March 2010

  1. Dance3 in London, three contemporary triple bills. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Dance 3 at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 23 March 2010 — Performance: 4 March & touring

    Dance 3 not only sets out to show work from new choreographers, it goes a step further – enticing new audiences who may have shied away from contemporary dance in the past. The three solos shown at the Roy… Continue Reading

  2. Olivier Award Winners announced

    Tuesday 23 March 2010

    The 2010 winners were announced on Sunday evening. Stephen Mear, Rambert Dance Company, and the Brandstrup-Rojo project took home the awards for their dance categories The dance awards: Best New Dance Productio… Continue Reading

  3. Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. Photo: Manuel Harlan. 19-20 March, Sadler's Wells

    Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Casi-Casa/ Mambo 3XXI at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Sunday 21 March 2010 — Performance: 19 & 20 March & touring

    Reviewed: 19 March Seeing these Cuban dancers for the first time is a dance experience akin to a new anthropological discovery. From roots put down by Laban, Wigman, Graham, Cunningham and others, contemporary d… Continue Reading

  4. Blaze, 11-28 March, Peacock Theatre

    Blaze at Peacock Theatre

    Sam Gauntlett , Friday 19 March 2010 — Performance: 11 - 28 March 2010

    Reviewed: 16 March Being “papped” at the entrance to the theatre is not often the most pressing anxiety of the jobbing dance critic. But at the Peacock Theatre, on press night of most hotly anticipat… Continue Reading

  5. Eva Yerbabuena in Lluvia at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jeffery Taylor, Daily Express, Friday 19 March 2010Performance 17 - 19 Feb 2010

    “Intense, vital and life-affirming”  

  6. Blaze at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 19 March 2010Performance 11 - 28 March 2010

    “Against a towering set of amplifiers, cases, refrigerators and miscellaneous boxes the boys and girls of Blaze pop and lock, spin and cavort with breathtaking skill.”  

  7. The Billy Elliot Story

    Friday 19 March 2010

    As the hit musical celebrates its fifth anniversary, Sarah Crompton meets the show’s creators. Writer Lee Hall talks about the show, “Billy Elliot is in the grand tradition of musical theatre that de… Continue Reading

  8. Mukhamedov teaches Acosta

    Friday 19 March 2010

    As the Royal Ballet prepares for their performances of MacMillan’*s *_The Judas Tree_ this spring, Irek Mukhamedov teaches Carlos Acosta the role of The Foreman. They talk with Hannah Duguid to discuss wha… Continue Reading

  9. Kate Flatt Q&A

    Thursday 18 March 2010

    Kate Flatt is a leading theatre choreographer who has contributed to many landmark productions, on stage, in film and TV over the years with the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, ENO and the BBC, amongst man… Continue Reading

  10. Helen Lewis

    Thursday 18 March 2010

    The founder of the Belfast Modern Dance Group in 1962 died recently at the age of 93. She was born in Czechoslovakia, studied in Prague under a student of Rudolf Laban and wrote of her experiences during the sec… Continue Reading

  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet anniversary

    Thursday 18 March 2010

    It’s 20 years since Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet moved to Birmingham, changing their name in honour of their new home. They’ve been celebrating with gala performances and a visit from the Prince… Continue Reading

  12. Balletboyz in The Talent at Hawth Crawley & touring

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Thursday 18 March 2010Performance March 2010

    ‘Balletboyz now occupies boyband territory, as does the opening dance in this triple bill…B-Banned is the punning title of Freddie Opoku Addaie’s oblique, tongue-in-cheek study of self- conscious male gang mystique.’  

  13. Dance 3 at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 18 March 2010Performance 4 Mar & touring

    ‘A portrait with pathos rather than a fully developed piece, Cabin Fever [Tom Dale] is nevertheless riveting to watch, even if the lighting design feels like an afterthought.’ 

  14. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 18 March 2010Performance 13 - 26 March 2010

    “Sutra” literally means thread. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is the term given to a collection of aphoristic verses linked by a common theme. That makes it perfect as the title of an extraordinary work by the Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’  

  15. Blaze at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Thursday 18 March 2010Performance 11 - 28 March 2010

    ‘How fascinating it is to watch virtuosos in this ferocious style. Like certain great ballet dancers (I recall Ulanova, Markova, Makarova), they make time elastic, so dazzling is their timing, so subtle their physical phrasing, their sudden rallentandos and chan… 

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