June 2010

  1. Colliding Bodies, Diverging Opinions

    Wednesday 16 June 2010

    Mary Kate Connolly reports on this years edition of the annual Dublin Dance festival, and the steady growth of contemporary dance on Irish stages…/b>*Who and what defines age? How much is numerical, ho… Continue Reading

  2. Kazuo Ohno remembered

    Wednesday 16 June 2010

    Kazuo Ohno, one of the founders of the Japanese dance form Butoh, died on June 1st 2010 at the age of 103. An extraordinary performer, he inspired generations of dancers and visual artists – including Lon… Continue Reading

  3. Arcosm Company in Echoa at Millfield Arts Centre

    Katie Eynon, Wednesday 16 June 2010 — Performance: 9 June 2010

    A French four piece company made up of two percussionists and two dancer-choreographers worked effortlessly together to create an exciting, innovative, and entertaining dance performance that left their young au… Continue Reading

  4. Break dance arrives in Phnom Penh

    Wednesday 16 June 2010

    A Cambodian who grew up in the US has brought a new dance form back to his homeland. Read more in the Guardian, 16 June 2010 Continue Reading

  5. Swan Lake -by the wildfowl experts

    Wednesday 16 June 2010

    _*\“In Swan Lake, the dancers are probably meant to be Bewick swans – they’re smaller, finer-featured and more elegant than the big Mute swans you see on our canals and rivers.\”* _Read m… Continue Reading

  6. Companhia de Danca, Deborah Colker in Cruel at Touring

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 16 June 2010Performance coming to The Barbican, 28 Jun - 3 July 2010

    ‘It’s thrilling to watch, the dancers diving through portholes in revolving mirrors, turning the whole stage into a kind of moving target. But it seems more meaningful in Colker’s head than in the material.’  

  7. Brazil! Brazil! at E4 Udderbelly, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 16 June 2010Performance 11 June - 18 July 2010

    ‘Different numbers introduce ideas of Brazilian dance, music and football, with a laddish emphasis on the fighting origins of the dance capoeira and on the importance of the beautiful game. A large section of the audience, on this evidence, is keen for the men to t… 

  8. Jose Vidal Company 'Loop' 10-12 June, The Place. Photo: Manuel Vazquez

    Jose Vidal Company in LOOP at The Place

    Katie Fish, Tuesday 15 June 2010 — Performance: 10 & 11 June 2010

    Reviewed: 10 June *Jose Vidal’s LOOP* continues the Square Dances season at The Place, in which works are seen up close in the round. Described as a live performance and art installation, Vidal’s wo… Continue Reading

  9. Shoes - the show

    Monday 14 June 2010

    Richard Thomas talks about his new revue, rapidly taking shape and opening at Sadler’s Wells in September. “‘Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose/The show’s about life, and the metaphor … Continue Reading

  10. Kabuki — featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI. 'Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura' 4-15 June, Sadler's Wells

    Kabuki - featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI in Yoshitsune & the Thousand Cherry Trees at Sadler's Wells

    Sascha Akhtar, Monday 14 June 2010 — Performance: 4 - 15 June 2010

    The revered art-form of Kabuki, which literally translated means “song, dance and acting skill,” envelops centuries of protocol, decorum and the transmission of the art within a very select group of … Continue Reading

  11. Kabuki - featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI in Yoshitsune & the Thousand Cherry Trees at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 June 2010Performance 4 - 15 June 2010

    ‘The eloquent physicality is taken as read. The surprise is Ebizo’s seemingly endless range of facial expressions, and his lithe assurance as a gymnast. At one point he vanishes through the floor, only to pop up two seconds later, re-costumed. Other stunts in… 

  12. Electric Hotel at Goods Way, King's Cross, NW1

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 June 2010Performance 2 - 26 June 2010

    ‘Now and again, all the characters break into synchronised dance in their separate rooms. The pin-sharp binaural soundtrack spookily makes it seem as if the echoing footsteps, the ringing phone, a woman’s shrieks, are happening inside your head.’ 

  13. Electric Hotel at Goods Way, King's Cross, NW1

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 14 June 2010Performance 2 - 26 June 2010

    ‘Co-director Frauke Requardt, who created the Young Vic’s Pictures from an Exhibition, is credited with the limited choreography, but it’s more silent drama than story-telling through steps.’  

  14. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 14 June 2010Performance 9 - 19 June 2010

    ‘English National Ballet have been performing their arena version of Swan Lake for more than 10 years, yet its massed corps of 60 white swans remains something to see. Simmering palely over the huge oval stage like morning mist, tutus spread out like water lilie… 

  15. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 14 June 2010Performance 9 - 19 June 2010

    ‘It leaves little room for Swan Lake as lyric drama, but the company performance is upfront and lively. With a performance in the round, every dancer is in the front row for somebody: they respond with conviction.’  

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