November 2010

  1. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 19 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    “FAR is one his most successful and satisfying works since Chroma.”  

  2. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 19 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    “McGregor may be playing with expectation, but he is also meandering.”  

  3. Dance and Cognitive Science

    Friday 19 November 2010

    With Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance at Sadler’s Wells this week, Clemency Burton-Hill attends a rehearsal to watch both dancers and scientists at work, “Were it not for the fact that those 10 pe… Continue Reading

  4. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 19 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    “The redeeming feature of this event (on until the end of the week at Sadler’s Wells) is the grace of Lucy Carter’s lighting. She transforms a stage by her artistry, achieves ravishing images, not least when she bathes this leaden event in a golden g… 

  5. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 19 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    “As pure dance, it is some of McGregor’s finest invention: one section where two women fold into origami geometries while three others drift through a counterpoint of ineffable delicacy is like no dance I’ve ever imagined or seen.”  

  6. The Featherstonehaughs in Edits at Village Underground

    Kathleya Afanador, Thursday 18 November 2010 — Performance: November 2-4, 2010

    Upon entering the old Victorian warehouse that is the Village Underground, I was greeted by a fabulous bleach blond dressed in a floor length golden gown. Firmly planting un petit bisou on both my cheeks, he inv… Continue Reading

  7. Compagnie Thor 'To the Ones I Love' Dancers: Dean Lee Sefton, Rudi Cole, Daudet Grazai, Fabio Aragao. Photo: Marie-Francoise Plissart

    Compagnie Thor in To the Ones I Love at Barbican Theatre

    Rachel Nouchi, Thursday 18 November 2010 — Performance: 17 - 20 November 2010

    *To the Ones I Love* can best be described as a sonnet to the male form. In sixty heated minutes, Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits’ scantily dressed nine male dancers ripple their Olympian torsos across… Continue Reading

  8. Siobhan Davies Q&A

    Thursday 18 November 2010

    Siobhan Davies CBE discovered dance when as an art student in 1967 she took dance classes with a group which became the London Contemporary Dance Theatre. By 1969 she was performing with the company and in 1972 … Continue Reading

  9. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 18 November 2010Performance 17 - 20 November 2010

    ‘There are 10 dancers who, as I say, are gorgeous, as is rAndom International’s set design. Ben Frost’s music is unforgiving, and the theatrical flourish of four torch bearers feels superfluous and out of sync. However, McGregor’s reputation is… 

  10. Wayne McGregor|Random Dance 'FAR'
Photo: Ravi Deepres

    Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in FAR at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 18 November 2010 — Performance: 17 - 20 November 2010

    Reviewed: 17 November 2010 The enigmatic genius of Wayne McGregor has me puzzled. There is no doubting the cerebral integrity of his concepts or the immense depth of enquiry that he applies to the direction and… Continue Reading

  11. You shall go to the ball!

    Thursday 18 November 2010

    There are four different dance versions of Cinderella on offer around the UK this winter from Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Royal Ballet and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Judith Mackrell… Continue Reading

  12. James Wilton

    Local boy wins Global Dance Contest

    Wednesday 17 November 2010

    23 year old UK based James Wilton is the winner of Sadler’s Wells second online Global Dance contest. Alistair Spalding (Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director and Chief Executive )says “I’m d… Continue Reading

  13. Lucy Bennett Q&A

    Wednesday 17 November 2010

    As well as dancing with the company, Lucy Bennett is also Assistant Artistic Director of the pioneering integrated dance company StopGAP, who arrive at The Place this Saturday (20 Nov) with a double bill of new… Continue Reading

  14. 'Spilt Milk say Dance'
ROH Firsts

    ROH Firsts Programme 2 in Sugar Beast Circus/Spilt Milk say Dance/Amy Bell and Valentina Golfieri/Genius Sweatshop at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 17 November 2010 — Performance: 16 November 2010

    A rope suspended from the rig; a figure lying prone on the stage; a flickering film shot on a handheld camera. So begins the true story of Frank the clown, an Indian circus performer whose mysterious disappearan… Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet 'Sylvia' Lauren Cuthbertson & Sergei Polunin.
Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet in Sylvia at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 17 November 2010 — Performance: in rep until 26 November 2010

    Reviewed: 15 November 2010 Sylvia seems to be the Royal Ballet’s equivalent of a much cherished heirloom that has been lost for decades and then turns up in the attic. How scandalous that Frederick Ashton&… Continue Reading

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