January 2011

  1. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 12 January 2011Performance in rep until 19 February 2011

    ‘How intricately these two principals etch their characters’ arcs, how movingly they intertwine, and how elegantly the Royal Ballet’s corps frame them, too.’  

  2. Royal Ballet 'Giselle' Carlos Acosta & Tamara Rojo
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 12 January 2011— Performance: in rep until 19 February 2011

    Reviewed: 11 January 2011 The world’s longest-lived and most popular Romantic ballet (dating back to 1841) is a must-have in the repertoire of any serious ballet ensemble. Giselle sells; as acknowledged b… Continue Reading

  3. artsdepot

    News: artsdepot under threat

    Monday 10 January 2011

    In December Barnet Council announced that it would be withdrawing all funding to artsdepot – the only professional arts venue in its borough which presents a packed programme of theatre, children’s s… Continue Reading

  4. Feature: Apollo's Angels - A History of Ballet

    Monday 10 January 2011

    Published by GrantaHardback. RRP: £30**”Reduced price on Amazon“:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1862079501/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=16CG… Continue Reading

  5. News: Ballet and the movies

    Monday 10 January 2011

    Its not usually a match which produces a laugh a minute says Sanjoy Roy, with a collection of clips showing melodrama and horror galore alongside the pointe shoes and tutus in the Guardian, 7 Jan 2011 Continue Reading

  6. Cirque Du Soleil in Totem at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 10 January 2011Performance 5 Jan - 17 Feb 2011

    ‘The Canadian mega-circus, a global brand with some 21 shows running simultaneously, is now straining to sustain the sense of novelty that once made it, almost unarguably, the greatest show on earth..’ 

  7. English National Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 10 January 2011Performance 5 - 15 January 2011

    ‘The company attack the work with fierce commitment… The ballet is carried, however, by a thrillingly sustained performance by Daria Klimentová as Juliet. Subtle, sleek and experienced, this is a world-class ballerina at the absolute peak of her game.’ 

  8. News: Black Swan - the posters

    Monday 10 January 2011

    Scot Bendall, art director at design agency LaBoca says The underlying concept behind the designs “was to create artwork that conveyed the feeling of the movie in much the same way that Polish and Czech fi… Continue Reading

  9. Dance Books logo

    News: Dance Books to close

    Friday 7 January 2011

    After 40 years David Leonard is closing the retail side of his business Dance Books and will continue to run the company solely as a publisher. So far he hasn’t managed to find a buyer for the popular onli… Continue Reading

  10. Cirque Du Soleil in Totem at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Paul Taylor, Independent, Friday 7 January 2011Performance 5 Jan - 17 Feb 2011

    ‘In characteristic Cirque-speak, the programme promises wonders: “Somewhere between science and legend, Totem celebrates our infinite potential, and traces Man’s journey from the very beginnings of life on Earth to our ultimate desire to fly”’  

  11. Cirque Du Soleil in Totem at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, Friday 7 January 2011Performance 5 Jan - 17 Feb 2011

    ‘… when it relinquishes its galactic pretensions and gets on with the dazzling physicality, Totem is thrilling.’  

  12. Cirque Du Soleil in Totem at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Michael Bilington, Guardian, Friday 7 January 2011Performance 5 Jan - 17 Feb 2011

    ‘Cirque du Soleil is often accused of a soulless efficiency. So it must have seemed a bright idea to get Robert Lepage … to bring his own brand of introspective wizardry to its latest production. In the end, however, he makes only a marginal difference, si… 

  13. English National Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 7 January 2011Performance 5 - 15 January 2011

    ‘Nureyev’s overcrammed pudding of a ballet is all incident, without dramatic weight or point, but the dancers perform tirelessly.’  

  14. English National Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 7 January 2011Performance 5 - 15 January 2011

    ‘Interestingly, what emerges most strongly is not a love story… Daria Klimentová‘s Juliet has as much passion as poise, expressed most fiercely when her parents force her to wear the Capulet ballgown and dance with Paris, to whom she has been promis… 

  15. English National Ballet 'Romeo & Juliet'
Vadim Muntagirov and Daria Klimentová. Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    Review: English National Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 7 January 2011— Performance: 5 - 15 January 2011

    Reviewed*: 5 January 2011* Thanks to Shakespeare, the names Romeo and Juliet will forever be entwined as the definitive symbol of tragic, young love; and thanks to the unforgettable and majestic score by Prokof… Continue Reading

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