August 2013

  1. West Side Story - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4William Moore, Evening Standard, Friday 9 August 2013Performance 7 Aug - 22 Sep 2013

    Director Joey McKneely reproduces Jerome Robbins’s original ground-breaking choreography with exhilarating drive. As the Jets and Sharks hurl themselves at each other with hot fury but balletic form, your heart is in your mouth.  

  2. Strength in Motion

    Thursday 8 August 2013

    Interviews & rehearsal footage of Tamara Rojo in Russell Maliphant's series of short videos for car manufacturer Lexus... Continue Reading

  3. Swan Lake Reloaded - London Coliseum

    Press Review Katie Columbus, The Stage, Thursday 8 August 2013Performance 5 - 10 August 2013

    Who knew Tchaikovsky and dubstep could work?  

  4. Swan Lake Reloaded - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 8 August 2013Performance 5 - 10 August 2013

    Sometimes a show comes along that sounds like an absolute car crash but might just be laced with genius. Swan Lake Reloaded is one of them.  

  5. Bolshoi Ballet -The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 8 August 2013Performance 5 - 9 August 2013

    Ekaterina Krysanova is a buoyant heroine, sailing through the demanding Rose Adagio and floating through the Vision scene in long, soft phrases.  

  6. Swan Lake Reloaded - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 8 August 2013Performance 5 - 10 August 2013

    These are clever moments, but Rydman’s choreography is often generic. His bouncy streetdancing court miss the edge of the best hip hop dancing.  

  7. Swan Lake Reloaded - London Coliseum

    Press Review 2Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Thursday 8 August 2013Performance 5 - 10 August 2013

    If this had been staged at the Edinburgh Fringe, it would have looked like a clever, studenty take on a classic. On the venerable Coliseum stage, it simply looks lost.  

  8. LA Dance Project

    Benjamin Millepied -Telegraph interview

    Thursday 8 August 2013 by Carmel Smith

    The 'Black Swan' choreographer talks about his new company, LA Dance Project (UK debut in Edinburgh & coming to London in October) & his new role next year at Paris Opera Ballet Continue Reading

  9. Swan Lake Reloaded - London Coliseum

    Press Review 5Neil Norman, Daily Express, Thursday 8 August 2013Performance 5 - 10 August 2013

    The dancers are superb, shifting with elastic agility from street dance to the classical idiom… The show of the year.  

  10. Bolshoi Ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' - Olga Smirnova and good fairies. Photo: John Ross

    Bolshoi Ballet -The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 7 August 2013 — Performance: 5 - 9 August 2013

    Now aged 86, Grigorovich seems to have tapped into the demands of the social media age. His latest Beauty is capsuled into neat bite-sized chunks of dance...'The Sleeping Beauty' for the Twitter age. Continue Reading

  11. Bolshoi Ballet -The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 7 August 2013Performance 5 - 9 August 2013

    David Hallberg casts a similar spell over Sleeping Beauty. Unfazed by the bizarrely brash and hurried sounds coming from the orchestra pit, he steps on to the stage with a story already playing around his body. His long, elegant line reaches for the emotional spaces wi… 

  12. Bolshoi Ballet - La Bayadère - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 7 August 2013Performance 2 & 3 August 2013

    Olga Smirnova in Bayadère is a near-ideal Nikiya. Her extravagantly supple arms ripple like silk through the oriental inflections of the choreography, but her whole upper body sings, creating an aura of raptness and dignity that invests Nikiya with true tragic status.  

  13. Bolshoi Ballet -The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 7 August 2013Performance 5 - 9 August 2013

    Artem Ovcharenko’s Désiré begins as he means to go on. He enters in the second act with soaring leaps, a handsome young man of tall and elegant physique, cleaving the air in long phrases of dance, movement light and academically vivid, the role worn with grace.  

  14. Bolshoi Ballet -The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 6 August 2013Performance 5 - 9 August 2013

    The problem with Sleeping Beauty is that it’s a boring story. And it’s one that has nothing to say to a modern, adult audience. Even Kate Middleton, someone who can actually list her profession as “princess”, would find little resonance in this fantasy land.  

  15. Bolshoi Ballet -The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Tuesday 6 August 2013Performance 5 - 9 August 2013

    Few would accuse the Bolshoi of reticence in their productions. Minimalism is not in the company’s vocabulary. Grigorovich’s revised version of the greatest classical ballet in existence is consequently a production on a grand scale, designed with the wow factor ve… 

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