January 2010

  1. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, FT, Monday 18 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    ‘At the heart of the evening, Tamara Rojo is MacMillan’s Juliet in all her impulsive sensuality and stubborn defiance, and – no less significant – in the ravishing outlines of the dance, curling and flowering within the musical phrase.’  

  2. English National Ballet in The Snow Queen at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 18 January 2010Performance 8 - 17 Jan 2010

    ‘…The Snow Queen is an engaging fantasy with plenty going for it, not least that much of this scenery looks terrific, in a spiky, vaguely art-deco, Winter Wonderland sort of way.’  

  3. English National Ballet in The Snow Queen at London Coliseum

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 18 January 2010Performance 8 - 17 Jan 2010

    ‘With Mark Bailey’s atmospheric designs (the warm-coloured village scenes contrasted with the frosty, crystalline realm of the Queen), the show looks spectacular, but at the end of a long evening, the feeling remains that something crucial at the heart of it … 

  4. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 18 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    ‘Rojo is a superb Juliet, her dancing flawless throughout, and dramatically completely convincing. At times, it felt as if she was acting for both of them, and needed to.’ 

  5. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 18 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    ‘Kenneth MacMillan died in 1992, but his Romeo and Juliet is built on a core of emotional truth, and its choreography does not age. Instead, every cast sees the work born anew. Choose with care.’ 

  6. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 15 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    ‘If at first Pennefather’s classical technique needed more finesse it very quickly smoothed out the rough edges once his Romeo got his hands on Rojo’s Juliet.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 15 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    ‘It is an exceptional performance, and what makes its conclusion ­harrowing is that Rojo takes us there in ­convincing stages.’  

  8. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 14 January 2010 — Performance: in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    Reviewed: January 2010 The Opera House’s affair with the world’s greatest love story began one autumn night in 1956 when the Bolshoi Ballet opened its first season in London with Lavrovsky’s fa… Continue Reading

  9. Dance East Rural Retreat, January 2010

    Rural Retreat at home with DanceEast

    Tuesday 12 January 2010

    DanceEast’s fifth Rural Retreat last weekend was the first to take place in the new Jerwood DanceHouse which opened recently on the waterfront in Ipswich. The Rural Retreats, established by DanceEast in 20… Continue Reading

  10. Royal Ballet 'Tales of Beatrix Potter' Kenta Kura as Mr Jeremy Fisher. Photo: Johan Persson

    Tickets for Troops at the Opera House

    Tuesday 12 January 2010

    The Royal Opera House is giving its theatre over to a special performance of opera and ballet for Tickets for Troops on Sunday 14 February. It will be first theatre to donate an entire auditorium to the organisa… Continue Reading

  11. English National Ballet in The Snow Queen at London Coliseum

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Times, Tuesday 12 January 2010Performance 8 - 17 Jan 2010

    “Daria Klimintova plays this predatory arch-villain as a haughty and spiteful Cruella de Vil. Sinister, intense, and splattered in zillions of Swarovski crystals, she is all sharp angles and dangerous hauteur.”  

  12. Resolution! 2010 in Guerilla Dance Project, Amy Bell & Valentina Golfieri, Augusto Corrieri at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 12 January 2010Performance 6 Jan 2010

    “On the first night, the highlight was That Was the Time I Stopped, a sharp, sarky duet by Amy Bell and Valentina Golfieri.”  

  13. English National Ballet in The Snow Queen at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 12 January 2010Performance 8 - 17 Jan 2010

    “Undeniable is Corder’s fluency in making dances. Undeniable, too, the skilled traditionalism of Mark Bailey’s design and the glittering imagery of the Snow Queen’s crystal domain.”  

  14. Resolution! 2010 in Guerilla Dance Project, Amy Bell & Valentina Golfieri, Augusto Corrieri at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 12 January 2010Performance 6 Jan 2010

    “Dance Company is in no sense an aesthetic experience; what it offers is the fleeting, evanescent spectacle of loss of self. Of ego and vanity laid aside in the interest of the project.” 

  15. English National Ballet in The Snow Queen at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 12 January 2010Performance 8 - 17 Jan 2010

    “It’s all very elegant and at moments poetic, yet the weakness of Corder’s ballet is its unwillingness to confront the perverse, eldritch terrors of the Andersen tale.”  

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