March 2015

  1. Ann Maguire Gala - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 23 March 2015Performance 22 March 2015

    Gala occasions don’t often have such warmth. Across a programme of new works, highlights and fine musical choices, the first gala for the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund was fluently staged and movingly danced. 

  2. Ann Maguire Gala - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 23 March 2015Performance 22 March 2015

    Emma Maguire delivered a short and infinitely touching speech about her mother, her own loss of innocence, and the power of dance to redeem, and made it through those impossibly difficult few minutes with a dignity that was nothing short of heroic. 

  3. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    On Thursday, the music-making – from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and vocal ensemble Ex Cathedra – was thrillingly good. And, while not quite being able to share the capacity audience’s ecstatic reception at the end, nor could I entirely begrudge it for the tireless … 

  4. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    The best dancing actually happens in the programme’s opening piece, George Balanchine’s Serenade (from 1935), set to lush Tchaikovsky. Standing out in a stageful of girls and their diaphanous skirts are the super-swift moves of Momoko Hirata, and the fulsome port de … 

  5. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    The best of Bintley’s own contributions are the dances for the men: the opening chorus of avid, restlessly leaping seminarians; Mathias Dingman as a religious runaway who grabs at the air as he races towards freedom and doom. Other sections feel more thinly imagined… 

  6. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Daily Express, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 19 - 21 March 2015

    CARMINA BURANA is a flat-out brutal pastiche of medieval religious obsessions. It is also, with its cast of thousands, a perfect window on to this superb company of dancers. 

  7. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'Carmina Burana'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana and Serenade - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 20 March 2015 — Performance: 19 - 21 March 2015

    This celebratory double bill from Birmingham Royal Ballet presented ballets that were significant trailblazers. George Balanchine’s Serenade founded the school of American ballet; and David Bintley’s Carmi… Continue Reading

  8. Hofesh Shechter and The Royal Ballet

    Friday 20 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    Hofesh Shechter’s new ballet is part of a triple bill at the Royal Opera House this month. Dancer Beatriz Stix-Brunell enlightens the Guardian on the unique experience of being choreographed by Shechter. Continue Reading

  9. Akram Khan - The Pursuit of Now - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Matthew Wright, The Arts Desk, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 17 March, 2015

    Akram Khan, despite the potent fluidity of his masque-like narrative with Honji Wang, was a cherry, albeit a very beautiful one, on a largely musical cake 

  10. Akram Khan - The Pursuit of Now - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 20 March 2015Performance 17 March, 2015

    In her veritable toccata of a solo, Wang played her body like a keyboard, each bone and joint as singular as the notes of a piano. 

  11. Sylvie Guillem in Mats Ek's 'Bye'.

    Further performances & a special Olivier award for Sylvie Guillem announced

    Wednesday 18 March 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Further dates have been announced for Sylvie Guillem’s final dance programme Life in Progress. In London, in addition to the sold out performances at Sadler’s Wells (where she is an Associate Artist) in May… Continue Reading

  12. Royal Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 17 March 2015Performance

    Obraztsova’s sweet lyricism draws qualities of vulnerability and inwardness from McRae’s cool finesse that many other ballerinas fail to elicit, and between them they have an exceptional musical and physical rapport. 

  13. English National Ballet Emerging Dancer competition, 2015. Photo:Laurent Liotardo.

    ENB Emerging Dancer - the class of 2015

    Tuesday 17 March 2015 by Graham Watts

    Graham Watts takes a look at this years contenders in English National Ballet's annual competition which places up and coming company talent centre stage... Continue Reading

  14. Gecko 'Missing'

    Battersea Arts Centre fire - the aftermath

    Monday 16 March 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Although two shows went ahead at the weekend, Gecko's show 'Missing' was totally destroyed in the Grand Hall and the company are working against the clock to rebuild it in time of a tour in May... Continue Reading

  15. David Bintley in rehearsal with Jenna Roberts and William Bracewell 
Photo: Andrew Ross

    David Bintley: A lifetime of outstanding achievement - Part Two

    Sunday 15 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet talks about 'Carmina Burana'his first work for the company, coming to the London Coliseum this week Continue Reading

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