April 2007

  1. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 11 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘Mayerling is stuffed with athletic, often sexually explicit pas de deux: Rudolf with his wife, his mother, his mistresses, and Watson’s partnering is the most confident I’ve seen from him.’  

  2. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 11 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘MacMillan’s ballet is one of the grimmest in the repertory, a story mired in corruption, sexual treachery and madness, but even so it’s rare to see a performance that inhabits so fully the nastiness of its material.’  

  3. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 10 April 2007Performance 9 April - 7 May 07

    ‘unexpected was the matinee cast being better than the evening one (this is rare). [Edward] Watson’s acting was superior to anything Carlos Acosta could produce (although Acosta is the better dancer), Iohna Loots was better as his wife, Cindy Jourdain was,… 

  4. Raimund Hoghe in Sacre - The Rite of Spring at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 10 April 2007Performance April 2007

    “For most choreographers, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps is a rite of passage akin to climbing Everest. Hoghe didn’t let this landmark score intimidate him, nor did he naively try to illustrate it. Rather, he used its surging rhythms as a means t… 

  5. ROH in Lambeth

    Tuesday 10 April 2007

    Chance to Dance is one of the Royal Opera House’s educational outreach projects that introduces ballet to primary school pupils in the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Hammersmith and Fulham. “… Continue Reading

  6. Belinda Wright

    Tuesday 10 April 2007

    Belinda Wright danced with many leading ballet companies in Britain and abroad including: Ballet Rambert, Ballets de Paris, Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet), and as a guest artist with the touring c… Continue Reading

  7. Srishti 'Quiet Please' Chor: Nina Rajarani. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Place Prize winner Nina Rajarani

    Tuesday 10 April 2007

    Place Prize winner Nina Rajarani has a clear vision about her work. Lyndsey Winship finds out that a strong sense of determination and refusal to compromise has allowed Rajarani to simultaneously run a successfu… Continue Reading

  8. Ye Gam Theatre & SevenSense, 'Break Out!' 19-22 April, Peacock Theatre

    Break Out!

    Tuesday 10 April 2007

    Charlotte Cripps talks to Artistic Director Won-Kil Paek and cast member Jin-Sung Park about the new break-dancing, martial arts, gymnastics, yoga based slapstick production coming to the Peacock Theatre next we… Continue Reading

  9. Edward Watson

    Tuesday 10 April 2007

    Ever modest, principal dancer and exciting new talent at the Royal Ballet, Edward Watson talks to Judith Mackrell as he prepares for his debut as the lead in Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. “A profoun… Continue Reading

  10. Raimund Hoghe in Sacre - The Rite of Spring at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 10 April 2007Performance April 2007

    ‘Hoghe does not dramatise. The expressionless performers simply enact repeated, ritualistic movements. Their many mirrored gestures set up an elusive equivalence between them, despite their physical differences.’  

  11. Grants for the Arts cut

    Wednesday 4 April 2007

    The government announced two weeks ago that £675 million would be diverted from arts funding to pay for the Olympics in 2012. The effects are already starting to take effect. It had not previously been announce… Continue Reading

  12. Amrita Performing Arts in Weyreap's Battle at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 4 April 2007Performance 31 Mar-1 Apr 07

    ‘The re-creation of text and manner, the regeneration of this wonderful art – a folk culture that is also a ritual; highly stylised, yet intense in its communicative directness – is as engrossing and exhilarating as I recall it from performance half … 

  13. Amrita Performing Arts in Weyreap's Battle at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 4 April 2007Performance 31 Mar-1 Apr 07

    ‘Choreographers Pok Sarann and Pum Bun Chanrath danced this story before the terror. Their new version has a mix of glitter and friendliness, with elaborate costumes and lively incident.’  

  14. Hofesh Shechter in Uprising/In Your Rooms at The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 4 April 2007Performance 27-31 Mar 07

    ‘But In Your Rooms meanders, chopped into short bites by the voiceover and the blackouts. One dancer draws a chalk line across the stage. The others dive and dance across it, smudging it away. This is a work that comes and goes.’  

  15. Union Dance in Heaven on Earth at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 4 April 2007Performance 27 & 28 Mar 07

    ‘Union Dance is nothing if not tenacious. Founded by Corrine Bougaard in 1986, this small British company has done some 18 productions. Like its current touring show, most have been mixed bills that embodied a philosophy of cultural diversity.’  

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