September 2009

  1. Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot, 'Lost Action' 17-18 Sep. Sadler's Wells. Photo: Chris Randle

    Crystal Pite: Kidd Pivot in Lost Action at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 18 September 2009 — Performance: 17 Sep 09

    I had little prior knowledge of Crystal Pite or her dance ensemble, Kidd Pivot. I knew that she’d danced with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt and that as a fresh, young modern choreographer, she… Continue Reading

  2. Scottish Ballet opens new premises at Tramway.
Photo: John Ross

    Scottish Ballet at home

    Friday 18 September 2009

    Scottish Ballet officially opened the doors of its brand new custom built home in Tramway, Glasgow on 17 September 09. Pictured are Scottish Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution Mike Russe… Continue Reading

  3. Bounce in Insane in the Brain at Peacock Theatre

    Eileen Strong, Friday 18 September 2009 — Performance: 16/09/09

    Perhaps we’ve been spoilt by the inventive choreography of the street dance troupes on Britain’s Got Talent, but Insane In The Brain never quite engaged me with its fusion of urban and contemporary d… Continue Reading

  4. Rosas in Zeitung at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 17 September 2009Performance 11 Sep 09

    ?For De Keersmaeker, everything in this meandering piece is presumably grist to her own exploratory process. And the expectation that we will sit it out with her makes it clear she’s become no less demanding with age.?  

  5. Top: Kim Brandstrup
Below: Tamara Rojo & Steven McRae in rehearsal

    The Brandstrup-Rojo Project

    Wednesday 16 September 2009

    This week there’s the chance to see one of the Royal Ballet’s most luminous and intelligent dancers performing in the more intimate setting of the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, in … Continue Reading

  6. Patrick Swayze with Jennifer Grey in 'Dirty Dancing', 1987

    Dirty Dancing Star dies

    Tuesday 15 September 2009

    Patrick Swazye, the actor who died today at the age of 57 from pancreatic cancer, will probably be best remembered for his role in the film *Dirty Dancing*. Made on a low budget it was intended for a short cinem… Continue Reading

  7. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Zeitung at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 15 September 2009Performance 11-12 September.09

    ‘The excellent Mark Lorimer has an angular, awkward style, with De Keersmaeker counter-choreographing his collapsing body and inverting limbs to the blissful melodies of Bach’s Prelude in G minor.’  

  8. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Rosas Danst Rosas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 14 September 2009Performance 8 Sep 09

    ‘…there is much that is bracing in the resolute seriousness of this now historic piece.’ 

  9. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Rosas Danst Rosas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 September 2009Performance 8 Sep 09

    ‘Like the musical minimalism (Steve Reich) that inspired her, de Keersmaeker is exploring not only gradations of sameness, and our tolerance of it, but the way that boredom ultimately sensitises us to things we would normally miss.’ 

  10. Tower Festival: Sadler's Wells is Dance at Tower of London

    Graham Watts, Monday 14 September 2009 — Performance: 11 Sep 09

    Sipping champagne on a balmy, late summer evening, standing in the moat of the Tower of London is a new experience for me, although many in the crowd are clearly old hands; the place looks like Glyndebourne with… Continue Reading

  11. Zambezi Express at Riverside Studios

    Libby Costello, Friday 11 September 2009 — Performance: 4 - 27 Sep 09

    Before you see it, it’s hard not to have suspicions about this African musical being potentially exploitative, but maybe that’s just my British cynicism – surely nobody can be as happy as the c… Continue Reading

  12. Deloitte Ignite 09 at Royal Opera House

    Libby Costello, Friday 11 September 2009 — Performance: 4 - 6 September 2009

    The premise for DeloitteIgnite09 festival was tantalising. As curators, the editorial team of London’s listings magazine Time Out put themselves on the line, commissioning works to celebrate, inspire and c… Continue Reading

  13. Big Dance 2010

    Friday 11 September 2009

    Greenwich Dance Agency, English National Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, East London Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance have been appointed by the organisers of London’s Big Dance to lead professional and commun… Continue Reading

  14. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Rosas Danst Rosas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 11 September 2009Performance 8 Sep 09

    ‘there’s an undeniably hypnotic allure to the patterns that the dancers repeatedly make and break as the piece inexorably crescendoes.’ 

  15. Rosas: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Rosas Danst Rosas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 11 September 2009Performance 8 Sep 09

    ‘Much as I admire the sheer physical stamina of the dancers in De Keersmaeker’s early mission statement, it is only fitfully rewarding.’  

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