December 2012

  1. New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 10 December 2012Performance 4 Dec - 26 Jan 2013

    There are admirable design ideas, a super-loathsome puppet baby Aurora, characterisations distinguished by their vivacity but little else, and a resistible older Aurora. There are tiny hints at Petipa, hat-tippings to Tchaikovsky’s exquisitely detailed music-drama.  

  2. New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 10 December 2012Performance 4 Dec - 26 Jan 2013

    It’s a flawed production, then, but one with a beating heart and a twinkle in its eye, and it was rapturously received.  

  3. The Royal Ballet - The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 10 December 2012Performance 10 Dec 2012 - 16 Jan 2013

    Meaghan Grace Hinkis is endearing as the young heroine Clara, whose dream journey takes her through a snowy pine forest to the Land of Sweets. Hinkis is bright and spontaneous in her reactions and her footwork.  

  4. New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 10 December 2012Performance 4 Dec - 26 Jan 2013

    That’s a lot more plot than there is in traditional Beauties – which makes sense, since Bourne’s strong point is storytelling, rather than pure dance display. But Tchaikovsky’s score was written to show off dancers, with number after gleaming number crying out … 

  5. New Adventures - Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Sunday 9 December 2012 — Performance: 4 Dec - 26 Jan 2013

    After 'Nutcracker!' and 'Cinderella', Bourne turns his eye for reinvention to another perennial Christmas ballet favourite, 'Sleeping Beauty', with often spectacular results. Continue Reading

  6. The Royal Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'. Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy ROH.

    The Royal Ballet - The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Sunday 9 December 2012 — Performance: 10 Dec 2012 - 16 Jan 2013

    Even if Christmas never quite matches up to expectations, Peter Wright's Nutcracker at The Royal Ballet is never likely to disappoint.  Continue Reading

  7. New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 9 December 2012Performance 4 Dec - 26 Jan 2013

    The show is tightly performed, brilliantly designed and produced, and clean as a whistle in execution.  

  8. New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Saturday 8 December 2012Performance 4 Dec - 26 Jan 2013

    Bourne’s choreography makes some adroit references to the original Petipa steps, but reworks them with a range of flickering, sensual, comic imagery that’s anything but fey.  

  9. The Snowman - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 7 December 2012Performance 28 Nov 2012 - 6 Jan 2013

    Not quite panto and not quite ballet, the stage version of Raymond Briggs’ story, first published in 1978 and brought to life as an animated film in 1982, is a cuddlier, funnier and more heartfelt alternative to the endless Nutcrackers.  

  10. Craig Revel Horwood takes it to heart

    Friday 7 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is not the villain of the show, but instead his cutting criticism is just his way of showing his love for dance - according to Sarah Ditum. Continue Reading

  11. Kevin O'Hare

    Kevin O’Hare

    Tuesday 4 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, takes Crane.tv backstage and explains his plans for the future. "I really want to push the company forward. We have amazing choreographers working with us." Continue Reading

  12. ZooNation 10th Anniversary at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 3 December 2012Performance 2 December 2012

    Performers ranged from the youngest students of ZooNation’s own dance academy to the grown-up stars of the recent UK tour. It made for a happy evening, with juicy dancing an exuberant sense of community.  

  13. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 2 December 2012Performance 22 & 23 November 2012

    Whitley is a choreographer of quiet distinction, and this is a nicely considered piece whose shape and structure gradually reveal themselves as soft beams of light touch the darkened stage.  

  14. Kiss Me, Kate at the Old Vic

    Press Review Kate Bassett, Sun.Independent, Sunday 2 December 2012Performance 20 Nov 2012 - 2 March 2013

    I greatly warmed to this show after the interval, the second half kicking off with the slinky jazz number “Too Darn Hot”, choreographed by Stephen Mear.  

123

By Date

Email updates