February 2008

  1. Royal Ballet in Chroma/ Different Drummer/ The Rite of Spring at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 5 February 2008Performance 2, 15, 18, 20, & 23 Feb 08

    ‘Edward Watson is a male dancer without precedent in the history of the Royal Ballet. In my long experience of the company, we have never before been shown a danseur of such penetrating and subtle power, one who can so grandly capture and convey the inner life o… 

  2. Royal Ballet in Chroma/ Different Drummer/ The Rite of Spring at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, The Times, Tuesday 5 February 2008Performance 2, 15, 18, 20, & 23 Feb 08

    ‘McGregor’s hyperflexible choreography, written for deep within the body, isn’t on pointe but it trades on the extreme agility and lithe muscularity of classical dancers. What enhances its driving abstraction is its resonant contrasts of mood and its… 

  3. Pushing on

    Monday 4 February 2008

    Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant have been performing Push to sell out houses around the world and are bringing it back to London for a short season at the London Coliseum in April. Guillem talks to Nadine M… Continue Reading

  4. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Cambridge

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 4 February 2008Performance Jan 08 coming to QEH 12 & 13 Mar.

    ‘It’s with live music that Oguike really takes flight, a theory confirmed by the final work of the evening, Green in Blue (also from 2007). With an on-stage quartet led by saxophonist Iain Ballamy – whose smoky, Miles Davis-esque jazz they play – … 

  5. Tango por Dos in Miguel Angel Zotto's Buenos Aires Tango at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 4 February 2008Performance 29 Jan - 23 Feb 08

    ‘This is Lisztian bravura, with balance, scissoring legs, dipping and curving bodies, playing with gravity as in some transcendental high-wire act. Zotto is a master, and the stage persona, as with certain rare flamenco performers, seems wholly possessed by the … 

  6. Tango por Dos in Miguel Angel Zotto's Buenos Aires Tango at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 4 February 2008Performance 29 Jan - 23 Feb 08

    ‘This ardent body language and flickering, sparring, truly dangerous footwork is playful and predatory on both sides.’ 

  7. La La La Human Steps in Amjad at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 4 February 2008Performance 30 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘Nothing gets anywhere; both the music and the dance endlessly revolve back on themselves in the dullest way, so that the “greater glory” that Amjad promises never materialises.’ 

  8. La La La Human Steps in Amjad at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 4 February 2008Performance 30 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘The chief pleasure for me was Amjad’s (live) original music, a reimagining for piano quartet of the familiar Tchaikovsky score that ingeniously references its melodies and harmonic structures without ever quoting.’ 

  9. La La La Human Steps in Amjad at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 4 February 2008Performance 30 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘Amjad is an example of a growing trend in dance which you might call ‘upscale vacancy’. The production values are high, the staging voguishly enigmatic, the lighting slick and nervy, and the dancers fabulous. The whole shebang, meanwhile, is attended b… 

  10. Royal Ballet in Chroma/ Different Drummer/ The Rite of Spring at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 4 February 2008Performance 2, 15, 18, 20, & 23 Feb 08

    ‘Even if one or two are tempted to get just a little bit hip with the choreography, Chroma remains a stunningly poetic piece – enigmatic, alien, romantic.’  

  11. Sampled at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 4 February 2008Performance 26 & 27 Jan 08

    ‘The idea behind Sampled is that you can test the waters. You may come with a preference for ballet and find that flamenco or street dance grabs you. Or not. But to judge by the response, last year and last Sunday, the audience were enjoying everything on offer.’ 

  12. Royal Ballet in Chroma/ Different Drummer/ The Rite of Spring at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 4 February 2008 — Performance: 2, 15, 18, 20, & 23 Feb 08

    Performance: 2 February 2008 This was a triumph of programming that exceeded every mouth-watering expectation, bringing together the very best recent work by the Company’s resident choreographer, Wayne McG… Continue Reading

  13. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Cambridge

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 1 February 2008Performance Jan 08 coming to QEH 12 & 13 Mar.

    ‘An evening with Henri Oguike is always an evening of spirited musical adventure. Lots of people choreograph to Vivaldi (though surely none so quixotically as Oguike) but who else would manage Arabic folk, New Mexican Pueblo songs and modern British jazz on the … 

  14. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Cambridge

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 1 February 2008Performance Jan 08 coming to QEH 12 & 13 Mar.

    ‘There is a sequence in Henri Oguike’s latest work, All Around, which looks like nothing any other choreographer has made.’  

  15. La La La Human Steps in Amjad at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 1 February 2008Performance 30 Jan - 2 Feb 08

    ‘Performed by Lock’s Montreal-based La La La Human Steps, and now launched on a major UK tour, Amjad is an exhilarating memory trip and a brute assault course all in one. ‘  

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