs in the recent round… Paul Liburd has been a soloist with Scottish Ballet since 2004. He danced with Rambert Dance Company from 1992… Continue Reading

  10. News: A walk in the parkour

    Monday 15 June 2009

    “When you go on most British parkour websites, the emphasis is about how far people can jump, which is competitive and isn’t what parkour is about at all,” says breakdancer JP Omari, member of … Continue Reading

  11. News: Dancing Diamonds

    Monday 15 June 2009

    Alina Cojocaru (returning to the stage after a prolonged absence due to injury) and Rupert Pennefather talk about their partnership in Jewels, with the Royal Ballet until 19 June. Read more in the Guardian, 11 Jun 09 Continue Reading

  12. News: New York, New York

    Monday 15 June 2009

    Dance Editor Debra Craine checks out Alexei Ratmansky, lately of the Bolshoi and now leading American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s new arts centre. Read more in the Times,… Continue Reading

  13. Rambert Dance Company in New Choreography at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 15 June 2009Performance 10 Jun 09

    ‘At the Place, Rambert Dance Company showed a strong evening of new choreography by company members…Dzierzon’s quietly sincere I will, based on a Paul Auster novel and danced by the choreographer herself, is particularly fine.’ 

  14. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 15 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    ‘The work was new to the Royal Ballet only 18 months ago, but at Tuesday’s revival opening the company claimed it as its own with a force that lifted you out of your seat.’ 

  15. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 15 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    ‘George Balanchine’s Jewels is a company showcase, glittering with solo roles. After an injury-plagued season, The Royal Ballet is getting back to strength. This first night still had some weaknesses, but it also had Alina Cojocaru, recently recovered, dan… 

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