June 2011

  1. The Place.
Photo: Ben Johnson

    First Work Place artists announced

    Tuesday 14 June 2011

    The Place is launching a new programme providing support for a group of professional choreographers at different stages of their careers made up to reflect the diversity of the UK independent dance scene. The fi… Continue Reading

  2. Top: Mickael Marso Riviere. Below: Tommy Franzen.

    Mickael Marso Riviere & Supple in La Porte/Eteins Pas/EDD!!! at The Place

    Katerina Pantelides, Tuesday 14 June 2011 — Performance: 11 June 2011

    Adolescent energy and quasi-religious belief in the power of dance are hip hop’s lifeblood. It’s a dance form that thrives in the most popular teenage haunts: the bedroom, the street, and other locat… Continue Reading

  3. Tamara Rojo

    Tuesday 14 June 2011

    Tamara Rojo, principal ballerina with the Royal Ballet, talks about emobodying a role, her career and the realities of being a dancer in contrast to the ballet world as portrayed by films such as Black Swan R… Continue Reading

  4. Crossing the line

    Tuesday 14 June 2011

    Two dance critics, Luke Jennings and Sanjoy Roy, discuss their experience of *Dave St-Pierre company’*s production Un Peu de Tendresse, Bordel de Merde! and ask whether, even in the name of artistic expres… Continue Reading

  5. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 14 June 2011Performance 9 - 19 June 2011

    “For this show is jolly, welcoming, coasting along on tunes that everyone knows, and it is done with a fine sense of theatre, which has ever been Deane’s forte.”  

  6. Kevin O'Hare

    New Director for the Royal Ballet

    Tuesday 14 June 2011

    Kevin O’Hare is to be the new Director of the Royal Ballet, succeeding Dame Monica Mason who retires in July 2012 at the age of 70. Former dancer O’Hare has been Administrative Director of the Compan… Continue Reading

  7. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 13 June 2011Performance 9 - 19 June 2011

    ‘The title sucks but it’s logical enough: the music is all George Gershwin (albeit snazzed up in orchestrations by Gareth Valentine), and the format throws champion ballroom couples into the mix. The result is a hybrid, and a curious one, but never less than … 

  8. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 13 June 2011Performance 9 - 19 June 2011

    ‘Deane stages Rhapsody in Blue as a tutu ballet, with Rojo on sumptuous form. Around her, the corps rush on in flocks. It makes a busy stage picture: your eye is pulled in different directions, though there’s always something to see.’  

  9. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 13 June 2011Performance 9 - 19 June 2011

    ‘The one truly “old-fashioned” moment is delivered in the Summertime duet, where Daria Klimentova and Friedemann Vogel dance full tilt in a headrush of intoxicating, but unforced, passion.The transparency and conviction of their small duet emphasise … 

  10. Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 13 June 2011Performance 8 - 12 June 2011

    ‘It was certainly a gamble for Tate Modern.But wow, has it come good, not only drawing the best choreography from Clark in years, but setting a marker for the possibilities of non-proscenium spaces for dance (here, seats were raked against three walls).’ 

  11. Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 13 June 2011Performance 8 - 12 June 2011

    ‘…while his work continues to develop and refine within the abstract micro-sector that he has made his own, his deep subject remains himself and his life.’ 

  12. English National Ballet 'Strictly Gershwin', Royal Albert Hall, 9 - 19 June 2011
Photos from top Annabel Moeller  & Patrick Baldwin.

    English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Graham Watts, Monday 13 June 2011 — Performance: 9 - 19 June 2011

    Reviewed: 9 June The dancers of English National Ballet have my sympathy since all that they have to look forward to in the autumn is more performances of Strictly Gershwin. In July, they have a week of some de… Continue Reading

  13. Dave St Pierre in Un Peu de Tendresse Bordel de Merde! at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, New Statesman, Friday 10 June 2011Performance 2 - 4 June 2011

    “So here is why I found the piece worthwhile – transfixing, even. For me, the iconic moment was not the attention-seeking audience invasion, but the opening scene (echoed later on) of two duets.” 

  14. Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 10 June 2011Performance 8 - 12 June 2011

    ‘The conclusion, borrowed from Clark’s previous piece, is a celebratory jig to Jean Genie, but its energy replaces a sense of direction. So th is ultimately less than the sum of its parts, but they are glorious parts.’  

  15. Michael Clark Company, th, Turbine Hall Tate Modern,  8 – 12 June 2011
Photos: Hugo Glendinning 
© Michael Clark Company/Hugo Glendinning

    Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Lise Smith, Friday 10 June 2011 — Performance: 8 - 12 June 2011

    The comeback kid of British dance, Michael Clark was fêted in the 1980s for his purity of line and grace as a performer, and for his unusual choreographic collaborations with indie musicians including The Fall.… Continue Reading

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