August 2010

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 10 August 2010Performance 6-8 August 2010

    “Watching them [Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev] together was like a variation on the old adage about Astaire and Rogers. Osipova gives Vasiliev class: she is a vision of classical perfection, flashing and darting like an exotic bird. But he gives her warmth, pul… 

  2. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Monday 9 August 2010

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Sadler’s Wells with two programmes – both of which feature the classic Revelations choreographed by Alvin Ailey. Catch Alvin Ailey American Dance Theate… Continue Reading

  3. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

    Monday 9 August 2010

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or ‘The Trocks’ to their friends) return to the Peacock Theatre with two fantastic programmes and a lorry load of costume changes. The Trocks’ combinatio… Continue Reading

  4. Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Nadine Meisner, Sun.Independent, Monday 9 August 2010Performance 2-5 August 2010

    “Nina Kaptsova and Ivan Vasiliev gave the evening some oomph with their Pas des Esclaves.” 

  5. Bolshoi Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Nadine Meisner, Sun.Independent, Monday 9 August 2010Performance 29 & 30 July 2010

    “the Bolshoi gave us Yuri Burlaka’s wonderful reconstruction of Petipa’s Grand Pas from Paquita, where the variations are all about contrast” 

  6. Tanguera at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Nadine Meisner, Sun.Independent, Monday 9 August 2010Performance 3-22 August 2010

    “The choreographer Mora Godoy varies the duets with solos and ensembles, but the movement lacks light and shade and is overwhelmed by the narrative episodes.” 

  7. Tanguera at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 9 August 2010Performance 3-22 August 2010

    “Cursed with every predictability”  

  8. Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 9 August 2010 — Performance: 6-8 August 2010

    Reviewed: 6 August 2010 The red-velvet clad, horseshoe-shaped auditorium of the Royal Opera House is normally the province of the polite. Unlike its equivalents in St Petersburg, Moscow and New York there’… Continue Reading

  9. Dr Karen Woo

    Monday 9 August 2010

    A former dancer with London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Richard Alston Dance Company before leaving to pursue a career in medicine, Dr Karen Woo was one of ten aid workers killed in a gun attack in Afghanista… Continue Reading

  10. Jean Abreu Dance, 'Inside', Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010. 6-12 August, Zoo Roxy

    Edinburgh Festival 2010

    Friday 6 August 2010

    Looking for a change of scenery? Thinking of getting out of London for a bit? Like the idea of watching as many dance performances as you can in one day? Then read on…. Edinburgh International Festival fea… Continue Reading

  11. Tanguera, Sadler's Wells, 3-22 August.10. Photo: Herbert Schulze

    Tanguera at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 6 August 2010 — Performance: 3-22 August 2010

    Reviewed: 4 August 2010 It is said that one needs to be born in Buenos Aires to feel the tango argentino. I was born in Bedford and I can see what they mean. The tango is so embedded in the popular consciousness… Continue Reading

  12. Tanguera at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 6 August 2010Performance 3-22 August 2010

    “You’re never too old to tango, it appears. From the florid formality and the sudden switchback moves with legs darting like lizards’ tongues of the traditional form to the accelerated fizz and whirl of the tango nuevo, complete with flying scissor kick… 

  13. Antique Dances. Entangled. 4-7 Aug, The Actor's Church. Photo: James Rowbotham 2010

    Entangled at The Actors' Church

    Libby Costello, Friday 6 August 2010 — Performance: 4-7 August 2010

    Reviewed: 4 August 2010 The DIY philosophy has moved into dance. Despite threats of funding cuts small emerging companies are not deterred from creating new work. Rather than waiting for a chance to perform in t… Continue Reading

  14. Caracalla Dance Theatre in Zayed and the Dream at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 6 August 2010Performance 1 & 3 August 2010

    “The dance numbers, choreographed by Alissar Caracalla, are simplistic. Caracalla bring on lots of dancers, in elaborate, glittering costumes. Then they run in circles, or stand in lines with shaking shoulders. The impact comes from the swishing fabrics and the s… 

  15. Bolshoi Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 6 August 2010Performance 29 & 30 July 2010

    “This new Paquita is pure pleasure.The evening’s centre piece, however, is Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.”  

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