February 2011

  1. Shoes - The Musical at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 17 February 2011Performance 8 February - 3 April 2011

    ‘The dance routines by director/choreographer Stephen Mear are pleasingly cheesy, although those by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui show how the best choreography can mock the nafness of musicals and reveal emotional home truths.’  

  2. James Wilton. Photo: Jui Wei Hung

    Resolution! 2011 in James Wilton, Laura McGill, Richard Bermange at The Place

    Lise Smith, Thursday 17 February 2011 — Performance: 15 February 2011

    What’s in a quote? Would a dance by any other name smell as sweet, or sound as clever? That seems to be the question posed presented by Tuesday’s triptych of new works, all three containing literary-… Continue Reading

  3. Flamenco Festival 2011: Aida Gomez' Carmen at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ceri Radford, Telegraph, Wednesday 16 February 2011Performance 11 - 13 February 2011

    *** ‘Carmen is the ultimate woman’s role, but it is always choreographed by men, the distinguished Aída Gómez complained. She aimed to shift the balance with a dance interpretation of the Bizet opera, which she both choreographed and starred in.’ 

  4. Flamenco Festival 2011: Aida Gomez' Carmen at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 16 February 2011Performance 11 - 13 February 2011

    ‘Aída Gómez’s Carmen goes through the motions. Her production, appearing as part of the Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival, is an oddly slack experience.’  

  5. Dance and Disabled People

    Tuesday 15 February 2011

    A pathway to practice handbook from the Foundation for Community Dance Foundation for Community Dance has published a new handbook about dance and disabled people. Disabled dance artist’s experiences spar… Continue Reading

  6. English National Ballet Emerging Dancer Award Finalists 2011. Left to right: Max Westwell, Vadim Muntagirov, Ksenia Ovsyanick, James Streeter, Laurretta Summerscales, Shiori Kase.

    Emerging Dancers

    Tuesday 15 February 2011

    Last year English National Ballet introduced its Emerging Dancer Award, to recognise and nurture the talent of its up and coming dancers. The first winner was French dancer Anaïs Chalendard. This year the Awar… Continue Reading

  7. Win a pair of pointe shoes - signed by an American Ballet Theatre Principal!

    Tuesday 15 February 2011

    Next month American Ballet Theatre – one of the world’s leading ballet companies – bring 72 dancers to Sadler’s Wells to present two thrilling and varied programmes, including performanc… Continue Reading

  8. Bartabas & Ko Murobushi

    Tuesday 15 February 2011

    Featuring music by Jean Schwarz and atmospheric lighting by Françoise Michel, The Centaur and the Animal is choreographed by Bartabas and Ko Murobushi, one of Japan’s greatest butoh masters. Using four h… Continue Reading

  9. Siobhan Davies & Mattias Sperling in 'Minutes' for 'The Collection', 2009. Photo: Thierry Bal

    Siobhan Davies live online rehearsal

    Tuesday 15 February 2011

    This Thursday (17 February) as part of the creation of their new work for Whitechapel Gallery, choreographer Siobhan Davies and and dance artist Mattias Sperling are opening their rehearsal to all and broadcasti… Continue Reading

  10. Resolution! 12 February 2011. From top: Digitalis Dance Company, Burst Dance Project (Apocalypse, Photo: Gabriela  Restelli), Divya Kasturi

    Resolution! 2011 in Divya Kasturi Dance Company / Burst Dance Project / Digitalis Dance Company at The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 14 February 2011 — Performance: 12 February 2011

    Bold use of video projection was the unifying theme of two works in Saturday night’s Resolution! programme. Video has become an increasing feature of dance theatre over the past decade or so and used sensi… Continue Reading

  11. Flamenco Festival 2011: Israel Galvan at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 14 February 2011Performance 9 February 2011

    ‘A greater part of his solos are danced in profile, and his body (which is lean, elegant) draws long lines of dance across the stage, and these flower into extraordinary imageries, at once modern, unprecedented and yet wholly true to flamenco as style.’  

  12. Wim Wenders in Pina at Berlin Film Festival

    Press Review Andrew Pulver, Guardian, Monday 14 February 2011Performance UK release date 22 April 2011

    ‘As the camera hovers over lines of dancers moving in unison, or inspects their controlled, intense gestures, Wenders creates an impeccably stylish, almost sculptural rendering of the performance.’  

  13. Wim Wenders Pina Bausch film

    Monday 14 February 2011

    *Pina* – the 3D film about the great German choreographer who died in 2009 has just had a first screening at the Berlin Film Festival. The UK release date is 22 April, but Charlotte Higgins couldn’t … Continue Reading

  14. Ballet Black in A New Beginning / Pendulum / Da Gamba / Shift / Orpheus at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 14 February 2011Performance 9 - 12 February 2011

    ‘Ballet Black’s dancers rise to the rise to the challenges of their repertory, stepping out with greater fluency.’  

  15. Ballet Black in A New Beginning / Pendulum / Da Gamba / Shift / Orpheus at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 14 February 2011Performance 9 - 12 February 2011

    ‘In a mixed bill of five pieces, two stood out: Martin Lawrance’s Pendulum, a tense brooding duet to Steve Reich strongly danced by Cira Robinson and Jazmon Voss, and William Tuckett’s Orpheus, to the Stravinsky score.’ 

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