November 2012

  1. Batsheva Ensemble - Deca Dance - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 21 November 2012Performance 19 - 21 November 2012

    Life, vivid and vital life: that’s really what everyone, in performance or protest, is exalting here.  

  2. Batsheva Ensemble 'Deca Dance' 
Photo: Gadi Dagon

    Batsheva Ensemble - Deca Dance - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 21 November 2012 — Performance: 19 - 21 November 2012

    In years to come, it won't be the dance on the stage for which this ensemble of talented young dancers will be remembered but the enveloping “performance” within which their efforts were staged.  Continue Reading

  3. Anish Kapoor & Tamara Rojo

    Gangnam Style support for Ai WeiWei

    Tuesday 20 November 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Artist Anish Kapoor was joined by Tamara Rojo, Deborah Bull and 250 others to make his own version of Korean star Psy's dance - with a little help from Akram Khan...  Continue Reading

  4. Batsheva Ensemble - Deca Dance - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 20 November 2012Performance 19 - 21 November 2012

    In Britain, we rarely see art and politics colliding in this way, and it made for a moving, if troubling, night. The show, Deca Dance, is a collage of extracts from Naharin’s choreography, set to an eclectic range of music, Arabic as well as western.  

  5. Royal Ballet - MacMillan Mixed Bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 20 November 2012Performance 17, 21, 27, 29, 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2012

    Here is a work [Las Hermanas] of numbing bleakness, in a staging that re-asserts its significance in the choreographer’s creativity.  

  6. Carlos Acosta plans new Havana dance school

    Tuesday 20 November 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Principal Guest Artist with the Royal Ballet Carlos Acosta is planning to open a new dance school in Havana in Cuba. Continue Reading

  7. The Value of Dance in Schools -"it's a no brainer"

    Tuesday 20 November 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    With government proposals to exclude arts subjects from the new English baccalaureate, Judith Mackrell argues the case for keeping dance in schools.  Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet's Yuhui Choe & Steven McRae in MacMillan's 'Concerto'. Photo Bill Cooper, courtesy of ROH

    Royal Ballet - MacMillan Mixed Bill - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 20 November 2012 — Performance: 17, 21, 27, 29, 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2012

    The Royal Ballet has marked the 20th anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan's death in the very best of ways: by showcasing the extraordinary range of his choreographic realm through these three miniature masterpieces. Continue Reading

  9. Leanne Pero - torch bearer, London 2012

    Dance empowers young people in Peckham

    Tuesday 20 November 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Leanne Pero founded The Movement Factory as a way to provide opportunities and hope to the young people of Peckham. She has just been nominated in the Public Service category for the Women of the Future Awards. Continue Reading

  10. The Royal Ballet's Edward Watson, Eric Underwood and Paul Kay rehearse Paolo Mangiola's 'Alpha Episodes'. Photo:Ravi Deepres.

    Wayne McGregor | Random Dance new commissions

    Monday 19 November 2012

    Marking the company's 20th anniversary - and the 10th anniversary of McGregor's first collaborations with the Royal Ballet - an evening of new work in the Linbury Studio Theatre this week... Continue Reading

  11. Random International's 'The Rain Room'  -with Wayne McGregor|Random Dance. Photo: Germaine Cheng

    Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in The Rainroom - The Curve

    Germaine Cheng, Monday 19 November 2012 — Performance:

    Stepping into the rain, I am made starkly aware of the beautiful detail before me. The minute physical particularity of each movement – a hyper-extended finger, a flexed foot, a raised shoulder... Continue Reading

  12. Royal Ballet - MacMillan Mixed Bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Monday 19 November 2012Performance 17, 21, 27, 29, 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2012

    The choreography is hilarious (never have dancers on pointe looked so nervy and agitated) but Zenaida Yanowsky as the plain elder sister is heart-breaking.  

  13. Royal Ballet - MacMillan Mixed Bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 19 November 2012Performance 17, 21, 27, 29, 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2012

    Some may find Las Hermanas overheated, and perhaps too concise. I was utterly and guiltily gripped.  

  14. Royal Ballet - MacMillan Mixed Bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 19 November 2012Performance 17, 21, 27, 29, 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2012

    Concerto is a springy work, danced to Shostakovich’s lively second piano concerto. In the opening movement, Yuhui Choe and Steven McRae are gorgeously musical.  

  15. Royal Ballet - MacMillan Mixed Bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 18 November 2012Performance 17, 21, 27, 29, 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2012

    Individual vignettes of grief and consolation are couched in imagery from religious painting, yet there are larger, physical qualities of empathy and co-operation that accumulate into a moving portrait of human endeavour  

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