April 2014

  1. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 14 April 2014Performance 11 - 12 April 2014

    There is a blood-powered, deep-seated tribalism in the sinewy alliance of stomping movement and the urgent throb of Stravinsky’s music, played magnificently by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia under the inspired baton of David Brophy.  

  2. The Sugar Dandies performing at Dance UK/ADAD's charity tea dance. Image: ASH

    Dance UK and ADAD's charity tea-dance raises £40,000

    Monday 14 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    Dance UK and the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) hosted their first-ever fundraising event recently (Sunday 6 April), a champagne high tea at the Royal Ballet School. The afternoon featured p… Continue Reading

  3. Company 2 'She Would Walk the Sky'
Part of CircusFest at Roundhouse, 2014. 
Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Company 2 - She Would Walk the Sky - Roundhouse

    Samantha Whitaker, Monday 14 April 2014 — Performance: 9 - 17 April 2014

    Bathed in a haunting blue-white spot, Alex Mizzen presents a spell-binding piece of contortion and hand-balancing, drawing heavily on her classical ballet and contemporary dance training... Continue Reading

  4. Company 2 - She Would Walk the Sky - Roundhouse

    Press Review 4Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, Monday 14 April 2014Performance 9 - 17 April 2014

    The stand-out stunt comes from mustachioed Mozes, who spins around a vertiginous rope at a dizzying pace without a safety net. Elsewhere there are athletic surprises on a bicycle that one never sees in the Tour de France.  

  5. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo - LAC (After Swan Lake), Coliseum

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 14 April 2014Performance 9 - 12 April 2014

    It is, and I choose my words carefully, an outrage perpetrated against a central masterpiece in the old classic repertory that remains a sublime example of musical and choreographic grace.  

  6. English National Ballet - My First Ballet: Coppélia - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Chris Wiegand, Guardian, Monday 14 April 2014Performance 8 - 19 April 2014

    The show comes alive when Swanilda and her friends sneak into Coppélius’s workshop to get a closer look at his lifesize doll. The dancers are deliciously mischievous and the audience eggs them on.  

  7. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Eastman dancer Navala Chaudhari. Image: Lise Smith

    Olivier Awards 2014 announced

    Sunday 13 April 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (with Eastman) and lighting designer Michael Hulls won in the Dance categories - with choreographer Will Tuckett also picking up an award for best family entertainment.. Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 13 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    The linchpin of the staging is Edward Watson’s portrayal of Leontes and his descent into a nightmare of jealousy and manic suspicions, which must give the narrative its momentum. Of course, Watson is superb, his body contorted by shapes entirely revelatory, his anger… 

  9. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 13 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    With her gentle beauty and bountiful style, Cuthbertson is ideally cast as Hermione, and her incomprehension of Leontes’s manic jealousy and her final, broken collapse are affectingly handled. Watson, meanwhile, finds new registers of mental agony.  

  10. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Hanna Weibye, artsdesk.com, Saturday 12 April 2014Performance 11 - 12 April 2014

    Keegan-Dolan is a rarely gifted dancemaker and in this Stravinsky two-parter he gets so many things absolutely right that this critic left wreathed in smiles; if I could, I’d scrawl big red Biro ticks over it all, cheerful as a schoolteacher on the last day of term.  

  11. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Debra Craine, The Times, Saturday 12 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Performances are outstanding. Edward Watson, as paranoid Leontes, journeys from domestic bliss to ravaged desolation with utter conviction. Lauren Cuthbertson, as Hermione, brings great dignity to a virtuous wife wronged by a mad husband.  

  12. Clemmie Sveaas (foreground) with Christopher Akrill & Charlotte Broom - HeadSpaceDance. Photo: Urban Jörén

    Clemmie Sveaas

    Friday 11 April 2014 by Carmel Smith

    HeadSpaceDance is back at the Linbury Studio Theatre next week, in a follow up to last year's 'as good as it gets' debut programme. We catch up with freelance performer (and Olivier nominated) Clemmie... Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Christopher Wheeldon’s new three-act version of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is a triumph. It is contemporary and classical, traditional and modern, narrative and abstract. It feels like something entirely new.  

  14. Royal Ballet - The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 11 April 2014Performance 10 April - 8 May 2014

    Zenaida Yanowsky is an outstanding Paulina, both mother figure and divine oracle, and the moment where she recognises Perdita as Hermione’s lost baby is the most moving of the ballet.  

  15. Marc Platt, dancer with Ballets Russes, dies aged 100

    Friday 11 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    The American dancer and actor Marc Platt has died in California at the age of 100. One of the first Americans to dance with Léonide Massine’s Ballets Russes, Platt was acclaimed for his roles in the Broad… Continue Reading

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