June 2008

  1. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Wednesday 4 June 2008Performance May & Jun 08

    ‘… notable debuts in its challenging title roles from Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares at the matinee, and Sarah Lamb with an experienced Romeo, Viacheslav Samodurov, in the evening.’ 

  2. Royal Ballet in New Work at Linbury Studio

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Wednesday 4 June 2008Performance May 08

    ‘There is no doubt – as we have seen before – of the young Liam Scarlett’s developing talent. His latest piece, Of Mozart, ambitiously tackles the full Piano Concerto No 23.’ 

  3. Royal Ballet in New Work at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 4 June 2008Performance May 08

    ‘…as variable as this evening was, it gave some fine dancers the chance to test their mettle in works created for them, an opportunity all too rare at Covent Garden.’  

  4. Compagnie Philippe Saire in Could I Just Draw Your Attention to the Brevity of Life? at The Place

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 4 June 2008Performance 30 & 31 May 08

    ‘The lighting is effective: stage lights turn into searchlights or tracer beams, shadows warp and loom. But though there are choreographic ideas aplenty, none develops as far as a sustained composition or a dramatic insight.’  

  5. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Canary Wharf, BP Summer Big Screen

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 3 June 2008 — Performance: 1 June 2008

    Opening up the Opera House. With BP Big Screens around the country, Romeo and Juliet entertained audiences in the drizzle, on a cold grey Sunday afternoon. Renaissance Italy illuminated city squares and greens … Continue Reading

  6. Northern Ballet Theatre in Hamlet at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 2 June 2008 — Performance: 22-26 Apr 08

    The continuing desire for Northern Ballet Theatre to create full length works is admirable. Both adding to ballet repertoire and broadening audiences David Nixon’s latest offering, Hamlet, played to eager … Continue Reading

  7. Jonathan Lunn Dance Company 'Reading Room' 5-6 June, Queen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Nik Mackey

    For Anthony Minghella

    Monday 2 June 2008

    Choreographer Jonathan Lunn and film-maker Anthony Minghella were old friends from their days together at Hull University. Over the years they had worked together several times. In 2006 Minghella wrote and deliv… Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet in New Work at Linbury Studio

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 2 June 2008Performance May 08

    ‘As someone who believes the Royal Ballet should be commissioning more choreography and taking more risks, I have to be in favour of this small experimental programme. And, given the relatively small pool from which the choreographers are drawn – all bar one … 

  9. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 2 June 2008Performance May & Jun 08

    ‘Compared with Nuñez, whose luminous beauty hit you between the eyes from the start, Sarah Lamb’s Juliet was a slow-burn, but always nuanced and quite riveting. From the outset, she was a little more mysterious, her delicate frame more subtly communicating t… 

  10. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 2 June 2008Performance May & Jun 08

    ‘This summer’s Juliets include debut performances from Marianela Nuñez and Sarah Lamb, two of this company’s strongest young principals…Nuñez, with her bubbly stage presence, is the most distinctive, the most surprising.’  

  11. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 2 June 2008Performance May & Jun 08

    ‘Despite individual flaws, this is one of those Romeo and Juliets that feels as though it is being rewritten by its dancers.’  

  12. Tero Saarinen Dance Company in Next of Kin at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 2 June 2008Performance 23-24 May 08

    ‘For Saarinen, these ghoulish figures embody our most atavistic fears, and all credit goes to him and his designers that Next of Kin is one of most comprehensively weird productions I have ever seen.’  

  13. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 2 June 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘The achievement of Cherkaoui and Gormley is in forging a real cultural exchange. However, when Cherkaoui finally joins the monks in a fast-kicking shadow-boxing finale, it’s striking how the moves are all there, but an inner-something is missing. That someth… 

  14. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 2 June 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘The merit of the staging lies in Antony Gormley’s design: a bare white stage, gauzily walled, and a battery of man-sized, lidless wooden boxes that evoke do-it-yourself coffins.’  

  15. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 2 June 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘The result is utterly satisfying and a dignified frame for its phenomenal cast.’ 

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