March 2008

  1. New York City Ballet in Programme 2: Jerome Robbins: An American Icon at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 18 March 2008Performance 13 Mar 08

    ‘Few of Robbins’s ballets ever get a look-in over here (though the Royal Ballet performs his Dances at a Gathering in May), so NYCB’s decision to devote an entire programme in its London season to his work was a rare and precious opportunity to appre… 

  2. New York City Ballet in Programme 2: Jerome Robbins: An American Icon at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 18 March 2008Performance 13 Mar 08

    ‘The work that impresses most, and proves a genuine revelation, is the strangest. Moves (1984) is just that, a modern-inflected leotard-piece, with no set, props or score, that leaves you to fill in your own narrative and emotional blanks.’ 

  3. The Dance Review cover

    Strictly youth dancing

    Monday 17 March 2008

    The government is to invest £5.5 million in youth dance over the next three years . The news was announced by Culture Secretary Andy Burnham and Schools Minister Andrew Adonis at the Royal Opera House and follo… Continue Reading

  4. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Little Red/Touching All/All Around/Green in Blue at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Victoria Hill, Monday 17 March 2008 — Performance: 12 & 13 Mar 08

    It seems Oguike has an oath. A promise to music: to bring its richness to life, as he has done magnificently in the past, through varying dance works such as Tiger Dancing, Expression Lines and Second Signal. Ye… Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet in Electric Counterpoint/ Afternoon of a Faun/ Tzigane/ A Month in the Country at Royal Opera House

    Libby Costello, Sunday 16 March 2008 — Performance: 28 February 2008

    Electric Counterpoint – talk about a cliché. The concepts for this work slapped audience members in the face at the Opera House as they were offered a below par multi-media show coupled with a clichéd vo… Continue Reading

  6. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Little Red/Touching All/All Around/Green in Blue at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Libby Costello, Sunday 16 March 2008 — Performance: 12 & 13 Mar 08

    In the competition for audience members, due to the long awaited return of the New York City Ballet to London, the Queen Elizabeth Hall chose well to go for the award winning Henri Oguike Dance Company. Not only… Continue Reading

  7. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Nottingham & touring

    Press Review Mark Brown, Telegraph, Friday 14 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    His company’s current tour (which draws upon five new and recent works) is a fittingly diverse way to celebrate. 

  8. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Nottingham & touring

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 14 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    ‘Last month marked the 40th anniversary of Richard Alston’s first choreography. In the intervening decades he has secured a reputation as one of our most musically motivated dancemakers. Indeed, it could be argued that his company’s triple bill at th… 

  9. Scottish Dance Theatre in Work by Liv Lorent/Hofesh Shechter at The Place

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 14 March 2008Performance 6 - 8 Mar 08

    ‘Liv Lorent’s tenderhook and Hofesh Shechter’s DOG are a chalk-and-cheese pairing, one a fine-spun expression of the dizzying search for love and the other a sneaky little epic alluding to evolution, cultural conditioning and the collapse of modern c… 

  10. New York City Ballet in Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 14 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    ‘Steps were all to Balanchine, and, with only the most negligible exceptions, City Ballet made them speak loud and clear. A tremendous evening of exceptionally confident dancing.’ 

  11. New York City Ballet in Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 14 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    ‘…if there are reservations about some of the dancing at the Coliseum on opening night, they pale in comparison to the overall pleasure of seeing these landmark creations danced by New York City Ballet.’  

  12. New York City Ballet in Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 14 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    ‘…no matter how many times we see other companies perform Serenade, Agon and Symphony in C, nobody dances them like the Americans..’  

  13. New York City Ballet in Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 14 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    ‘The two-week season opened with a triple bill of Serenade, Agon and Symphony in C, and, without beating about the bush, much of it was disappointing. People have been talking about City Ballet’s decline for years, and you half thought it was just the old … 

  14. New York City Ballet in Programme 2: Jerome Robbins: An American Icon at London Coliseum

    Press Review Graham Watts, , Friday 14 March 2008Performance 13 Mar 08

    The exhilarating speed and athleticism of these New York dancers carried on into this second programme of their spring season in London, which showcased the choreographic talents of Jerome Robbins. In ballet, Robbins was forever known as “that Broadway man” &… 

  15. New York City Ballet in Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 13 March 2008Performance 12 Mar 08

    “Serenade”, “Agon” and “Symphony in C” are all marvels, which is reason enough to see this programme, but they’re in variable shape. Strong performances sit next to blurred edges. 

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