May 2010

  1. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 18 & 19 May 2010

    ‘the piece is fragmented, dull, and only redeemed from its hell of predictabilities by Gormley’s superb structures.’  

  2. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 18 & 19 May 2010

    ‘The choreography is eclectically styled, reflecting multinational influences: vigorous, propulsive and frequently gestural, always watchable.’ 

  3. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 18 & 19 May 2010

    ‘Cherkaoui’s regular choreographic partner Damien Jalet is on board for Babel, but so are an assistant choreographer and, dispiritingly, a dramaturg. Dramaturgs are the management consultants of the dance world, comfortably digging themselves into productions… 

  4. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Brighton Dome, coming to Sadler's Wells in July

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 21 May 2010

    ‘Suffice to say that Political Mother contains sounds and images that are truly terrifying, both of themselves and in what they portend. As Newsnight commented in a TV item that same evening: Hofesh Shechter looks set to do for dance what the YBAs did for art, whic… 

  5. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Brighton Dome, coming to Sadler's Wells in July

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 21 May 2010

    ‘Political Mother isn’t yet perfect, there’s an oddly flat 10 minutes in the middle, but overall it’s a fine, excoriating work, fuelled by real anger. The piece has a four-day run at Sadler’s Wells from 14 July; dance-lovers should move fast.’ 

  6. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Brighton Dome, coming to Sadler's Wells in July

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 24 May 2010Performance 21 May 2010

    ‘In the last but one scene a gnomic phrase appears, spelled out in lights: “Where there is pressure there is folk dance.” Above it stand the quartet of thrashing guitarists, below it the military drummers. In terms of this single image Schechter dare… 

  7. Royal Ballet in Chroma / Tryst / Symphony in C at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 24 May 2010Performance in rep until 11 June 2010

    ‘To close its 2009-10 season, The Royal Ballet is performing George Balanchine’s dazzler, which has a large cast and a celebratory mood that not only demonstrates the glittery glory of classical dance in all its technical sophistication and aristocratic ea… 

  8. The Royal Ballet's Eric Underwood in 'Chroma'
Photo: Johan Persson.

    Royal Ballet in Chroma / Tryst / Symphony in C at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 24 May 2010 — Performance: in rep until 11 June 2010

    Reviewed: 22 May The Royal Ballet’s 2010/11 season is closing with a mixed programme that encapsulates the new-found spirit of adventure that has permeated the company’s programming policy throughout… Continue Reading

  9. This is the Place  - top: Anca Frankenhaeuser & Patrick Harding-Irmer (with their younger selves on screen), bottom: students from London Contemporary Dance School.
Photos: Benedict Johnson

    This Is The Place at The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 24 May 2010 — Performance: 20 - 22 May 2010

    Reviewed: 22 May 2010 The Place continued its 40th birthday celebrations last week with three gala evenings showcasing the work of Place-associated choreographers past and present. Featuring founder members of L… Continue Reading

  10. Jose Vidal Company

    Friday 21 May 2010

    Jose Vidal’s Loop is both a live performance and art installation that features a moving, mutating mass of nine bodies.Catch Loop in London at The Place, 10-12 June 2010.Info & Online booking Continue Reading

  11. 'The Shiver' rehearsal
Photo © Gorm Ashurst

    The Shiver...

    Friday 21 May 2010

    It’s “a bodily function in response to early hypothermia in warm-blooded animals” and a song by Coldplay. The phenomenon of shivering is also the subject of Subathra Subramaniam’s new wor… Continue Reading

  12. Recommended by... Kenneth Tharp

    Friday 21 May 2010

    Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp OBE danced with London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Arc Dance Company before moving into choreography, teaching and directing. He was appointed Chief Executive of The Place in 2007 and… Continue Reading

  13. Bounce's Insane in the Brain

    Friday 21 May 2010

    *Bounce’s explosive hip hop version of Ken Kesey’s classic novel and Dale Wasserman’splay, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.* Catch it in London at the Peacock Theatre, 8-27 June 2010. Mo… Continue Reading

  14. Kabuki — featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI

    Friday 21 May 2010

    Ebizo Ichikawa XI brings with him both long tradition, as he is a direct descendant of the 17th century Ichikawa acting dynasty.The programme is taken from the epic play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshitsune and… Continue Reading

  15. Rising star

    Friday 21 May 2010

    21 year old Melissa Hamilton has already danced with Carlos Acosta in Agon & with Eric Underwood in Wayne Mcgregor’s_ Infra. Tomorrow she takes Darcy Bussell’s role in Wheeldon’s _*Tryst*. … Continue Reading

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