April 2012

  1. Royal Ballet Flanders - Artifact at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 20 April 2012Performance 19 - 21 April 2012

    Glorious and challenging in the same moment, it raises the spirits just as much as it taxes the brain. It is almost as if dance has broken free of the past and is whirring into the future.  

  2. Robert Clark / Darren Ellis Dance - Badlands/Long Walk Home

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 19 April 2012Performance 17 April 2012

    though it was rough around the edges, the imaginative freedom was refreshing  

  3. Royal Ballet of Flanders 'Artifact' Chor. William Forsythe. Photo: Johan Persson

    Artifact

    Wednesday 18 April 2012 by Sarah Golding

    As the Royal Ballet of Flanders perform Artifact this weekend at Sadler’s Wells William Forsythe discusses the work with Sarah Crompton, “Just as the music is based on the ordered world of Bach, so t… Continue Reading

  4. Ballet Preljocaj 'Snow White' Photo: JC Carbonne

    Angelin Preljocaj

    Wednesday 18 April 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Angelin Preljocaj’s adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, Snow White is coming to Sadler’s Wells in May. Preljocaj talks to Judith Mackrell about what interested him about the story,‘He … Continue Reading

  5. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company 'Just Add Water', 2009.

    Dance UK conference: Nutrition and disordered eating in dance

    Tuesday 17 April 2012 by Carmel Smith

    It's one of the first things ballerina Tamara Rojo has spoken out about this week - and the subject of a major conference on Monday 30 April at the Royal Society of Medicine Continue Reading

  6. Mark Baldwin's 'Prayer' performed by Rambert Dance Company. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    A Celebration of Bob Lockyer - The Place

    Lise Smith, Monday 16 April 2012 — Performance: 13 Apr 2012

    Bob Lockyer’s name might not be as instantly familiar as those of the artists he has helped to champion, but as a director and producer at the BBC and a founder member of Dance UK he has been a quiet but vital… Continue Reading

  7. Akram Khan Company 'Desh' Photo: Richard Haughton

    Olivier Awards 2012

    Monday 16 April 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Akram Khan wins Best New Dance Production category for 'Desh' and Edward Watson the Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his performance in Authur Pita's 'The Metamorphosis' Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet - Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 15 April 2012Performance in rep until 23 April 2012

    The Royal Ballet’s current triple bill looks like a mission statement. A tried and tested work by Christopher Wheeldon, a boundary-probing experiment by Wayne McGregor and a vivid new story-ballet from young gun Liam Scarlett. This is the triumvirate of choreogra… 

  9. Tamara Rojo. Photo: Johan Persson

    Tamara Rojo to lead English National Ballet

    Friday 13 April 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Aged 37, the prima ballerina will become the Artistic Director of ENB - and will also continue to dance with the company. Continue Reading

  10. Tamara Rojo. Photo: Johan Persson

    Tamara Rojo - director in waiting

    Friday 13 April 2012

    "In Tamara Rojo, ENB have found a director who will insist on rigour while building an exciting future. I’m looking forward to the fun" says Graham Watts.  Continue Reading

  11. Eifman Ballet 'Onegin'. Maria Abashova as Tatyana and Oleg Gabyshev as Onegin.  Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Eifman Ballet - Onegin at the London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 10 April 2012 — Performance: 6 & 7 April 2012

    For a born-and-bred Brit like myself, the emotions that run riot in Eifman’s Onegin are easier to appreciate than to fully understand and one does need to look beyond the kitschier aspects of the production… Continue Reading

  12. Royal Ballet - Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Clifford Bishop, Evening Standard, Tuesday 10 April 2012Performance in rep until 23 April 2012

    …Wayne McGregor’s new ballet, Carbon Life, could and should have been the gig of the year. Instead it turned out to be a lazy, complacent, “it’ll-look-good-on-my-cv” vanity project,..  

  13. Royal Ballet - Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 10 April 2012Performance in rep until 23 April 2012

    The true importance of this programme came with Polyphonia, Ligeti’s vivid music given vivid form in Wheeldon’s dances, vividly performed by eight magnificent dancers. Ballet for and about our time.  

  14. Royal Ballet - Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3, Zoe Anderson, Tuesday 10 April 2012Performance in rep until 23 April 2012

    McGregor’s choreography is full of twists, arched spines and upflung legs. Music and dancing both get repetitive, but there are charismatic performances. Marianela Nuñez stands out in a trio with two masked men,  

  15. Royal Ballet - Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 10 April 2012Performance in rep until 23 April 2012

    Wheeldon’s ecstatic response to Ligeti, danced here by a scrupulous, passionate cast, exposes the excess baggage that’s carried by the two new works.  

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