September 2011

  1. ROH2 - Arthur Pita in The Metamorphosis at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 23 September 2011Performance 19 - 24 September 2011

    “The performances are excellent, as the family dynamic changes around Gregor from shock to brutal denial. Especially touching is the story of Greta (played with wonderful assurance by Laura Day), who consoles Gregor with music and affection before she, too, give… 

  2. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 23 September 2011Performance 20 Sep - 5 Oct 2011

    “Rojo deploys her rare legato quality to delicately pastoral effect, hinting at reverie, mischief and love without breaking the spell of her dreaming trance.”  

  3. ROH2 - Arthur Pita in The Metamorphosis at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 23 September 2011Performance 19 - 24 September 2011

    “It’s that anxiety, the uneasy sense of foreboding, that Arthur Pita’s marvellous retelling of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis catches pitch perfect right from the start.”  

  4. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 23 September 2011Performance 20 Sep - 5 Oct 2011

    “The Royal Ballet’s diamond-in-residence, Alina Cojocaru, brought Jewels to a resplendent close. As before in this role, the Romanian sylph seemed taller, stronger, lighter and faster than everyone else on stage, once again eclipsing her rock-solid partner… 

  5. ROH2 - Arthur Pita in The Metamorphosis at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 23 September 2011Performance 19 - 24 September 2011

    “Watson’s amazing performance is the heart of Arthur Pita’s stylish new dance adaptation of Kafka’s surreal story.”  

  6. Ea Sola 'Drought and Rain' 19-20 Sep, Sadler's Wells

    Ea Sola in Drought and Rain at Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Thursday 22 September 2011 — Performance: 19 & 20 September 2011

    Reviewed 20 September Vietnamese choreographer Ea Sola first created Drought and Rain in 1995 with a cast of non-professional dancers – women who had defended their villages with guns during the war with A… Continue Reading

  7. Matthew Bourne's 'Nutcracker!'
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Nutcracker! cast announced

    Wednesday 21 September 2011

    New Adventures has just announced the casting for this year’s tour of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! It will be at Sadler’s Wells from 6 December to 22 January – the company’s 10th co… Continue Reading

  8. Square Dances

    Wednesday 21 September 2011

    Dance in the open air and in unexpected places has become a feature of Dance Umbrella in recent years and this year Square Dances*, a new work for 150 dancers across four central London squares looks set to be … Continue Reading

  9. Pablo Bronstein's 'Plaza Minuet / The Birth of Venus' 16 & 17 September ICA.

    Pablo Bronstein: Sketches for Regency Living in Plaza Minuet / The Birth of Venus at Institute of Contemporary Art

    Katerina Pantelides, Tuesday 20 September 2011 — Performance: 16 & 17 September 2011

    Reviewed 16 September Pablo Bronstein puts courtliness under the microscope in *Plaza Minuet* _and _*The Birth of Venus*, a two-part ballet. The performance complements *Sketches for Regency Living*, Bronstein&#… Continue Reading

  10. Venezuela Viva

    Tuesday 20 September 2011

    A company of twenty five dancers and ten top musicians celebrates the country’s rich melding of cultures in the beauty of Flamenco, belly dancing, African percussion, Joropo from Venezuela and Colombia, Ca… Continue Reading

  11. Emanuel Gat Dance 'Brilliant Corners'

    Tuesday 20 September 2011

    Brilliant Corners is the newest work from Israeli choreographer and performer Emanuel Gat. An explosion of simultaneous ideas, this new work is a choreographic playground of multiple perspectives, exposing both… Continue Reading

  12. Rambert Dance Company 'Seven for a Secret Never to be Told' Photo: Eric Richmond

    Rambert's new work - it's childs play!

    Monday 19 September 2011

    ‘Seven for a Secret, Never to be Told’ opens at The Lowry, Salford, on September 21, before a UK tour, including Sadler’s Wells (15 – 19 Nov)** Choreographer (and Rambert’s Artistic… Continue Reading

  13. Win tickets to see Degas and the Ballet exhibition!

    Monday 19 September 2011

    Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement_*_Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD.*17 Sep – 11 Dec 2011.£14 (Concs £13, students £9) **This September the Royal Academy of Arts wil… Continue Reading

  14. Secrets of dance photography

    Monday 19 September 2011

    Darcey Bussell, in London for the opening of the Degas exhibition at the Royal Academy last week, revealed a modern day trick of the trade for portraying dancers in action: “We used to get a trampoline and… Continue Reading

  15. Kafka's Metamorphosis - in dance

    Monday 19 September 2011

    Authur Pita’s new work, starring the Royal Ballet’s Ed Watson is at the Linbury Theatre ROH, this week. “The fascinating thing for me has been discovering ways in which to move that aren’… Continue Reading

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