October 2013

  1. Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'  Photo Bill Cooper

    Birmingham Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 23 October 2013 — Performance: 17 - 19 October 2013

    A timeless classic, packaged in a fresh variation and performed with great style, elegance and respect... Continue Reading

  2. Robyn Orlin - Moving Into Dance Mophatong - Stratford Circus

    Press Review 1Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 23 October 2013Performance 18 - 20 October 2013

    Much is made throughout of plastic detritus – bottles, bags, binliners, sacks, cups – which is woven with at least outward cheerfulness into the many tribally influenced costumes on display.  

  3. Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 23 October 2013Performance in rep until 7 December 2013

    It’s been a long wait.. returning to the stage after a long injury, the Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson is back in peak condition.. yet this revival just falls short of passion. 

  4. Rambert - Mixed bill - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 23 October 2013Performance 22 - 26 October 2013

    This triple bill began promisingly but descended into cliché with Barak Marshall’s ‘The Castaways’  

  5. Robyn Orlin - Moving Into Dance Mophatong - Stratford Circus

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 23 October 2013Performance 18 - 20 October 2013

    She (Orlin) and the other six performers display the sharpest of comic timing; their handling of the audience is deftly pitched and their raucous energy unflagging.  

  6. Rambert - Mixed bill - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 23 October 2013Performance 22 - 26 October 2013

    Works by Baldwin, Page and Marshall examine the DNA of human behaviour, desire and display.. Rambert’s dancers are always a pleasure to watch. Yet this particular evening feels far harder work than it should.  

  7. Alina Cojocaru in conversation with Ismene Brown

    Wednesday 23 October 2013 by Deborah Jones

    Ballerina Alina Cojocaru formerly of the Royal Ballet takes the time to explain her reasons for leaving Covent Garden to join English National Ballet. Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Siobhan Murphy, Metro, Tuesday 22 October 2013Performance in rep until 7 December 2013

    Federico Bonelli’s Romeo.. is gorgeous – those whipping spins have an ethereal lightness – but his endearing tenderness leaves him stuck looking like a boy beside Cuthbertson’s burgeoning woman.  

  9. Royal Ballet's Lauren Cuthbertson & Federico Bonelli in 'Romeo & Juliet'. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

    Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 21 October 2013 — Performance: in rep until 7 December 2013

    Throughout her performance I was taken with Lauren Cuthbertson’s holistic approach to a complete immersion in her character... Continue Reading

  10. Jonah Bokaer Study for Occupant - at Daniel Arsham's #recollections.

    Daniel Arsham - #recollections - with Jonah Bokaer

    Josephine Leask, Friday 18 October 2013 — Performance: 14 October 2013

    The private view of New York based artist, Daniel Arsham’s new exhibition at a smart west West End gallery, had the welcome bonus of a live performance by international dancer and choreographer, Jonah Bokaer... Continue Reading

  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Flanders, Arts Desk, Friday 18 October 2013Performance 17 October - 19 October

    Birmingham Royal Ballet, in their all-too-brief London season have been both lucky and good.  

  12. Birmingham Royal Ballet - 'Still Life at the Penguin Café' Great Auk. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 17 October 2013 — Performance: 15 & 16 October 2013

    A programme showcasing the exceptional range of Bintley’s work & demonstrating his unerring ability to take the most unusual concepts & turn them into meaningful dance with significant emotional impact.. Continue Reading

  13. Kenrick Sandy, Boy Blue choreographer on his hip hop/manga mash-up

    Thursday 17 October 2013 by Deborah Jones

    Kenrick Sandy, who cites UK hip hop pioneers Jonzi D and Benji Reid as major influences, believes hip hop as a dance form has been under-estimated. He talks to Keith Watson. Continue Reading

  14. Nobulus - Out of the Shadow - Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Thursday 17 October 2013Performance 15 - 16 October 2103

    The cast work like demons. The effect of spotlights through the omnipresent mists of dry ice soon loses its charm. Mankind is extinction-bound – and very right too, if this tosh is anything to go by.  

  15. Mark Bruce Company - Dracula - Wilton's Music Hall

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 17 October 2013Performance 9 October - 2 November 2013

    Mark Bruce may be one of many choreographers to base a work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but out of all the vampire dances I’ve seen, his goes most deeply and most terrifyingly into the bodies and souls of the undead.  

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