July 2013

  1. The Diary: Alistair Spalding

    Tuesday 16 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    In the Financial Times Sadler’s Wells’ artistic director and chief executive writes about taking Breakin' Convention to Harlem in New York. Continue Reading

  2. Ballet Students and the risk of eating disorders

    Tuesday 16 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Nick Clark in the Independent reports that "The head of a leading charity for people affected by eating disorders has called for stricter regulations in dance schools over concerns that ballet dancers are no… Continue Reading

  3. NACA Award winner James Cousins' work 'There We Have Been'

    New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA)

    Monday 15 July 2013 by Carmel Smith

    The second New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA), open to emerging choreographers of all ages, is now open for applications... Continue Reading

  4. Alina Cojocaru. Photo: Charlotte Macmillan for Dance Gazette

    Alina Cojocaru joins English National Ballet

    Monday 15 July 2013 by Graham Watts

    Just over one month after the surprise announcement that Royal Ballet Principals, Johan Kobborg and Alina Cojocaru would leave the company at the end of the season, London ballet audiences will be delighted to l… Continue Reading

  5. Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Sergei Polunin & Kristina Shapran  in 'Coppélia'
Photo: E Fetisova

    Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 15 July 2013 — Performance: 11 - 14 July 2013

    Polunin was generally in fine form as a cheeky, nonchalant Franz, fulfilling many virtuoso enchaînements, multiple double assemblés & jeté en tournants with the strength & power of an … Continue Reading

  6. Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 14 July 2013Performance 11 - 14 July 2013

    Coppélius, a role in which Petit was sublimely witty, is a boulevardier, and is played with tremendous charm by Anton Domashev, who is elegance personified in his activities with the supposed doll and, indeed, with anything else that this stylish affair sets nipping a… 

  7. Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 14 July 2013Performance 11 - 14 July 2013

    It’s all intended to be very charming and effervescent, but Petit’s choreography lacks élan and soon becomes tiresomely repetitive.  

  8. Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Saturday 13 July 2013Performance 11 - 14 July 2013

    But, ultimately, who cares about acting in the face of such dancing? If Polunin was ever off-form, he’s back on it with a vengeance. Sinews sculpted by pewter high-waist tights, he cannons into the circuits of barrel turns and fancy aeronautics, his enjoyment visibly… 

  9. Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Friday 12 July 2013Performance 11 - 14 July 2013

    Roland Petit’s 1975 version of Coppélia is funny, sexy and psychologically acute. It plays to Polunin’s strengths — he’s adorably naughty from the moment he appears as youthful Franz, smitten by life-size dancing doll Coppélia, but stringing along his girlfriend.  

  10. Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Friday 12 July 2013Performance 11 - 14 July 2013

    He [Sergei Polunin] instantly demanded attention, mesmerising the audience with his every move. His perfectly honed physique aided athletic leaps that appeared to defy gravity; his assured actorly swagger suggested a natural theatrical charisma.  

  11. Royal Opera House's The Wind in the Willows to transfer to West End

    Friday 12 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    In the Guardian, Mark Brown reports that The Wind in the Willows, choreographed by Will Tuckett, is to get a West End transfer. The production will run over Christmas at the Duchess theatre.  Continue Reading

  12. Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet - Coppélia - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 12 July 2013Performance 11 - 14 July 2013

    Dancing Franz in this Stanislavsky production of Coppélia, he delivers a performance of mesmerising airiness and witty ease. It’s a performance all the more cherishable, too, given that the production otherwise lacks so much.  

  13. La Veronal 'Reykjavik' Photo: Costin Radu

    Summer House at The Place

    Tuesday 9 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Summer House features an international dance season in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre, summer courses, Touch Wood and professional seminars, projects and discussions for artists and enthusiasts of all ages and ab… Continue Reading

  14. Meeting the Bolshoi Ballet

    Tuesday 9 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    For the Telegraph Mark Monahan visited the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow to meet the dancers and directors in preparation for their London performances this summer at the Royal Opera House.  Continue Reading

  15. Ben Hammond in Sidmouth

    Dancing from John o’Groats to Land’s End

    Tuesday 9 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Tutu-clad long distance dancer, 35, seeks rhythmic residents of Devon and Cornwall (WGSOH) for dancing & fun to help him boogie to the end of the world’s first John o’Groats to Land’s End dance. Continue Reading

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