July 2008

  1. Sara Baras in Sabores at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 8 July 2008Performance 1 - 12 July 08

    ‘In her piece Sabores, surface sophistication is matched by underlying technical brilliance.’  

  2. Sara Baras in Sabores at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 8 July 2008Performance 1 - 12 July 08

    “Suddenly, it ceases to be about entertainment. It’s the stuff of life itself: anger, frustration, surprise, roof-lifting joy and more. As Baras turboes the full width of the stage in a heel-drilling moonwalk, her controlled diminuendo seems to challenge the … 

  3. Dance UK

    Research into Dancers' Health

    Friday 4 July 2008

    The Jerwood Charitable Foundation has committed the first £80,000 towards the Dancers’ Health Pilot Scheme, a groundbreaking research project that responds to the most pressing problem facing the dance in… Continue Reading

  4. Sara Baras in Sabores at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Gavin Roebuck, The Stage, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 1 - 12 July 08

    ‘Sabores is an almost mesmeric mixture of seemingly spontaneous rhythmic improvisation and more polished choreographed dances which holds the attention of the enthralled audience with their complex rhythms and dancing.’ 

  5. Sara Baras in Sabores at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 1 - 12 July 08

    ‘Although she receives excellent support from guest soloists José Serrano and Luis Ortega, an acutely disciplined ensemble of ten dancers, a handful of musicians led by the composer and guitarist José MarÍa Bandera, plus two superb male singers, Baras is the … 

  6. English National Ballet in Festival Ballet at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 2-5 July 08

    ‘Eagling’s choreography keeps getting out of step with itself.’  

  7. Sara Baras in Sabores at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 1 - 12 July 08

    ‘Compact and powerful, she has awesome energy and lasersharp foot-work. Yet she’s also fantastically controlled, like a Japanese production engineer rather than the emotional letting-go you want with flamenco.’  

  8. English National Ballet in Festival Ballet at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 2-5 July 08

    ‘It’s difficult to describe the relief at seeing Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur not in Swan Lake. We know they can dazzle as swan and swain, but in David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin they shimmered. Sleek and intelligent, Kisses is a pure dance p… 

  9. English National Ballet in Festival Ballet at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 2-5 July 08

    ‘There is much transcendent melancholy in Mahler’s music which Eagling’s choreography [Resolution]rides, and a sense of hope despite the despair. The dance is weighted with feeling, especially for the men, and the language, stretched in the modern ma… 

  10. ENB

    Friday 4 July 2008

    As the English National Ballet return to the Royal Festival Hall after an absence of over 10 years The Guardian offers the opportunity to see behind the scenes, featuring photography by David Levene Guardian, 4 July.08 Continue Reading

  11. English National Ballet in Festival Ballet at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 2-5 July 08

    ‘Dawson’s clever, heartfelt choreography [A Million Kisses to My Skin] teases the brain as well as the senses and it raises ENB’s dancers to new standards of focused technical assurance.’  

  12. Irina Baronova

    Friday 4 July 2008

    Irina Baronova, dancer with Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and the last of the “Baby Ballerinas” has died at the age of 89 years. Mary Clarke details an extraordinary life“the crucial event of … Continue Reading

  13. English National Ballet in Festival Ballet at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 4 July 2008Performance 2-5 July 08

    “a superlative and intelligently programmed evening of modern ballet, danced with love.” 

  14. Mamma Mia!

    Friday 4 July 2008

    Meyrl Streep stars in the film version Mamma Mia! John Hiscock finds out how the 2 times Academy Award winner coped with the singing and dancing aspects of the role “There’s a freedom of expression t… Continue Reading

  15. Sara Baras in Sabores at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 3 July 2008 — Performance: 1 - 12 July 08

    Performance: 1 July 2008 One has to admire the prescience of the Sadler’s Wells programmers, scheduling this Queen of Flamenco to appear within a couple of days of her native Spain being crowned the Europe… Continue Reading

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