January 2008

  1. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Three Duets at Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 17 January 2008Performance 11, 18, 26 Jan 08

    ‘…simple material becomes quietly spectacular.’  

  2. Hiroaki Umeda at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 17 January 2008Performance 15 - 19 Jan 08

    ‘Visual art, dance, mime – the definitions are redundant in Umeda’s brave new world.’  

  3. Hiroaki Umeda at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 17 January 2008Performance 15 - 19 Jan 08

    ‘Time and again Umeda struggles to assert his organic self against the power of his electronically-generated image.’  

  4. Beautiful games

    Tuesday 15 January 2008

    Graham Taylor, one time manager of the England football team was a guest speaker at last weekend’s Rural Retreat – the DanceEast organised meeting of ballet directors from around the world. To prepa… Continue Reading

  5. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 15 January 2008Performance 8 - 19 Jan 08

    ‘English National Ballet’s smaller production is handsome, direct and danced with clarity.’  

  6. The Gate Theatre in I Am Falling at The Gate

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 15 January 2008Performance 4 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘The choreography, by Anna Williams, has the strong, clean lines of Scandinavian furniture, and its locking embraces are straightforwardly expressive of the parents’ mutual love. When the piece moves into more elegiac territory, however, Williams can’t … 

  7. The Gate Theatre in I Am Falling at The Gate

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 15 January 2008Performance 4 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘Words tells stories, abstract movement can’t. What it can do is absorb and transmute emotion, giving it pace and propulsion.’ 

  8. The Gate Theatre in I Am Falling at The Gate

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Tuesday 15 January 2008Performance 4 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘Make no mistake, this is not physical theatre; it takes its place proudly alongside the dance-theatre experiments of artists such as Maxine Doyle and Wolfgang Hoffman, but is entirely itself in its urge to find a new, expressive language.’  

  9. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Three Duets at Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 15 January 2008Performance 11, 18, 26 Jan 08

    ‘The joy of these duets is that they deliver dance and music in ways we never expect.’  

  10. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Three Duets at Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 15 January 2008Performance 11, 18, 26 Jan 08

    ‘Like the audiences in the 36 countries to which they’ve taken this triple bill, these established collaborators are abundantly aware of the comedy in their work, which redefines the relationship between dance and music in often deliriously ridiculous ways.’ 

  11. The McMaster Report & dance

    Friday 11 January 2008

    *Supporting Excellence In The Arts*, commissioned by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and written by James McMaster, former Director of the Edinburgh Festival, was published this week. Introducing th… Continue Reading

  12. The Gate Theatre in I Am Falling at The Gate

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 11 January 2008Performance 4 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘I am Falling is a sensitive miniature, a moving story intriguingly told.’  

  13. Cirque Du Soleil in Varekai at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 11 January 2008Performance to 16 Feb 08

    ‘Cirque du Soleil does have impressive performers, acts that really can make you catch your breath.’  

  14. The Gate Theatre in I Am Falling at The Gate

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Friday 11 January 2008Performance 4 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘Choreographer Anna Williams, a former dancer with Ricochet who has recently worked with Aletta Collins at Opera North, meets the challenge of working within the confined space of the tiny Gate stage by purposefully mining the same seam of movement over and over.’ 

  15. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 11 January 2008Performance 8 - 19 Jan 08

    ‘So, what went so right in act four? Put simply, everything. Here, Deane’s update on Petipa’s original is just lovely – a lyrical, gossamer-light start for the swans, a heartbreaking little duet of reconciliation for the central couple.’ 

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