March 2011

  1. English National Ballet in Black & White at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 22 March 2011Performance 16 - 19 March 2011

    ‘Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc opens with an image of a ballet company. The dancers are posed in serried ranks, in plain tights and white tutus. It’s a large-scale showcase – but it needs more clarity and confidence than English National Ballet … 

  2. Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 22 March 2011Performance in rep 16 - 28 March 2011

    ‘Núñez’s engagement with her roles is always passionate, and while this can illuminate a great choreographic text – such as her Giselle or Swan Lake – it instantly exposes a hollow one. Unlike lower voltage performers, you cast her at your peril.’ 

  3. Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 22 March 2011Performance in rep 16 - 28 March 2011

    ‘Ashton made Rhapsody, which is set to Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations, to celebrate the gifts of Mikhail Baryshnikov, and it is a work of the most skilled construction, subtle musicality, felicitous imagination. Baryshnikov, all Kirov nobility and youth… 

  4. Pet Shop Boys/Javier De Frutos in The Most Incredible Thing at Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 22 March 2011 — Performance: 17 - 26 March 2011

    Reviewed: 22 March In the Pet Shop Boys’ glorious 1988 single Left To My Own Devices, Neil Tennant announces his desire to unite “Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat.” This idiosyncratic co… Continue Reading

  5. Scottish Dance Theatre: 'Khaos'

    Scottish Dance Theatre in Letters From America at The Place

    Katie Fish, Monday 21 March 2011 — Performance: 18 & 19 march 2011

    Reviewed: 18 March This year marks SDT’s 25th anniversary and for their spring tour, Artistic Director Janet Smith has commissioned two works by American choreographers Kate Weare and Ben Levy. Lay Me Down… Continue Reading

  6. Ian Banham, Dirty Dancing Ballroom supervisor at Move It. Photo: Libby Costello.

    Move It at Olympia

    Libby Costello, Monday 21 March 2011 — Performance: 11 - 13 March 2011

    Move It has become the place to see and be seen on the London dance calendar since it first opened its door 6 years ago. Approaching the exhibition centre on Friday morning was like wandering backstage at theatr… Continue Reading

  7. Protein LOL (lots of love). Kip Johnson.
Photo: Nuno Santos

    Protein Dance in LOL (lots of love) at The Place & touring

    Sanjoy Roy, Monday 21 March 2011 — Performance: March - April 2011

    Reviewed: 10 March, The Place. Picture your face as you’re reading this. Attentive, focused, eyes on the screen but occasionally flicking down to keyboard or cursor, and perhaps simultaneously monitoring s… Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet, ''Still Life' at the Penguin Cafe', Zenaida Yanowsky as the Ram. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 21 March 2011 — Performance: in rep 16 - 28 March 2011

    Reviewed: 17 March **I doubt if this mixed programme was the first out of the Director’s hat when planning this season: unkindly, perhaps following on from the newness and excitement of Alice’s Adven… Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet. Top: 'Suite en Blanc', photo: Patrick Baldwin. Below: 'Men Y Men' Photo: Daria Klimentova.

    English National Ballet in Black & White at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Saturday 19 March 2011 — Performance: 16 - 19 March 2011

    Reviewed: 16 March 2011 The title chosen to summarise this mixed programme is an historical double entendre since the final ballet on the programme, Suite en Blanc, was originally called N_oir et Blanc_. That t… Continue Reading

  10. dancEUnion Doris Uhlich, Austria.

    DanceEUnion at Southbank Centre

    Lise Smith, Friday 18 March 2011 — Performance: 15 -17 March 2011

    Reviewed: 17 March 2011 A “three-day journey through Europe” is how Eva Martinez, outgoing dance programmer at Southbank Centre, describes the second edition of DancEUnion, curated by Nicky Napier. T… Continue Reading

  11. Daniel Linehan

    Friday 18 March 2011

    New York born Daniel Linehan’s work as a choreographer and performer has been greeted with critical praise both at home and in Europe. After a recent relocation to the world-renowned PARTS research centre… Continue Reading

  12. Russell Maliphant Company, AfterLight

    Friday 18 March 2011

    Inspired by photographs of Vaslav Nijinsky and his geometric drawings, AfterLight was developed by Maliphant with lighting designer Michael Hulls. Set to Satie’s hauntingly beautiful Gnossiennes 1 –… Continue Reading

  13. Balletboyz - The Talent

    Friday 18 March 2011

    Adam, Anthony, Ed, Jesús, Kai, Leon, Matt, Miguel and Taylor are the remarkable dancers who were handpicked from open auditions by Balletboyz, to star in this explosive feast of live dance fused with film and … Continue Reading

  14. Sylvie Guillem Evening, Sadler's Wells, 5 - 9 July 2011.  Photo: Mats Ek's 'Ajö' (Bye) by Lesley Leslie-Spinks

    Sylvie Guillem world premieres

    Friday 18 March 2011

    One of the world’s greatest dancers, Sylvie Guillem presents an evening of new dance at Sadler’s Wells this July by three internationally renowned choreographers she particularly wanted to work with … Continue Reading

  15. Alina Cojocaru

    Friday 18 March 2011

    Alina Cojocaru discusses leaving home for ballet school at nine years old, her spinal injury, Pilates, cross-stitch and Charlie the chihuahua Continue Reading

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