May 2008

  1. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Cattle Call at Yorkshire Playhouse

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 May 2008Performance 9 12 Apr & touring to Salford & Newcastle

    ‘If you don’t like scattergun ‘fucks’ with your fusion ballet, you should give it a miss… But that would be to forgo a rewarding feel-bad experience.’ 

  2. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Monday 12 May 2008Performance 28 & 29 Apr 08

    ‘De Frutos has refashioned Phoenix into a vibrant company for neglected American classics and his own spry work.’ 

  3. Royal Ballet in Serenade/Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story/Homage to the Queen at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Monday 12 May 2008Performance in rep to 14 May 08

    ‘Rushes, sub-titled Fragments of a Lost Story, is layered, compulsively grown-up dance.’ 

  4. Alina Cojocaru and friends in Gala at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 May 2008Performance May 08

    ‘Helped by her onstage-offstage partner, Johan Kobborg, she had not only persuaded other starry colleagues (some far-flung) to offer their services gratis to help the sick of eastern Europe, but had put together one of the most varied gala programmes I’ve see… 

  5. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 May 2008Performance 7 - 10 May 08

    ‘For me, though, the evening only really took off when the music went live: Ezio Bosso grappling with his suspended cello as sexily as Watson grapples with Panchenko in Rafael Bona-chela’s slinky EdOx, then a tango orchestra thrumming along to Craig Revel Hor… 

  6. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 12 May 2008Performance 7 - 10 May 08

    ‘The last of the hits is Yumba vs Nonino, Revel Horwood’s tango for Trevitt and Nunn. Their dancing is sharper and more deadpan than ever, the footwork crisper. The danced confrontation uses the Boyz’ stage presence, their authority and humour, bette… 

  7. Balletboyz, The Greatest Hits! 7-10 May, Sadler's Wells

    Strictly Bolshoi

    Friday 9 May 2008

    Balletboyz Michael Nunn and William Trevitt have won one of the top TV industry awards for their documentary Strictly Bolshoi. The Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) prize for the best Arts Documentary was presented … Continue Reading

  8. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 9 May 2008Performance 7 - 10 May 08

    ‘The closing Yumba vs Nonino by Craig Revel Horwood involves the Boyz in one of those tangos that are combative and intimate: confrontation as companionship, duet as duel. Nunn and Trevitt are superb; there is a tango band on stage; the Boyz triumph. Cheers for … 

  9. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 9 May 2008Performance 7 - 10 May 08

    ‘The strength and grace of Maliphant’s Broken Fall (2003,) never cease to amaze. Here danced by Trevitt, Nunn and Oxana Panchenko (who has been with the Boyz since the beginning), its fluent, power-sharing phrases are delivered with muscular charisma and a… 

  10. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 9 May 2008Performance 7 - 10 May 08

    ‘However, it is the two Boyz in Craig Revel Horwood’s tango duet who claim the final honours. This is the third outing of Yumba vs Nonino in 12 months, but its wit and ingenuity do not stale. The Boyz could be dancing this piece decades on – at their… 

  11. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Stella H, Friday 9 May 2008 — Performance: 3 - 5 May 08

    Sunday 4 May Having missed only one Breakin’ Convention so far I was interested to see what was on offer this year. with so many companies showing over the weekend its always difficult to choose which day … Continue Reading

  12. HRH the Duke of York opens The Place's new studios

    New space at The Place

    Thursday 8 May 2008

    Two new state of the art studios on the top floor of The Place’s Flaxman Terrace building were officially opened by the venue’s patron HRH the Duke of York yesterday (6 May). The new spaces – … Continue Reading

  13. h2dance in To Die For at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Thursday 8 May 2008Performance Apr 08

    ‘Dark matter, but enlivened by the wit of a courageous cast of whom Laura Doehler deserves special mention. Not everyone could carry off a diagonal of grand jetés while stark naked and grunting like a pig. But then dancers will go an awfully long way to please cho… 

  14. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 8 May 2008Performance 6 - 10 May 08

    ‘Broken Fall by Russell Maliphant and Mesmerics by Christopher Wheeldon looked pretty strong five years ago. Seeing them again as part of the Boyz’s Greatest Hits! mixed bill confirms the good choices the pair have made.’  

  15. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Thursday 8 May 2008Performance 3 - 5 May 08

    .The festival’s finale was an unpredictable and unforgettably cheeky critique of dictatorial governments everywhere by MyoSung, an all-male troupe that operates under the auspices of the Korean collective Project Soul. Topical, comic, shambolic and, like the fes… 

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