December 2010

  1. Ballet Black

    Tuesday 7 December 2010

    Meet Artistic Director Cassa Pancho and her dancers. Read more in the Guardian, 4 Dec 2010 Continue Reading

  2. Tamara Rojo

    Tuesday 7 December 2010

    “Her best years as a performer, Rojo is sure, are still to come.” Read Luke Jenning’s interview with the Royal Ballet ballerina in the Observer, 5 Dec 2010 Continue Reading

  3. i-pad painting by David Hockney, created for announcement of plans for the Cultural Olympiad, 7 Dec 2010

    Cultural Olympiad announce 2012 plans

    Tuesday 7 December 2010

    The Cultural Olympiad have announced the first commissions for the London 2012 Festival, which will be a 12 week, UK wide cultural celebration, opening on 21 June 2012. Dance projects include a Pina Bausch Seas… Continue Reading

  4. The Bourgeois & Maurice Guide to Dance

    Monday 6 December 2010

    Musical duo Georgeois Bourgeois (left) and Maurice Maurice are well known on the cabaret circuit for their witty, alternative take on life and their truly dazzling outfits. With performances at the Royal Opera … Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet 'Cinderella' Gary Avis and Philip Mosley as the ugly sisters. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 6 December 2010 — Performance: in rep until 31 December 2010

    Reviewed: 2 December A special dollop of sentimentality is attached to Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella simply because it was the first full-length production to be made on the Royal Ballet. It is a unique pa… Continue Reading

  6. Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, Thurrock, Essex

    Building for the future

    Friday 3 December 2010

    The Royal Opera House is marking the opening of its new production facilities in Thurrock, South Essex this week with a new opera. The Purfleet Opera: _*Ludd and Isis* _uses the history of the locality on the lo… Continue Reading

  7. Rambert Season of new Choreography 
'For P' Choreography by Malgorzata Dzierzon (Malgorzata Dzierzon & dancers pictured)
Photo: Alex Rumford.

    Rambert Dance Company in Season of new choreography at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Libby Costello, Friday 3 December 2010 — Performance: 25 & 26 November 2010

    Reviewed: 26 November Marie Rambert founded the original incarnation of her dance company on home-grown choreographers. Whilst this ethos has waned throughout the years, current Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, … Continue Reading

  8. Come Clogging

    Friday 3 December 2010

    The UK’s biggest clog dance ever took place in Newcastle recently.“People forget that clogging was originally a street dance.It was competitive, it was cool, and now young people are beginning to red… Continue Reading

  9. Rambert Dance Company in Season of New Choreography at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 1 December 2010Performance 25 & 26 November 2010

    ‘Rambert’s dancers are in terrific form this season, making this an evening of handsome, focused dancing.’  

  10. Hofesh Shechter 'Political Mother'
Photo: Ben Rudick

    South Bank Show Awards

    Wednesday 1 December 2010

    The South Bank Show awards, orginally established in conjunction with Melvyn Bragg’s long running show for ITV, to celebrate the best of British culture and achievement are now being run by Sky Arts. The a… Continue Reading

  11. Keeping Dancers Dancing

    Wednesday 1 December 2010

    /strong>*‘Dancers need what sports athletes get’ says Dr Emma Redding, programme leader of the MSc Dance Science course at Trinity Laban. ‘Athletes get a lot in terms of psychological suppor… Continue Reading


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