August 2011

  1. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 15 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    ‘Under the pressure of recording events, Ratmansky’s dances are astute rather than truly penetrating.’ 

  2. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Kate Kellaway, Observer, Monday 15 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    ‘All that is necessary is for the audience to make its peace with what ballet cannot do and allow it to do what it does best. The novel is about love as a burden. The ballet explores weightlessness. The novel is full of inwardness – stillness. The ballet is i… 

  3. RootlessRoot Company 'Eyes in the Colours of the Rain' 11-12 August, The Place

    Rootlessroot Company & Touchwood 3 in Eyes in the Colours of the Rain at The Place

    Sam Gauntlett, Monday 15 August 2011 — Performance: 11 & 12 August 2011

    Reviewed 11 August Touch Wood is an opportunity for choreographers to present works in progress in a studio setting over the months of August and September at The Place. Every Thursday and Friday evening (until … Continue Reading

  4. The Surprise Dance

    Friday 12 August 2011

    Sometimes dance sequences can be sneaked into films when you least expect it with varying degrees of sucess. Rhik Samadder‘s highlights clips from *500 Days of Summer**,_ *Napoleon Dynamite, _Bande à Part… Continue Reading

  5. Michael Bukht

    Friday 12 August 2011

    The TV chef & Capital Radio presenter was also a “a keen supporter of the research into and performance of historical dance and was a committee member of the Early Dance Circle” writes Diana Crui… Continue Reading

  6. Swan Lake 'doing the spilts'

    Friday 12 August 2011

    As the Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China continue their run of Swan Lake at the London Coliseum, Jessica Duchen looks at how the production combines acrobatics with classical ballet and in doing so creates a s… Continue Reading

  7. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 12 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    “Vishneva works heroically, giving Anna personality and presence as she moves from elegance to desperation. She makes the most of quiet, naturalistic moments, and hurls herself into the lifts and clutches of the duets.” 

  8. Mariinsky Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 12 August 2011Performance 11 - 13 August 2011

    “It’s often said that the Mariinsky’s corps de ballet is the best thing about it, but it’s only when you see them dance La Bayadère that you realise it’s true.”  

  9. Mariinsky Ballet 'La Bayadere' Dancer: Vladimir Shklyarov. Photo: Natasha Razina

    Mariinsky Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 12 August 2011 — Performance: 11 - 13 August 2011

    Reviewed: 11 August 2011 In these days, when so many new ballets are embellished by ever more complex multi-media adornments, the exoticism of the Orient is achieved in the Mariinsky’s glorious La Bayadèr… Continue Reading

  10. Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Friday 12 August 2011Performance 9 - 14 August 2011

    “the marriage between their formidable brilliance and the pure, mythic entity that is Swan Lake is, to my mind, an uneasy one: except when Wu Zhengdan flutters her arms, and spectacle becomes art.”  

  11. State of Flux in Forgetting Natasha at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Chamonix Thurston-Rattue, Informed Edinburgh, Friday 12 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘Despite the heavy topic, the show is not weighed down by sadness but rather is dominated by the beauty of the dance and unique multimedia’. Our preview from Oct 2010 

  12. Anna Karenina the Ballet

    Friday 12 August 2011

    The Mariinsky Ballet performed Alexei Ratmansky’s Anna Karenina earlier this week at the Royal Opera House. Sarah Crompton reflects on the various ballet and screen adaptations of Tolstoy‘s novel. &#… Continue Reading

  13. State of Flux in Forgetting Natasha at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Mary Brennan, The Herald Scotland, Friday 12 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘State of Flux is the name of the company that so seamlessly weaves together the strands of dance, poetic text and digital media in Forgetting Natasha.’  

  14. Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 12 August 2011 — Performance: 9 - 14 August 2011

    Reviewed: 10 August I don’t have to think for long to recall which You Tube dance link has been emailed to me most often in recent years: the winner has easily been the apparently miraculous moment when a… Continue Reading

  15. Dance Marathon at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘It’s easily the most innovative piece I’ve seen on this year’s Fringe…’  

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