December 2007

  1. News: Jane Attenborough DanceUK Industry Award

    Friday 7 December 2007

    Do you know someone who has devoted themselves to working in dance, perhaps behind the scenes in an unstarry, unrecognised role? Voting is now open for the 2007 Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award which h… Continue Reading

  2. Review: Jane Turner in Troop at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Libby Costello, Friday 7 December 2007— Performance: 6 Dec 07

    Troop opened to a full and eager audience at the Purcell Room on the 6 December. The glossy image of the female form, stereotypical of the showgirl, was seen in fleeting glimpses; the line of dancers pivoting ar… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: It takes two to tango...

    Wednesday 5 December 2007

    … or in this case three. /> Last summer the Ballet Boyz (Michael Nunn & William Trevitt) wanted a new work to perform as the finale for their Ballet for the People gala to celebrate the re-opening … Continue Reading

  4. Review: Renegade Theatre in Cage at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Judith Mackrell, Monday 3 December 2007— Performance: 29 Nov - 1 Dec 07

    ‘Choreographer Lorca Renoux has paid close attention to the text of The Bacchae, and although he can’t attempt to retell the story, he manages to convey unexpectedly rich depths of psychology and … Continue Reading

  5. Darcey Bussell & Katherine Jenkins in Viva La Diva at Manchester Arena & touring

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 3 December 2007Performance Nov 07, at Hammersmith Apollo, 10 - 12 Dec 07

    ‘Another set piece, “Moira”, refers to Shearer, in The Red Shoes, and Bussell, Cope and the versatile Matthew Hart enact a neat adaptation of that famous film’s story.’ 

  6. Darcey Bussell & Katherine Jenkins in Viva La Diva at Manchester Arena & touring

    Press Review Kate Kellaway, Observer, Monday 3 December 2007Performance Nov 07, at Hammersmith Apollo, 10 - 12 Dec 07

    ‘By far the best part of the evening, choreographed by Kim Gavin, is Bussell’s Spanish scene, immediately following Carmen, in which she looks like a figure escaped from a Lorca play in her austere black dress, and dances flamenco with intent, Mediterranean g… 

  7. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 3 December 2007Performance 23 Nov - 7 Dec 07

    ‘Jewels is one the most glamorous and sophisticated additions to the Royal Ballet’s repertoire in recent years, and it is at this precise moment that the company claims it as its own.’ 

  8. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 3 December 2007Performance 23 Nov - 7 Dec 07

    ‘What makes Jewels, as shown now, a new production is Jean-Marc Puissant’s commissioned decor (the costumes are still Barbara Karinska’s originals).’ 

  9. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 3 December 2007Performance 23 Nov - 7 Dec 07

    ‘For both chorus and soloists at the Royal Ballet, “Rubies” opposes just about everything they have ever been taught – all jazzy staccato, off-balance and on-the-skew. Yanowsky, with her sardonic cool, is pitch-perfect, but the smaller, cheekier S… 

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