July 2012

  1. National Dance Company Wales in Christopher Bruce's 'Dream' Photo: Roy Campbell-Moore

    Dance GB - Greenwich Royal Naval College grounds

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 10 July 2012 — Performance: 4 - 8 July 2012

    An initiative bringing together English National Ballet, National Dance Company Wales & Scottish Ballet for the first time in celebration of the Olympic spirit unites some fine companies with big-name choreog… Continue Reading

  2. 'Leaving Limbo Landing' London Fields, 7 July 2012. Photo: Frank Noon

    Leaving Limbo Landing - London Fields - Big Dance

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 10 July 2012 — Performance: 7 July 2012

    The elements were meant to play a key role in Caroline Bowditch’s outdoor production, billed as ‘performed in air, in water and on land,’ but at the 3pm performance, the weather tried to steal … Continue Reading

  3. Elizabeth Streb’s One Extraordinary Day

    Tuesday 10 July 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Elizabeth Streb’s One Extraordinary Day will be performed on London landmarks. The location and time only to be revealed on the day of the event itself. “It’s flash mob in the air; it’s also a perfe… Continue Reading

  4. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch -Wiesenland -Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 10 July 2012Performance 8 & 9 July 2012

    But the piece was at its most powerful when conveying its almost Zoroastrian struggle between purity (represented by water) and impurity (cigarette smoke).  

  5. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Wiesenland'Julie Shanahan and Michael Strecker Photo: Bettina Stöß

    Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Wiesenland - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 9 July 2012 — Performance: 8 & 9 July 2012

    In the year when virtually every nation state comes to London to compete against each other, it is so vitally important that ten of them have been represented in this breath-taking dance theatre. Continue Reading

  6. The English National Ballet performing the World Preimiere of "The Four Seasons" choreographed by Van Le Ngoc at St. Paul's Cathedral (dress rehearsal). Photo credit: Bettina Strenske

    English National Ballet - St Paul's Cathedral

    Graham Watts, Monday 9 July 2012 — Performance: 3 July 2012

    I confess to a wandering eye, flitting from the fluffy prettiness of the ballet to gaze at the glory of the dome & the transept beyond. The late evening sun streaming through the magnificent stained glass was… Continue Reading

  7. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch -Wiesenland -Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Katie Colombus, the stage, Monday 9 July 2012Performance 8 & 9 July 2012

    In a typically intense, surreal and emotionally frank work, the company conveys their joi de vivre at the adventure of travel through movement and speech  

  8. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch -Wiesenland -Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 9 July 2012Performance 8 & 9 July 2012

    There are some lovely scenes — tablecloth-pulling tricks at a communal dinner; couples slow dancing in the dewy grass — but the season ends by floating off into the ether rather than with a wham-bam finale, not with revelation but with what is now a reassuring fami… 

  9. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch -Wiesenland -Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 9 July 2012Performance 8 & 9 July 2012

    Delightful as the spectacle is, however, it’s not a work in which Bausch’s imagination feels fully focused, or fired. Compared to Palermo, or even Como el Musguito, Wiesenland is closer to a divertissement. But Bausch at play can still leave you with a head… 

  10. Royal Ballet - triple bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 8 July 2012Performance 30 June, 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2012

    We have seen a number of Natalias in recent years, including Darcey Bussell and Sylvie Guillem, but for me, Cojocaru is the most convincing since Lynn Seymour, for whom the role was created in 1976.  

  11. Royal Ballet - triple bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4, Sunday Independent, Sunday 8 July 2012Performance 30 June, 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2012

    What makes this revival memorable is Tamara Rojo in the role made for Margot Fonteyn. It’s one thing to look radiant when being wafted about as if by a light breeze (thanks, Federico Bonelli). It’s quite another to retain that composure while bourréeing ba… 

  12. Wayne McGregor. Photo: Kois Miah

    Making the Big Dance

    Saturday 7 July 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Wayne McGregor has been quite clear from the outset that his piece for Trafalgar Square would be choreographed by the people taking part in it. So how is it all coming together? We asked Jasmine Wilson, Creative … Continue Reading

  13. Dance GB - Greenwich Royal Naval College grounds

    Press Review Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Friday 6 July 2012Performance 4 - 8 July 2012

    Choreographer Itzik Galili’s indigo-drenched set with pendant lights is a stadium where the whole company can work their limbs in new, dynamic ways.  

  14. Dance GB - Greenwich Royal Naval College grounds

    Press Review 3Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Friday 6 July 2012Performance 4 - 8 July 2012

    [Christopher] Bruce expertly marshals his 10 dancers in everything from egg-and-spoon races to gymnastic flick-flacks, the whole work suffused with his trademark wit in a charming paean to the everyman and everywoman whom the impending sporting event will touch, and fr… 

  15. Chris Ofili surrounded by paint

    Friday 6 July 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Chris Ofili discusses what it was like to create the backdrop for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, Monica Mason’s last commission before she retires as Royal Ballet director. ‘He was surrounded by, drown… Continue Reading

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