February 2010

  1. News: "It's bobsleigh not ballet dancing"

    Monday 22 February 2010

    - Olympic quote of the weekend. So which is tougher – and which gets better support for injuries and healthcare? Listen again to Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director, Sadler’s Wells on BBC Radio 4 To… Continue Reading

  2. Wayne McGregor's 'Infra' Royal Ballet. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 22 February 2010 — Performance: in rep til 4 March 2010

    Reviewed: 19 February We so often hear complaints about the lack of adventure in the Royal Ballet’s programming policy: a few one-act ballets are commissioned each year for the main stage and they are usua… Continue Reading

  3. Global Dance Contest winner 2009 Shu-Yi Chou & his entry '[1875] Ravel and Bolero'

    News: Global Dance Contest open for entries

    Friday 19 February 2010

    Sadler’s Wells online global dance contest is open for entries again. The second in a series of four competitions to find dance talent from across the world has just been launched. Choreographer Arlene Phi… Continue Reading

  4. Feature: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

    Friday 19 February 2010

    This company of 21 dancers brings the heat and passion of Cuba to the stage with an eclectic mix of contemporary dance fused with Afro-Caribbean and Spanish styles.This programme features the London premiere of… Continue Reading

  5. Feature: Sutra

    Friday 19 February 2010

    *_Sutra_ – choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and designed by Antony Gormley. Performedby 17 monks from the original Shaolin Temple in China, along with Larbi himself, Sutra is a fascinating exploratio… Continue Reading

  6. Authur Pita in God's Garden at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 18 February 2010Performance Feb 2010

    ‘But for all its comedy and strangeness, the work doesn’t find its rhythm. Pita wastes too much time on self-conscious oddities …when he should be giving us more character, story and choreography. The concept is lovely – it just doesn’t a… 

  7. Interview: María Pagés Q&A

    Thursday 18 February 2010

    María Pagés, 44, is one of Spain’s leading flamenco dancers, famous for her long, expressive arms and her warm, charismatic stage presence. She began her career dancing with Antonio Gades and founded he… Continue Reading

  8. Arthur Pita in God's Garden at Touring & coming to Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 16 February 2010Performance February 2010

    “Pita’s show is strongest when it interrupts itself. His characters launch into big numbers, then undercut the whole scene with a sigh or a shrug. The charismatic cast make the most of such moments. The numbers themselves tend to drag, their choreographer … 

  9. News: Jonathan Watkins

    Tuesday 16 February 2010

    As One, Watkins new piece for the Royal Ballet, will be opening this week’s triple bill with krumping, a coach potato, ‘shoefiti’, and BlackBerries. Peter Aspden finds out more in the Financial… Continue Reading

  10. Arthur Pita in God's Garden at Touring & coming to Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 16 February 2010Performance February 2010

    “There is a clever mix of the ­psychological and surreal in individual character ­studies, especially the bride’s war dance, performed over Jaco’s body. But for all its comedy and strangeness, the work doesn’t find its rhythm.”  

  11. News: Dancing for Sport Relief

    Tuesday 16 February 2010

    “Peter Shilton and Rodney Marsh, the former England footballers, will show off their footwork at this year’s BBC1 Sport Relief dance contest.” Telegraph, 3 Feb.10BBC Sport Relief Continue Reading

  12. Arthur Pita in God's Garden at Touring & coming to Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 16 February 2010Performance February 2010

    “But what is really impressive is the way Pita makes his metaphors work so clearly. The bride is constantly shut out from this fertile garden, her head bobbing across the top of the wall as she tries to peer in; she is shut out too from the beauty of the music.”  

  13. Nuevo Ballet Espanol in Cambio de Tercio at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 16 February 2010Performance 13 - 15 Feb 2010

    “Rojas, in chocolate brown trousers that started at his ribs and accentuated his percolating footwork, danced with an intensely expressive self-containment. Rodriguez, in similarly high-waisted black trousers, projected a lighter, more expansive, personality.”  

  14. Arthur Pita 'God's Garden' Performers: Diana Payne-Meyers, Nuno Silva, Lorena Randi. Photo: Philip Conrad

    Review: Arthur Pita in God's Garden at Touring & coming to Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 16 February 2010 — Performance: February 2010

    Reviewed at Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, 11 Feb The brilliance of this new Arthur Pita work lies in three strands. His ability to cast dancers whose humanity breathes light into the characters; his belief… Continue Reading

  15. Arthur Pita in God's Garden at Touring & coming to Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 15 February 2010Performance February 2010

    ‘..a striking 75-minute touring piece of dance theatre and live music…’ 

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