July 2010

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 26 July 2010Performance 22 - 24 July 2010

    ‘Even in stillness, Osipova looks more alive than anyone else on stage. Her wide, challenging eyes, enormous grin and mockingly angled brows are already telling Swanilda’s story before she has begun to move. Once she’s dancing, you don’t look a… 

  2. Photographer: Kevin Clifford. Arts Council England, South West

    Deborah Baddoo MBE

    Friday 23 July 2010

    Deborah Baddoo, Artistic Director of State of Emergency Productions was made an MBE in this years Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her ‘Contribution to British Dance’. Deborah is delighted to … Continue Reading

  3. My Mutation dance competition, Sydney Opera House

    Dance at the Sydney Opera House

    Friday 23 July 2010

    As Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest offered dancers from across the world the chance to perform on its stage in London, now there’s also an opportunity for dancers here to compete online to appear… Continue Reading

  4. Kids Week 2010

    Friday 23 July 2010

    A fortnight of free activities and tickets to top London show for children from 13-27 August. Participating shows include Burn The Floor, Grease, Stomp, Thriller Live and many others. Workshops include backstage… Continue Reading

  5. Boy Blue in 'Over the Edge'
Photos: Jonnie Malachi

    Boy Blue Entertainment in Over the Edge at Barbican Theatre

    Lise Smith, Friday 23 July 2010 — Performance: 21 - 25 July 2010

    Reviewed: 22 July 2010 Fresh from choreographic duties on urban Britflick Street Dance 3D, Boy Blue’s artistic director Kendrick “H20” Sandy rejoins composer Michael Asante for this new theatre… Continue Reading

  6. New Adventures' Jonathan Olliver as the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    New Adventures in dance study

    Thursday 22 July 2010

    This Autumn the Media and Cultural Studies Dept at Birkbeck, University of London is launching a unique new dance degree course. Like the certificate courses which have preceded it, T*he Foundation Degree in Per… Continue Reading

  7. The first tango musical

    Thursday 22 July 2010

    *Tanguera* – a love story set to tango music was inspired in part by the dance theatre work of Matthew Bourne, says producer Diego Romay. “I wanted to base this show on a Broadway musical format to c… Continue Reading

  8. Acosta meets Maliphant

    Thursday 22 July 2010

    *“I just really love his work and the atmosphere he creates.”* _ Carlos Acosta is hard at work learning Russell Maliphant’s celebrated*Two*_ – made for Dana Fouras and performed by Sylvie… Continue Reading

  9. Boy Blue Entertainment in Over the Edge at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 21 - 25 July 2010

    ‘Over the Edge looks like a hastily assembled series of workshop ideas rather than a finished theatrical whole. An unexpected disappointment.’  

  10. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Triple Bill at London Coliseum

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 18 July 2010

    ‘Two-thirds of the programme is taken up with divertissements such as Marius Petipa’s Le Halte de Cavalerie, which contains a performance of comic majesty from Andrei Bregvadze as a smitten Colonel, and the pas de deux from Spartacus, which never fails to … 

  11. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Triple Bill at London Coliseum

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 18 July 2010

    ‘Slava Samodurov, late of London’s Royal Ballet, has been exploring choreography as his next career, and provided the company with its only piece of contemporary dance in the season.’  

  12. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    ‘The hype, and the real excitement, were feverish. Both turned out to be justified. Vasiliev is spectacular: in technique and in authority. He’s physically stronger now, broader in the shoulders, with wild eyes and wild curling hair.’  

  13. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    ***’…Vasiliev remains utterly triumphant, literally on a different level from all around him – catch him if you possibly can.’ 

  14. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    ‘…magnificent as Vasiliev is, this Spartacus isn’t a one-man show. There’s a collective commitment in the company’s performance that gives a true and sympathetic reading of the ballet’s period style.’  

  15. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Laurencia at London Coliseum

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 20 & 21 July 2010

    ‘Laurencia is a total winner. The Mikhailovsky has, in fact, saved the best for last.’  

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