October 2006

  1. Mobile clubbers

    Wednesday 18 October 2006

    Mobile clubbers transformed Liverpool Street station last Wednesday evening. At 7.24 precisely hundreds of people spontaneously started to dance to their own personal soundtracks – and the party continued … Continue Reading

  2. Choreographing Cabaret

    Wednesday 18 October 2006

    Javier de Frutos aims for “makeshift and wonderful, a mixture of really cheap and slightly arty” in the latest version of the show which has just opened in the West End. He talks to Debra Craine in t… Continue Reading

  3. Spamalot at Palace Theatre

    Press Review Charles Spencer, Telegraph, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance

    ‘Casey Nicholaw’s exuberant choreography is a particular joy – look out for the all-singing, all-dancing plague victims – and there is a real feeling of ensemble among the cast.’ 

  4. Spamalot at Palace Theatre

    Press Review Paul Taylor, Independent, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance

    ‘You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a monk and a nun re-doing the Gene Kelly/Cyd Charisse he-throws-leggy-and-taller-woman-all-over-the-place dance (a nutty reference to the “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” sequence in Singin’ in the Rain )’ 

  5. Spamalot at Palace Theatre

    Press Review Benedict Nightingale, Times, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance

    ‘Gradually Mike Nichols’s production becomes less a satire on chivalry, war and things medieval and more a parody of Broadway musicals, complete with sexy girls dancing in a Camelot that doubles as a casino.  

  6. Cabaret at Lyric, Shaftsbury Avenue

    Press Review Benedict Nightingale, Times, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance

    ‘Look for an abundance of suspenders, leather harness over bare torsos, and dance that includes writhing, spanking, bum-waving and explicit sex on explicit beds. But this mostly seems jaunty or merely acrobatic or over-deliberate in its attempt to signal that Berli… 

  7. Cabaret at Lyric, Shaftsbury Avenue

    Press Review Charles Spenser, Telegraph, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance

    ‘Javier de Frutos’s choreography, which makes provocative use of brass bedsteads rather than Fosse’s bentwood chairs, is as explicitly in-your-face as any I have seen in the West End.’ 

  8. Cabaret at Lyric, Shaftsbury Avenue

    Press Review Kate Bassett, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance ongoing

    ‘The chorus line likewise incline toward scant pants and spanking. Choreographed by Javier De Frutos, they get swinging in a markedly direct fashion, flipping each other over with forthright grips, hand-to-crotch.’ 

  9. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance Oct 06

    ‘Across the board, the performances were tremendous. They showed a company dancing on glorious form.’ 

  10. Rosas in D'un soir un jour at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance 16 & 17 Oct

    ‘There is plainly an overriding intelligence at work in D’un soir, but of such arid cool that any ongoing emotional or intellectual engagement was negated.’  

  11. Royal Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance 13 Oct - 4 Nov

    ‘The delights of this ballet are many, and as danced by Marianela Nuñez and her cast they are tremendously fulfilled. She is a go-for-it dancer possessed of the most natural smile and unforced femininity on stage, qualities wonderfully apt for Swanilda.’  

  12. Royal Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance 13 Oct - 4 Nov

    ‘This Royal Ballet production, by Ninette de Valois, is full of bright steps and mischief.’  

  13. Royal Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance 13 Oct - 4 Nov

    ‘Coppélia is one of those rare ballets that can enchant the young as much as the old, and for children there really is no lovelier introduction to the delights of dance.’ 

  14. Mal Pelo in Bach at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance 12 Oct

    ‘It’s an intimate, close-up process, in which Muñoz offers us something of herself.’ 

  15. Mal Pelo in Bach at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 18 October 2006Performance 12 Oct

    ‘So intimately focussed are Ramiz and Casanovas on each other that they suck all the energy and oxygen of the theatre into the relationship.’  

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