September 2010

  1. Southern Bound Comfort

    Friday 17 September 2010

    Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock will perform new double bill featuring Maqoma’s Southern Comfort and the world premiere of Bound, choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Catch Southern Bound Comfort in … Continue Reading

  2. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 17 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘Happily, Revelations, that beautiful celebration of faith, ended the evening in a bravest performance. It still speaks to the heart. And the conscience.’  

  3. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 17 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘In principle, I slightly baulk at the way this tribute to black-American history [Revelations] is wheeled out every time… But, when delivered with this much physical and emotional strength, it still works its magic, dammit, and brings the evening to a rap… 

  4. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Programme 1 at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 17 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ****‘Only the wickedest sliver of parody divides their version of Cunningham from the real thing, as three dancers, earnestly stripped down to leotards and tights, navigate an assault course of multi-directional steps and weirdly tilted balances.’ 

  5. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 'Revelations' Dancers:  Matthew Rushing, Briana Reed, Rosalyn Deshauters. Photo: Andrew Eccles

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 16 September 2010 — Performance: 14 - 25 September 2010

    Reviewed: 14 September It would be understandable to jump to the conclusion that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is content to rest upon its laurels, especially in terms of the many accolades and … Continue Reading

  6. Woman paralysed in pole dance accident

    Thursday 16 September 2010

    A 32 year old woman from York broke her neck and damaged her spinal cord after falling on her head in a class. Read more in the Telegraph, 16 Sep 2010 Continue Reading

  7. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 16 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘It’s hard not to rave about the Alvin Ailey dancers, and not just because they are more than gorgeous. They also have a seriousness and commitment that disguise a repertory looking increasingly creaky.’  

  8. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 16 September 2010Performance 14 - 25 September 2010

    ‘It’s a good, original piece [Robert Battle’s The Hunt] – and the fact that Battle is due to become the company’s director in 2011 makes it an even better omen for the future.’  

  9. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in 'Patterns in Space'

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Programme 1 at Peacock Theatre

    Lise Smith, Thursday 16 September 2010 — Performance: 14 - 25 September 2010

    Reviewed: 15 September I have always loved classical ballet. From the Kirov’s Bayadere to the Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote; Sylvie’s Marguerite to Carlos’s Crown Prince Rudolf, I’ve s… Continue Reading

  10. Henry Krokatsis new work: 
‘An Invitation to Dance on the Grave …’

    An Invitation to Dance on the Grave...

    Wednesday 15 September 2010

    Grimaldi Park in Islington, which contains the burial place of the 18th century clown Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), has recently been renovated. The park has been landscaped – and includes a new public art… Continue Reading

  11. 'Shoes' Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    West End run for Shoes

    Tuesday 14 September 2010

    After opening with a short season at Sadler’s Wells this month, Richard Thomas’ and Stephen Mear’s new revue show Shoes will transfer to the West End early next year. It will run at the Peacock… Continue Reading

  12. Save the Arts

    Help Save the Arts

    Tuesday 14 September 2010

    Over a hundred leading artists – including David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin have joined the campaign to make the case against the proposed 25% cut in government funding for the a… Continue Reading

  13. Wheeldon's Wonderland

    Monday 13 September 2010

    Actor Simon Russell Beale will be part of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s new full length work for the Royal Ballet – based on *Alice in Wonderland.* Read more in the“Telegraph, 10 Sep 201… Continue Reading

  14. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Nadine Meisner, Independent on Sunday, Monday 13 September 2010Performance 3 - 11 September 2010

    ‘This is show dancing, the language of musicals, which figures, given the production’s format and the backgrounds of most of the creative team.’ 

  15. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 13 September 2010Performance 3 - 11 September 2010

    ‘the evening’s only real show-stopper is a mad, surreal tribute to the Italian designer Ferragamo (“Salvatore, let us praise him, he’s so clever!”), which combines a hilarious Marriage of Figaro vocal pastiche with Cherkaoui’s frenzied… 

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