March 2007

  1. Walking in the air

    Monday 12 March 2007

    Banned in 1933 as too dangerous, wing walking is back – with a few health and safety inspired modifications. “I have a dance background, and to me wingwalking is dancing in the sky” says one pa… Continue Reading

  2. 'Dance is not just a decoration..'

    Monday 12 March 2007

    German Choreographer Sasha Waltz talks about her production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas which arrives in London this week. Read more in the Times, 10 Mar 07 Continue Reading

  3. English National Ballet in Melody on the Move at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 March 2007Performance 6 & 7 March 2007

    ‘Without batting an eyelid, Gruzdyev deftly turned his half of the duet into a solo by inching centre-stage and making everything bigger. That’s quick thinking for you, and it saved the show.’ 

  4. Royal Ballet in ‘Apollo/ Children of Adam/ Theme and Variations’ at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 March 2007Performance to 24 Mar 07

    ‘…to portray mental and physical confusion asks for awkward, gone-wrong dance, and for all Marriott’s sincerity and McRae’s dramatic engagement, it’s a problem this ballet doesn’t overcome.’ 

  5. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Faultline & Exit No Exit at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 March 2007Performance 6 & 7 March 2007

    ‘Its [Faultline] creative starting point was Gautam Malkani’s 2006 novel Londonstani, whose characters communicate in a blurred patois of text-speak and Punjabi, and Jeyasingh’s danced exchanges clearly reflect these mixed influences.’ 

  6. Royal Ballet in ‘Apollo/ Children of Adam/ Theme and Variations’ at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 March 2007Performance to 24 Mar 07

    ‘His [Alistair Marriott] new work, Children of Adam, draws on the 19th-century writing of Walt Whitman, particularly the Calamus poems (‘We two boys together clinging’), expressing a young man’s grief at the death of his male lover.’ 

  7. English National Ballet in Melody on the Move at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 12 March 2007Performance 6 & 7 March 2007

    ‘Dawson’s off-kilter virtuosity sends sparks flying through the ensemble as if determined to knock them all off their perch.’  

  8. English National Ballet in Melody on the Move at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 12 March 2007 — Performance: 6 & 7 March 2007

    ‘Sinfonietta Giocosa/ A Million Kisses to my Skin/ Melody on the Move’ 6 March 2007 This programme features recent work from three established British (and Royal Ballet-trained) choreographers, none … Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet in ‘Apollo/ Children of Adam/ Theme and Variations’ at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Friday 9 March 2007Performance 5 Mar 07

    “Leanne Benjamin is compelling as the girl who attracts both but causes their feud too. What the corps de ballet mean, or the giant purple flowers in the last episode, remains a mystery.” 

  10. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Faultline & Exit No Exit at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 9 March 2007Performance 6&7 March 2007

    “Faultline, is one of the most accomplished we’ve seen from her [Jeyasingh] in a long time, almost as if she’s responding vigorously to the younger generation of like-minded choreographers now nipping at her heels.”  

  11. English National Ballet in Melody on the Move at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 9 March 2007Performance 6 & 7 March 2007

    “New in 2003, Michael Corder’s family-friendly ballet is sweet and safe, a well-crafted nostalgia fest,”  

  12. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Faultline & Exit No Exit at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 9 March 2007Performance 6&7 March 2007

    “Faultline is thoughtful and serious, and, as you’d expect from Jeyasingh, a classy collaboration (Scanner, Errollyn Wallen). However, sections of it feel fragmentary.”  

  13. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Faultline & Exit No Exit at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Friday 9 March 2007Performance 6&7 March 2007

    “The dancers are excellent, speeding through Jeyasingh’s sharp angles and rapid-fire sequences with incredible power, grace and precision.” 

  14. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Faultline & Exit No Exit at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 9 March 2007Performance 6&7 March 2007

    “There’s a melting pot of gesture in Shobana Jeyasingh’s new dance, Faultline.”  

  15. English National Ballet in Melody on the Move at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 9 March 2007Performance 6 & 7 March 2007

    “Wayward details lend a hot, giddy urgency to the dancing, a luxuriant tug of rubato seems to open up glimpses of the dancers’ interior lives. With a cast of just nine, Dawson fills the stage with mysteriously shifting shapes that splinter, echo and reform… 

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