October 2011

  1. Richard Alston Dance Company in Richard Alston at Home at The Place

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Evening Standard, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 19 - 22 Oct 2011

    “This programme by the Richard Alston Dance Company begins with Early Days, a compilation of short excerpts taken from Alston’s first 10 years of choreography, dating to 1969, which reveals how he evolved from showman to craftsman.”  

  2. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Autumn Glory: Checkmate/ Symphonic Variations/ Pineapple Poll at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 18 - 19 October 2011

    “Only in Pineapple Poll do the cast fully inhabit their material, with outstanding performances from César Morales as the dull, smirking, overweeningly handsome Captain Belaye, Elisha Willis as a sweetly gauche Poll and Victoria Marr in a scene-stealing turn as… 

  3. Lucinda Childs Dance Company in Dance at Barbican

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 18 - 22 October 2011

    “The dancing also brings a hallucinatory visual clarity to Glass’s score, so that you can almost see the ecstatic soprano voices, the clanging cascades of organ notes falling into bright, shining patterns in front of your eyes”  

  4. Beijing Dance Theater in Haze at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Louise Levene , Seven Magazine, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 13 - 15 October 2011

    “But this moody opening promises a world of suspense and intrigue that the choreography never quite delivers.”  

  5. Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ninette de Valois' 'Checkmate' 18-19 Oct, Sadler's Wells

    Birmingham Royal Ballet in Autumn Glory: Checkmate/ Symphonic Variations/ Pineapple Poll at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 21 October 2011 — Performance: 18 - 19 October 2011

    Reviewed: 19 October (matinee) Returning from the sweltering tropical heat of the South Pacific, I had hardly time to drop off my suitcase before heading to Sadler’s Wells for a programme that glorifies au… Continue Reading

  6. Royal Ballet in Limen / Marguerite And Armand / Requiem at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Louise Levene , Seven Magazine, Friday 21 October 2011Performance in rep 8 - 20 October 2011

    “Tamara Rojo, who danced her first Marguerite in 2005, is dream casting for the doomed heroine and enriches every step with a persuasive emotional hinterland, but only now has she met with an Armand who can join her in bringing the story to life.”  

  7. Lucinda Childs Dance Company in Dance at Barbican

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 18 - 22 October 2011

    “But if past now trumps present, this cast must feel that they are running a relay race that will never end. Their devotion is heroic as they fly like arrows in all directions. But it is not quite enough. Dance feels like an interesting curiosity rather than an … 

  8. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Autumn Glory: Checkmate/ Symphonic Variations/ Pineapple Poll at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 18 - 19 October 2011

    “If BRB’s Symphonic is merely very good, its Gilbert and Sullivan-esque Pineapple Poll – which closes the just slightly foolishly named bill – is pitch-perfect.”  

  9. Emanuel Gat Dance in Brilliant Corners at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 10-11 Oct 2011

    “Brilliant Corners has plenty of accomplished dancing, but its games go on too long. Gat’s patterns are variations on a very narrow theme.”  

  10. Armitage Gone! Dance in Drastic Classicism / Three Theories at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 11 & 12 October 2011

    “Armitage’s company move confidently into their splits and poses, but they don’t find much variety in this choreography. It’s one lunging step after another.”  

  11. Beijing Dance Theater in Haze at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 21 October 2011Performance 13 - 15 October 2011

    “Yuanyuan’s contemporary dance language is smooth. She asks her dancers to take long balances, often in unison. Despite the unsteady footing, the steps are fluid, without jerks or tense angles. The company are poised and sleek.”  

  12. Darshan Singh Bhuller 'Caravaggio: Exile and Death'

    Friday 21 October 2011

    Darshan Singh Bhuller’s latest dance theatre work is inspired by the life and work of the 17th century master painter, Caravaggio. Caravaggio: Exile and Death takes the audience on one man’s search f… Continue Reading

  13. TAO Dance Theatre

    Friday 21 October 2011

    TAO Dance Theatre has performed in every modern dance festival throughout China and collaborated with leading Chinese artists across genres including theatre, experimental music, visual arts and installation. T… Continue Reading

  14. Looking East

    Friday 21 October 2011

    Out of Asia – a season of work from China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Japan and Taiwan runs at Sadler’s Wells until 16 November. David K.S.Tse, Creative Director of Chinatown Arts Space is seeing the four… Continue Reading

  15. Ben Hammond at The Scoop

    Five days dancing

    Wednesday 19 October 2011

    London Teacher Ben Hammond broke the world record for the longest continuous dance this weekend, having kept on the move for a staggering 136 hours. Ben started dancing at 2am on Tuesday morning, ending on Sunda… Continue Reading

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