September 2012

  1. San Francisco Ballet - Programme A

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 17 September 2012Performance 14 - 23 Sep 2012

    A season could not begin more gloriously than did San Francisco Ballet’s on Friday night, with Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15.  

  2. San Francisco Ballet -Programme B -Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 17 September 2012Performance 14 - 23 September 2012

    Guide is the darker, more difficult composition: a cageful of musical wild beasts, tormented percussion and roaring orchestral colours. But it is still fabulously danceable and Page fully explores all its possibilities.  

  3. San Francisco Ballet - Programme A

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 17 September 2012Performance 14 - 23 Sep 2012

    It opened with the delirious pleasure of Balanchine’s Divertimento No 15,…its structure is as intricate as an 18th-century clock, subverting the conventions just as strongly as it honours them, as three male and five female soloists, and an all-female corps de … 

  4. San Francisco Ballet -Programme B -Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 17 September 2012Performance 14 - 23 September 2012

    Wheeldon’s Ghosts, the centrepiece of the second programme, dresses its dancers in white, to misty, atmospheric music by C.F. Kip Winger. Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith dance in long, long phrases, going from floor work to a soaring lift in what feels like one breath.  

  5. San Francisco Ballet - Programme A

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 17 September 2012Performance 14 - 23 Sep 2012

    The San Francisco dancers dive into the many solos with confidence and strength. Koto Ishihara is speedy, while Sasha DeSola has grand sweeping line.  

  6. San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's 'Divertimento No.15' © Erik Tomasson

    Review: San Francisco Ballet - Programme A

    Lise Smith, Monday 17 September 2012 — Performance: 14 - 23 Sep 2012

    The dazzling intricacy of Balanchine’s classic work coupled with the sheer flair of San Francisco Ballet’s performance was the evening’s winner for me... Continue Reading

  7. News: Tapping Back into the Limelight

    Friday 14 September 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    With Shall We Dance in the West End, tap dancer Matt Flint winning So You Think You Can Dance, and the unforgettable tap dancing penguin in the film Happy Feet, tap dancing is enjoying a rise in popularity once … Continue Reading

  8. News: San Francisco Ballet back in London

    Friday 14 September 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Artistic director and principal choreographer of the San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson, talks to Neil Norman about being in charge of the company for 27 years. “I have always thought of it as a laboratory … Continue Reading

  9. James Cousins 'Everything and Nothing' video clip

    Feature: New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase - video

    Friday 14 September 2012

    An extract of the James Cousins' new work premiered at Sadlers Wells last week and interviews with Matthew Bourne, James Cousins and more ... Continue Reading

  10. Unlimited Global Academy -Southbank Centre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 12 September 2012Performance 5 September 2012

    … Alchemy,[is] created by the choreographer Athina Vahla. Alongside Gadsden, the piece features Freddie Opoku-Addaie, a contemporary dancer well known to UK audiences, and Sarah Chin, a working NHS physician who also trained in dance. 

  11. Candoco dancers performing to Coldplay's 'Yellow'

    News: Festival of the Flames - Paralympic Closing Ceremony

    Wednesday 12 September 2012 by Carmel Smith

    London based Candoco Dance Company and Royal Ballet Principals from Brazil - hosts for 2016 - Thiago Soares and Roberta Marques were amongst the performers on Sunday... Continue Reading

  12. Zouk Lambada Social Dance night at Bar TCR, London

    News: Zouk Lambada World Flashmob this Sunday

    Wednesday 12 September 2012

    Scores of London dancers are taking over The Scoop at More London, near London Bridge at 3pm on Sunday 16 September, as part of a worldwide record breaking attempt... Continue Reading

  13. Claire Cunningham & Gail Sneddon's 'Ménage à Trois'

    Review: Claire Cunningham / Janice Parker - Unlimited - Southbank Centre

    Germaine Cheng, Tuesday 11 September 2012 — Performance: 8 September 2012

    Claire Cunningham's 'Ménage à Trois' & Janice Parker's 'Private Dancer' were two of the Unlimited Festival commissions to be found at Southbank Centre last weekend… Continue Reading

  14. Candoco Dance Company in Marc Brew's 'Parallel Lines'

    Review: Candoco Unlimited Commissions -Southbank Centre

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 11 September 2012 — Performance: 6 September 2012

    These works by Marc Brew & Claire Cunningham bring together 12 performers in a programme that recasts the limitations of the disabled body on the stage every bit as much as London's parathletes have done… Continue Reading

  15. New Adventures Choreographer Award. Showcase: James Cousins. Photo: Mikah Smillie

    Review: New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase - James Cousins

    Laura Dodge, Monday 10 September 2012 — Performance: 7 September 2012

    James Cousins' work 'There we have been' was so mesmerising its 20 minute length passed by in what seemed like seconds... Continue Reading

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